|Study location||Finland, Helsinki|
|Type||Short duration course, short course|
|Nominal duration||4–20 Aug 2020 (5 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28 February 2020
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. See course-specific requirements below >> target students.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please tell us about your academic goals and why you would like to attend Helsinki Summer School and the course you have applied for.
For example: Why is this course important to your studies or to your future career? How do you satisfy the course requirements?
Please note that plagiarism is strictly forbidden at the University of Helsinki. Any applicant caught of plagiarism will be automatically rejected.
This course examines philosophical and ethical aspects of human interactions with the natural world, especially regarding the sustainable production of food. With a rapidly growing population and consumption, humans affect the environment in ever-more detrimental ways. Roughly half of the Earth’s habitable land is dedicated to food, and about three-quarters of this for livestock. Food production is set within a larger context of environmental ethics: how do we value nature? We will examine such concepts as intrinsic value, species protection, and wilderness. Ultimately we must ask: How can humanity attain ‘strong sustainability’, which allows both ourselves and nature at large to flourish in the long run?
This course examines food from a multidisciplinary perspective, making use of anthropology, biology, ecology, sociology, psychology, economics, and philosophy. Students of these fields – advanced Bachelor’s level or at the Master’s level – are warmly invited to take this course. It is recommended for students in their 3rd year or beyond.
You may contact the course coordinators with questions concerning the course content.
With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer School or the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.