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Summer School - Environmental Policy and Justice, 3 - 10 July 2019, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford


Deadline:

May 01, 2019

Event Date:

August 03, 2019 - August 10, 2019


Opportunity Cover Image - Summer School - Environmental Policy and Justice, 3 - 10 July 2019, University of Oxford, UK

Overview

Humanity is having an ever-increasing impact on the ecosystems of the earth. Do we as individuals or societies have a duty to do anything to limit our impact? If so, what should we do? Is it wrong to leave later generations worse off than ourselves? How should we respond to climate change? Do any aspects of the environment have intrinsic value irrespective of their usefulness to humans? This short course considers some of the possible answers to these questions and the key philosophical and policy debates that follow. It will include tutor-led discussion, applying ethical arguments to practical issues.

Fees

Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £820.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1430.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1540.00

Tutor

Doug Bamford received his PhD in Political Philosophy at the University of Warwick in 2013. He is author of Rethinking Taxation (Searching Finance, 2014) and several papers (including articles in the Journal of Applied Philosophy and Moral Philosophy and Politics). He blogs at Doug Bamford's Tax Appeal.

Course aims

This course aims to introduce students to the main contemporary ethical theories relating to future generations and environmental damage, and to apply them to live policy issues.

Course Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of the ethical and policy issues relating to future generations and the environment
  • To understand the philosophical and policy issues relating to climate change
  • To present and defend their own views on these issues

Teaching methods

All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be expected to:

  • be aware of the main contemporary ethical theories relating to future generations and environmental damage, and to apply them to live policy issues.
  • have acquired good knowledge and understanding of the main positions available on the above issues and some of the key arguments for and against them.
  • have gained practice in the analysis and critical assessment of arguments.

Assessment methods

Application

Early enrolment is advised as many courses fill before February.

Enrolment Online

  • Prospective students may enrol online by navigating to the desired course page and then clicking the 'apply online' link at the bottom of that page.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1 May 2019.

  • Payment:
    • Online enrolments require payment in full at the time of registering.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

  • Those who do not wish to register online or who have specific requirements (e.g. disabled suite accommodation) should contact the Programme Administrator directly.
  • They should complete the application form, link below, and send it to the Programme Administrator (address shown below).
  • Although we try to honour students' first choice of course, sometimes a course fills-up rapidly. Please therefore indicate a second choice of course on your application form.
  • Confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice which may be paid either online or by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque/banker`s draft.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1st May 2019
  • Payments:
    • Participants are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by a responsible body) that you have reached the Standard overall score, plus the additional requirement before you may be offered a place.

Confirmation and Further Information

Enrolment Online

Successful enrolments will be confirmed automatically.
The full description of the course, which includes recommended prior reading, is available on the website.

  • A 'Further Information' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email (or post if you do not use email), along with a copy of the full description of the course, which includes recommended reading.

  • A 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write and your invoice. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Further Information

Joining Notes/Travel Advice Notes which provide information on how to get to Rewley House, arrival and departure times etc will be made available on our website. Those who enrolled through the Programme Administrator, and hence may not have access to the Web, will receive a printed copy by post when available.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.


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Publish Date
January 17, 2019




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