Short Courses in Social Sciences

Area & Cultural Studies

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Area studies comprise all fields of a society from a certain geographic spot. Research in this field usually involves social sciences combined with humanities, with aspects such as the diaspora community and emigration. Meanwhile, cultural studies focus on perspectives and practices in certain cultures from Asian, African, American or Latin regions, and pay a special attention to ideology, class structures, ethnics, generations and other important factors.

Students in a Bachelor’s programme in area and cultural studies can choose an international university and specialize in one of the main civilizations or study abroad and learn more about the roots of that local culture. Students will develop international cultural sensibilities, an open mind to what makes a culture unique, but also similar to others, as well as find new ways of effective communication.

Area and cultural studies is a discipline that constantly blends theory with research, in order to understand the meaning that humans give to the world around them. Graduates have high chances of becoming analysts of the society, sociologists, marketing specialists, teachers or lecturers, in the public or private environment.

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Suggested Short Courses in Area & Cultural Studies

Short Course Language, Culture and Society

The aim of this Language, culture and society PhD course from the University of Bergen is to discuss the role of language and language-use in a series of societal challenges and in various cultural contexts.

Bergen Summer Research School
Short Course Beyond Horizons

This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer as an important tool to build sustainable societies. Special attention will be paid to minorities and migrants. During the introduction, the concepts of cultural transfer as well as the various definitions of ‘minorities’ and ‘migrants’ will be discussed and historically and politically contextualised. This Beyond Horizons course is offered by University of Groningen.

Certificate Academic Summer Programme

The Academic Summer Programme, delivered by Edge Hill University, is designed to help develop your learning in a friendly and effective learning environment.

Edge Hill University Summer School