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 course will explore the question of Dutch identity by placing the history of the Netherlands and Dutch art in a wider European and transatlantic perspective.
This course 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 present. In the last two weeks the course will examine how Holocaust and other genocides affected European society.
This course offers students an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity. Each of its countries and peoples carry their own cultures, religions, traditions and languages, yet the majority of them are now engaged in a joint project aimed at political and economic integration in the European Union. This course aims to introduce you to the main challenges and opportunities facing this project.
This course is a joint programme on European integration of Utrecht Universitys Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu.
This course will explore the question of Dutch identity by placing the Dutch society in a wider European and transatlantic perspective. You will analyze internationally debated issues in Dutch society such as euthanasia and drugs policy, as well as the heated disputes over immigration and integration after the political murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh.
This summer school course will explore the question of Dutch identity by placing the history of the Netherlands and Dutch art in a wider European and transatlantic perspective. Furthermore, you will be introduced to the rich cultural traditions that the Netherlands developed from the Dutch Golden Age to the present day in such artistic fields as painting, literature, poetry and filmmaking.
This course introduces students to Europe, a continent of great diversity. After this introduction students will focus on Dutch Culture and Society.
An exciting new Summer School extends the range of courses we offer. Interest in antiquity is experiencing a revival, and the approach of this unique new programme will appeal to a broad range of interests.
4-week long intensive colloquial Arabic language Summer Course focused on teaching the spoken Palestinian dialect
The aim of the course is to introduce cultural dimensions in Africa, and to ways of approaching the study of culture in Africa. It focuses on orality and performance, exploring ways in which these find expression primarily (but not exclusively) through music, dance, ritual and language. After presenting a general theoretical framework for the study of the themes, it concentrates on specific cultural contexts (Swahili (East-Africa)), Dagara (West-Africa)), Kung (South-Africa)) etc.), illustrated with case studies.
This course gives a picture of the Russian “gender order” during more than one century and is therefore an important source of information for those who are interested in understanding class and gender division of the Russian society.
During the course of this Master's, students can acquire the following skills: Identify and interpret the main foundations of Islam, its pillars and their impact on the life and civilisation of Muslims. Analyse the development of Muslim thought with the study of classical and reformist thinking. Obtain an overview of the cultural diversity and some of its products in different fields.