Summer Courses in Philosophy

Most colleges and universities offer summer courses for students looking to fill in their summer break with something usable for their future careers. These courses are great for students who still need to fulfill academic requirements or students who are looking to supplement their studies while earning credit. What is a summer course in philosophy? Philosophy seeks to explore and understand the… Read more

Most colleges and universities offer summer courses for students looking to fill in their summer break with something usable for their future careers. These courses are great for students who still need to fulfill academic requirements or students who are looking to supplement their studies while earning credit.

What is a summer course in philosophy? Philosophy seeks to explore and understand the universe humans experience through rational tools such as logic and reasoning. Though at times it can be a heavy and profound subject, there are summer courses that can offer introductory or more focused study in topics such as practical reasoning, logic, history of classical philosophy or modern ethics. Students should expect to use their critical thinking and analytical skills to a great degree while studying the works of well-known philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Marx and Nietzsche.

Studying philosophy forces students to ask questions of ideas people are tempted to be complacent about. Learning the Socratic method of questioning will help students develop their critical thinking skills, making them able to solve difficult problems while equipping them with the tools to handle ethical issues. Studying philosophy can also help students write more clearly and logically.

Taking a summer course in philosophy can be a life-changing experience, and many schools offer programs accessible to students of all backgrounds. Kinds of programs – and their associated lengths and costs – differ depending on the university or college.

While the nature of philosophy is abstract, the skills learned from pursuing this interest is immensely valuable in the 21st century workforce. Students of philosophy often look for careers in law, medicine, politics, civil service or education. Philosophy is a great preparation for a law career, and many students might find careers as lawyers and attorneys. Other students potentially become psychiatrists and health researchers, administrators, stockbrokers and venture capitalists, managers and publishers among many other positions. Some philosophy students might consider continuing their education at another institution.

Courses in philosophy are available internationally, too, and it only takes a few minutes to find opportunities. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris, France

The themes of this program are: Stoicism, Humanism, Transhumanism, Post-humanism; The doctrines of happiness in ancient morals; Contemporary theories of justice; The social di ... +

The themes of this program are: Stoicism, Humanism, Transhumanism, Post-humanism; The doctrines of happiness in ancient morals; Contemporary theories of justice; The social dimension of science. -
Summer courses
Full-time
French
20 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Immerse Education
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Philosophy is a broad subject that permeates many fields across the humanities and social sciences, something secondary school students do not always have the opportunity to a ... +

Philosophy is a broad subject that permeates many fields across the humanities and social sciences, something secondary school students do not always have the opportunity to appreciate. The Immerse Philosophy summer school course in Cambridge allows participants to gain an insight into what the study of Philosophy at university level entails: from the introduction of new material to writing good essays, to forming and defending an argument. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
Novosibirsk State University
Novosibirsk, Russia

The course is aimed at establishing a new area of study, based on a comparative analysis of Western and Eastern cultural patterns. The study of inter-cultural dynamics will be ... +

The course is aimed at establishing a new area of study, based on a comparative analysis of Western and Eastern cultural patterns. The study of inter-cultural dynamics will be anchored within the framework of ancient and modern cultural history covering a vast area both geographically and temporally, from the Western World to the Far East. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic ... +

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris, France

To reflect on the foundations of European civilization, Cycle 1 offers an introduction to philosophy in Greece and Rome as well as a study of its relations with politics. This ... +

To reflect on the foundations of European civilization, Cycle 1 offers an introduction to philosophy in Greece and Rome as well as a study of its relations with politics. This cycle invites a reflection on the art in Antiquity and its influence on the power of the speech and introduces to the rhetoric. -
Summer courses
Full-time
French
06 Jul 2020
Campus
 

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