Short Courses in History

History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner.The study of history helps us understand why the human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people and society have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although History is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.A student of this discipline will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to assess and explain past changes. This discipline of studies offers a broad perspective that offers flexibility, good analytical skills, good writing and speaking skills, capacity to identify, assess and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills. All these attributes are vital in a number of different occupations in the job market, so a graduate of history has a wide range of jobs that he or she could be fit for.

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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
  • International £ 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 world’s 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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European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914 Short Course European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

Thirty-five of the most influential people who lived during the 200 most difficult years in the history of the West form the subject of this dramatically different course. Who were these artists, writers, scientists, and leaders in the context of history? How and why did their lives shape our times and reflect their own?

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The Making of Europe: Rise of Civilization (early July) Certificate The Making of Europe: Rise of Civilization (early July)
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,345 per module
  • International € 1,345 per module
  • 12 days

The Making of Europe: Rise of Civilization (early July) course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Come and discover Europe’s oldest roots in the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome! This The Making of Europe: Rise of Civilization (early July) two-week course at Utrecht Summer School will bring you to the heart of Rome, where you will learn about the political, social and religious history behind the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and the birth of the Renaissance and Baroque.

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English Poetry of the First World War (Online) Certificate English Poetry of the First World War (Online)
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • International £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

Some of the most powerful and moving English poetry of the modern period was written during or about the First World War. This course examines the context of that poetry and issues involved in studying it by exploring the life and writing of three major war poets: Owen, Rosenberg and Sassoon, amongst others.

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Wisdom of History Short Course Wisdom of History
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

Do the lessons passed down to us by history, lessons whose origins may lie hundreds, even thousands, of years in the past, still have value for us today? Is Santayana's oft-repeated saying, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" merely a way to offer lip service to history as a teacher—or can we learn from it? And if we can, what is it that we should be learning?

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Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature Short Course Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
  • Any time
  • National $ 69 per module
  • International $ 69 per module
  • Not specified

Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature is an incredible opportunity to study some of the most memorable and important characters ever created. Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey of Saint Louis University—one of the most well-known scholars of J.R.R. Tolkien—these 24 eye-opening lectures give fresh insight into familiar characters and a generous survey of characters we may be less familiar with. We think we know Robin Hood, for instance, but where does his story originate? What made the medieval outlaw popular, and how has he been rewritten for modern times?

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Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention Certificate Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention
  • Jun 2016
  • International $ 5,080
  • National $ 5,080
  • 55 days

The course "Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention" from Stanford Summer traces the history of genocide in the 20th century and the question of humanitarian intervention to stop it, a topic that has been especially controversial since the end of the Cold War.

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Founding Europe: from Antiquity to the 19th century (July) Certificate Founding Europe: from Antiquity to the 19th century (July)
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 2,440 per module
  • International € 2,440 per module
  • 28 days

The Founding Europe: from Antiquity to the 19th century (July) course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Come and study this summer in two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome and Utrecht! You will dive into the exhilarating history of Europe, from the rise of civilization in Antiquity to the modern era of the nineteenth century. The two combined courses at Utrecht Summer School that make up Founding Europe: from Antiquity to the 19th century (July) will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the history of these cities and nations, as well as an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe.

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Seduction and Terror: Hitler´s Germany Short Course Seduction and Terror: Hitler´s Germany
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 1,350 per year
  • International € 1,350 per year
  • 42 days

FUBiS is an intensive, academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. We welcome students from all disciplines who are interested in gaining an insight into the operations and dynamics of Nazi rule in Germany and its attempt to annihilate the Jews and to dominate the continent.

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Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg Certificate Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg
  • Jun 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 300 per module
  • International € 300 per module
  • 7 days

Outcome (diploma or credits): Language practice in Russian. Understanding of Russian economics, politics and social life, history, culture and science. The certificate showing the number of earned 3 ECTS credits.

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The Making of Europe (July-August) Certificate The Making of Europe (July-August)
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 3,560 per module
  • International € 3,560 per module
  • 42 days

The Making of Europe (July-August) course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Dive into the thrilling history of (ancient) Europe and its role on the world stage, studying in three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin! The three combined courses that are part of The Making of Europe (July-August) at Utrecht Summer School, designed by three excellent European universities, will provide an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe. Emerge yourself in Europe’s history and culture and visit many of the tangible remains during excursions.

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Laws in Antiquity: Law and Legal Systems From Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and Byzantium Short Course Laws in Antiquity: Law and Legal Systems From Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and Byzantium
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,000 per module
  • International € 1,000 per module
  • 14 days

The laws and legal systems governing our lives today have deep historical roots. On this Laws in Antiquity:Law and Legal Systems From Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and Byzantium course at VU University Amsterdam, leading experts on ancient law guide you through the theoretical and historical aspects of these systems and their unique characteristics, focusing on such themes as contracts, delict, property and family law. We begin with general presentations of the different systems, their features and context, before moving on to the study and analysis of exemplary texts (in English translation) in a workshop setting

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