Netherlands, Amsterdam

Multidisciplinary Online Course

online course
when 6 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 250

This summer programme can be customized to fit your needs. Built of modules that can be combined to create the credit value and schedule of your choosing, you can join us in Amsterdam from anywhere in the world. This online summer programme makes use of live sessions as well as guided self-study. Participants will receive personal feedback on their assignments, and will have access to all study materials via our digital classroom. Groups will remain small (max. 20 participants per module).

Module 1: Navigating Troubling Times
Academic Dates: Monday 6 - Friday 17 July 2020 | 2 European Credits | Academic Director: Dr. Boris Noordenbos
This module examines the present as a crossroads of particular interest and importance, paying specific regards to the role of the humanities when thinking through broad social problems. We will focus on the growing global cultures of suspicion, as well as the far-reaching effects of the climatic crisis and Anthropocene.

Module 2: Sexuality, Culture and Society
Academic Dates: Monday 6 - Friday 17 July 2020 | 2 European Credits | Academic Directors: Dr. Marie-Louise Janssen & Laurens Buijs, MSc
This module examines how human sexuality is intertwined with culture and society: we will begin by examining key texts and foundational moments in sexuality studies, as well as branch out to recent developments and ongoing topics and debates of particular interest and urgency.

Module 3: Urban Studies
Academic Dates: Monday 20 - Friday 31 July | 2 European Credits | Academic Director: Dr. Mendel Giezen
This module will begin with an introduction to the field of urban studies and various ways to how to think about urban environments. We will then move on to important developments in urban sustainability, and new ways to consider how people live in cities, keeping the challenges of the future central.

Module 4: Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions
Academic Dates: Monday 20 - Friday 31 July | 2 European Credits | Academic Director: Dr. Maja Wrzesien
This module will give participants an in-depth overview of three interrelated topics: emotion regulation; mindfulness; and compassion-based interventions. Together, these three topics form the foundations of this module: we will also pay special attention to how they are interwoven with examples from pedagogy and the social sciences.

Course leader

Programme Managers: Charlotte Luttik & Ian Kenny.

Target group

- Current Bachelor students from the social and behavioural sciences, humanities, or related fields.
- Students must have successfully completed at least 1 year of university to be eligible.
- (Post)graduate students and professionals are also welcome to apply, and the difficulty of assignments can be scaled-up to accomodate accordingly.

Course aim

Providing an interesting deep-dive into one or more module topics. Offering intensive for-credit modules with small groups, real time sessions and comprehensive feedback on assignments. An opportunity to learn and connect and join us in Amsterdam from anywhere in the world.

Credits info

8 EC
2 EC per module, 8 EC if you participate in all modules.

Fee info

EUR 250: This is the fee per module.

Scholarships

We do not have scholarships available for this online programme, but we have kept the tuition fee as low as possible.