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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Basel Graduate School of History
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 300 per year
  • Non-EEA € 300 per year
  • 4 days

Wissensgesellschaften vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert / Societies and knowledge, 16th to 20th centuries, 29. August bis 1. September 2012, unter Leitung von Kaspar von Greyerz in Sigriswil (Berner Oberland)

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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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Istanbul Summer Program
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 1,650 per year
  • Non-EEA € 1,650 per year
  • 29 days

Istanbul: The Capital of Empires Past, Özyeğin University Summer Program Come and Explore the intricacies of this ancient city and its surrounding areas across its many manifestations through lectures by Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Turkish scholars united with hands-on, guided tours of well-known and off-the-beaten-path landmarks.

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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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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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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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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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Modern Scottish History: 1707 to the Present
  • Oct 2015
  • International £ 1,000 per year
  • 8 months

Modern Scottish History explores the history of Scotland during the past three hundred years, a momentous period which saw the transformation of the country from a largely agrarian to a leading industrial society, and during which Scotland became a partner in the British Empire. It begins with the Union of 1707 and ends with the opening of the new Scottish Parliament.

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Britain in the 20th Century Britain in the 20th Century
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA £ 1,480 per year
  • International £ 1,480 per year
  • 1 months

The module primarily examines the social history of Britain in the 20th century, introducing some of the important themes within a political, economic, and cultural context. By covering topics such as war, class, poverty, the welfare state, empire, immigration and gender, you will develop a greater understanding of the issues that have shaped modern Britain in recent history. Fundamentally, the module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a historical appreciation of Britain across the 20th century. You are introduced to a variety of sources available to the historian in this period, and encouraged to share your research findings and views in class.

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Paris Through Its Museums Paris Through Its Museums
  • Jun 2015
  • 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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