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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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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 [+]

Best Course Studies in Literature 2017/2018. 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) Additional mini-group afternoon course "Golden age of Russian literature" Block 1 (levels A 2.2. – B 1.2.) - maximum duration 2 weeks Topics - Pushkin - Lermontov - Turgenev - Dostoevskij - Chehov - Gogol - Tolstoj Price per week: 150 euro Block 2 (levels B 2.2. - C 1.1.) Topics - Chaadaev - Pushkin - Nekrasov - Dostoevskij - Chehov - Tutchev - Gogol - Tolstoj Price per week: 150 euro Additional mini-group afternoon course "Russian literature of the 20th century - silver age Block 1 (levels A 2.2. – B 1.2.)- maximum duration 2 weeks Topics - symbolism -... [-]

Itinerary Of Fantastic Literature And Science Fiction

Escuela de Escritores
Campus or Online Part time 3 years October 2017 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. Thanks to this approach, you can develop your facet of writer in any of the named genres. So, if you like to write science fiction this is your house, even when your companion what excites you is magical realism. Objectives of the Itinerary The main objective is that you leave the itinerary with enough ability to manage future literary projects and carry them out with the security and confidence that every writer needs and that will give you the completion of a project with the help of the tutor. You will also acquire a method and a discipline... [-]

Itinerary Of Children's And Youth Literature

Escuela de Escritores
Campus or Online Part time 2 years October 2017 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Literature 2017/2018. 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. In order to achieve these objectives, there were once invited to talk with the students authors, editors, literary agents, illustrators ... School of Writers counts for this course with the collaboration of publishers such as SM, Edebé or Maeva, who will read those works that the cloister considered appropriate for their collections. Given the good relationship between the current literature for children and young people and new technologies, the itinerary also contemplates the student's training in this field: social networks, new formats and digital supports. The two courses of the itinerary Each course of the Itinerary... [-]

Course: Dublin - Writer's Program

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 Ireland Dublin

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 Wilde,... [-]

Buenos Aires - Advanced Spanish Immersion

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

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: [+]

Best Course Studies in Literature 2017/2018. 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 You can enroll in courses at local universities, including the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and the Pontifica Universidad Católica Argentina, where you’ll experience the Argentine educational system first-hand and enjoy access to local student activities. Maybe you’ll make some Argentine friends while you’re at it. Buenos Aires will be your classroom. During your semester in Buenos Aires, you’ll participate in more than 30 cultural events and trips, taking you in and around the city to experience life as a local resident does and better understand the city’s cultures. Perfect your Spanish skills and make new friends while chatting with local students in between classes. Enjoy social events at the IES Abroad Center with language partners and Argentine students. In Buenos Aires, you can add international work experience to... [-]

Creative Writing and Literature Gap Year programme

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 10 weeks January 2018 United Kingdom Yarnton

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. The quiet and reflective atmosphere of Yarnton Manor is highly conducive to writing and previous residents have found that whether strolling in the grounds or sitting in the manor house, inspiration strikes at all times. Support from academic tutors and small group tutorials ensure that students remain motivated and are equipped with the tools necessary to produce their work to the highest standard. Many great writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman have found inspiration in... [-]

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Literature 2017/2018. 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. [-]

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. Students will be expected to write several short responses to the readings throughout the course, along with two papers of varying lengths. Possible texts may include an assortment of brief readings on related topics and core texts such as Stand Still, Stay Silent; Nimona, Coraline; In Real Life; and Anya’s Ghost. [-]

Course in Spanish-American literature

Kulturstudier
Campus Full time 1 semester January 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Literature 2017/2018. 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. Combined with Spanish You study Spanish American literature in combination with one of the three Spanish levels below and a course in Argentinian history: Beginner - Spanish 1 and pre-course Intermediate - Spanish 1 Advanced - Spanish 2 More on the possible course combinations In English or in Spanish? Spanish-American Literature is taught both in English and in Spanish. Spanish-American Literature 1 is taught in English and Spanish-American Literature 2 in Spanish. Students and faculty come from many countries. If English is not your native language you will soon experience that your English skills improve rapidly. This will benefit you in future master studies and in your career, where the expectation is that you can perform as good in English as in the native language. The structure of the semester Self-study period: before you travel to Argentina, you have... [-]

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 20th century 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.... [-]


Post-Baccalaureate Year

Studio Art Centers International - SACI Florence
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Italy Florence

This intense and rich year of study, offers graduate students a challenging study opportunity in Studio Art or Art Conservation. SACI’s mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging, life-enhancing experience in the center of Florence in traditional and contemporary studio arts, design and conservation. Students directly access centuries of Italian culture through a wide range of courses of academic excellence. SACI engages in leading areas of research and exploration, interacts with the community through artistic and social programs, and prepares students to excel in their chosen field. [+]

Post-Baccalaureate Year

 

This intense and rich year of study, offers graduate students a challenging study opportunity in Studio Art or Art Conservation.Students select a Major Discipline in one of the available fields and participate in the Graduate Seminar relative to their discipline, which is central to the study experience. Post-Bac students also visit artists’ studios, museums, galleries, and conservation laboratories. The Graduate Seminars explore a wide variety of approaches—from traditional to cutting edge—and connect students to Italian art, culture, and leading contemporary artists, critics, art historians, and conservators.The Graduate Seminar in Studio Art focuses on the role and identity of the contemporary artist in society, with particular emphasis on the impact of the arts in Italy both today and in the past. Field trips include visits to the Venice Biennale; contemporary art fairs; exhibitions at the Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato and many other galleries, studios, and museums. Significant amounts of time are devoted to studio work, developing skills and understanding content. Students receive individual graduate studio space within a Renaissance palazzo in the heart of Florence, where they create a documented body of artistic work, make presentations on their art, and participate in a major end-of-year graduate exhibition.Students have the rare opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary conservation techniques in the Graduate Seminar in Art Conservation. After choosing a specialized field, students work hands-on restoring paintings and/or artifacts that are part of Italy’s recognized cultural heritage. They meet in class with Italy’s top conservators, with... [-]