Short Courses in Humanities

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Humanities encompass 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 degree courses offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.

Bachelors and Masters 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.

Humanities degrees 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 in Humanities

Short Course IE Summer School

The IE Summer School is an intense three-week program that offers undergraduate students and recent graduates the opportunity to follow courses across a wide range of disciplines taught by top quality faculty.

Spain
Short Course Language, Culture and Society

The aim of this Language, culture and society PhD course from the University of Bergen is to discuss the role of language and language-use in a series of societal challenges and in various cultural contexts.

Norway
Short Course Who Were the Vikings?

The Who Were the Vikings? course from Stanford Summer provides a broad introduction to Viking society and culture as well as to their legacy in the modern world.

United States