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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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44 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
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
September 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
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
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
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
April 2019
Full-time
1 - 30 weeks
Campus
ALICANTE – ELE USAL

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 Convers ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Alicante
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Wanderlust Exchange China

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 scu ... [+]

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, ChinaStarting time: May 2019/ May 2020Project length: 5 weeksArrival airport: Shanghai Pudong AirportProgram fee: 600 USD

What's included Accommodation - Shared accommodation/private... [-]
China Shanghai
May 2019
5 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
July 2019
Full-time
3 months
Campus
BAU International Academy of Rome

Italian for Foreigners [50H from JULY 15 to AUGUST 10] ... [+]

Italian for Foreigners [50H from JULY 15 to AUGUST 10]

For Students from BAU, this Module is equivalent to GEP0410

Contents

This course is for beginners and pre-intermediate speakers to gain the ability to engage in basic to meaningful conversations about Art and Culture.

This module requires 50 contact hours of frontal classes, on the road conversations and discussions of real issues of daily life from July 15 to August 10.

Assessment

Oral and grammar skills gained through the course will be assessed at the end of the program with a written examination and Q&A session

Admission requirements:

After filling the online form please send us an email to: info@baurome.Com with the following documents:... [-]

Italy Rome
July 2019
Full-time
50 hours
Campus
University of Almeria

The strong impact caused amongst foreign students in regards to Mediterranean culture, customs, and traditions, makes it advisable to impart this course in which the inte ... [+]

Introduction

The strong impact caused amongst foreign students in regards to Mediterranean culture, customs, and traditions, makes it advisable to impart this course in which the intensive divulgation of Mediterranean culture will be paired up with guidance regarding college students' health, their possible worries about it and their integration in a university campus such us hours, that has the maintenance of health as one of its objectives. The myths and topics about Mediterranean culture must be substituted from the very first moment by truthful, ample, rigorous and strictly academic information. Therefore, introducing foreign students to a viewpoint which combines the characteristics of Mediterranean culture with the insight that, in this case, the Universidad de Almería can give about itself as located within the time and space of an environment that aspires to have its own identity and singularity. ... [-]

Spain Almería
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
IES Abroad

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 prestigio ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
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
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
Dialogo - study in Brazil

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 gramma ... [+]

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.... [-]

Brazil Salvador
Open Enrollment
Part-time
1 - 24 weeks
Campus