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
  • 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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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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Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations Short Course Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations
  • Any time
  • National $ 34 per module
  • International $ 34 per module
  • Not specified

That very remoteness, and our willingness to shunt aside these great civilizations, should be reason enough to study them, according to Professor Kenneth W. Harl. And remoteness, he emphasizes, is far from the only reason that demands our attention to the ancient cultures visited in Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations.

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Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle Short Course Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, a 36-lecture course taught by Professor Bartlett, provides you with a detailed analysis of the golden age of Athenian philosophy and the philosophical consequences that occurred when Socratesfollowed first by his student Plato and then by Plato's own student Aristotlepermanently altered our approach to the most important questions humanity can pose.

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Major Transitions in Evolution Short Course Major Transitions in Evolution
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Major Transitions in Evolution tells this science-detective story in 24 lavishly illustrated lectures that focus on the giant leaps that gave rise to nature's boundless diversity. In a course of breathtaking scope, you study the conditions that led to the first complex cells, flying insects, flowering plants, mammals, modern humans, and many other breakthroughs. And in the process of studying the past, you gain a powerful understanding of the present world.

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Seduction and Terror: Hitlers Germany Short Course Seduction and Terror: Hitlers Germany
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 1,350 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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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
  • Non-EEA € 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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Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention Short Course Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA $ 4,955 per module
  • Non-EEA $ 4,955 per module
  • Not specified

The course, a colloquium, 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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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
  • Non-EEA £ 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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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
  • Non-EEA € 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 Europes 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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Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg Certificate Summer school: The Romanovs and St. Petersburg
  • Jun 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 300 per module
  • Non-EEA € 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
  • Non-EEA € 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 Europes history and culture and visit many of the tangible remains during excursions.

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