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Online summer courses are offered by the overwhelming majority of post-secondary institutions. Online learning allows students to take courses from virtually anywhere in the world. Students looking for a nontraditional classroom experience should consider taking online summer courses.

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland. It is located in the Region of Uusimaa and has a population of over 600,000 inhabitants. It is home to several universities and other institutions of higher education.

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Helsinki Summer School

A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and e ... [+]

The Welfare City

ORGANISER:

Department of Social Research , University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Degree Programme in Urban Studies and Planning

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Giacomo Bottà

Target students

The course is designed for Master’s degree students of social sciences, sociology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, politics, and economics.

Synopsis

This Helsinki Summer School course takes a look at the welfare city as a sustainable model of urban development. A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and ecological awareness alike. Or does it? The course uses lectures, workshops and excursions in Helsinki to examine what makes the Finnish capital a welfare city.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
11 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

This course offers a hands-on experience for students who are in equal degrees fascinated and confused by the persistence of populism in Europe and beyond. ... [+]

Populism in Europe and Beyond

ORGANISER:

Network of European Studies, Prof. Juhana Aunesluoma (NES Research Director)

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in European and Nordic Studies

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Halil Gürhanli

Target students

This course examines the populist spectacle from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, critically engaging with the most prevalent understandings of the term and encouraging students to think of its representations in a new light. Advanced Bachelor’s level or Master’s level students of social sciences are warmly invited to take this course.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
11 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

This Helsinki Summer School course examines core issues in Chinese law and society. The aim of this introductory course is to provide students with a foundation of the le ... [+]

Law and Society in China

ORGANISER:

Finnish China Law Center, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in International Business Law, Master of International and Comparative Law

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Zhang Yihong

Target students

This course is designed to give students practical knowledge about the Chinese legal system. The course is suitable for both law students and students from related disciplines, such as Asian studies, economic sciences, political science and social sciences. Students both with and without prior legal knowledge and study of China are invited to enrol.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
11 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

What is good air quality and what determines the quality of the air that we breathe? This course on modern atmospheric science examines the key themes and processes affec ... [+]

Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Science I: A Look into Air Quality in China

ORGANISER:

Division of Atmospheric Sciences/Department of Physics

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Degree Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 (+ excursion expenses 190 €) EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Taina Ruuskanen

Target students

The course is aimed for students with a bachelor’s degree from any field of natural science. No background in atmospheric science is required. It is recommended that the students have basic knowledge of thermophysics on the level of Basics of thermophysics (University of Helsinki code 530286).... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
11 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

In August 2017 “An Introduction to Conceptual History” will be offered by the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki, as part of the Helsinki Summer School. ... [+]

Introduction to Conceptual History

ORGANISER:

Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Jani Marjanen & Johan Strang

Target students

Finnish and international PhD and advanced Master’s degree students from various academic fields.

Synopsis

In August 2017 “An Introduction to Conceptual History” will be offered by the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki, as part of the Helsinki Summer School. Now in its twelfth year, the course will be organized by Concepta: the International Research School in Conceptual History, and The Political Concepts Standing Group of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) at the University of Helsinki.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
11 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

This intensive basic course in Finnish is for students accepted into University of Helsinki master’s programmes in autumn 2017. It offers incoming students the opportunit ... [+]

Intensive Finnish Course

ORGANISER:

University of Helsinki, Language Centre

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

4 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Leena Evesti

Target students

International students beginning their master’s degree studies in the autumn of 2017 at the University of Helsinki.

Synopsis

This intensive basic course in Finnish is for students accepted into University of Helsinki master’s programmes in autumn 2017. It offers incoming students the opportunity to study the Finnish language before the beginning of the University’s autumn term. The course includes 50 hours of teaching plus independent/group work (six hours of study a day on average). Before the course begins, the participants are expected to take the online course A Taste of Finnish (http://tasteoffinnish.fi/), so that they will learn the basic vocabulary and grammar as well as various phrases and elements of Finnish culture and society. The online course provides help in English.... [-]

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

Humour, media and power are intertwined in many different ways. Publicity of politics is more entertaining-oriented than before, and our entertainment deals with politics ... [+]

Humour and Power in Media Society

ORGANISER:

Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in Global Politics and Communication Politiikan ja viestinnän maisteriohjelma

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Joonas Koivukoski

Target students

The course is designed for Master’s degree students of social sciences, media and communication, journalism, cultural studies, politics, literature, arts, or sociology.

