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Literature

Literature courses cover a variety of topics and text types, available in a number of languages, and they are offered at universities and academic institutions around the world. Designed for students with a professional or personal interest in literature and the written word, Literature courses are suited to full time students, working professionals or any other interested continuing education students. Credits from Literature courses can often be applied to a degree program. Other Literature courses are designed for professional development and can provide valuable qualifications in the form of a certificate or diploma to successful course graduates.

Literature courses require students to read a number of texts, think critically, and present their ideas, interpretations and insights in class or through written assignments. These courses can last anywhere from a few days to a year. Some Literature courses are available part time or online, making it possible to study Literature while managing a busy schedule away from university.

If you could benefit from the in depth investigation of written works within your academic area of interest, read more about Literature courses at the featured universities and schools listed below. You can narrow your search using the drop-down menus below.

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Gap Year or Semester in China

EF Gap Year
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months Open Enrollment China Beijing

Travel to China for a semester or year and learn Mandarin in a city filled with exhilarating contrasts, from the epic scale of its imperial palaces to the intimate charm of the Hutong alleyways. Don't be left behind, immerse yourself in the world's most populated nation to remain competitive in the global marketplace. [+]

Travel to China for a semester or year and learn Mandarin in a city filled with exhilarating contrasts, from the epic scale of its imperial palaces to the intimate charm of the Hutong alleyways. Don't be left behind, immerse yourself in the world's most populated nation to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.... [-]


Literature Courses - Russian

Derzhavin Institute
Campus Part time 1 week Open Enrollment Russia St. Petersburg

This course type comprises 10-afternoon lessons in a mini-group. The course could be taken only in combination with the

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This course type comprises 10-afternoon lessons in a mini-group. The course could be taken only in combination with the Standard group course. This course is aimed at University students who specialize in Russian culture and literature. This course will allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of the foremost problems and ideas that the writers were contemplating. With the guidance of our experienced teachers, students will discuss and analyze features of the authors' styles and appreciate the power of the texts in the original. - Minimum admission age: 16 - Course starts: upon request - Minimum course duration: 1 week - Levels available: block 1 A 2.2 - B 1.2, block 2 B 2.2 - C 1.1 - Timetable: Mon-Fri, 9.30 a.m – 1.00 p.m. (Standard group course). Mon-Fri 13:30 – 15:00 - Number of students per class – 3-5 (min. 2)... [-]


Course: Dublin - Writer's Program

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2018 Ireland Dublin Hong Kong + 1 more

Whether you approach writing as a future vocation or as a creative outlet, our courses help you discover and explore your voice and hone your craft. From short story writing and the graphic novel to digital communication and writing for the screen, our courses cover a wide variety of styles and genres. [+]

Overview

The celebrated lines of W.B. Yeats, the creation of James Joyce’s “universal city” in Ulysses, the stage of the Abbey Theatre, the blogs of The Irish Times—writers in Ireland have used words and images to inspire, inform, persuade, and entertain their readers for centuries. As they moved into the digital age, writers reached larger and more diverse audiences through platforms that did not exist even a decade ago. Through the study of contemporary Irish authors, as well as those of the past, our Writer’s Program is designed to inspire and challenge writers to elevate their skills to the next level. Whether you approach writing as a future vocation or as a creative outlet, our courses help you discover and explore your voice and hone your craft. From short story writing and the graphic novel to digital communication and writing for the screen, our courses cover a wide variety of styles and genres. Choose from a range of writing-related courses, Irish studies courses, or an internship or service learning placement to create your 15-credit program. Participating in a writing-focused internship or service learning placement and accompanying seminar is a unique way to apply what you’re learning in your writing classes within a real-world setting. Each semester, an anthology of all types of student work will be compiled, and you'll also have the option of reading it in front of an audience. Dublin will also be your classroom. Inspiration abounds in this city that writers such as Samuel Beckett, Oscar... [-]


Buenos Aires - Advanced Spanish Immersion

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires Hong Kong + 1 more

Specially designed for students with advanced Spanish language proficiency, our program allows you to build on your language skills as you immerse yourself in the culture of Argentina. In addition to advanced language study at our Buenos Aires Center, you choose from a variety of Spanish-taught IES Abroad area studies courses focusing on the following areas: [+]

