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 everyone understand why human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people 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 with a Master’s degree in history will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to explain past changes. History studies offer flexibility, help students develop good analytical skills, the capacity to identify, analyse and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills.

All the attributes above are vital, especially for students with a Bachelor’s degree in history, who can find employment as historic buildings/conservation officers, museum/gallery curators, archaeologists, broadcast journalists or academic librarians.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Options in History of Science Short Course Options in History of Science
  • Jun 2017
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in History of Science, such as Self and Society: ''A Cultural History of Psychology'', ''Making Modern Medicine in America: A History, from 1800 to the Present'' and ''Art and Science from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries''.

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Semester and Year Long Programs Short Course Semester and Year Long Programs
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • National € 10,135 per year
  • International € 10,135 per year
  • 6 months

Dive deeper into your current area of study or explore a new field by joining the Semester and Year Long Programs at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in History, such as ''What Is Europe? Politics, Power, and Peace, 1700-2016''; ''The Cold War'' and ''From Cold War to Global Terror: World History from 1945 to the Present''.

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European Politics and French Certificate European Politics and French
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,500 per semester
  • International € 5,500 per semester
  • 6 months

Starting in September 2016, this new programme will offer undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to study European Politics and French in Lille.

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The Great Courses

Short Course Foundations of Eastern Civilization
  • Any time
  • National $ 439 per module
  • International $ 439 per module
  • Not specified

Foundations of Eastern Civilization takes you on a grand journey to explore the big accomplishments of Eastern civilization, from the material economy of day-to-day life to the political and religious philosophies that would bind these cultures together for thousands of years. Over the course of 48 ambitious lectures, Professor Craig G. Benjamin of Grand Valley State University introduces you to the many people, achievements, and ideas that came out of Eastern civilization and played a role in creating the modern world.

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Short Course Food: A Cultural Culinary History
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

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Short Course Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
  • Any time
  • National $ 109 per module
  • International $ 109 per module
  • Not specified

The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society—not just for France, but for all of Europe.

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Short Course A New History of Life
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

Life is stranger than fiction. Recent investigations hint at episodes in the history of life on Earth that rival the most imaginative movies. For example: Could our planet have been seeded with life from elsewhere? Did the development of life create conditions that threatened to poison the biosphere? How have natural forces conspired, over and over, to remove most traces of life from the planet? And how has life itself responded with determination to survive and thrive in a multitude of astonishing forms?

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Options in Museum Studies Short Course Options in Museum Studies
  • Jun 2017
  • Jul 2017
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Museum Studies, such as ''Introduction to Museum Studies'', ''Historic Preservation Law and Practice'' and ''Social Relevance: Environmental Sustainability in Museums''.

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The City Certificate The City
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 250
  • International € 250
  • 56 days

"The City" programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens aims to acquaint participants with the "core" of classical civilization, which is the foundation of western culture, through monuments and by introducing the concepts of the ideal citizen, democracy, and philosophical thought as reflected theoretically and practically in ancient Greek religion.

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Wine Certificate Wine
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 120
  • International € 120
  • 28 days

The "Wine" course from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is addressing anyone interests in wine, its history and its cultural dimension. Lectures on different varieties of wine as well as on its production and tasting are also addressed to anyone with familiar interests.

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