This master's course in friluftsliv (outdoor studies) will provide opportunities for in-depth learning about some of the interconnected processes that shape our planet. Combine your passion for the natural world with helping humanity find a path towards more sustainable human-nature relationships. The underpinning theme for the course is place-responsiveness in education and eco-tourism through a posthuman lens.
Highlight and problematize human-nature relations
The course will highlight and problematize key pedagogical concepts and perspectives in order to challenge anthropocentrism and taken for granted notions of human-nature relations from different ontological positions, including post human theorizing. The anthropocentric notion of nature as other and the nature-culture dichotomy will be analysed from a range of disciplines and perspectives, such as phenomenology, critical pedagogy and relational materialism.
Various forms of meetings
The course will consist of various forms of meetings such as, lectures and seminars. During these meetings, you will be given the opportunity to interact with your fellow students, and engage in discussions concerning human-nature relationships from a range of theoretical perspectives, including posthuman theorizing.
Explore your surroundings
During the course you will also be doing some fieldwork, in and around your nearby places and spaces. This means that depending on where you live, you will explore a variety of landscapes and seascapes. These different places will form a starting point for discussions and analysis related to place-responsive, environmental and cultural perspectives.