Overview

You read, write, and speak Spanish well—so why not take your education to the next level? Live and study in Buenos Aires, where the local people are open and interested in speaking Spanish with you and helping you learn their language, history, and cultures. Specially designed for students with advanced Spanish language proficiency, our program allows you to build on your language skills as you immerse yourself in the culture of Argentina. In addition to advanced language study at our Buenos Aires Center, you choose from a variety of Spanish-taught IES Abroad area studies courses focusing on the following areas:

Literature & the Arts People, Politics & Economies of Latin America ... [-]

Itinerary Of Fantastic Literature And Science Fiction

Escuela de Escritores
Campus or Online Part time 3 years October 2018 Spain Spain Online Madrid + 1 more

Centaurs beyond Orion is a three-level curriculum - spread over three academic years - designed for the training of fictional literature writers. [+]

How to write fantastic, science fiction and horror

Centaurs beyond Orion is a three-level curriculum - spread over three academic years - designed for the training of fictional literature writers.

This itinerary is for all those lovers of fantasy genres who want to train as writers and find a cozy atmosphere in which to share their stories and their tastes with colleagues and teachers. In these three courses, you will learn how to develop yourself as a writer, to correctly use resources and stylistic tools, and to plan and carry out the writing of a literary project (book of stories or novel) of fantasy genre.

You will also know how to work specifically in each of the fantasist genres; a term coined by one of our teachers that brings together all those genres that are not realistic, such as fantastic terror, epic fantasy, science fiction, wonderful literature, magical realism, steampunk, fantastique, etc.... [-]


Itinerary Of Children's And Youth Literature

Escuela de Escritores
Campus or Online Part time 2 years October 2018 Spain Spain Online Madrid + 1 more

There was once a two-level curriculum - spread over two academic years - specifically designed for the training of children's and young adult writers. [+]

How to write for children and young people

There once was a two-level curriculum - distributed in two academic years - specifically designed for the training of writers of children and youth literature.

The objective of the itinerary is for the student to acquire a structured method of writing, as well as knowledge of the history and fundamentals of Children's and Youth Literature and the tools and strategies necessary to develop in the publishing world: relationships with publishers, agents, institutions, methods of promotion and diffusion of the work, etc.

Objectives of the Itinerary

Over two years, the student will acquire the necessary techniques to design his own editorial project, from the initial idea to the last correction, and will be prepared to manage it within the editorial scope of children and youth. You will also have acquired a working method that you can apply to your future works.... [-]


Course in Ancient Greece

American College of Norway
Campus Full time Part time 1 semester January 2018 Norway Moss + 1 more

A study of Greek prehistory and history to the end of the Hellenistic era. Greek achievements in art, commerce, literature, politics, religion, science, and technology are surveyed. [+]

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.

A study of Greek prehistory and history to the end of the Hellenistic era. Greek achievements in art, commerce, literature, politics, religion, science, and technology are surveyed.

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Introduction to Literature and Culture Course: Graphic Narratives and Magical Realities

American College of Norway
Campus Full time Part time 1 semester January 2018 Norway Moss + 1 more

The course will explore Graphic Narratives as genre, covering broad themes of Fantasy, Magic Realism, and Feminism. First, we will explore the different forms that Graphic Narratives take, including books and web comics, alongside how they differ from super-hero comics and Japanese manga. [+]

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.

The course will explore Graphic Narratives as genre, covering broad themes of Fantasy, Magic Realism, and Feminism.

First, we will explore the different forms that Graphic Narratives take, including books and web comics, alongside how they differ from super-hero comics and Japanese manga. During this time, we will also discuss how reading and interpreting images affects our understanding of the texts.

After discussing Graphic Narratives as a genre, we will read several examples that touch on themes of Fantasy & Magical Realism, each with a unique and distinctly feminine perspective. Students will consider topics such as how Fantasy and Popular Culture influence our everyday lives, how authors portray women in this genre, and how the genre of Graphic Narratives informs our conversations and thinking about these topics. ... [-]


Creative Writing and Literature Gap Year programme

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 10 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Yarnton Oxford + 1 more

The ideal programme both for students who wish to write for a living and those who wish to expand their literary horizons in order to gain a head start ahead of going to university. [+]

Even if your interest in creative writing and literature is that of a hobbyist rather than an academic, the skills you can expect to gain from this course will be highly transferable to other areas, particularly within the humanities. The emphasis of the course is not only on developing a deeper understanding of your chosen subject area, but also in training broader skills in research, communication, analysis and independent study.

