Short Courses in Humanities

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 Programmes

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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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 Short Course Summer School
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA  600 per module
  • International  600 per module
  • 7 days

University College South Denmark offers the Summer School Programme The Freedeom Writers' Way: A practical way to deal with at-risk children and young people.

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Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan Short Course Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan
  • Jul 2017
  • 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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CISL Junior Program at Georgetown University Short Course CISL Junior Program at Georgetown University
  • Jul 2017
  • National $ 3,950 per week
  • International $ 3,950 per week
  • 14 days

The CISL Junior Program at Georgetown University takes place in the summer months of July and August and is for teenagers ages 14-17. The program features a two, three, or four week ESL course, daily activities, and weekend excursions. Students live and take classes on the university campus. Meals are also included.

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Dutch Language and Culture Short Course Dutch Language and Culture
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA  800 per module
  • International  800 per module
  • 9 days

Twente Summer School at the University of Twente (UT) offers the Dutch Language and Culture course. The crash course in Dutch will familiarize you with everyday expressions and basic phrases in the Dutch language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and how to answer questions about yourself (where do you live? who do you know?) as well as asking other people questions

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

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Journalism, such as "News Reporting Across Platforms", "Writing and Reporting about Race and Class" and "Sports Journalism".

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Elementary French and Culture II Short Course Elementary French and Culture II
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA  3,248 per module
  • International  3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Elementary French and Culture II is a second semester Elementary French course, a continuation of level FR 1010 with emphasis on acquiring basic level of proficiency in the language and understanding the culture of France and the Francophone world.

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

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Religion, such as "World Religions", "Religion, the Arts, and Social Change" and "From Saint Peter to Pope Francis: The Papacy in the History of Christianity".

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Summer School Short Course Summer School
  • Jul 2017
  • EEA  1,850 per module
  • International  1,850 per module
  • 28 days

Why don't you combine fun with learning in your summer holiday? In this 4-week programme you can make friends in English while exploring Budapest.

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Options in Sanskrit Short Course Options in Sanskrit
  • Jun 2017
  • National $ 5,900
  • International $ 5,900
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Sanskrit, such as Beginning Sanskrit.

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Introduction to Academic Writing Short Course Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA  800 per module
  • International  800 per module
  • 9 days

Are you required to write academic essays and reports in English? Then Introduction to Academic Writing course from University of Twente (UT), Twente Summer School is for you!

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