Short Courses in Humanities

The field of humanities encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in a fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes interchangeable. Many study programmes offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.
Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative to study subjects belonging to languages, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, and others. Music studies also fit the field of humanities, as music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan Short Course Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan
  • Jan 2017
  • National $ 1,280 per module
  • International $ 1,280 per module
  • 24 days

The Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan course at the University of Haifa brings students from around the world to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew in one of the most effective language learning programs in Israel.

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Summer School: Management Studies, French Culture and Leisure Activities Short Course Summer School: Management Studies, French Culture and Leisure Activities
  • Dec 2016
  • EEA € 2,150 per month
  • Non-EEA € 2,150 per month
  • 23 days

The Summer School in Management Studies, French Culture and Leisure Activities offered by the Universit Catholique de Lyon is a great way to give a real international dimension to your studies. You will join a group of students from all over the world who have come to the UCLy to enjoy and ideal mix of studies, culture and leisure. Professors of different nationalities will set out their business, law and cultural experience to the E.U.

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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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English for Business Short Course English for Business
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA £ 1,475 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,475 per module
  • 21 days

The English for Business course is offered at Westminster Summer School. English is the key language for communication in international business. Acquisition of communicative competence and the range of skills necessary to perform in business will provide students with a competitive edge when entering the job market.

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Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan Short Course Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan
  • Jul 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 1,280 per module
  • International $ 1,280 per module
  • 19 days

The Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan at University of Haifa International School is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered on all levels from beginning to advance.

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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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Building a Better Vocabulary Short Course Building a Better Vocabulary
  • Any time
  • National $ 99 per module
  • International $ 99 per module
  • Not specified

Building a Better Vocabulary,taught by Professor Kevin Flanigan of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology (history) and morphology (structure) of words, and delves into the cognitive science behind committing new words to long-term memory.

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English for Academic Purposes Certificate English for Academic Purposes
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

We are considering a new English for Academic Purposes course in 2016, which will focus more specifically on using written, spoken and listening skills as they relate to Academic Training and Development. The two-week course would run as a stand-alone option, but participants would gain most from this programme if it is followed with a two-week Summer School, in History, Literature, Science or Interdisciplinary Studies.

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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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The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room Short Course The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

The Philosophers Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room offers the skills to do just that. Taught by award-winning Professor Patrick Grim of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, this applied philosophy course arms you against the perils of bad thinking and supplies you with an arsenal of strategies to help you be more creative, logical, inventive, realistic, and rational in all aspects of your daily life, from the office to the voting booth.

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Pre-Sessional English Short Course Pre-Sessional English
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • Nov 2016
  • EEA £ 2,279 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 2,279 per module
  • Not specified

A short, intensive preparation course for students due to start their course in September Academically qualified students who have already been accepted into a University undergraduate or postgraduate course can use this course to improve their English quickly. Eligible students will receive a joint CAS for their Pre-sessional English course and GCU programme.

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Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean Short Course Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

Professor Garland has spent his entire career immersed in classical studies and in the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. His academic research focuses on the cultural, religious, social, and political histories of these two civilizations. He has written numerous books on subjects ranging from the politics of Athenian religion and disability in the Greco-Roman world to daily life in ancient Greece and the idea of celebrity in antiquity. Delight in the wide variety of sourcesliterature, archaeology, the visual arts, coinage, inscriptionsthat he draws upon in order to assemble a fascinating and complex picture of these two great civilizations. Value his mastery of detail on his subject, as he helps you to reach important conclusions from an analysis of the shared cultural features of Greece and Rome. And appreciate how Dr. Garland always keeps Greece and Rome focused on how this material affects us in the present day.

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