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 August 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. ... [-]


Mo Gao Grotto Culture Heritage Volunteer

Wanderlust Exchange China
Campus 5 weeks May 2019 China Shanghai

The Mogao caves are best known of the Chinese Buddhism grottoes, and together with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. As one of the World Heritage sites in China, the caves contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. As a volunteer at Mogao caves, you will learn about the history of Mogao Grottoes, and introduce them to worldwide visitors. [+]

Overview

The Mogao caves are best known of the Chinese Buddhism grottoes, and together with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. As one of the World Heritage sites in China, the caves contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. As a volunteer at Mogao caves, you will learn about the history of Mogao Grottoes, and introduce them to worldwide visitors.

Location of the project: Dunhuang, China

Starting time: May 2019/ May 2020

Project length: 5 weeks

Arrival airport: Shanghai Pudong Airport

Program fee: 600 USD

What's included Accommodation - Shared accommodation/private room Food - 3 meals per day Airport - Pick up and transfer Orientation - Introduction to China, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement, Sightseeing in Shanghai Support - 24/7 support Activity - Various cultural immersion activities on a monthly basis for interns to know about quintessential Chinese culture What's not included Return flights from your home country to Shanghai Domestic transportation in China ( from Shanghai to Dunhuang) Visa fee International insurance Other personal expenses Mandarin classes (we can assist you to sign up for Mandarin classes if you would like to learn the language) Requirements 18-45 years old Intermediate level of Mandarin language skills Secondary school diploma and above Good in health Clean criminal record Application process Submit your CV Interview with our program manager Interview with volunteer recruitment team... [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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)... [-]


English PLUS Course

Loxdale English Centre
Campus Full time 1 - 30 weeks April 2019 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Berlin - Metropolitan & Urban Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2019 Germany Berlin

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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 Exploring English: Language and Culture

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills. [+]

Why join the course?

This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in finding out more about British culture and improving their English language skills.

The course will use short videos to present a different topic each week, including English as a global language, the environment, entrepreneurship and literature. Filmed in Great Britain, these videos will help you to develop your listening skills as you watch authentic examples of people speaking English. Our experienced tutor will examine some of the language used in the videos and will draw your attention to useful points that will help you improve your spoken and written English.

The course does not follow a language syllabus but takes authentic English in context as its starting point. Short quizzes and discussions will help you measure your understanding and practise your English throughout the course. At the end of each week, you will be asked to describe your own feelings and experiences about that week’s topic in a short piece of writing.... [-]


GROUP PROGRAMS

Outward Bound Costa Rica
Campus Full time 3 - 85 days Open Enrollment Costa Rica San José

Our customized group courses are designed to meet the goals of the high school, university, and other organizational, social or civic groups. Group courses utilize a wilderness-based classroom, service learning, and cultural immersion to cultivate leadership, team building, and personal growth in a bilingual setting.

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Course length ranges from 3 days to several week expeditions. Groups must have at least 5 participants and there is no limit to the number of participants overall. Spanish language and culture courses are the core of our organization, revealing a Costa Rica that most will never have the opportunity to experience. Activities range from trekking through remote rainforest with local guides and practicing language skills to making traditional meals alongside homestay families and contributing to sustainable living and conservation efforts. Leadership development courses facilitate experiences that encourage personal growth and team building for outdoor educators, sports teams, and peer leaders alike.... [-]


Brazilian and African Portuguese

CIAL - Centro de Linguas
Campus Full time Part time 4 weeks October 2019 Portugal Lisbon Faro + 2 more

Students will not only learn the characteristics of the chosen variant, but will also get information on the specific social and economical traits of that country. [+]

BRAZILIAN AND AFRICAN PORTUGUESE

Individual Lessons or Private Groups

Available for starting at any date for chosen length of course.

Specific materials and experienced teachers of Brazilian and African origin or background. Students will not only learn the characteristics of the chosen variant, but will also get information on the specific social and economical traits of that country.

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Masters in Management of Cultural and Artistic Events

Palazzo Spinelli Group
Campus Full time 1500 hours October 2019 Italy Florence

The main task of this Masters is to provide the required knowledge and skills to prepare and organize exhibitions and art events and to programme cultural events in all their steps from the first drafting to the management of the technical organisation aspects such as the co-ordination of human resources and collaborators. [+]

The main task of this Masters is to provide the required knowledge and skills to prepare and organize exhibitions and art events and to programme cultural events in all their steps from the first drafting to the management of the technical organisation aspects such as the co-ordination of human resources and collaborators.

Context

The management of art and cultural events is a rapidly growing field within the service sector not only for its recreational qualities, but also for its power of communication and for its relationship with cultural heritage stakeholders. In order to create some more innovative and appealing events, applicants are expected to develop new and advanced skills in terms of marketing, communication and management strategies and to deepen their knowledge in the fields of History of Art, Museology, Museography and Fund Raising.... [-]