Semiotics, Pop Culture, Animals and the Environment, Short Course | University of Tartu | Tartu, Estonia
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Semiotics, Pop Culture, Animals and the Environment

11 days
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550 EUR/full
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On this Semiotics, Pop Culture, Animals and the Environment course from University of Tartu, students can expect to gain a general overview and working knowledge of different semiotic and culture study views on animals, environments, and pop culture. Moreover, students will be able to identify key concepts and terms, and theoretical processes.

Overview

This Semiotics, Pop Culture, Animals and the Environment course from University of Tartu will examine how the relationships and meanings associating humans, animals, and the environment are mediated, constructed, and perceived within pop culture. Animals, environments, and ecosystems – and their relationship to humans – will be examined within the context of spectacles, transmediality, participation culture, atmosphere, rationalization, and various perspectives in semiotics, including zoo and ecosemiotics.

Students can expect to gain a general overview and working knowledge of different semiotic and culture study views on animals, environments, and pop culture. Moreover, students will be able to identify key concepts and terms, and theoretical processes.

Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge through a presentation at the end of the course, in which they must examine an object of study by making use of a combination of theories discussed in the course. They may gain an extra credit by submitting, in addition to the presentation, a 300-500 word page explaining a key concept discussed in the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Participation culture
  • Transmediality
  • Atmosphere and social environment
  • Atmosphere, media, and animals
  • Zoosemiotics
  • Zoological gardens
  • Animal extravaganzas

Lecturers

  • Eleni Alexandri, PhD Candidate, University of Tartu
  • Andrew Mark Creighton,  PhD Candidate, University of Tartu
  • Alexandra Milyakina, PhD
  • Nelly Mäekivi, PhD
  • Lona Päll, PhD Candidate, University of Tartu

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 11 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

3 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • Motivation letter (up to 1 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, his/her expectations about the programme, how participation in the summer programme relates to his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future.
  • Transcript of academic records
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    550 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    550 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Estonian National Scholarships at  StudyinEstonia.ee. 
  • ENLIGHT scholarship 
  • DAAD scholarship
  • Partial tuition fee coverage scholarship

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