Short Courses in History

History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner.

The study of history helps us understand why the human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people and society have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although History is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.

A student of this discipline will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to assess and explain past changes. This discipline of studies offers a broad perspective that offers flexibility, good analytical skills, good writing and speaking skills, capacity to identify, assess and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills. All these attributes are vital in a number of different occupations in the job market, so a graduate of history has a wide range of jobs that he or she could be fit for.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, a 36-lecture course taught by Professor Bartlett, provides you with a detailed analysis of the golden age of Athenian philosophy and the philosophical consequences that occurred when Socrates—followed first by his student Plato and then by Plato's own student Aristotle—permanently altered our approach to the most important questions humanity can pose.

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Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations
  • Any time
  • National $ 34 per module
  • International $ 34 per module
  • Not specified

That very remoteness, and our willingness to shunt aside these great civilizations, should be reason enough to study them, according to Professor Kenneth W. Harl. And remoteness, he emphasizes, is far from the only reason that demands our attention to the ancient cultures visited in Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations.

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Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

Professor Garland has spent his entire career immersed in classical studies and in the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. His academic research focuses on the cultural, religious, social, and political histories of these two civilizations. He has written numerous books on subjects ranging from the politics of Athenian religion and disability in the Greco-Roman world to daily life in ancient Greece and the idea of celebrity in antiquity. Delight in the wide variety of sources—literature, archaeology, the visual arts, coinage, inscriptions—that he draws upon in order to assemble a fascinating and complex picture of these two great civilizations. Value his mastery of detail on his subject, as he helps you to reach important conclusions from an analysis of the shared cultural features of Greece and Rome. And appreciate how Dr. Garland always keeps Greece and Rome focused on how this material affects us in the present day.

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Nineteenth Century European Literature (Online) Nineteenth Century European Literature (Online)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

Nineteenth- century literature was diverse, exciting and mobile; literary movements were not restricted to single countries, but developed through crossing linguistic and geographic boundaries. This course is for anyone who is interested in nineteenth-century literature and society, and will also appeal to anyone who would like to gain a greater sense of how literature transformed throughout the nineteenth century.

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Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Archaeology Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Archaeology
  • Feb 2016
  • Nov 2015
  • National £ 2,300 per module
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • 24 months

The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Archaeology is a part-time research-based course which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over two years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply.

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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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English Poetry of the First World War (Online) English Poetry of the First World War (Online)
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

Some of the most powerful and moving English poetry of the modern period was written during or about the First World War. This course examines the context of that poetry and issues involved in studying it by exploring the life and writing of three major war poets: Owen, Rosenberg and Sassoon, amongst others.

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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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The early Tudors, 1485-1558 The early Tudors, 1485-1558
  • Jan 2016
  • International £ 235 per module
  • Not specified

The Tudor dynasty, which ruled between 1485 and 1603, transformed England and monarchs such as Henry VIII are larger-than-life figures who are instantly recognizable. But where did the Tudors come from and why were they so successful? This online course will examine the first four Tudor monarchs, we will begin with Henry Tudor's victory at Bosworth, before moving on to examine the complex and often violent history of the English Reformation under Henry, Edward VI and Mary.

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Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Historic Environment Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Historic Environment
  • Feb 2016
  • Nov 2015
  • National £ 2,300 per module
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • 24 months

The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Historic Environment is a part-time research-based course which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over two academic years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply. The format of the course, requiring just seven visits to Cambridge over the two-year period of the course, makes it accessible to students from across the UK and beyond.

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Open Your Mind to Russia - Summer Business School Open Your Mind to Russia - Summer Business School
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 370 per module
  • Non-EEA € 370 per module
  • 12 days

Summer Business School - Module “Open Your Mind to Russia” - Within the module you will gain the knowledge about Russian business, culture, identity, national history, government, customs, traditions, you’ll visit «Baltica» brewery company, while extra academic activities will bring you into inner life of Russian Cultural Capital.

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World War One: Past and Present World War One: Past and Present
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 550 per module
  • Non-EEA € 550 per module
  • 5 days

The summer of 1914 marked the start of a series of commemorations of the Great War, as it is still called in Belgium, France and Great Britain. And although the last soldiers who had fought in the trenches have passed away, the Great War does not belong to the past.

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