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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Course: The Jamaican Cultural Immersion Programme

University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2018 Jamaica Kingston

This programme is a two (2) week long, three (3) credit offering which explores the Jamaican culture through an intensive (on-campus) study and field experience. Topics include overviews of the linguistic, historical, geographical, socio-political, economic, and artistic expressions of the country. [+]

Overview

This programme is a two (2) week long, which explores the Jamaican culture through an intensive (on-campus) study and field experience. Topics include overviews of the linguistic, historical, geographical, socio-political, economic, and artistic expressions of the country. You will have an intensive combination of coursework, workshops and immersion experiences.

Features of the Programme 2 weeks 21 lessons per week tuition and class materials exciting cultural and leisure activities meals international medical insurance residence or homestay airport transfer [-]

Preparatory Course in Italian Lifestyle, Culture & Language

Accademia del Lusso
Campus Full time 3 months July 2018 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.... [-]


Course: Milan - Italy Today

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 Italy Milan Hong Kong + 1 more

Ciao! Pack your bags and get ready to indulge your creative side in this modern city that is known for its world-class art, architecture, design, business and finance activities, and fashion. Absorb all that Milan has to offer through IES Abroad Milan’s wide variety of courses, internships, and cultural activities. [+]

Overview

Ciao! Pack your bags and get ready to indulge your creative side in this modern city that is known for its world-class art, architecture, design, business and finance activities, and fashion. Absorb all that Milan has to offer through IES Abroad Milan’s wide variety of courses, internships, and cultural activities. No matter what level of Italian you speak, we invite you to study here and experience Milan’s rich culture. You will be placed in an IES Abroad Italian language course that’s been designed for you based on your language level. Our Italy Today Program also offers courses in liberal arts and social sciences, all of which address aspects of contemporary Italian society. Courses are taught by highly qualified experts in their fields. You also have the opportunity to take courses at one of six local universities. Two partner institution courses are included in the cost of the Italy Today Program. Milan will be your classroom. Only in Milan can you marvel at the grandeur of the Duomo, see the artistic detail of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in person, find classical manuscripts at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, and feel the pulse of this world fashion capital by strolling through the designers’ retail heaven known as the “quadrilatero della moda.” From visiting the spectacular infrastructure created for the World Expo of 2015, hosted in Milan, to surveying Italian design and fashion, you'll explore the innovative nature of this city. We want you to feel at home in Milan so... [-]


GAP YEAR & SEMESTER COURSES

Outward Bound Costa Rica
Campus Full time 65 - 85 days February 2018 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 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)... [-]


ESL Cultural Exposure Course

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

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.... [-]


CULTURAL TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG AND GAUTENG

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2018 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 wellknown African tribes, who have their home in South Africa. Representatives of these tribes facilitated the design of the cultural villages to ensure an 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: American Language and Culture Training (ALCI)

California State University San Marcos
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Marcos

If you are looking for Intensive Academic Preparation, you will find excellent English language instruction on a beautiful, new, safe campus in sunny Southern California. [+]

Course: American Language and Culture Training (ALCI)

If you are looking for Intensive Academic Preparation, you will find excellent English language instruction on a beautiful, new, safe campus in sunny Southern California. We offer Conditional Admission and TOEFL waiver for students who want to attend CSU San Marcos for a degree.

The ALCI also offers semester abroad in the US with Semester at CSU San Marcos for international university-level students not seeking a degree. With a high level of English, you may enroll in university classes for credit for one or more semesters.

Our fun in the sun American Culture Experience combines excursions to Southern California tourist attractions and English instruction for groups and individuals. ... [-]


Masters in Management of Cultural Heritage

Palazzo Spinelli Group
Campus Full time 1500 hours February 2018 Italy Florence

The Masters aims to prepare graduate applicants who intend to work in the cultural heritage sector. It equips students with a perfect balance of academic and vocational skills with a practical and experienced approach. [+]

The Masters aims to prepare graduate applicants who intend to work in the cultural heritage sector. It equips students with a perfect balance of academic and vocational skills with a practical and experienced approach.

Context

In the last few decades, museums, art work and cultural heritage generally had never aroused much interest and had no social relevance until the first art collection in the 18th century. The number of audiences who have a growing sensitivity and interest in cultural heritage have risen significantly, due to the establishment of new museums, renovations of historic buildings, the proliferation of temporary exhibitions, the rise of new forms of cultural tourism, and the restoration and conservation of cultural amenities. In the face of this phenomenon, there have not been a renewal of forms in the financing and management of facilities devoted to providing more complex and varied services to the public. Also, if Italy is considered to be a model in regards to the initiatives of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage artworks, then there is an undeniable gap between Italy and many industrialized countries, in terms of marketing, communicatio, realization and management strategies. ... [-]


Volunteer in Costa Rica with ILISA

ILISA Language School
Campus Full time 1 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment Costa Rica San Pedro

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. [+]

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 expanding their knowledge and awareness on a specific area.

Program highlights Enjoy an educational and practical experience in Costa Rica Immerse completely in the country’s culture and lifestyle Participate actively in academic reflections and dialogues Lend a hand and work side by side with locals in a community Learn from dynamic and top notch teachers [-]

Chinese Language and Culture Course

Ocean University of China
Campus Full time 1 semester March 2018 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 [-]

Course: Marist-LdM Experience (for Visiting Students)

Marist College - Italy
Campus Full time August 2018 Italy Florence

Italy is one of the most amazing study environments in the world and has been a popular destination for study abroad for many years. The combination of renaissance wonders amid a thriving modern Italian culture and creative arts has [+]

Italy is one of the most amazing study environments in the world and has been a popular destination for study abroad for many years. The combination of renaissance wonders amid a thriving modern Italian culture and creative arts has been enjoyed by Marist undergraduates for over 15 years. Several years ago Marist extended its program to include students visiting from other colleges and universities around the world.

The Marist-LdM Experience has been designed with a special remote pre-departure program that helps students in all locations prepare for their study abroad experience. All Marist Students have access to the vast resources of Italian life: museums, festivals, music, opera, and an unrivaled architectural history. Students enrolled in the Marist-LdM Experience are able to select from a series of special excursions and events are offered to encourage cultural immersion and foster travel opportunities giving students an opportunity to see more of Italy. Students may choose Florence, Rome, Tuscania, Venice or the 3 Cities program where students travel to three cities in the course of the semester.... [-]


Portuguese Language and Culture

Dialogo - study in Brazil
Campus Part time 1 - 24 weeks Open Enrollment Brazil Salvador

The main objective of the course is to bring students to achieve good communication skills in Portuguese, with success. This means that not only will be taught the grammar and vocabulary, but also listening, reading, writing and oral production, whether in formal or colloquial contexts. An introduction to the Brazilian way of life, customs and social mores, politics and culture is also an important part of the... [+]

The main objective of the course is to bring students to achieve good communication skills in Portuguese, with success. This means that not only will be taught the grammar and vocabulary, but also listening, reading, writing and oral production, whether in formal or colloquial contexts. An introduction to the Brazilian way of life, customs and social mores, politics and culture is also an important part of the lessons.

Classes are divided as follows: grammatical structures (25 %), understanding and writing (25 %), comprehension and oral production (30%) and technical vocabulary (20 %). This variety makes the most dynamic and fun classes as well as being an effective way to improve and enhance language skills.... [-]


Semester Abroad Program

Ukrainian Catholic University
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2018 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.... [-]