The discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies is concerned with the relation and interaction between Language and Literature in a certain Cultural environment.
Language studies or linguistics is a science that tackles language from the perspective of structure, form, meaning and context, while literature is the art of the written composition, divided in poetry, prose and theatre. The complex discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies aims at enabling the student to build a deep understanding of a culture based on the language and literature of that culture. Language and literature are both a very powerful expression tools and they offer insight into the building elements of a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. These two forms of expression are some of the strongest transmission channels of the cultural heritage of a society and researching those helps understand the drivers and mechanisms of the culture in question.
This fascinating discipline helps to understand and value the cultural diversity of the human society that is becoming more and more globalized and detached to specific culture. Being aware of the different cultural backgrounds of the members of our cross-cultural environment helps not only preserve the valuable artefacts and manifestations of that culture, but also to better communicate and cooperate in our day to day activity.
UCAM Summer program offers you chance to learn the 3rd most spoken language in the world right in its home, Spain. With rich menu of educational and cultural activities, students will have fun in every turn.
This beginners' course in Dutch offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. You will start at beginners’ level and attempt to reach level A2. This course combines the courses Dutch level 1, 2 and 3 and covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course you will also get familiarized with Dutch customs and manners.
This beginners' course in Dutch offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. You will start at beginners´ level and attempt to reach level A2. This course combines the courses Dutch level 1, 2 and 3 and covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course you will also get familiarized with Dutch customs and manners.
The summer school course in International Protection of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century: Threats and Challenges offers an overview of the international and comparative law for the protection of cultural heritage.
This course helps you to write better academic papers in English, and to improve your spoken English. Throughout the course you will improve your fluency, vocabulary and your confidence when speaking English. You will be working on several aspects of writing, such as the structure of your paper, text cohesion and style issues. Your own written work will be used during this course as well.
This key introductory Level 1 course – 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.
Our one year preparatory course is a developmental non-credit option designed for students, who need to improve their language skills before the admission to B.A. programs at SWPS.
This course highlights the chief aesthetic and intellectual accomplishments of momentous periods in German cultural history from the 19th-21st centuries. Our focus will be on all sorts of borders - physical, ideological, intellectual, political, metaphorical, textual, generational, gendered, and multicultural - and crossing borders, as passages to more creative or liberated states of being, or as transgressive acts.
The twentieth century was, as Henry Luce (Time/ Life) famously dubbed it, “the American Century”; a time when the United States emerged as a dominant cultural, political and economic power in the global arena. From 1945 onwards, “America” became an unmistakable presence and influence in many European cultures. But European attitudes towards America varied (and vary) sharply, running the full gamut from fervent adulation to ambivalence to sharp rejection.
Human language is complex and results from interacting simpler systems, which each may have had a long evolutionary history of its own. Nevertheless, the way these modules are integrated into a working system has been novel as well as recent.
Demos/Ethnos and constituent process - Just as in the tradition of western political systems fundamental rights constitute the central pivot of the Constitution, so today there is a renewed necessity for a constituent process in which Europe is given self-identity and recognition.
Intensive language courses (C-Track): Monday through Friday