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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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. ... [-]


Study Year Abroad

Chichester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


ESL Cultural Exposure Course

International School of Advanced Learning
Campus Full time 1 - 4 weeks September 2019 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.... [-]


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 November 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 2019 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Amsterdam - Study in Amsterdam

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Our Study in Amsterdam Program takes advantage of the city’s unique balance of history and contemporary culture and lets you structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and at the IES Abroad Center.

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Overview

Are you eager to take an independent, fresh look at the world—and at yourself? Let Amsterdam redefine your perspective. This progressive city is known for its cutting-edge contributions to the arts, business, politics, and social policy, and for its importance in the history of Europe and the world.

Our Study in Amsterdam Program takes advantage of the city’s unique balance of history and contemporary culture, and lets you structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and at the IES Abroad Center.

With a strong focus on internationalism, the UvA offers a wide range of courses for you to enroll in, including Conflict and Cultural Diversity, Globalization and International Relations, and Sociology. You can also choose from IES Abroad’s course offerings, in studio art, Dutch language, research, and other subjects.... [-]


Course : Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: an Introduction

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 4 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Explore the culture, language and national identity of eight countries through their books, images, slogans, and monuments [+]

Are you interested in other countries? Do you want to study and understand other cultures? This free online course will take you on a journey through a number of periods from the medieval to the modern day, from Russia to Europe and all the way to Latin America.

Explore eight countries

Together we’ll explore eight countries by looking at some of the slogans, books, monuments, and images which emerged from them over different historical periods. You will learn about the following topics:

Slogans: Franco Basaglia’s La libertà è terapeutica; Dolores Ibárruri’s ¡No pasarán!; Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’s Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch! Books: Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables; Dante’s Inferno; Ladislav Fuks’s The Cremator Monuments: The Holocaust Memorial; The Obelisk of Luxor; The Bronze Horseman Images: Bouabdellah’s video artwork ‘Belly Dancing to the Marseillaise: French Identity in Video Art’; Shepherd’s map of the Habsburg Empire; The Quauhquechollan’s cloth painting Learn with 12 cultural experts ... [-]

GAP YEAR & SEMESTER COURSES

Outward Bound Costa Rica
Campus Full time 65 - 85 days February 2019 Costa Rica San José

Our gap year and semester offerings allow students to learn and master new skills as they venture on challenging expeditions outside of the traditional classroom. [+]

Our gap year and semester courses are ideal for college students and recent high school graduates looking to test their tenacity and cultivate their personal leadership style in the unique tropical wilderness of Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua. Academic credit available for those who apply.

We have specifically designed our gap year and semester courses to be different from other outdoor programs, traditional study abroad alternatives, or any travel experience. Join us and see how much you can learn about yourself and the world around you with the tropical rainforests, rivers, and reefs as your classroom.

For over 70 years, Outward Bound worldwide has provided high impact, life skills, and leadership development adventures. ... [-]


Course: The Palestine and Arabic Studies Program

Birzeit University PAS
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Palestinian Territories Birzeit

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 [+]

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.... [-]


Semester Abroad Program

Ukrainian Catholic University
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2019 Ukraine Lviv

Semester Abroad Program is one of the UCU’s study projects offered in English for an international audience. It introduces young intellectuals different cultural backgrounds of Ukrainian heritage within the larger Central-Eastern European context. [+]

Semester Abroad Program is one of the UCU’s study projects offered in English for an international audience. It introduces young intellectuals different cultural backgrounds of Ukrainian heritage within the larger Central-Eastern European context. Our program is designed to help you discover different facets of Ukraine, including its history, culture, theology, identity, political and social life, its contemporary issues and development.

The high academic level of our program is ensured by a team of distinguished Ukrainian scholars and researchers from different disciplines communicating their academic achievements and analyses in a number of specially designed courses unparalleled in any other academic program. Their contributions will provide students with an essential overview of the topics offered.... [-]