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There are many types of courses. Courses of study require a set of core curriculum classes to be taken to complete the program. Courses can be taken on an individual basis as well. They typically last one academic term.

What is a course in cultural studies? This field studies the way that culture influences, creates and transforms individual experiences, social relations, power and everyday life. Courses combine the strengths of the social sciences and the humanities while drawing on methods and theories from sociology, history, economics, literary studies, communications studies and cultural anthropology. Courses in cultural studies tend to focus on perspectives and practices in various cultures, including Asian, African, American and Latin regions. They often pay attention to class structure, ideology, ethics, generations and other relevant factors.

Students of cultural studies learn to blend theory with research and are able to understand the people around them better. In addition, students develop international cultural sensibilities, making them more sensitive to differing cultures.

Because courses can be offered by a variety of institutions with varying objectives, costs may not be the same from one institute to the other. If you find a course you are interested in, contact the host for information concerning costs.

Many individuals majoring in cultural studies go on to have successful careers as artists, politicians, professors, lawyers, publishers, government aides and researchers. Strong written and verbal skills tend to make students eligible for jobs as copywriters, librarians, journalists, editors and literary agents. Creative problem-solving skills prepare students for careers as advertising assistants, marketing managers, cinematographers and teachers. The breadth and flexibility of students’ understanding of culture, makes movement among media industries possible.

Many cultural studies courses are available online. The depth and breadth of these courses depend on the university offering them and the overall objective. Introductory courses are a great way to test the waters of a potential field of study. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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33 Results in Cultural Studies

University of California, Berkeley

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides a unique opportunity for visiting international students to take high-quality courses alongside UC Berkeley degre ... [+]

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides a unique opportunity for visiting international students to take high-quality courses alongside UC Berkeley degree students in a short-term study abroad program for one or two semesters. BISP provides sponsorship and the necessary letter of invitation to obtain a student visa for qualified students, who enroll in courses on a fee-paying basis. We also offer a robust program of activities and support to students who get the much sought-after “Berkeley Experience.”

Each semester, BISP sponsors over 350 visiting international students from all over the world, who enjoy the experience of taking classes at the world-famous UC Berkeley. They tend to do quite well here and have a fantastic experience both in and outside the classroom. BISP students often transfer these courses back to their home universities for their degree requirements. ... [-]

USA Berkeley
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Accademia del Lusso

Course objectives: to prepare students in the Italian language, teach them about Italian culture & lifestyle, and provide knowledge of some basic principles of fashio ... [+]

Preparatory courses are available to those who have already enrolled onto a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. They take place during the months before each academic year starts, usually between July and October.

Preparatory Courses are directed at students who would like to improve their language skills before beginning their subsequent Fashion or Design course at Accademia del Lusso. They also serve to help students take the first step towards a successful integration into their new social and professional environment in Milan.

Course objectives

To prepare students in the Italian language, teach them about Italian culture & lifestyle, and provide knowledge of some basic principles of fashion and design.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Full-time
3 months
Campus
Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with t ... [+]

“La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course

Offered by our schools in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with their history and their wide cultural offerings. It can be taken for either one or two weeks in pre-established dates.

The course is organized into 2 parts: the first one is dedicated to studying the language with 4 lessons a day of Intensive Italian Language Course, which takes place in the mornings, while the second is dedicated to culture and recreation, with a rich program of afternoon and evening activities.

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Italy Florence Milan Rome Siena  + 1 More
March 2020
Italian
Full-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
University of Johannesburg

We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu on the UJ’s Cultural Tour Of Johannesburg and the surround. This is a two-week programme offering excursions and classroo ... [+]

We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu on the UJ’s Cultural Tour Of Johannesburg and the surround. This is a two-week programme offering excursions and classroom engagement on the culture of South Africa.

CULTURAL TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG AND GAUTENG

We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu on the UJ’s Cultural Tour Of Johannesburg and the surround. This is a two-week programme offering excursions and classroom engagement on the culture of South Africa

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE

Lesedi Cultural Village was established in 1993. The vision - to provide an authentic showcase of the traditional cultures of some of the well-known African tribes, who have their home in South Africa. Representatives of these tribes facilitated the design of the cultural villages to ensure a historically representative portrayal of the cultures, highlighting aspects of the traditional way of life. Members of these historic communities live at Lesedi and continue to breathe life into their fascinating cultures.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

The globalization of connections fostered by the Internet has enhanced information flows that run transversely and without membranes of any kind. Social networks have bec ... [+]

Basic information

Title: Course on Fake News Own title: Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset Study Mode: Price: 1250 euros (see discounts) Duration: 60 hours

Presentation and Objectives

Presentation: The globalization of connections fostered by the Internet has enhanced information flows that run transversely and without membranes of any kind. Social networks have become accessible, fast and universal channels for the transmission of any idea. Also for the fake news or fake news that, thanks to networks and new technologies, quickly spread with a level of sophistication never seen.

According to the results of the Eurobarometer (April 2018), 37% of Europeans say that they receive distorted news daily, and 31%, once a week. 83% of Europeans also think that misinformation is a serious problem for democratic stability.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2020
Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
60 hours
Campus
IES Abroad

Using Berlin as a case study, this English-taught program examines issues relevant to major cities today. Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you study top ... [+]

Overview

Stroll through the streets of Berlin and around one corner you’ll see soaring modern buildings that incorporate cutting-edge sustainable technology. Around the next corner, you’ll see art galleries, cafés, and shops lining old cobblestone streets. As a city that has been built and rebuilt over the past century, Berlin remains a city of contrasts—and of innovation. Come and study abroad in Berlin, and experience the energy and excitement of this amazing city.

Using Berlin as a case study, this English-taught program examines issues relevant to major cities today. Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you study topics such as architecture, cultural identity, gender and sexual politics, multiculturalism, popular culture, and urban studies to better understand the development of the city and its culture.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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Full-time
1 semester
Campus
Birzeit University PAS

The Palestine and Arabic Studies Program (PAS) is an academic program at Birzeit University that offers international students the opportunity to combine the study of the ... [+]

The Palestine and Arabic Studies Program (PAS) is an academic program at Birzeit University that offers international students the opportunity to combine the study of the Arabic language with social science courses about Palestine and the Arab World. International students carry out their studies while experiencing first hand the political and social realities on the ground.

Drawing upon its record of reputable language and social science professors, Birzeit University has produced this comprehensive international study program, offering accredited courses of academic quality, together with a series of extra-curricular lectures and field trips. The year-round program consists of three semesters, two regular semesters and one intensive summer semester. Students may enroll at the beginning of any semester. The PAS Program is open to university students and graduates from around the world, those working in a field related to the Middle East, and those who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of the region, its language and cultures.... [-]

Palestinian Territories Birzeit
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
ActiLingua Academy

You define the content of your language course yourself, resulting in a maximisation of input in the one-to-one sessions with your own teacher(s). ... [+]

You define the content of your language course yourself, resulting in a maximisation of input in the one-to-one sessions with your own teacher(s).

Lessons: 10-40 lessons per week 2, 4, 6 or 8 lessons daily + 5 lessons cultural/special interest programme. (1 lesson = 45 minutes)

PRICE INCLUDES ... Private German Lessons as booked (1 lesson = 45 minutes) 5 lessons (2-3 times) cultural/special interest programme per week: e.g. Vienna guided tours; talks and videos about Austrian music, art, history, literature and architecture; Viennese Waltz course; parties; sports Accommodation as booked (use of kitchen included) ActiLingua Certificate ActiLingua vocabulary book ... [-]
Austria Vienna
Open Enrollment
German
Full-time
1 - 12 weeks
Campus
American College of Norway

In this course we focus on Pilgrims and Puritans, the principal protagonists of Colonial America. ... [+]

Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include.

In this course we focus on Pilgrims and Puritans, the principal protagonists of Colonial America. We trace their beginnings in England, follow them as they settle in the Netherlands, and further on to their move to New England and the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

We will examine the ethos of Puritanism and discuss their influence in the creation of the United States of America. An optional compliment of this course will be a visit to Amsterdam and Leiden in the Netherlands where the Pilgrim Fathers settled before moving to the New World.... [-]

Norway Moss
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
LoveOne...LoveAll Study and Travel Abroad Program

Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to enjoy their youth-vibrant, energetic, and curiosity to explore the many diverse cultures on four continents. ... [+]

Our Program

Nothing will prepare you for when you come upon a pride of lions resting under a tree in Atosha National Park, Namibia. The same is true when all of a sudden the catwalk you have been walking on ends and you are facing “ the devils throat” and a display of Nature’s incredible power at Iguazú Falls, Argentina/Brazil. The great Himalayas will mesmerize you in Darjeeling, India, Pokhara and Jomsom, Nepal.

