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

Spanish for Foreigners Short Course Spanish for Foreigners
  • Any time
  • International $ 250
  • 18 days

At Course Of Spanish For Foreigners from Universidad del Rosario participants are offered the possibility to approach Spanish language in a communicative context, and explore ways to perform in basic interaction situations, especially in daily-life and academic contexts.

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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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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 Language Summer Programme Short Course English Language Summer Programme
  • Jul 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA £ 2,500 per month
  • International £ 2,500 per month
  • 28 days

The English Language Summer Programme from Edge Hill University is designed to help you improve your English language skills in a friendly and effective learning environment. The focus of the programme is to develop your English language skills through the exploration of British traditions.

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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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Intellectual Property and Biotechnology Certificate Intellectual Property and Biotechnology
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,500 per year
  • International € 1,500 per year
  • 28 days

Since its first edition in 2005, the International Summer University from Justus Liebig University Giessen has gained increasing global recognition. We are proud to again be the host to students from all over the world this summer. Intellectual Property and Biotechnology course is taught in English and is designed to challenge and inspire participants in highly popular fields of intellectual property and biotechnology.

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Portuguese Language and Culture Certificate Portuguese Language and Culture
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,090 per year
  • International € 1,090 per year
  • 12 months

The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança offers Portuguese Language and Culture courses to international students with the aim of introducing them to or deepen their competences in the Portuguese language. The courses are open to students enrolled in a Portuguese major in a foreign higher education institution and to individual international students.

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English for Business Short Course English for Business
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA £ 1,475 per module
  • International £ 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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Español para Profesionales de la Medicina Short Course Español para Profesionales de la Medicina
  • Any time
  • International $ 616
  • 18 days

At Español Para Profesionales De La Medicina Participants from Universidad del Rosario is offered the possibility to approach Spanish language in a communicative context, and explore ways to perform in basic interaction situations, especially in daily-life and academic contexts related to medicine practice.

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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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