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.
With the evening classes (Tuesday and Thursday 7-9pm), you can improve your French while working during the daytime. Our language teachers will fit their courses to your specific needs in oral and written French.
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.
This course will teach the basics of how to take fashion images for a variety of commissioners, from magazines to fashion designers. Working individually and in teams you will develop your ideas and analyse the various phases of organising a fashion photo-shoot, from the initial concept to its realization and participate in a magazine style editorial shoot.
English for University Study will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO University of Gloucestershire.
During this course we will trace the making of Europe from its most ancient roots to its most current affairs via a multidisciplinary approach to numerous life-changing events from a political, economic and societal perspective. You will come to understand developments from both a national and an international perspective.
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.
The Introduction to Philosophy module aims to introduce you to the central issues of Western philosophy, and to a number of classic philosophical texts at the same time. It begins from the particular moral problems that arise in connection with our treatment of (non-human) animals, and moves from there first to more abstract issues in ethics, and then to some of the most fundamental general concerns of philosophy, including, in particular, the nature of the self and its relation to the world.
In this introduction to ethics, the philosophy of morality, we shall examine four important ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontologiy, expressivism and utilitarianism), applying them to two practical questions: the rights of animals and euthanasia. There will be plenty of opportunity to engage in debate and test your own thinking.
In many cultural contexts, the relationships between religion, gender and sexuality are complicated and full of tensions. Even in the Netherlands these issues are difficult to discuss and there are many diverse opinions. Add globalization to the mix and the issues become even more sensitive. This course is about the ambivalent intersection of sexual issues and religion (and here especially Christianity). How do we engage in dialogue about sexuality and gender without violating religious ethics — ours or other people’s?
Throughout this course, you will discover how Dutch and European Modern artists, from architects and costume designers to painters and sculptors strove for the elusive ideal of truthfulness. You will gain a deeper understanding for the different styles and approaches of modern artists, both on a European and on a Dutch level.
This preparatory English language program helps students to gain the minimum IELTS academic English level required to enter the hotel management diploma programs. The Hospitality Preparatory Program focuses on relevant skills in English comprehension, listening, reading, writing and speaking, and the terminology used within the hospitality industry.
Edinburgh has an incredibly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most eminent literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors.