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.
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.
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.
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 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?
Discover the French and European culture and its origins: history, art, philosophy, cinema, gastronomy. This courses are also an excellent way to strengthen your cutural knowledges in various domains.
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.
The course, suited to those who are interested in Japan, East Asia and the latest approaches to Japanese Studies, draws upon the Centre's dedication to producing excellent interdisciplinary research on Japan and provides an introduction to generating a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of Japan.
This course deals with the art of analyzing and constructing multimodal rhetorical discourse – discourse combining language, images, shapes, colors, sounds that aims at influencing its audience! The course is a mixture of theory, analysis and … practical design! We believe in hands-on learning!
Take a fresh approach to current debates surrounding notions of citizenship and belonging within postcolonial, post-Cold War 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.