The Extended Project

As with all of the Oxford Gap Year programmes, the Creative Writing and Literature course focuses on the production of an extended piece of writing that the student must research and produce independently under the guidance of our tutors. Students on the Creative Writing and Literature Gap Year programme have the choice to write an academic thesis, such as an evaluation of a particular text or texts, or to focus on producing an extended piece of creative writing, which might be a series of poems, a novella, a collection of short stories or something else along similar lines.... [-]


Course in Spanish-American literature

Kulturstudier
Campus Full time 1 semester August 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

This subject provides an introduction to Spanish-American literature. The course is offered in combination with Spanish to obtain 30 credits. Our partner for this course is Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires. [+]

Course in Spanish-American literature

Study location: Buenos Aires, Argentina This subject provides an introduction to Spanish-American literature. The course is offered in combination with Spanish to obtain 30 credits. Our partner for this course is Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires.

What will you learn?

The course provides an introduction to Spanish-American literature, from modernism to the present. Representative texts from different countries and genres, give the students an overview of main literary trends. This program provides insight into basic literary analysis. You learn to comment on the course literature and will be able to put this in the relevant literature historical context.... [-]


Courses Literature and Linguistics

Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Campus Full time February 2018 Brazil São Paulo

This program aims at exploring a wide range of topics in Portuguese language, brazilian literature, literatures in English, Comparative literature, translation Studies, Cultural Studies. the courses will focus on issues such [+]

This program aims at exploring a wide range of topics in Portuguese language, Brazilian literature, literatures in English, Comparative Literature, translation Studies, Cultural Studies. The courses will focus on issues such as discursive and textual structure of Portuguese language, genre, teaching/learning languages, literary theory, translation theory.

Courses: Brazilian Short Stories and Cinema: Modern and Contemporary Visions Educating and Self Cultivating Literature: The Bildungsroman (novel of self cultivation) as a Genre Elizabeth Bishop: Brazil Through the Eyes of an American Poet Introduction to Comparative Literature Language Awareness and Implications for Teaching, Learning and Instructional Interaction Language Policy Literature and History Literature in Early Childhood Reading Brazil through Literature Spoken Language: Research Perspectives and Principles in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Translation Theory and Research Methods in Translation Studies [-]

Course - Russian poetry of the Silver Age

Russian State University For The Humanities
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Moscow

The course includes 16 classes: 4 lectures and 12 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the Silver Age poetry, including Symbolism, Acmeism, Futurism, etc. Lectures serve as general introduction to the brief history of Russia and culture [+]

Course - Russian poetry of the Silver Age

Language: English

Time of courses: Available starting academic year 2013-2014

Any semester if a group assembles

The course includes 16 classes: 4 lectures and 12 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the Silver Age poetry, including Symbolism, Acmeism, Futurism, etc. Lectures serve as general introduction to the brief history of Russia and culture, and to the general principles of analyzing poetry, including formal analysis. The syllabus includes, among other, poems by V. Bruisov, A. Blok, A. Akhmatova, O. Mandelshtam, N. Gumilev, V. Mayakovsky, V, Khlebnikov, M. Tsvetaeva. After one or two sample poem analyses presented by the lecturer, the students present their own readings of the poems they select from the reading list. The course involves an active use of various visual aids, and students are encouraged to draw upon non-visual arts such as music. The course requirements include class presentations, participation in class discussion, and two papers: a mid-term paper of 10-15 pages, and a final paper of 20-25 pages.... [-]


Course - 20th century Russian literature

Russian State University For The Humanities
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Moscow

The course includes 16 classes: 10 lectures and 6 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the late 19th - early 20th century Russian literature before the revolution, during [+]

Course - 20th century Russian literature

Language: English

Time of courses: Available starting academic year 2012-2013

Any semester if a group assembles

The course includes 16 classes: 10 lectures and 6 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the late 19th- early 20thcentury Russian literature before the revolution, during the Soviet times, and after the collapse of the USSR in the 1991. The reading list includes Silver Age poetry and prose, works by M. Gorky, I. Babel, M. Bulgakov, N. Ostrovsky, M. Zoshchenko, A. Akmatova, B. Pasternak, V. Pelevin, and others. The lectures serve to give the students a brief introduction to the Russian history and culture and to provide them with the tools necessary to perform their own analysis of selected works from the syllabus; their readings of individual literary works will be presented at seminars to be further discussed with in class. The course requirements include class presentations, participation in class discussion, and two papers: a mid-term paper of 10-15 pages, and a final paper of 20-25 pages.... [-]