A more subtle demonstration of the world’s grandeur is experiencing and living among people in their unique regions. Communities such as Varanasi, India, the Medina’s ( enclosed old cities within ancient walls) in Fez, Meknes, and Marrakesh, Morocco highlights how people have lived continuously for hundreds of years. To become a part of that community is most memorable and an appreciation as to how it’s citizens continue to live successfully.... [-]

USA Santa Fe
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Full-time
1 semester
Campus
University College Of The Caribbean

The programme is a three (3) week long, three (3) credit offering which explores the Jamaican culture through an intensive (on-campus) study and field experience. ... [+]

The Jamaican Cultural Immersion Programme The programme is a three (3) week long, three (3) credit offering which explores the Jamaican culture through an intensive (on-campus) study and field experience. Topics include an overview of linguistic, historical, geographical, socio-political, economic, and artistic expressions of the country. The highly recognized brand of Jamaica provides a unique cultural mix, reflective of the global community and as articulated in the country’s motto; “Out of Many, One People”. The country’s internationally renowned excellence in foods, the arts, sports, dance and music, provides areas of specialty interface for participants, all in one geographic space, which defines the value advantage of the UCC Jamaican Cultural Immersion experience.... [-]

Jamaica Kingston
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IAS College

Through AQUAS students from abroad have the possibility to receive the final exam certification „Fachhochschulreife“, which allows to pursue further Bachelor studies at G ... [+]

About AQUAS

AQUAS – Academic qualification for University of Applied Sciences in Germany by IAS College and Designschule Schwerin:

Through AQUAS students from abroad have the possibility to receive the final exam certification „Fachhochschulreife“, which allows to pursue further Bachelor studies at German Universities of Applied Sciences afterwards.

Students can go on studying any subject of choice offered by the University of Applied Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Who can apply for AQUAS?

- 11th class or 12th class finished and extra certificate of in the broadest sense technical skills ( internship, any job experience or certificate courses,

e.g. gaming, programming, drawing, Photoshop or in any technicl field)... [-]

Germany Lübeck
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
ILISA Language School

Our volunteer program focuses on providing individuals a practical experience; hence, playing a big role in developing their career path. Volunteers will be involved in a ... [+]

Our volunteer program focuses on providing individuals a practical experience; hence, playing a big role in developing their career path. Volunteers will be involved in activities that respond to identified community needs with the aim to raise awareness of current issues. The student will be able to develop his or her analytical abilities, social skills, and ethical responsibilities.

The Volunteer program focuses on an educational experience combined with community service, giving the volunteer the opportunity to expand their knowledge and awareness on a specific area.

Program highlights Enjoy an educational and practical experience in Costa Rica Immerse completely in the coun... [-]
Costa Rica San Pedro
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 12 weeks
Campus
EAN University

Cultural management has begun to take hold in the entire world since the scope of the globalization phenomenon in the cultural field has brought the idea of a possible ho ... [+]

Undergraduate Course - Cultural Studies And Management

Cultural management has begun to take hold in the entire world since the scope of the globalization phenomenon in the cultural field has brought the idea of a possible homogenization of customs and performances due to the cultural influence of developed countries. However, the source of this fear is –at the same time– the source of countless ideas promoting the disclosure of other customs, ideas, and ways of being in contact with the world. Under such perspective, the Cultural Management and Studies program gives rise as the best way to contribute to the academic training of professionals able to promote the identities of peoples to the world and manage cultural companies becoming an important strategic developing factor in the economy of nations.Juan Carlos Patiño Prieto... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Online
CampusCanada

CampusCanada offers intensive and immersive programming designed to respond to the unique challenges that face incoming international students. These challenges often inv ... [+]

CampusCanada offers intensive and immersive programming designed to respond to the unique challenges that face incoming international students. These challenges often involve the familiarization and navigation of campus and academic life at a new university or college, while at the same time, adapting to life in a new city, and indeed, a new country.

While CampusCanada is housed at Carleton University and staged throughout the National Capital Region, the program provides new international students, regardless of the Canadian university or college they are attending, with skills and relevant information to help them successfully familiarize themselves with their new settings and begin their academic career and experience abroad on surer footing.... [-]

Canada Canada Online Ottawa
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Full-time
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined