Short Courses in Area & Cultural Studies

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 Programmes

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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Dutch Language and Culture Short Course Dutch Language and Culture
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 800 per module
  • International € 800 per module
  • 9 days

Twente Summer School at the University of Twente (UT) offers the Dutch Language and Culture course. The crash course in Dutch will familiarize you with everyday expressions and basic phrases in the Dutch language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and how to answer questions about yourself (where do you live? who do you know?) as well as asking other people questions

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Cooking Short Course Cooking
  • Any time
  • EEA € 830
  • International € 830
  • 1 months

For Tuscans, food is first and foremost synonymous with culture, a relationship with nature, and conviviality. In the cooking courses special focus is placed on the products, seasonality, and the territory. The Cooking course is offered at the Accademia Europea Di Firenze.

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Short Course Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

In the grand history of the Western world, there is no single individual whose name is more synonymous with inventiveness, curiosity, and creative genius than Leonardo da Vinci. His life and works would not just remake the Renaissance in Italy—they would go on to inspire developments and innovations in our own world.

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Elementary French and Culture II Short Course Elementary French and Culture II
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • International € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Elementary French and Culture II is a second semester Elementary French course, a continuation of level FR 1010 with emphasis on acquiring basic level of proficiency in the language and understanding the culture of France and the Francophone world.

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Options in Religion Short Course Options in Religion
  • Jun 2017
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Religion, such as "World Religions", "Religion, the Arts, and Social Change" and "From Saint Peter to Pope Francis: The Papacy in the History of Christianity".

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The arts of ancient Greece: the birth of classical taste Certificate The arts of ancient Greece: the birth of classical taste
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 350
  • International € 350
  • 84 days

"The arts of ancient Greece: the birth of classical taste" programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is addressed to art enthusiasts and archaeology fans, as well as anyone with an interest in the history of Greece or the classical world at large.

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Greek Philosophy Certificate Greek Philosophy
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 250
  • International € 250
  • 70 days

The "Greek Philosophy" programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is addressed to anyone who wants not only to learn what the ancient Greek philosophers taught, but also to philosophize on modern life through ancient Greek philosophy.

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Short Course Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per module
  • International $ 129 per module
  • Not specified

The Renaissance as a Time of Magic and Astrology.This course explores the concept of the terror of history through a study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch hunting craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700. You will examine new sources and think in new ways about events in the centuries from the late medieval period to early modern Europe.

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Short Course Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization From Mohammed to Spinoza
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per module
  • International $ 129 per module
  • Not specified

What is it like to practice your faith in an environment dominated by another? To evolve as a people when all of the world around you moves to religious and cultural rhythms very different from your own? To maintain your unity as a living community—and always to be aware of that sense of community—even when your numbers have been scattered across many lands, without a common government, a common country, or even a common language?

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Portuguese Language and Culture Certificate Portuguese Language and Culture
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 1,090 per year
  • 12 months

The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança offers Portuguese Language and Culture courses to international students with the aim of introducing them to or deepen their competences in the Portuguese language. The courses are open to students enrolled in a Portuguese major in a foreign higher education institution and to individual international students.

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Options in East Asian Studies Short Course Options in East Asian Studies
  • Jul 2017
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in East Asian Studies,such as "Inequality and Society in Contemporary Japan".

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