Study Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands

Study Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands

Studying Area & Cultural Studies

Area and cultural studies is an interdisciplinary study that analyses all aspect of a certain culture, as well as its interaction with other cultures. Cultural studies usually cover the Asian, African, American or Latin regions, from a historical, political, sociological and artistic point of view. Graduates of cultural studies degrees may find career opportunities in marketing or education.

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Studying in Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.

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33 Area & Cultural Studies Short Courses in Netherlands

Short Course Beyond Horizons

This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer as an important tool to build sustainable societies. Special attention will be paid to minorities and migrants. During the introduction, the concepts of cultural transfer as well as the various definitions of ‘minorities’ and ‘migrants’ will be discussed and historically and politically contextualised. This Beyond Horizons course is offered by University of Groningen.

Certificate Dutch Culture in a European Context

This special Dutch Culture in a European Context course at Utrecht Summer School offers you the opportunity to study European and Dutch culture from one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of The Netherlands; the city of Utrecht. Excursions will take you from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the European Parliament in Brussels, to The Hague and Amsterdam where you will visit the seat of the Dutch government and see paintings by Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Certificate Intercultural Competences

The Intercultural Competences course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Are you interested in working internationally? This course will support you in operating effectively across (international) borders. In the course you will get familiar with theories to understand culture as a concept, cultural differences and you will develop your own intercultural competences.

Certificate History of Art: Relations Between Italy and the Netherlands

The History of Art: Relations Between Italy and the Netherlands course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. The Utrecht Summer School offers an opportunity to travel back in time and experience the art from both traditions first hand, staying in two cities that played a pivotal part in their country’s art: Florence and Utrecht.

Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Certificate Discovering the Dutch: Dutch Culture and Society

The Discovering the Dutch: Dutch Culture and Society course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. This special track will explore the question of Dutch identity by placing the history of the Netherlands and Dutch art in a wider European and transatlantic perspective. Students will be introduced to the rich cultural traditions that the Netherlands developed from the Dutch Golden Age to the present day in such artistic fields as painting, literature, poetry and filmmaking.

Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Certificate Dutch Culture: Society and Current Issues

This Dutch Culture: Society and Current Issues course at Utrecht Summer School will explore the question of Dutch culture and identity by focussing on both its society and its present-day and future issues and placing it in a global perspective. You will learn about typically Dutch characteristics as the poldermodel, mobile flood barrieres and windmills and you will be taught by prominent Utrecht lecturers on subjects such as Dutch economy, religious diversity, (im)migration and secularization.

Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Certificate The Flying Dutchman

This The Flying Dutchman course at Utrecht Summer School offers the opportunity to study Dutch literature (1300-2016) in a global perspective. Point of departure are best-sellers that have received international acclaim, for instance Anne Franks’ diary. We study, in addition, textual motifs such as the urban legend of the ghost ship ‘the Flying Dutchman’ that resonates in world literature, turned into the symbol of Dutch colonial politics and serves as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ emblematic advertisement.

Short Course Intercultural Competence

In today’s globalized world, interaction between people is intercultural by nature. The ability to collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds is seen as key to employability as workforces become increasingly international and mobile while at the same time technology cuts across boundaries. This Intercultural Competence course is offered by the University of Groningen.

Certificate Dutch Culture: History and Art

The Dutch Culture: History and Art course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Studying in the ancient and beautiful city of Utrecht, according to the Lonely Planet one of the 10 most unsung cities in the world (!), you will be receiving a wonderful and in-depth introduction to the history and art of The Netherlands. You will discover the rich cultural traditions of the Netherlands from the Dutch Golden Age to the present day and learn about Dutch traditions of literacy, tolerance and Dutch connections with the wider world.

Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Short Course Edge of Empire: Exploring the Archaeology of the Roman Frontier in the Netherlands

With Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul in the first century BC, the Netherlands became part of Rome’s northern frontier zone on the European continent. It remained so until well into the fifth century AD. The Edge of Empire: Exploring the Archaeology of the Roman Frontier in the Netherlands course is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Short Course The Economics of Vibrant Cities

Half the world's population now lives in cities, and in a few decades from now the world urban population will be larger than the entire global population today. This wave of urbanization affects an unprecedented number of people. It brings great opportunities, but also raises important societal and policy challenges. The Economics of Vibrant Cities course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Certificate Europe as a Business Network, Ecosystem and Industry

In the second week students will work on trends and business in the fashion and design industry. This part of the course is situated in Italy and students are immersed in the Italian culture and economy to work on a case study. The third week students are back in Utrecht, the Netherlands were they will focus on trends and business in the media industry. The "Europe as a Business Network, Ecosystem and Industry" is offered by Utrecht Summer School.

Certificate Dutch Culture and Language

Are you going to study or work in the Netherlands and would you like to know more about Dutch culture? Curious about how the country is organised, who runs the Netherlands, who is the king, or what the national holidays are? Then our Dutch Culture and Language course at Radboud University Nijmegen - Summer School is just the thing for you. You do not need any prior knowledge of Dutch.

Certificate European Cultures and Identities

The European Cultures and Identities course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this European Cultures and Identities course at Utrecht Summer School you will uncover the answers while staying at the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht. You will not only uncover Europe’s cultural pluralism, but also its varied identities that still exist today; despite the fact that the majority of the European countries are progressively collaborating on an economic and political level.

Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Certificate A Journey Through Dutch Art

A Journey Through Dutch Art course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Experience the highlights of over 400 years of Dutch art first hand. This programme covers many of the country’s most renowned museums, artists and cities, and the interactive activities for a large part take place in front of the original art works.

Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Short Course Planning the Cycling City

This programme will explore urban cycling from a Dutch perspective, both historical and current, and provide students with a host of skills and insights on how to develop and foster cycling cities.

UvA Summer School Courses
Certificate Professional in Supervision

This 3-day workshop focuses on communications styles, coaching formats, leadership, cultural issues, distance based supervision and personal needs related to supervision of PhD candidates. Much emphasis is placed on sharing knowledge and experiences and discussing other related issues to supervision.

Wageningen Graduate Schools
Certificate Amsterdam and I

The Amsterdam and I course at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences pays attention to Amsterdam as it was, and how it is now. Besides developments in Amsterdam there will be regular attention to similar situations in the countries of origin of the participating students.

Amsterdam UAS Summer School
Certificate American And Russian Foreign Policy In The Caucasus

The American And Russian Foreign Policy In The Caucasus course at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences clarifies the specificity of the South Caucasus Region, as Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and the territories around them which form the crossing-place of different cultures and political systems, and how these fault lines have made their region a geopolitical seismic zone.

Amsterdam UAS Summer School
Short Course Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice

The Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice course at Tilburg University is about globalization, migration, and internationalization. You will for example learn what psychology has to say about societies that become more multicultural, international students, and diverse teams in organizations and at the workplace, and how psychology contributes to make organizations and societies more inclusive.

Tilburg Summer School