Bad Schönbrunn,, Switzerland

From Wild Consumption to Responsible Engagement - Bachelor

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

The course aims to give students and other participants a fundamental understanding of how knowledge and experience can enter into dialogue with their distinctive approaches. Students will engage in a holistic and multi-didactic process (lectures, workshops, excursions, groupwork, fireside talks, panel discussions, etc.). The lectures and workshops are held by experts in socioeconomics, ecology, environmental economics, politics, ecological engineering, logistics and other fields. In this way, the course will give participants an insight into transdisciplinarity and transformative learning.

Course leader

Combined course with diversity of professors and experts.

Target group

Bachelor’s degree students.

Course aim

Educational goals

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

• Display a general understanding of contemporary debates within environmental studies.

• Exhibit knowledge of the concepts of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity used in
contemporary ecological discourses.

• Display a general understanding of various responses to environmental and global
sustainability challenges.

• Relate the notion of individual transformation to community transformation and social

• Critically reflect on the connection between different aspects of the environmental crisis,
such as sociological, technological, economic, legal, or agricultural.

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

• Understand the concept of systems thinking and its potential within the environmental

Credits info

4 EC
Teaching and examination

The summer school 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 (60% 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 (40% of the final grade) amounting to five-page 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.