Course in Cultural Studies

Top Courses in Cultural Studies

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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Study Year Abroad

Chichester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Pulborough Chichester + 1 more

More than just a language course, the Study Year Abroad allows you to study academic subjects alongside UK students. Duration: 1, 2, or 3 terms.This course is the perfect opportunity to have a gap year experience in the UK. [+]

More than just a language course, the Study Year Abroad allows you to study academic subjects alongside UK students. Duration: 1, 2, or 3 terms. This course is the perfect opportunity to have a gap year experience in the UK.

You can study A-Level or vocational subjects with UK students and improve your language skills with international students in General English classes.

Academic Study Year

Choose from 10 different subject pairs

B2 English is required for entry Study two subjects with UK A-Level students and study English with other international students The programme is designed to develop your academic subject knowledge and improve your English. It also allows a full UK study abroad experience Choose the pair of subjects that best suit your interests and we will prepare your study timetable - spaces are limited, so please apply early Vocational Study Year ... [-]

ESL Cultural Exposure Course

International School of Advanced Learning
Campus Full time 1 - 4 weeks September 2018 USA Boston

Explore Boston and discover the culture – all while immersing yourself in the English language and assimilating to local life. Step out of the classroom and learn by exploration, sightseeing and having fun. Watch yourself transform from a tourist to a local in just a few short weeks, and make lifelong friends and memories with other students along the way.

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EXPLORE BOSTON’S VIBRANT CULTURE WHILE IMPROVING YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS THROUGH COMPLETE ENGLISH IMMERSION.

Explore Boston and discover the culture – all while immersing yourself in the English language and assimilating to local life.

Step out of the classroom and learn by exploration, sightseeing and having fun.

Watch yourself transform from a tourist to a local in just a few short weeks, and make lifelong friends and memories with other students along the way.

You will visit nationally-recognized museums and art galleries, explore historic parks and monuments, see local theater and music performances, and watch Boston’s beloved sports teams play ball.

Let us take you on a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Common, or Fenway Park.... [-]


Berkeley International Study Program (BISP)

University of California, Berkeley
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 USA Berkeley

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. [+]

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. ... [-]


Love One...Love All Program

LoveOne...LoveAll Study and Travel Abroad Program
Campus Full time 1 semester January 2019 USA Santa Fe

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.... [-]


Course: Gap Year in China

Go Abroad China
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months

Taking a meaningful gap year is becoming increasingly important for anyone approaching a career crossroads. At Go Abroad China, we can help organize a fulfilled and a highly significant intercultural gap year program in the areas of Chinese language exchange, a China internship placement, learning Mandarin in China, taking part in a study + tour program or to volunteer in Beijing. [+]

Semester/Gap Year Program

Taking a meaningful gap year abroad is becoming increasingly important for anyone approaching a career crossroad. At Go Abroad China, we offer fully customizable programs which enable you enjoy a fulfilled and highly significant gap year expereince through internship placement in China, study Mandarin in China, study tour programs or volunteering programs in China. Choosing China as your destination will not only enhance your CV and skills but even more, will leave you with the type of experiences, knowledge and personal development that only an international experience can provide.

Go Abroad China’s gap year program will provide you with all that you need; the setting is very appropriate with China’s economy commanding the attention of the world, and the language permeating further and attracting the interest of foreign friends. Take a year off, experience China with us for a complete and comprehensive program structure.... [-]


Study Abroad and Exchange

University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2018 Jamaica Kingston

Are you an overseas student looking to study at UCC? Or are you a UCC student looking for an opportunity to study abroad? The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean Abroad and Exchange programmes enable students to experience studying in new cultures and in a new country. [+]

Incoming

Are you an overseas student looking to study at UCC? Or are you a UCC student looking for an opportunity to study abroad?

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean Abroad and Exchange programmes enable students to experience studying in new cultures and a new country.

UCC is working with institutions around the world to increase the opportunities for local students to study overseas and for overseas students to experience life at UCC and become more rounded global citizens.

University students overseas can apply to study for a semester or year at UCC in any of our undergraduate degree programmes. However, students must meet the pre-requisites. Study abroad students may take a minimum of 5 courses and a maximum of 6 courses per semester unless otherwise approved. UCC will issue a transcript upon the student’s completion of the semester abroad programme.... [-]


Academic Gap Year

Tel Aviv University
Campus 1 year July 2019 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

Academic Gap Year students are integrated with the rest of the year-long study abroad programs for coursework and activities but receive extra support from our experienced program staff. [+]

If you are not yet a bachelor student, but can’t wait to come to Tel Aviv, join us for your first year of college in TAU International!

Academic Gap Year students are integrated with the rest of the year-long study abroad programs for coursework and activities but receive extra support from our experienced program staff.

During your time with us you will be able to experience all of Israel with fellow study abroad students during three exciting trips:

Northern Israel: visit Karmiel, on the northern edge of the beautiful Galilee; Kiryat Shmona, surrounded by beautiful green expanses; and the Kinneret, where you can melt in the hot springs.

