Denmark, Aarhus

What makes us Human?

when 1 August 2011 - 26 August 2011
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

Is ‘race’ a valid concept? Can evolution still be observed today? What makes you who you are? In order to address these and many other questions, this summer school will take you on a whirlwind journey across anthropology, archaeology, genetics, psychology, biology and history. This course will probe the very essence of what it means to be human and will cast a new light on what it means to be you. Course offered by Department of Philosophy and history of Ideas, AU.

Course leader

Dr Djuke Veldhuis, Girton College, University of Cambridge

Dr Jay Stock, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge

Professor Bernard Lightman, York University (Canada)

Professor Peter C. Kjærgaard, Aarhus Universit

Target group

BA degree in Philosophy or relevant discipline.

Course aim

To provide students with a basic understanding of main themes in the study of human evolution

To prepare students to independent analysis and presentation of concepts and arguments in the study of human evolution from an interdisciplinary perspective

Fee info

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