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.
The Brussels Summer School is centred on the theme of ‘Europe and the World’ which builds upon the academic strengths of the school. Within this context various sub-themes will be also covered, these include migration, the European Union’s (EU) relationship with emerging powers such as China, and the EU’s response to the global economic crisis.
In the course 'Discover Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture', you will learn to speak and understand the Dutch language at a basic level (CEFR A1).
This module follows on from Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish (L204). It continues to develop your knowledge and understanding of the society and culture of Spain and Latin America and to extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This course aims to provide an introduction to the social, cultural, and economic issues in South Asia and how South Asia became a ‘development’ problem.
This course is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the disciplines of International Relations, European Studies, Political Science and Turkish Studies. The aim of the course is to present a substantive overview of the drivers of Turkeys foreign policy in particular in relationship with its neighbourhoods — Western Europe, the Black Sea Region, the Caucasus and Russia, the Mediterranean and the Greater Middle East.
The purpose of this course is to explore the power of myth, especially in the hero's journey, as it provides patterns and themes embedded in the human experience of personal and societal transformation.
Students who participate in this program will have a very unique opportunity to explore the rich Russian culture and learn about the Ural Region and Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg), Russia while learning about theories and applications in Business promotion via the Internet a core and behavioral course.
The course introduces students of languages and language-related subjects with an interest in drama as well as theatre practitioners to the field of play translation.
Amsterdam Creative City: Media, Art and Culture - This intensive summer course uses Amsterdam as a living laboratory to explore the relationship between creativity, cities and globalisation. It combines theoretical readings and discussion-based seminars with extensive fieldwork in key locations across the city, ranging from the canal and museum districts in the historic city centre to more experimental or marginal sites like NDSM Wharf, Schiphol Airport, and the ring road.
This key introductory OU level 1 module – Bon départ: beginners' French – is designed to develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple French in everyday contexts. It explores life in France and introduces you to a wide range of practical situations such as travelling, shopping, working and eating out.
The Paris Summer School is focused on the theme of ‘Revolutions’. This allows students to explore how French culture has long been at the centre of innovation in the fields of architecture, film, literature, art, philosophy and drama. Students will spend two weeks in Paris in an interdisciplinary environment, attending seminars given by academics from the University of Kent and visiting important sites and museums related to the programme.
This course is designed mainly for those students that do not fulfil the entry requirements for the Higher Education in Design course - ( BA (Hons) Degree Programme - subject to validation by Middlesex University - London)