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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
Bayswater College

Explore London is a standard general English course combined with teacher-led activities in London after class. Each week we explore a theme, and we have developed a task ... [+]

Explore London is a standard general English course combined with teacher-led activities in London after class.

Each week we explore a theme, and we have developed a task-based curriculum that will allow you to interact with Londoners and get to know the city, along with your teacher.

The Course Will Help You:

Practice the English you have learned in the classroom while exploring London themed topics with your classmates.

Key Facts: 30 lessons per week 20 lessons of morning Standard English 10 lessons of activities in London with your teacher

Expect to be out of class every day!

Themes: Art & Culture Visit museums and galleries Royal Opera House, concerts, etc Famous film locations London’s Villages: Notting Hill, Hampstead, Maida Vale, Brixton etc. Food Student Story ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 11 weeks
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
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Full-time
3 months
Campus
Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with t ... [+]

“La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course

Offered by our schools in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with their history and their wide cultural offerings. It can be taken for either one or two weeks in pre-established dates.

The course is organized into 2 parts: the first one is dedicated to studying the language with 4 lessons a day of Intensive Italian Language Course, which takes place in the mornings, while the second is dedicated to culture and recreation, with a rich program of afternoon and evening activities.

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Italy Florence Milan Rome Siena  + 1 More
March 2020
Italian
Full-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

An IES Internship abroad develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your caree ... [+]

Overview

Intern abroad this semester in Santiago — the economic, political, and cultural capital of Chile. Beyond the bustling city center, Santiago is surrounded by mountain ranges on either side and is an easy drive to the Pacific coast. A summer internship in Santiago is the perfect way to explore this South American metropolis and its nearby natural wonders, increase your Spanish language skills, and gain experience in education, health, business, and government, to name a few.

Commute to your internship via the Santiago Metro, South America’s largest metro system. Step out for a stroll at lunch and visit the Mercado Central to enjoy some congrio frito (fried local Chilean fish) and puree de papas (mashed potatoes).... [-]

Chile Santiago
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Full-time
1 semester
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
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
Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
60 hours
Campus
Loxdale English Centre

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, ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Brighton
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Full-time
1 - 30 weeks
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
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
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
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
Chichester College

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 perfec ... [+]

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom Pulborough Chichester
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Full-time
1 year
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
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Italian
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