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.
The University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies is a specialist postgraduate centre, which offers English language-based degrees covering the spectrum of international affairs. Our strong links with Brussels-based organisations greatly enhance the teaching on our programmes and short courses and students benefit from many opportunities for research, internships and future employment by studying in the capital of Europe.
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).
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
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.
The course focuses on both the standard repertoire and new music – either contemporary music or forgotten repertoire. All participants will work both on a piece from the standard repertoire as well as a new or little known work. Participants may suggest the repertoire they want to work on.
The Illustrator CS5 Summer Training Course at the Marbella Design Academy is created for all people interested in learning how to make professional Graphic Design and illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.
This key introductory OU level 1 module – Rundblick: beginners' German – is designed to develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple German in everyday contexts. It explores life in German-speaking countries and communities worldwide through topics relevant to adult learners – such as impressions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland; travelling; lifestyles; cultural events; and technology.
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.
Madness, hilarity, doubt and devotion are just some of the many aspects of life explored in the huge wealth of Victorian fiction. This course makes the great creative energy present in nineteenth-century writers accessible through reading a mixture of popular and less well-known works by the century’s greatest authors.
Whether you are interested in a future in photography or want to learn more for your own personal enjoyment, this programme will provide you with an introduction into photography, including camera handling skills and black-and-white darkroom techniques. Topics will include camera operation, principles of exposure, film development, printing and picture content.
This course is for anyone interested in understanding Islamic art and culture, by examining the relationship between Islamic faith and various art forms.
Are you looking for a course that gives you a firm grounding in the Dutch language? Do you want to be able to express yourself in a range of contexts? This beginners' course in Dutch delivers on both counts: it offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. You will start at beginners’ level and the course gives you all the necessary tools to help you reach level A2. This course covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course you will also become familiar with Dutch customs and manners.