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INTENSIVE COURSE IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY FOR STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

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  • First ECLA Summer University to start in Berlin in July

Berlin - The European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), in Berlin, is due to start lectures at a unique international summer university. The private university, emulating universities such as Stanford, Harvard or Oxford, is offering an interdisciplinary, multi-media, multi-cultural intensive course to students and ambitious school-leavers from all over the world, between 2 July and 21 August 2000. Following the humanist tradition of higher education, the programme "Structured Liberal Education" (SLE) deals with European classical authors and artists from all fields: from Pascal, Goethe and Austen via Leopardi and Kierkegaard to Nietzsche, Darwin and Freud. The course focuses on the ideas of European Enlightenment and Romanticism. Films, works of art and theatre performances by students enhance and deepen insight into the ideas expressed.

Apart from fostering academic orientation and exercising key academic skills, the course stimulates international and multi-cultural interaction and co-operation. The teaching language is English. The international faculty consists of renowned scientists and scholars, such as Jens Reich (Berlin), Patrice Higonnet (Collège de France), James Engell (Harvard), Norbert Walter (Chief Economist Deutsche Bank Frankfurt) and Yehuda Elkana (Budapest). 64 students will live and work on campus together with 8 faculty members. Teaching will take place in small heterogeneous groups and in tutorials, in which student and professor will have an intensive one-to-one teaching discourse.

The study fees are 2.200 Euro (including lodging and half-board). A limited number of scholarships are available. For information and application forms, please contact http://www.ecla.de or ECLA directly by phone: +49 30 94 01 29 28, email: info@ecla.de. Interested students have until 31 May 2000 to apply.

Even after the start of regular teaching and research in autumn 2002, the European summer university will continue to take place every year.

SOURCE European College of Liberal Arts



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