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

The Scottish Enlightenment in Context The Scottish Enlightenment in Context
  • Jun 2015
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • Not specified

This course examines the philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medicine and science, aesthetics, literature and culture, and religious thinking of the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. It also considers the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the education and politics of America.

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Developing Illustration Practice Developing Illustration Practice
  • Jul 2015
  • International £ 1,725 per module
  • Not specified

This three week long course will challenge students to explore narrative illustration and, based on literary sources, investigate how to tell a story through images.

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Swahili (Beginners) A Swahili (Beginners) A
  • Jun 2015
  • 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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Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 900 per year
  • International € 900 per year
  • 1 months

Dealing With Cultural Diversity is open to students from all fields. This course is about globalization, migration, and internationalization. What does psychology have to say about societies that become more multicultural, international students, and diverse teams in organizations and at the workplace? How can psychology contribute to make organizations and societies more inclusive?

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Spanish Intermediate Summer Course  Spanish Intermediate Summer Course 
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 450 per year
  • International € 450 per year
  • 12 days

This course is as such a continuation of instruction in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, and writing, within a cultural context. Course participants are taught to conduct longer, more complex conversations and discussions in Spanish.

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Nationalism and Regionalism in Europe Nationalism and Regionalism in Europe
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 300 per year
  • International € 300 per year
  • 12 days

The war in Ukraine and the referendums in Scotland and Catalonia have drawn the world’s attention to two phenomena that were regarded as being asleep: nationalism and regionalism in Europe. The central issue in this course is how European nations and regions in the past and today have been coping with the urge to maintain and develop their national and regional identities vis-à-vis economic, political, and cultural globalization.

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College Writing College Writing
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Taught through thematically-linked works of literature from the Ancient world to the present day. Stresses expository writing, accurate expression, and logical organization of ideas in academic writing. Recent themes include: Childhood, Friendship from Aristotle to Derrida, Social Organization and Alienation, Monstrosity, and Music and Literature. This course satisfies only 4 credits of the University's English requirement.

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Drawing in Paris Drawing in Paris
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,248 per module
  • Not specified

Focuses on the fundamentals of drawing. This course is intended for both beginners and advanced students. Concentrates on specific graphic elements such as line, composition, and form, that provide the beginner with the basic tools needed for personal expression.

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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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Pre-Sessional English Pre-Sessional English
  • Jun 2015
  • Jul 2015
  • 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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English for Academic Purposes English for Academic Purposes
  • Jul 2015
    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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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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