Summer course in History

Top Summer Courses in History

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A summer course is a class taken during the summer break of a university. These courses are typically finished in no more than two months, and are offered in a wide range of subjects. Courses in humanities, including history, are very popular and are offered at many institutions.

What is a summer course in history? These intensive courses are offered by the university to present opportunities that may not be available during the regular academic calendar. While some students may use summer courses to catch up or get ahead academically, many summer courses offer highly specialized and focused programs. These classes include interesting topics such as games and history, museums and memorial sites, music in contemporary history and society, and the history and heritage of specific cultural and ethnic groups.

History students gain invaluable perspective on the world around them by learning about the past. A multitude of careers are available to people who may take a summer course in history, with a wide range of salaries and potential global applications.

The cost of a summer course in history will vary greatly from school to school and from country to country. The price will often include enrollment and registration fees, as well as the cost of books. The best way to determine the expense of a summer course is to contact the university holding the class.

As with other courses in humanities and social sciences, a summer course in history will typically prepare students for a wide range of career prospects. Traditionally, students may choose a career in education, research, information management, or business. These jobs may include journalist, librarian, historic preservationist, or legislative staff worker. The wide field of history presents many opportunities to students.

A summer course in history is an excellent way to expand your horizons and gain knowledge that may be unavailable otherwise. 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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The Scottish Enlightenment in Context

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus Full time 4 - 4 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

In this course, you will consider the key developments of the Scottish Enlightenment in areas including philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medical science, aesthetics, literature, and religious thinking. You will also have the opportunity to assess the influence of Scottish thinking on America, and the circumstances which led to the eclipse of Enlightenment thinking. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. Introducing students to the central themes, issues and theories of the Scottish Enlightenment, there will be a particular emphasis on the enduring relevance of the Enlightenment. Students will examine current approaches to the Scottish Enlightenment, and areas of contemporary debate among scholars. The course also aims to enhance students’ critical, discursive and analytical skills. The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, each discipline shedding explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment. Philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment – and it will similarly be central to our studies. Explorations of Edinburgh through guided walking tours and visits to museums and galleries will let you place Enlightenment developments in context and understand the major influences of of this historical period. http://www.summerschool.ed.ac.uk/course/scottishenlightenment [-]

London Summer - UK Today

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom London

Our UK Today Program provides you with the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and rich heritage of contemporary London through a wide range of courses—all of which apply to British history and culture. [+]

Overview Summer may just be the best time to live and learn in London. Who wouldn’t want to spend a summer here, with time to also visit all the free museums, watch movies under the stars, and explore the 400+ green spaces in the city? Our UK Today Program provides you with the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and rich heritage of contemporary London through a wide range of courses—all of which apply to British history and culture. Our unique academic experience integrates course-related excursions into virtually all courses to maximize the many opportunities for learning that London presents. This program is a great opportunity to continue your studies while using London as your classroom. All IES Abroad courses are taught by distinguished British and international faculty. Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad London City: London Country: England Program Credits: 6 credits Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisites: None Program Dates After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel. Summer 2017 Arrival: Monday, June 5, 2017 Departure: Saturday, July 22, 2017 Academics Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. You take two courses for a total of 6 semester credits. Course disciplines include: Art History Communication Cultural Studies Drama Fine Arts Film Studies History Literature Management/Business/Marketing Political Science Sociology Courses This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted,... [-]

Summer Undergraduate Session

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 6 weeks June 2018 Israel Tel Aviv

Our Academic Summer sessions offer students a diverse option of courses from different disciplines and faculties. Students have the opportunity to customize their experience by choosing two courses per session. Students can apply for each session individually or both sessions combined for a discounted rate. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. About the Program Our Academic Summer sessions offer students a diverse option of courses from different disciplines and faculties. Students have the opportunity to customize their experience by choosing two courses per session. Students can apply for each session individually or both sessions combined for a discounted rate. Dates: June 11 - July 23, 2017 Optional trips: Social activities and trips around the country, such as to the North, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, are conducted by our Madrichim. Precise dates are yet to be announced. Tuition: App Fee: 60 Tuition: 3,000 Dorms: 1,200 Total Fee: 4,260 This session offers a wonderful opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of Israeli technology and entrepreneurship as well as exposure to issues concering cyber security, politics, the Middle East and Israeli with courses such as: Business Entrepreneurship in the Start-Up Nation Business Entrepreneurship: Israel as a Case Study (4 credits) Cyber Security in the Start-Up Nation Fundamental Technologies of Cyber Systems (3 credits) General Introduction to Programming (2 credits) ​Free entrance to selected events on Cyber Week hosted at Tel Aviv University Middle East and Israel Studies The Strategic Revolution in the Middle East: The Roots of the 2011 Arab Uprisings (3 Credits) History and Memory in Tel Aviv-Jaffa (3 credits) Click here for tentative course schedules. If you want to learn more about each class and the subject of the course, please see our booklet of the spring semester. Admission The following will have to... [-]

Summer Course in Central Europe: History & Culture – Architecture & Society

Palacky University
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

This comprehensive summer school will give you great insight into European culture and architecture, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in the heart of Central Europe: Olomouc. The knowledge and understanding gained during this summer school, is particularly of interest in the current, complex new era of globalisation. [+]

Are you interested in Central Europe, its history & culture, architecture & society, its Greek and Roman legacy, in crusades, birth of modern nations in Central Europe, and in trips and parties in and around the Czech Republic? Then this is the summer school for you! With topics ranging from: Christianity and formation of the European East and West; Baroque culture and spirituality; Europe and the world since 1900: from global leadership to periphery? This comprehensive summer school will give you great insight into European culture and architecture, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in the heart of Central Europe: Olomouc. The knowledge and understanding gained during this summer school, is particularly of interest in the current, complex new era of globalisation. Palacký University Olomouc, the Czech Republic, EU Duration: 4 weeks (July 22/23 – August 20, 2017) 5 ECTS Credits Why Olomouc? It is the university together with a great number of other educational institutions that makes Olomouc the top student city in the Czech Republic – every fifth person in the city is a student! The city is home to 23,000 students from all over the world, who prove every single day that there is a reason why Olomouc is referred to as the Czech Oxford. Students are literally all over the place, which only highlights the friendly or even family-like atmosphere of the city, which you will fall in love with at first sight. Olomouc is more than a thousand years... [-]

Chinese Summer Camp in Beijing& Shanghai For Teens And Kids

That's Mandarin
Campus Part time 2 - 4 weeks June 2018 China Shanghai Beijing + 1 more

Spend the day at our camp taking Chinese classes, lunch, doing cultural activities and going on field trips. Our Day Camp is suitable for kids and teens, aged 8-17 years old. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. Chinese Summer Camp in Beijing& Shanghai For Teens And Kids Chinese Courses Expect great results with our courses Field Trip Places of interest in Shanghai&Beijing Cultural Activities Experience Chinese customs SUMMER CAMP PRICING FROM RMB 6000 Take various Chinese Summer Camp in Shanghai and Beijing for kids and teens Summer Camp: www.summercampschina.com School Trips: www.chinaschooltrip.com [-]

Chinese Language Summer School (6 weeks)

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 6 weeks July 2018 China Suzhou

Learn something new this summer. Spend six weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. The levels we teach include absolute beginner, elementary, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. [+]

Chinese Language Summer School (6 weeks) OVERVIEW Learn something new this summer. Spend six weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. The levels we teach include absolute beginner, elementary, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. Our six-week summer school runs from: 3 July to 11 August 2017. Classes will take place Monday to Friday, lesson one: 10am to 12pm and lesson two: 1pm to 2pm. Each week will be comprised of 15 hours of classroom-based language lessons and four hours of cultural understanding lessons. There will be plenty of opportunity to use the language you are learning on the street and in social situations. This is the course for you if you: have never studied Chinese before and want a kick start into this fascinating and vital language have already studied some Chinese and want an effective refresher course want to quickly accelerate your level are thinking of doing the official HSK exam. TEACHING MATERIALS We create our own teaching materials when it is the best for you and also keep an eye on the emerging course book market in Chinese language teaching. At the moment we are using a series of course books aimed at maximising the spoken aspects of learning Chinese, called “Meeting China”, which is available on Amazon. ACCOMMODATION Within close walking distance to class, accommodation is a single room in a 4 or 6 bedroom apartment. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen (electric hob, kettle, fridge and microwave),... [-]

Chinese Language Summer School (4 weeks)

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 4 weeks July 2018 China Suzhou

Learn something new this summer. Spend four weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. The levels we teach include absolute beginner, elementary, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. Chinese Language Summer School (4 weeks) OVERVIEW Learn something new this summer. Spend four weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. The levels we teach include absolute beginner, elementary, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. Our four-week summer school runs from: 3 to 28 July 2017 17 July to 11 August 2017. Classes will take place Monday to Friday, lesson one: 10am to 12pm and lesson two: 1 to 2pm. Each week will be comprised of 15 hours of classroom-based language lessons and four hours of cultural understanding lessons. There will be plenty of opportunity to use the language you are learning on the street and in social situations. This is the course for you if you: have never studied Chinese before and want a kick start into this fascinating and vital language have already studied some Chinese and want an effective refresher course want to quickly accelerate your level are thinking of doing the official HSK exam. TEACHING MATERIALS We create our own teaching materials when it is the best for you and also keep an eye on the emerging course book market in Chinese language teaching. At the moment we are using a series of course books aimed at maximising the spoken aspects of learning Chinese, called “Meeting China”, which is available on Amazon. ACCOMMODATION Within close walking distance to class, accommodation is a single room in a 4 or 6 bedroom apartment. Each apartment... [-]

Chinese Language Summer School (2 weeks)

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2018 China Suzhou

Learn something new this summer. Spend two weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. The levels we teach include absolute beginner, elementary, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. [+]

Chinese Language Summer School (2 weeks) OVERVIEW Learn something new this summer. Spend two weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. The levels we teach include absolute beginner, elementary, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. Our two-week summer school runs from: 3 to 14 July 2017 17 to 28 July 2017 31 July to 11 August 2017 Classes will take place Monday to Friday, lesson one: 10am to 12pm and lesson two: 1 to 2pm. Each week will be comprised of 15 hours of classroom-based language lessons and four hours of cultural understanding lessons. There will be plenty of opportunity to use the language you are learning on the street and in social situations. This is the course for you if you: have never studied Chinese before and want a kick start into this fascinating and vital language have already studied some Chinese and want an effective refresher course want to quickly accelerate your level are thinking of doing the official HSK exam. TEACHING MATERIALS We create our own teaching materials when it is the best for you and also keep an eye on the emerging course book market in Chinese language teaching. At the moment we are using a series of course books aimed at maximising the spoken aspects of learning Chinese, called “Meeting China”, which is available on Amazon. ACCOMMODATION Within close walking distance to class, accommodation is a single room in a 4 or 6 bedroom apartment. Each apartment has... [-]

Chinese Language Group Summer School (2 weeks)

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 2 weeks July 2018 China Suzhou

Learn something new this summer. Spend two weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. Chinese Language Group Summer School (2 weeks) OVERVIEW Learn something new this summer. Spend two weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. Our two-week summer school runs from: 3 to 16 July 2017 17 July to 30 August 2017 31 July to 13 August 2017 Classes take place Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm. Each week will be comprised of 15 hours of classroom-based language lessons and four hours of cultural understanding lessons. There will be plenty of opportunity to use the language you are learning on the street and in social situations. This is the course for you if you: have never studied Chinese before and want a kick start into this fascinating and vital language want to quickly accelerate your level wish to travel with a group and a group leader are 16 years old or over WHY JOIN US ON THIS SUMMER SCHOOL? GOOD FOR YOUR CV Employers and university admissions officers widely report that some knowledge of Mandarin and understanding of Chinese culture is highly attractive and will make you stand out from the crowd. TAILORED TO YOUR LEVEL As part of our unique model of instruction there are five study levels and you will be enrolled into the appropriate level for your needs. All four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) will be taught with a focus on useable, everyday language that you might expect to use if you are visiting,... [-]

International Relations

Cambridge Immerse
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. [+]

Overview of course Session 1: July 23rd 2017 – August 5th 2017 Session 2: August 6th 2017 – August 19th 2017 Residential in a central University of Cambridge college Classes designed and taught by University tutors A variety of carefully planned skills workshops Dedicated university and subject specific advice Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars Diverse range of international participants Participant Assessment Certificate of Participation Summary Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. Tutorials and seminars are taught by experts in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry; yet the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of extracurricular activities. The Cambridge Immerse International Relations course is both challenging and engaging, with students learning in small groups to ensure that each student’s needs are addressed. Students are taught university-level topics in a way that is approachable and easy to understand. The Cambridge Immerse International Relations course is perfect for those considering studying International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences or related disciplines at university level. The course introduces students to key topics and debates within the discipline that will not only spur intellectual curiosity, but also assist in preparing for study at leading universities. Academic Content & Learning Objectives The Cambridge Immerse International Relations course provides a vital theoretical... [-]

