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.
The Brussels Summer School is centred on the theme of ‘Europe and the World’ which builds upon the academic strengths of the school. Within this context various sub-themes will be also covered, these include migration, the European Union’s (EU) relationship with emerging powers such as China, and the EU’s response to the global economic crisis.
In this course we consider the socio, cultural and political implications of geographic indication. Geographic indication (GI) protects local products and provides interesting marketing strategies, but they also run the risk of restricting and limiting change
In the course 'Discover Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture', you will learn to speak and understand the Dutch language at a basic level (CEFR A1).
This course is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the disciplines of International Relations, European Studies, Political Science and Turkish Studies. The aim of the course is to present a substantive overview of the drivers of Turkeys foreign policy in particular in relationship with its neighbourhoods — Western Europe, the Black Sea Region, the Caucasus and Russia, the Mediterranean and the Greater Middle East.
The purpose of this course is to explore the power of myth, especially in the hero's journey, as it provides patterns and themes embedded in the human experience of personal and societal transformation.
This course is for anyone interested in understanding Islamic art and culture, by examining the relationship between Islamic faith and various art forms.
Experience the highlights of over 400 years of Dutch art first hand. This course covers many of the country’s most renowned museums, artists and cities, and the interactive activities for a large part take place in front of the original art works. Upon completion of this course you will be able to recognise certain painters, art movements and hidden meanings without even looking at the name tag underneath the painting.
This module 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 course will provide you with a unique insight into the culture and society of Netherlands, including the Dutch language. The course will explore some key characteristics of Dutch history and art and discuss contemporary Dutch society. It is designed especially to provide students who will stay in the Netherlands for a longer period of time with all the information they need to make the most out of their stay.
How do archaeologists recognise and interpret the lives of past peoples and their societies? An introduction to the methods and techniques of archaeological enquiry, from initial site survey and excavation to scientific analysis.
What are Greek myths? Who told them and why? How can we interpret them? Why are they still so powerful? How much history do they contain? This course will explore these fascinating tales from the past and attempt to make sense of them.
This course aims to provide an introduction to the social, cultural, and economic issues in South Asia and how South Asia became a ‘development’ problem.