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

French Language Proficiency French Language Proficiency
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

The program allows students to be immersed in French courses. Completion of the certificate provides functional competence in oral and written French.

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Scorsese and Kubrick Scorsese and Kubrick
  • Jun 2016
  • 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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Paris Through Its Museums Paris Through Its Museums
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Uses the unsurpassed richness of the art museums of Paris as the principal teaching resource. The history of Western Art is studied through the close examination of a limited selection of major works in a variety of media. The works chosen illuminate the political, social and religious contexts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Rococo periods, and the modern epoch. The course has an extra course fee of 25 euros.

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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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Western Architecture: the Modern Era (Online) Western Architecture: the Modern Era (Online)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

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.

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World's Greatest Paintings World's Greatest Paintings
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Now, in 24 illuminating lectures, The World's Greatest Paintings leads you in a compelling discovery of some of the most significant paintings in Western art. Taking you from the 14th century to the 20th, distinguished art historian and veteran Great Courses Professor William Kloss reveals a group of works that, in his expert judgment, rank among the greatest paintings ever made.

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European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century
  • Any time
  • National $ 129 per module
  • International $ 129 per module
  • Not specified

This course is an opportunity to explore the major thinkers and historic challenges that shaped the mind of Europe in the 19th century. Intellectual history emphasizes the exchanges of ideas and debates that went on among people from other places and times. But it also stresses the importance of a continuing dialogue between the present and the past.

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Russian Studies:Talents for Talents Russian Studies:Talents for Talents
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 460 per module
  • Non-EEA € 460 per module
  • 22 days

Every day our world is rapidly changing: our goals are becoming more challenging, aims are more multifaceted, and time machine has not been invented yet. There are only 52 weeks in a year, and not a single day can be spent inefficiently or idly. This is why three-week language Summer School courses organized by Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) become more intensive and diverse. Our short-term goal is to advance the level of Russian language of our foreign students and to make their stay in Russia enjoyable along the way, should they come for business, academic or touristic purposes.

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Age of Revolution (Online) Age of Revolution (Online)
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

Revolution was a powerful dynamic in European politics and society from 1789 to 1848. All over Europe radical citizens and reforming governments changed laws and ruling structures in a way which has created the forms of the modern European state. This course will examine this tremendous era of change.

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