Southern Israel spends a few nights in Eilat. Sip sweet tea in historic Bedouin tents, let a camel take you on a tour, give a dolphin a high five, and float away in the Dead Sea.... [-]


English PLUS Course

Loxdale English Centre
Campus Full time 1 - 30 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Brighton

The English ‘Plus’ Course combines our highly popular General English course with an exciting range of cultural and educational subjects such as art, gardening, fashion, drama, screen-printing, photography, environmental studies, media, British culture and creative English. [+]

The English ‘Plus’ Course combines our highly popular General English course with an exciting range of cultural and educational subjects such as art, gardening, fashion, drama, screen-printing, photography, environmental studies, media, British culture and creative English.

On Monday afternoons you have a weekly talk and then on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, you will study the English Plus subject that you have chosen.

Getting you involved, this unique programme will give you an even broader understanding of the English language at a deeper, cultural level. You can choose to study as many subjects as you like, and you will receive friendly support and encouragement from our qualified teachers every step of the way.... [-]


Course in AQUAS – Academic qualification for University of Applied Sciences

IAS College
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Lübeck

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. [+]

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)... [-]


Spanish Course - Superintensive (20 h / week)

ALICANTE – ELE USAL
Campus Full time 1 week Open Enrollment Spain Alicante

This superintensive course offers students the possibility of combining a Spanish Language and Culture intensive course (15 hours per week) with a 5-hour per week Conversation or a Spanish for Specific Purposes course. [+]

Description

Our Spanish Language and Culture courses are intended for those students who want to learn Spanish in Alicante. They are offered at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2).

The main goal of this intensive course is to improve the students’ linguistic competence within an immersion cultural environment and through a communicative methodology in the classroom.

Our courses offer meaningful practice in grammar, vocabulary, oral and written expression, all of it by using real situations and texts.

Schedule

Monday to Friday from 9:00am a 12:30pm (with a 30-minute break) and from 13:00 to 14:00.

You will be asked to complete the oral part of the online placement test on the first day of classes so that we can determine your level of Spanish more precisely.... [-]


Preparatory Course in Italian Lifestyle, Culture & Language

Accademia del Lusso
Campus Full time 3 months July 2019 Italy 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Rome - Language & Area Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 Italy Rome

Whether you take all of your area studies courses in one theme or mix and match courses from multiple, Rome will be your classroom. Can you imagine places like the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Forum, or the Colosseum being part of your education? [+]

Overview

Explore Italian language, history, and culture when you study abroad in Rome. Customize your experience by selecting courses from our six academic themes:

Art History Early Childhood Education Film Studies History & Classics International Relations Sociology & Religious Studies

Whether you take all of your area studies courses in one theme or mix and match courses from multiple, Rome will be your classroom. Can you imagine places like the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Forum, or the Colosseum being part of your education? Our courses are experiential in nature, and we organize more than 150 course-related excursions each semester to historic, artistic, and cultural sites that take advantage of the city’s many opportunities.... [-]


CULTURAL TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG AND GAUTENG

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2019 South Africa 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 classroom engagement on the culture of South Africa. [+]

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.... [-]


Course in Intercultural Communication

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Whether you’re engaging in business across borders or cultural regions, meeting other people through international travel, working in a diverse, global organization or studying abroad, you can benefit from a better understanding of intercultural communication.

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Whether you’re engaging in business across borders or cultural regions, meeting other people through international travel, working in a diverse, global organization or studying abroad, you can benefit from a better understanding of intercultural communication.

Master the basics of intercultural communication

This free online course will focus on the basic but important concepts. It will:

help you better understand cross-cultural complexity; cultivate your awareness of your own and others’ cultural identities; highlight some notable variations in communication styles and cultural values; and signpost paths towards building your intercultural competence. We will start with a journey of self-discovery, telling each other our cultural stories and exploring different cultures. You will be amazed to see how cultures have influenced our perceptions, thinking, communication styles, values, and beliefs. Adjust to new cultural practices that come into your life ... [-]

Chinese Language and Culture Course

Ocean University of China
Campus Full time 1 semester March 2019 China Qingdao

Chinese Language and Culture Course [+]

Program Highlights Comfortable and well equip accommdation. High standards of teaching and considerate services. The college was designated as one of the HSK centers for all levels in 2007 NOCFL (Hanban). The School is committed to students' overall development and organizes many cultural and sports activities for international students. Program Description

The program is divided into Elementary Level (A, B), Intermediate Level (C, D), and Advanced Level (E).

In total, there are 18-week courses a term.

Study Place: OUC Fushan Campus, No.23 Eastern HongKong Road.

Time of Entrance Spring Semester: First Monday of March Fall Semester: First Monday of September Duration of Study 1/2-2 years Time of Application Spring Semester: First Monday of March Fall Semester: First Monday of September Entry Requirements Non-Chinese nationality Be in good health Between age 18-60 [-]