Synopsis

Humour, media and power are intertwined in many different ways. Publicity of politics is more entertaining-oriented than before, and our entertainment deals with politics more explicitly. This course explores how politicians, advertisers, activists, satirists, and we as audiences use humour to make sense of topical issues and our lives. The rising significance of promotional and popular culture, as well as humour scandals and TV satire, are explored in order to provide an overview of politics of humour.... [-]

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

This course explores the development of the popular music style of Heavy Metal. The primary focus will be on the musical elements of the genre, its historical features an ... [+]

Heavy Metal Music in Contemporary History and Society

ORGANISER:

Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Taiteiden tutkimuksen kandiohjelma Taiteiden tutkimuksen maisteriohjelma

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Paolo Ribaldini

Target students

The course aims to be as multidisciplinary as possible, encouraging collaboration between students from different academic backgrounds. The ideal candidates are advanced Bachelor’s or Master’s students of musical practice, musicology, social studies, semiotics, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, language studies, gender studies and pedagogy.... [-]

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

This course takes a look at the continuously evolving field of board and video games from a historian’s viewpoint. Working with lectures, workshops and student presentati ... [+]

Games and History: Playing with Time and Culture

ORGANISER:

Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Historian kandiohjelma Historian maisteriohjelma Kulttuuriperinnön maisteriohjelma Magisterprogrammet i kultur och kommunikation

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Derek Fewster

Target students

The course is designed for all interested students with some previous studies in History. It is recommended for students in their third year or beyond.

The participants should also have a certain amount of experience from video games, organised role playing and/or board games (such as dealing with rule books, using game interfaces, grids or network providers [e.g. STEAM], and familiarity with basic structures and options of video games.)... [-]

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

This Helsinki Summer School course addresses some of the key issues of religion and violence as well as religiously inspired ethics in the face of secular modernity and g ... [+]

Faith and Globalisation

ORGANISER:

Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Ville Päivänsalo

Target students

This course is designed for students interested in the aformentioned issues of faith and globalisation from the perspectives of, for example, religious studies / theology, political philosophy, international relations, sociology, history (of ideas), intercultural studies or the ethics of human development. The course is recommended for students in their 3rd year or beyond.

Synopsis

This Helsinki Summer School course addresses some of the key issues of religion and violence as well as religiously inspired ethics in the face of secular modernity and globalisation. It is designed to equip its participants with (1) a basic understanding of some of the major historical paradigms of tolerance, violence and dialogical justice across cultural spheres and (2) preliminary abilities to take part in the real-life discussion of faith-related conflicts and ethics in our global age. The second aim of the course is pursued particularly through two symposia, an open symposium (selectively) and an internal one. Through writing their course essays as well as through delivering their own presentations and discussing them, the students will be supported to grow towards expertise in the field of religion, conflicts and dialogical justice.... [-]

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

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

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 f ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

English has become a global language of intercultural communication and is used worldwide as a contact language between people who do not share a common native language. ... [+]

English as a Lingua Franca: Changing Language Practices

ORGANISER: Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in English Studies Master’s Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age

DATES: 8.-24.8.2017 PRICES: 850-1400 EUR CREDITS: 5 ECTS COORDINATOR: Dr Svetlana Vetchinnikova

Target Students

The course is suitable for students at Master’s and Doctoral levels as well as language professionals who have an interest in English studies or applied linguistics.

Synopsis

English has become a global language of intercultural communication and is used worldwide as a contact language between people who do not share a common native language. Non-native speakers of English are increasingly using the language with each other in areas such as academia, business, diplomacy, sport and personal relationships. How does this new sociolinguistic situation develop and how does it affect language practices? Following Mauranen (2012), this course examines the phenomenon of English as a lingua franca (ELF) from three different but interrelated perspectives: cognitive, microsocial and macrosocial. We will start by looking at the linguistic features of ELF and thinking how cognitive properties of multilingual processing can explain them. Moving on to the microsocial perspective, the students will get a chance to observe ELF interaction in the private sphere, paying special attention to misunderstandings and pre-empting them as well as multilingual practices. At the macrosocial level, we will deal with such issues as language ideologies, linguistic imperialism and language ownership. Exploring a very recent concept of ‘translanguaging’, we will discuss the complex and fluid... [-]

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

The main purpose is to provide a multidisciplinary academic summer school course with a main focus on the diversity and pluralism of religions and worldviews in education ... [+]

Diversities of Religions and Worldviews in Public Education

ORGANISER:

Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Erityispedagogiikka Luokanopettaja Varhaiskasvatus Yleinen ja aikuiskasvatustiede

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Arto Kallioniemi

Target students

Students who have different religions and worldviews and who are interested in questions related to the role of religions and worldviews in the public sphere and education. The course examines the issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, making use of religious studies, theology, gender studies, education, social sciences, education for diversity and social justice, anthropology and multicultural education. Students in these fields – advanced Bachelor’s level or at a Master’s level – are warmly invited to take this course. Teacher education students are also especially welcome.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
11 days
Campus