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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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35 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
August 2019
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
July 2019
Full-time
3 months
Campus
IES Abroad

In this program, you can choose from a series of courses on Art History, Cultural Studies, Literature, and more. Barcelona will be your classroom. ... [+]

Why Barcelona?

Lively. Innovative. Vibrant. These are all words you can use to describe Barcelona and its rich culture. The city is a feast for your senses. See the legendary works of Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Antoni Tàpies. Taste the mouthwatering calçots with romesco sauce, paella, and crema catalana. Smell the fresh fruits, meats, and cheeses at La Boqueria. Touch history itself when you tour the Gothic Quarter and take in Barcelona’s past. Hear the sounds of the bustling city streets, from street performers to the locals speaking Spanish and Catalan. This—and so much more—awaits you in Barcelona.

What You'll Study

In this program, you can choose from a series of courses on Art History, Cultural Studies, Literature, and more. Barcelona will be your classroom. All of our courses feature course-related trips and numerous faculty-led visits to museums, monuments, and sites around the city. Imagine studying the work of Antoni Gaudí whilst visiting the Sagrada Familia! Study the early works of Picasso and head to the Picasso Museum to see the vast collection of his great works.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 semesters
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
February 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Almeria

Among the new perspectives that must be considered in an ELE course is the growing interest in the presence of culture in the programs, according to the conviction that l ... [+]

Introduction

Among the new perspectives that must be considered in an ELE course is the growing interest in the presence of culture in the programs, according to the conviction that learning a language without reference to the community that speaks it is a difficult task and little enriching. The communicative approach, which currently seems to be the most effective in language learning, requires the insertion of the cultural since it is a didactic orientation that takes into account the idea that not only linguistic competence is important, but also also extra-linguistic competition. What we intend is to offer students a program where cultural content serves as a starting point or platform for the presentation of the linguistic system. Even more when the student ventures to learn a language in the target country, he is immersed in a process of personal enrichment in the deepest sense; is interested in the culture of the country and therefore we must provide all the means to understand it. It is a context of total immersion. In the classes within the classroom, from the beginning, essential socio-cultural contents are introduced to satisfy immediate needs in the society in which the students are immersed. These contents also act as conversation topics, in this way it is a forum for socio-cultural debate in a round trip that goes from language to culture and from culture to language. Classes outside the classroom, guided visits to representative elements of the province, both signs of the past and samples of the... [-]

Spain Almería
July 2019
Full-time
4 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 2019
Full-time
60 hours
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
August 2019
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
January 2020
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
Palazzo Spinelli Group

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 t ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Full-time
1500 hours
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
Mente Argentina

Mente Argentina has designed a unique volunteer experience in Argentina, which is the perfect way to meet new people, immerse yourself in Argentine culture and make a dif ... [+]

Volunteer Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mente Argentina has designed a unique volunteer experience in Argentina, which is the perfect way to meet new people, immerse yourself in Argentine culture and make a difference abroad.

As part of the Mente Argentina Volunteer Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, you will work on locally run projects that benefit the community and improve the environment in which they live.

You will become part of the local community in Buenos Aires and have the kind of authentic cultural experience that tourists dream about.While working on your project, you will make lasting friendships and meet fun travel companions. You will also have time free to travel and head out on your own adventures or explore Argentina and South America with other Mente Argentina Participants!... [-]

Argentina Buenos Aires
February 2020
Full-time
4 - 18 weeks
Campus
Ocean University of China

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 Septemb... [-]
China Qingdao
March 2020
Full-time
1 semester
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
International School of Advanced Learning

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 b ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 4 weeks
Campus