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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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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Edge Hill University

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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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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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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History of the Supreme Court Short Course History of the Supreme Court
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

For more than two centuries, the Supreme Court has exerted extraordinary influence over the way we Americans live our daily lives. The Court has defined the limits of our speech and actions since its first meeting in 1790, adding to our history books names such as John Marshall, Louis Brandeis, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and many others.

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University Foundation Short Course University Foundation
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,200 per semester
  • International € 2,200 per semester
  • 12 months

This 1-year programme will definitely boost your English skills with 4-5 classes every weekday in small groups of 10-12 international students.

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Ancient Empires before Alexander Short Course Ancient Empires before Alexander
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

Ancient Empires before Alexander is your opportunity to finally complete your knowledge of the ancient world with a comprehensive look at history's first empires. Professor Robert L. Dise Jr. of the University of Northern Iowa—an expert on the history of the ancient world—examines these fascinating kingdoms as their own unique subjects, ones that reflect the struggles, successes, and failures of establishing an empire. Over the course of 36 insightful lectures, follow the Egyptians, the Mycenaean Greeks, the Persians, the Carthaginians, and others as they rise to glory, create administrative and military structures, clash with one another, and eventually collapse.

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Vocabulary and Idiom Short Course Vocabulary and Idiom
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

The "Vocabulary and Idiom" class from Stanford Summer will analyze idioms and metaphors in order to understand what they reflect about culture.

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