Short Courses in Humanities & Art

Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.

Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Swahili (Beginners) A Swahili (Beginners) A
  • Jun 2016
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • Not specified

Swahili A and Swahili B are interconnected courses that provide a contemporary, exciting, immersive and intensive introduction to the Swahili language – the most international and widely spoken of the indigenous languages on the African continent.

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English Language for Academic Purposes English Language for Academic Purposes
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA € 2,800 per module
  • Non-EEA € 2,800 per module
  • Not specified

This four-week course will give you the opportunity to learn high-level academic English as part of Durham University’s International Summer School. On this course we will teach you some of the key academic skills students need to be successful at a British university.

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Exploring Personal & Collective Stories Through Enactment Exploring Personal & Collective Stories Through Enactment
  • Jul 2016
  • International £ 1,725 per module
  • Not specified

Stories are central to our lives as humans. Telling stories, listening to them, and enacting them are ancient and powerful ways of making personal and collective meaning, ritually moving through rites of passage, learning, healing, problem-solving, imagining possibilities, and sustaining our connection with other humans and all life.

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Pre-Sessional English Pre-Sessional English
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • Nov 2015
  • EEA £ 2,279 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 2,279 per module
  • Not specified

A short, intensive preparation course for students due to start their course in September Academically qualified students who have already been accepted into a University undergraduate or postgraduate course can use this course to improve their English quickly. Eligible students will receive a joint CAS for their Pre-sessional English course and GCU programme.

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The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room offers the skills to do just that. Taught by award-winning Professor Patrick Grim of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, this applied philosophy course arms you against the perils of bad thinking and supplies you with an arsenal of strategies to help you be more creative, logical, inventive, realistic, and rational in all aspects of your daily life, from the office to the voting booth.

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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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Italian Renaissance Italian Renaissance
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of what it gave us. The extraordinary sculptures of Michelangelo. The incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The immortal written works of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why there was such an artistic, cultural and intellectual explosion in Italy at the start of the 14th century?

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English for Academic Purposes English for Academic Purposes
  • Jul 2016
    Not specified
  • Not specified

We are considering a new ‘English for Academic Purposes’ course in 2016, which will focus more specifically on using written, spoken and listening skills as they relate to Academic Training and Development. The two-week course would run as a stand-alone option, but participants would gain most from this programme if it is followed with a two-week Summer School, in History, Literature, Science or Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Life Lessons from the Great Myths Life Lessons from the Great Myths
  • Any time
  • National $ 84 per module
  • International $ 84 per module
  • Not specified

Hector and Achilles clash on the battlefields of Troy. Arthur discovers a magical sword and becomes a powerful British king. Jesse James pulls off daring crimes across the American frontier. Myths and stories such as these have captivated billions of people throughout human history. But these and other moments are more than just mere entertainment; they also serve a more important purpose.

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English Language English Language
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • Not specified

The English Language Proficiency Program is not an undergraduate program; it is a program comprising specific courses that will help prepare students, particularly those who are not native English speakers, for success in three areas.

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French Language Proficiency French Language Proficiency
  • Any time
  • National $ 166 per module
  • International $ 329 per module
  • 12 months

The program allows students to be immersed in French courses. Completion of the certificate provides functional competence in oral and written French.

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