Perspectives on Climate Change – Ecopsychology, Art and Narratives, 7.5 credits


Spring 2020, 25%, Campus, Evening

Start date: 20 January 2020

End date: 7 June 2020

Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-69517 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16250

About the course

How can an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary approach to the existential, philosophical and psychological aspects of climate change contribute to a societal and individual climate transition? How can we understand and relate to the climate futures that researchers and other actors highlights? How can different ways of expression within art and storytelling open up new understandings and enrich the debate about a changing climate and its consequences?

The course deals with different theoretical and practical perspectives on climate change in relationship to ecopsychology (for example environmental melancholia), artistic expression forms (for example climate art) and literary ways of communicating (for example ecocriticism, climate fiction). Through different theoretical understandings and knowledge within psychology, philosophy, ethics, art history, literature and climate science the discussion is deepened concerning different ways of how working within the field can contribute to an individual as well a societal climate transition.

The different parts of the course brings together a more experience-based, process-focused and creative learning with a more reflexive, discussing and knowledge-oriented learning, where art and science meet in a transdisciplinary and critical dialogue. The project work that the student develops, initiates and works with during the course is a practical in-depth investigation of the issues, areas that the course deals with.

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