Semiotics, Pop Culture, Animals and the Environment, Short Course | University of Tartu | Tartu, Estonia
11 days
Duration
500 EUR/full
500 EUR/full
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About

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.

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Overview

*This course profile is financed by Dora Plus Action 4: Marketing of study and employment opportunities in Estonia (European Regional Development Fund).

This course will examine how the relationships and meanings associating human and 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

Course includes following topics:

  • Enchantment
  • Participation culture
  • Transmediality
  • Atmosphere and social environment
  • Atmosphere, media, and animals
  • Zoosemiotics
  • Zoological gardens
  • Ecosemiotics
  • Culture and environment

Lecturers

Eleni Alexandri, PhD student in University of Tartu

Andrew Mark Creighton,  PhD student in University of Tartu

Alexandra Milyakina, PhD

Nelly Mäekivi, PhD

Lona Päll,  PhD student in 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All students on the level of BA and MA
  • 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

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 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

1. Estonian National Scholarships at  StudyinEstonia.ee. 

You can read more about the scholarships on the homepage of StudyinEstonia.ee.

2. ENLIGHT scholarship 

More information and application form on ENLIGHT scholarship page.

3. University of Toronto scholarship

More information and application form on University of Toronto scholarship page.

4. DAAD scholarship 

More information and application form on DAAD scholarship page. 

5. Partial tuition fee coverage scholarship

More information and application form on partial tuition fee coverage scholarship page.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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