Cultural Studies is a cross-disciplinary field that sets out to research, understand and describe the ways in which humans develop meaning for the world around them. It researches the practices, beliefs, customs, behaviour, values, art forms, etc. of human societies from all times, since antiquity until today.
With various focus points, the Cultural Studies field provides potential students with a wide choice of study. Having the possibility to focus on any meaningful artefact of culture, students can tackle: history, literature, film, photography, fashion, politics and much more. Combining theoretical research with practical insight, a professional of this filed is able to describe the consequences and influences of culture on the individual and societal behaviour and perception.
Having the knowledge of understanding of diverse ethical models and behaviour patterns and trends, a graduate of this discipline can be a key asset to the field of marketing for example. Public and private consultancy is another professional area in which graduates can become active.
During this course we will trace the making of Europe from its most ancient roots to its most current affairs via a multidisciplinary approach to numerous life-changing events from a political, economic and societal perspective. You will come to understand developments from both a national and an international perspective.
This special track offers you the opportunity to explore Europe, a continent of great diversity. In the first two weeks you will explore European Culture. After that you will be introduced to key issues in European civilization from the emergence of European nationalism to the end of the Second World War. In the last two weeks the course will examine the postwar situation in Europe.
Edinburgh has an incredibly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most eminent literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors.
In the first part of the course, students will learn theoretical, ethical, methodological and ethnographic aspects of linguistic fieldwork. Students learn how to analyze the structure of an unknown language.
Geneva has long been one of the world’s capitals of international law and the headquarters of international institutions dedicated to human rights. This inspiring context naturally led to the focus and strength of the University of Geneva in international human right laws and policies.
The aim of the course is to explore different approaches to the study of shamanism and to distinguish between the ways the term has been used broadly in the light of Arctic shamanism.
During the course the participants will reflect on selfness and otherness, and critically review the supposedly culturally determined differences usually highlighted in intercultural communication studies.
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. This highly interactive course for the most part takes place in front of the original artworks, enabling you to experience, discuss and learn about the artwork firsthand.
This course explores the architectural genesis of the modern world. Beginning with the vital structural innovations of the late Victorian era, the course traces the rise and spread of Modernism in European and American architecture - and concludes by examining contemporary architecture and future possibilities.
We will introduce you to some of the best fantasy books set in London and to the writing techniques the authors have used. We'll be exploring London itself with four walks and four opportunities to taste the food of London.
This course is a joint programme on European integration of Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu. The aim of the course is to introduce the European Union, European Institutions, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges.
En rumbo: intermediate Spanish follows on from Portales: beginners’ Spanish (L194). It builds on your existing Spanish knowledge and teaches more advanced language in the context of Spanish and Latin American society and culture.