Short Courses in Area & Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies is a cross-disciplinary field that sets out to research, understand and describe the ways in which humans develop meaning for the world around them. It researches the practices, beliefs, customs, behaviour, values, art forms, etc. of human societies from all times, since antiquity until today.With various focus points, the Cultural Studies field provides potential students with a wide choice of study. Having the possibility to focus on any meaningful artefact of culture, students can tackle: history, literature, film, photography, fashion, politics and much more. Combining theoretical research with practical insight, a professional of this filed is able to describe the consequences and influences of culture on the individual and societal behaviour and perception.Having the knowledge of understanding of diverse ethical models and behaviour patterns and trends, a graduate of this discipline can be a key asset to the field of marketing for example. Public and private consultancy is another professional area in which graduates can become active.

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Arabic Media and Culture Short Course Arabic Media and Culture
  • Jan 2017
  • Not specified
  • 24 days

The Arabic Media and Culture course at the University of Haifa introduces students whose proficiency in Arabic is on the high intermediate level to the language used in Arabic audio and written media.

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London: Culture Capital of the World Short Course London: Culture Capital of the World
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA £ 1,475 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,475 per module
  • 21 days

The London: Culture Capital of the World at University of Westminster offeres an introduction to the arts, entertainment, fashion, architecture and history that have made London the worlds most influential and vital cultural hub. Why see Paris and die when you can see London and live? How did London become the world capital of music, art, fashion, design, theatre, film, architecture and so much else?

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Exhibition Development Certificate Exhibition Development
  • Oct 2016
  • Nov 2016
  • EEA € 4,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 4,500 per year
  • 8 months

This unique program at the Department for Image Science enables students to profit from the knowledge and experiences of outstanding experts in the field of scientific and cultural exhibition-making and design. Participants will be presented with creative and organizational skills like exhibition development, scenography and project management as well as with know-how about the financing, copyrights-management and the international transfer & lending of exhibition objects and multimedia-based techniques of presentation.

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The Scottish Enlightenment in Context Certificate The Scottish Enlightenment in Context
  • Jun 2016
  • International £ 575 per week
  • EEA £ 575 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 575 per week
  • National £ 575 per week
  • Not specified

This course examines the philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medicine and science, aesthetics, literature and culture, and religious thinking of the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. It also considers the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the education and politics of America.

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Italian Renaissance Short Course Italian Renaissance
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of what it gave us. The extraordinary sculptures of Michelangelo. The incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The immortal written works of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why there was such an artistic, cultural and intellectual explosion in Italy at the start of the 14th century?

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Why Do People Migrate?  Part 1: Facts Short Course Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts
  • Mar 2016
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

This course "Why do people migrate? - Part 1: facts" offered by Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies provides a general introduction to the conditions of refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants worldwide (data, regions, etc.) and an overview of the terminology used. It then analyses specific cases in the most relevant geographical contexts, including the asylum seekers arriving in Europe through the Mediterranean, the undocumented Mexican migrants crossing the US border, the Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Rohingya in Australia. In discussing these cases, we will explore the dilemmas behind humanitarian protection and irregular migration for labour purposes.

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Intro to Art Through Paris Museums Short Course Intro to Art Through Paris Museums
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 3,324 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,324 per module
  • Not specified

Uses the unsurpassed richness of the art museums of Paris as the principal teaching resource. The history of Western Art is studied through the close examination of a limited selection of major works in a variety of media. The works chosen illuminate the political, social and religious contexts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Rococo periods, and the modern epoch. The course has an extra course fee of 25 euros.

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Geographic Indications Certificate Geographic Indications
  • Mar 2016
  • EEA € 1,150 per year
  • Non-EEA € 1,150 per year
  • Not specified

In the Geographic Indications course from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) we consider the socio, cultural and political implications of geographic indication. Geographic indication (GI) protects local products and provides interesting marketing strategies, but they also run the risk of restricting and limiting change

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Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt Short Course Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt
  • Any time
  • National $ 374 per module
  • International $ 374 per module
  • Not specified

Holland in the 17th century was home to the most remarkable concentration of artistic talent and accomplishment in modern history. From this tiny land came the great masters Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, and Rembrandt, as well as an abundant assembly of memorable artists. To this day, these compelling pictures take our breath away-an unrivalled heritage of portraits, still lifes, landscapes, marine paintings, and profoundly observant images of everyday Dutch life that continue to grace museums throughout Europe and America.

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Discover the Netherlands: Field Trips to Amsterdam, Utrecht and Nijmegen Short Course Discover the Netherlands: Field Trips to Amsterdam, Utrecht and Nijmegen
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 390 per module
  • Non-EEA € 390 per module
  • 5 days

In this course you will discover the Netherlands from various perspectives. You will get a thorough introduction to Dutch culture. Both the official culture represented in famous museums around the country as well as the day-to-day culture. The history of the Netherlands will be covered: from Roman times (Valkhof in Nijmegen), via Middle ages (Dom Tower in Utrecht) to the Second World War (Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam).

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Peoples and Cultures of the World Short Course Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • Any time
  • National $ 29 per module
  • International $ 29 per module
  • Not specified

Why is anthropology such an inherently fascinating subject? Because it's all about us: human beings. As the "science of humanity," anthropology can help us understand virtually anything about ourselvesfrom our political and economic systems, to why we get married, to how we decide to buy a particular bottle of wine.

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Interdisciplinary Ethnography Field School in Mauritius Short Course Interdisciplinary Ethnography Field School in Mauritius
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 552 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,550 per module
  • 26 days

This Interdisciplinary Ethnography Field School in Mauritius course from Aarhus University will provide training in interdisciplinary ethnography, using the field as a social laboratory. Anchored in immersive participant observation, students will be introduced to an interdisciplinary approach to ethnography which blurs the boundaries between traditional dichotomies like qualitative/quantitative, sciences/humanities, and field/lab.

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