Program Details

Are you a grad student or a young professional interested in urban political ecology? Koç University offers exactly what you need this summer! The Graduate Summer Seminar program is not only a chance of having a very interesting and intense global academi
Location:
Istanbul, Turkey
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The class will be focusing on how the contemporary city depends upon its natural surrounding not only for agricultural output and land conversion, but also how natural resources shape the city’s landscape, establish and reinforce socio-spatial inequalities as well as how urban commons have recently become a battleground over which dominant urban strategies are being contested. As a part of on the road concept the flow of the class will adopt a hands-on approach to the city and benefit from a series of guided fieldworks as well as readings and discussions.

Are you a grad student or a young professional interested in urban political ecology? Koç University offers exactly what you need this summer! The Graduate Summer Seminar program is not only a chance of having a very interesting and intense global academic experience with a hands-on approach to the city, but also of discovering a dynamic, vibrant, attractive city like Istanbul.

Credits: Participants are free to choose between earning 6 ECTS credits and getting a certificate at the end of the course.
Setting Description:
3 weeks of theoretical readings on urban political ecology, talks with guest academicians and activists on concrete issues, and field trips along hot routes e.g. Kanal Istanbul and areas of urban transformation such as the surroundings of the Golden Horn. * Classes will take place Monday through Friday The summer school is structured around three main methodological axis: - Co-learning via lectures, guest lectures and student presentations - Participatory observations via field trips - Reflection via co-production of a publication on Istanbul
Cost:
The total cost of the program: 1250 USD *Excludes accommodation on campus, meals on campus, transportation and meals during field study, other miscellaneous expenses. Dorm accommodation in single rooms (21 nights): 525 USD Accommodation on campus is recommended, but optional. Scholarship Availability: If you will apply for a scholarship, please explain in the application form how this scholarship would assist in the fulfillment of your academic and/or professional goals and why you thin

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