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.
Our one year preparatory course is a developmental non-credit option designed for students, who need to improve their language skills before the admission to B.A. programs at SWPS.
This course 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 key introductory Level 1 course – Bon départ: beginners' French – is designed to develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple French in everyday contexts.
Campus Eiffel offers a summer program which consists of a variety of courses including French language, business, engineering and French culture courses in English or in Spanish, complemented by cultural activities and visits. The French language classes cater for all levels from beginner to advanced. A Survival French course is also available as an alternative option.
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)
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.
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 course books and online interactive activities – are carefully designed to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
African and Asian Cultures in the Diaspora
In recent years, international and (to a lesser extent) national development discourse in developing countries has focused strongly on the goal of poverty reduction.
Apart from reviewing literature, we will approach the topic of this course and the questions outlined by undertaking excursions as well as ethnographic fieldwork (interviews).
Students will be able to explore and analyze the unique reality of Design in Milano (features, history, and outlook) and present it properly through a personal project.
An inspiring exploration of the Italian Fashion pipeline providing an overview of the Italian Fashion system which includes lectures by experienced professionals as well as visits to Milan’s best fashion zones and showrooms.