Summer course in Environmental Studies

Top Summer Courses in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Summer courses are an excellent way to receive additional training in a specific field of study or may bridge the gap between two academic years. A wide variety of subject matter is available to those interested in enrolling in a summer course.

The goals of an environmental studies program include finding ways to increase energy efficiency, minimize pollution, increase environmental awareness and encourage alternative energy use. The main focus for students is to learn how to assess and solve environmental problems.

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, modeling and regulation

Paris School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 days June 2019 France Paris

Climate change impacts on the economy (on agriculture, income, migrations) and appropriate regulation of « the greatest externality the world has ever seen », as the Stern Review puts it, are increasingly at the center of the policy and scientific debate. This PSE summer school program aims at teaching participants the cutting-edge research on the topic and to familiarize them with the relevant methods to analyze the issue (econometric analysis, dynamic modeling). [+]

Climate change impacts on the economy (on agriculture, income, migrations) and appropriate regulation of « the greatest externality the world has ever seen », as the Stern Review puts it, are increasingly at the center of the policy and scientific debate.

This PSE summer school program aims at teaching participants the cutting-edge research on the topic and to familiarize them with the relevant methods to analyze the issue (econometric analysis, dynamic modelling). How do we measure the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes? How do we model a dynamic externality? What are the relevant economic instruments to combat climate change in a globalized world?

The course is divided in three parts:... [-]


Managing Sustainable Forest Landscapes

Helsinki Summer School
Campus Full time 17 days August 2019 Finland Helsinki

This course seeks to enhance our understanding of forest ecosystem services, not least as the future of global forest resources is a daily concern in international policy debate and processes. [+]

Managing Sustainable Forest Landscapes

ORGANISER:

University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences, Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 (+ excursion expenses ~190) EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Adrian Monge Monge

Target students

This course examines forestry from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. The focus will be on ecosystem services that forests provide, and the students should therefore have at least a basic understanding of ecosystem functions. Advanced Master’s or Doctoral degree students are warmly invited on this course as are young professionals in a field related to the topics covered. In addition, professionals already in the working life may want to take this course to update their skills.... [-]


Environmental Impacts of Catchment from Headwaters to the Sea

Helsinki Summer School
Campus Full time 17 days August 2019 Finland Helsinki

This course introduces students to the overall picture of environmental impact on the Baltic Sea. It will do so by analysing the role of catchment area and inland waters in the water quality and eutrophication of coastal waters. [+]

Environmental Impacts of Catchment from Headwaters to the Sea

ORGANISER:

Lammi Biological Station & Tvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology DENVI Doctoral Programme LUOVA Doctoral Programme in Wildlife Biology Research

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 (+ expenses 1140) EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Tiina Tulonen

Marko Reinikainen

Target group

Bachelor’s or Master’s students with basic knowledge in ecology, environmental or aquatic sciences

Synopsis

This course introduces students to the overall picture of environmental impact on the Baltic Sea. It will do so by analysing the role of catchment area and inland waters in the water quality and eutrophication of coastal waters. During the intensive field course the students will learn how land management, control of water pollution and ambient ecosystem dynamics affect water quality and ecosystems, and how this changes on the way from headwaters along the river basin to the Baltic Sea. The course will give a deeper understanding of the nutrient processes and their spatial and temporal dynamics in catchments and coastal areas, including transportation, modification and retention of nutrients and organic material.... [-]


Environmental Ethics in a Global Context

Helsinki Summer School
Campus Full time 17 days August 2019 Finland Helsinki

This course is an introduction to environmental ethics as a philosophical discipline helpful to analyse environmental case studies. It aims to raise awareness about the fundamental and ethical role of the natural environment in our lives. [+]

Environmental Ethics in a Global Context

ORGANISER:

Department of Political and Economic Studies (Social and Moral Philosophy Discipline), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in Philosophy

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Corinna Casi

Target Students

This course is designed for students who are interested in environmental and ethical issues. It is recommended for undergraduate students of philosophy, social sciences, sociology, environmental studies, politics and economics. Previous studies in Philosophy and/or Ethics are helpful but are not required.... [-]


Quito Summer - Environmental Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks June 2019 Ecuador Quito

Based in Quito and featuring three weeks of course-related excursions in the Galápagos Islands, this program allows you to study issues of environmental management and preservation, while exploring Ecuador’s rich ecology. The program is organized in cooperation with the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). All Environmental Studies courses are taught in English, and previous Spanish study is not required. [+]

Overview

Although Ecuador is only about the size of Colorado, it is one of the most ecologically diverse countries on the planet. Four eco-regions—the Amazon basin, the high Andes, the coastal plain, and the Galápagos Islands—offer a wealth of flora and fauna that attract biologists, botanists, and environmentalists from around the world. In addition to the country’s natural riches, Quito is an architectural jewel known for the warmth and hospitality of its residents.

Based in Quito and featuring three weeks of course-related excursions in the Galápagos Islands, this program allows you to study issues of environmental management and preservation, while exploring Ecuador’s rich ecology. The program is organized in cooperation with the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). All Environmental Studies courses are taught in English, and previous Spanish study is not required.... [-]


International Summer Programme Agroecology

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 5 weeks June 2019 France Lyon

France's strong agrarian tradition together with its appreciation of fine food and wine makes it an ideal destination to learn how French and European agriculture is managed to deal with the many challenges facing the preservation of natural resources and sustainable food systems.

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France's strong agrarian tradition together with its appreciation of fine food and wine makes it an ideal destination to learn how French and European agriculture is managed dealing with the many challenges facing the preservation of natural resources and sustainable food systems. Make the world your classroom! Perfect your intercultural skills while savoring the beauty Lyon and its surroundings has to offer. Students’ accommodations as well as ISARA-Lyon building are in the heart of town, enabling easy access and multiple opportunities to discover different facets of the city. Academic programme: a 5-week comprehensive programme including:

A scientific programme taught in English “Sustainable agriculture and food systems”: it includes courses on agroecological practices, biodiversity management, and the diversification of food systems, as well as study trips and hands-on learning opportunities Courses of French language and culture, including cultural outings in Lyon’s surroundings (from beginners to advanced levels) ... [-]

Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society

University of Exeter International Summer School
Campus August 2019 United Kingdom Exeter

This module explores the economic, societal and environmental impacts and implications of climate change, as well as the technological solutions available; focusing on research currently being done by academics at the University of Exeter. The course begins with a general introduction to Climate Change and then examines three main topics in greater detail: Water Resources and Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Earth Systems. [+]

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This module explores the economic, societal and environmental impacts and implications of climate change, as well as the technological solutions available; focusing on research currently being done by academics at the University of Exeter. The course begins with a general introduction to Climate Change and then examines three main topics in greater detail: Water Resources and Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Earth Systems. This is a technical program, coordinated by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and is centred around the theory and application of climate change science. Although not a requisite, it is desirable to have a scientific background, and you can expect to come across technical terminology during this course... [-]