Bad Schönbrunn, Switzerland

From Wild Consumption to Responsible Engagement - Master

when 18 August 2024 - 25 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee CHF 590

Building on and applying students’ previous knowledge in the area relevant to the course in a holistic and multi-didactic process (lectures, workshops, excursions, groupwork, fireside talks, panel discussions, etc.) this course will enable an advanced understanding of contemporary debates within environmental issues. The lectures and workshops are held by experts in socioeconomics, ecology, environmental economics, politics, ecological engineering, logistics and other fields. The students will be challenged to critically approach different subjects of interest and will be given the opportunity to put into practice different inter-transdisciplinarity and transformative learning tools.

Course leader

Group of professors and experts.

Target group

Master students in an area relevant to the course.

Course aim

After having completed the course the students are expected to be able to:

• Display, integrate and apply sophisticated perspectives of multiple disciplinary and
contemporary debates within complex environmental problems.

• Apply knowledge of the concepts of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity within
ecological issues in written research.

• Understand and localize the notion of individual transformation to community
transformation and social change.

• Critically reflect on one’s identity and socio-cultural standing as it relates to consumption, lifestyle choices, and sustainable practices.

• Apply the concept of systems thinking within the environmental discourse.

Credits info

4 EC
The summer course is taught in English. Teaching is given by means of lectures and discussion seminars in Lassalle Haus (Switzerland) and during group discussions and excursions.

The examination is taken in two ways:
1. Students are expected to do assigned readings and participate actively in working sessions (40% of the final grade); and
2. The entire course's content will be examined through a written home assignment at the end of the course on a topic occurring during the course (60% of the final grade) amounting to ten-pages written research paper.

The home assignment is due no later than three weeks after participating at the Eco Summer Camp.

Fee info

CHF 590: For EU/EES students the summer school is FREE OF CHARGE.
However, accommodation, which includes all meals, in rooms with 4-beds accommodation starts from 590CHF.
CHF 720: Rooms with 2-beds accommodation, including meals, starts from 720CHF.


For EU/EES students the summer school is free of charge. For all other students, it costs 600 EUR.