Short Courses in Area and Cultural Studies

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.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

The Scottish Enlightenment in Context The Scottish Enlightenment in Context
  • Jun 2015
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • Not specified

This course examines the philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medicine and science, aesthetics, literature and culture, and religious thinking of the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. It also considers the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the education and politics of America.

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Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 900 per year
  • International € 900 per year
  • 1 months

Dealing With Cultural Diversity is open to students from all fields. This course is about globalization, migration, and internationalization. What does psychology have to say about societies that become more multicultural, international students, and diverse teams in organizations and at the workplace? How can psychology contribute to make organizations and societies more inclusive?

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Nationalism and Regionalism in Europe Nationalism and Regionalism in Europe
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 300 per year
  • International € 300 per year
  • 12 days

The war in Ukraine and the referendums in Scotland and Catalonia have drawn the world’s attention to two phenomena that were regarded as being asleep: nationalism and regionalism in Europe. The central issue in this course is how European nations and regions in the past and today have been coping with the urge to maintain and develop their national and regional identities vis-à-vis economic, political, and cultural globalization.

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College Writing College Writing
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Taught through thematically-linked works of literature from the Ancient world to the present day. Stresses expository writing, accurate expression, and logical organization of ideas in academic writing. Recent themes include: Childhood, Friendship from Aristotle to Derrida, Social Organization and Alienation, Monstrosity, and Music and Literature. This course satisfies only 4 credits of the University's English requirement.

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Drawing in Paris Drawing in Paris
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Focuses on the fundamentals of drawing. This course is intended for both beginners and advanced students. Concentrates on specific graphic elements such as line, composition, and form, that provide the beginner with the basic tools needed for personal expression.

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Scorsese and Kubrick Scorsese and Kubrick
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Renowned for 50 years for its international curriculum, engaged faculty, and location under the Eiffel tower, The American University of Paris offers an excellent educational experience and one of the most diverse student bodies in the world. The intensive summer session packs into 6 weeks all of the quality of its American-style curriculum against the backdrop of the City of Light.

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Planning the Cycling City Planning the Cycling City
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 1,500 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,500 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Auftakt: Intermediate German Auftakt: Intermediate German
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 1,480 per module
  • Not specified

Auftakt: intermediate German follows on from Rundblick: beginners’ German (L193). It revises and consolidates the knowledge of German you already have and teaches more advanced language in the context of German-speaking countries and communities. Study resources – including printed module books and online interactive activities – are carefully designed to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. They provide clear learning objectives, guidance and model answers.

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En Rumbo: Intermediate Spanish En Rumbo: Intermediate Spanish
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 1,480 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per year
  • International $ 129 per year
  • Not specified

This course examines the crises of late medieval society (widespread famines in 1315-1317, wars, plagues, popular rebellions) and the manner in which, during the 14th and 15th centuries, men and women responded to these crises by formulating new concepts of love, art, religion, and political organization.

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