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

China, the US, Europe and the Rise of Asia - Ideas, Culture and Perceptions Certificate China, the US, Europe and the Rise of Asia - Ideas, Culture and Perceptions
  • Jul 2016
  • National € 1,576
  • International € 1,576
  • 12 days

China, the US, Europe and the Rise of Asia - Ideas, Culture and Perceptions course offered by China Europe International Summer School (CEISS) explores how the rather different ways they think and define themselves and their respective missions, give rise to socio-cultural assumptions that play a formative role in both domestic and foreign policy and shape each player’s internal debates and sensitivities.

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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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Classical Mythology Short Course Classical Mythology
  • Any time
  • National $ 59 per module
  • International $ 59 per module
  • Not specified

Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek Heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.

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Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century Short Course Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per module
  • International $ 129 per module
  • Not specified

God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts—incorporated in personal belief, the meaning of Jewish ritual acts, and the purpose of continued Jewish existence—have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history.

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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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The Industrial Revolution Short Course The Industrial Revolution
  • Any time
  • National $ 99 per module
  • International $ 99 per module
  • Not specified

In The Industrial Revolution, The Great Courses partners with the Smithsonian—one of the world’s most storied and exceptional educational institutions—to answer these questions and more. Taught by longtime Great Courses favorite professor Patrick N. Allitt of Emory University, this course is a fascinating examination of one of the most pivotal eras in history. Over the course of 36 thought-provoking lectures, you’ll explore the extraordinary events of this period; meet the inventors, businessmen, and workers responsible for these new technologies and processes; and uncover the far-reaching impact of this incredible revolution.

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Old Catholic Theology in Its Ecumenical Context Certificate Old Catholic Theology in Its Ecumenical Context
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 400 per module
  • International € 400 per module
  • 6 days

The Old Catholic Theology in Its Ecumenical Context course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. The course offers an introduction to Old Catholic theology in an ecumenical context. Old Catholic theology is understood as the main theological currents as they exist in Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Churches. The topics covered by the course include the following aspect of Old Catholic theology and tradition: History of Old Catholicism, spirituality, ecumenism, canon law and ecclesiology, liturgy, and systematic theology.

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The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century (late July) Certificate The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century (late July)
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,320 per module
  • International € 1,320 per module
  • 12 days

The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century (late July) course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Where better than the thrilling city of Berlin to study the making of Europe in the 20th century? You will not only explore the background and history of the World Wars and the era leading up to it, but you will also be introduced to the Interbellum, the Cold War, and the relations of Europe with Russia and the USA. Several excursions will be organised in which you will visit some of the most iconic German landmarks.

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The Making of Europe – special track Short Course The Making of Europe – special track
  • Jul 2016
  • National € 3,650
  • International € 3,650
  • 40 days

The Making of Europe – special track course offered by China Europe International Summer School (CEISS) provides an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe, which you will be studying in three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin. You will gain insight into the making of Europe from its most ancient roots to its most current affairs.

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The First World War in Perspective (Online) Certificate The First World War in Perspective (Online)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • International £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

The First World War is widely regarded as the defining event of the twentieth century, and continues to fascinate and appal in equal measure. This course seeks to explain why and how the war was fought, and to understand why its legacy remains relevant almost a century after it began.

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Churchill: Soldier, Politician and Statesman (Online) Certificate Churchill: Soldier, Politician and Statesman (Online)
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • International £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

Sir Winston Churchill is regarded as one of Britain's greatest statesmen. His impact on the course of twentieth century history was profound yet his name still provokes controversy and debate. The aim of this course is to study Churchill's life in detail, to assess his successes and failures and to gain some insights into the complex personality of this fascinating politician.

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Civil War and Revolution: Britain Divided, 1640-60 (Online) Certificate Civil War and Revolution: Britain Divided, 1640-60 (Online)
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • International £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

The Civil Wars which swept across the British Isles in the seventeenth century left few lives untouched. For many it was ‘a world turned upside down’ as fathers fought sons, and brother killed brother. This course will explore the causes, conduct and significance of the English Civil Wars.

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