History

Cambridge Immerse
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. Overview of course Session 1: July 23rd 2017 – August 5th 2017 Session 2: August 6th 2017 – August 19th 2017 Residential in a central University of Cambridge college Classes designed and taught by University tutors A variety of carefully planned skills workshops Dedicated university and subject specific advice Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars Diverse range of international participants Participant Assessment Certificate of Participation Summary Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. Tutorials and seminars are taught by experts in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry; yet the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of extracurricular activities. The Cambridge Immerse History course is both challenging and engaging, with students learning in small groups to ensure that each student’s needs are addressed. In addition to covering material that is studied at the A-level and IB-level, students are also taught advanced university-level topics in a way that is approachable and easy to understand. The Cambridge Immerse History course is perfect for those considering studying History and related disciplines at university level. This course will give participants an exciting and unparalleled insight into what studying History at university would entail. The topics explored will give students a taste of the key academic... [-]

Summer Course in The Global Impact of Sport

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 4 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

It is impossible to understand Scotland without acknowledging the place and impact of sport. Sport is a significant part of Scottish cultural heritage. It helps to link the Scottish diaspora from Scotland to Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, to name but a few places. [+]

The Global Impact of Sport Exploring the relationship between sport, heritage, and culture, in Scotland and beyond Description It is impossible to understand Scotland without acknowledging the place and impact of sport. Sport is a significant part of Scottish cultural heritage. It helps to link the Scottish diaspora from Scotland to Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, to name but a few places. It provides an informed practical insight into how sport is increasingly being used as a cost effective social tool involved in addressing many of the world’s social and humanitarian issues. It is part of the social, cultural, economic and political fabric of many countries that makes it a potent force for good and bad. It has been a catalyst in starting wars, promoting peace and international reconciliation, enabling health. The Global Impact of Sport is build around two broad themes: Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture examines the contribution that Scotland has made to different worlds of sport. It takes the learner on a critical journey from St Andrew’s and the home of golf, to the National Football Museum and the oldest international fixture in the world, to unique sports settings in the borders, the western isles and the Highlands, to Braemar and the Royal Highland Games but also where Scottish sporting culture, icons and émigré’s have travelled and why. Sport and Global Affairs identifies and analyses the way in which sport is being used today by the United Nations, UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Health... [-]

Summer Course in Edinburgh: City of Literature

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 4 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Edinburgh has an amazingly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most celebrated literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. Edinburgh: City of Literature Discover the city through the works of its most renowned writers Description Edinburgh has an amazingly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most celebrated literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors. Alongside works by among others Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ian Rankin, Muriel Spark and Irvine Welsh, the course will explore these writers' presence in the city through manuscript collections and objects in the National Libraries and Museums of Scotland and the Edinburgh Writers' Museum. We will also follow their footsteps through the city and see how their presence has been marked with monuments, plaques and other forms of cultural heritage. We will consider how these writers represent the city in their works and how it has shaped their writing. Students will require an advanced command of the English language in order to fully participate in the reading, writing and discursive elements of this course. Successful applicants will require a minimum of IELTS academic module overall 7.0, with 6.0 in each component. Teaching Course format Your studies will include: Close critical reading of passages from texts Small group working Setting literature in historical, social and political context Advance preparation of material for class including work for essays and class discussion Wide reading. Students will be encouraged to work around the subject by reading relevant secondary material Assessment Formative essay... [-]

Summer Course in Culture and Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 2 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, on the basis that each discipline is helpful to shed explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment – and it is the approach which this course will adopt. As philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment, a philosophical approach will be used to consider each of the other key themes and developments. [+]

Culture and Society in the Scottish Enlightenment Explore 18th Century Edinburgh and its world-leading ideas Description This course will let you explore the culture and society of 18th century Edinburgh and how this context led to the major developments in the Scottish Enlightenment. You will be introduced to the social, political, and religious thought of the period and investigate key areas of development in the Scottish Enlightement, inlcuding philosophy, aesthetics, medicine, and literature. Special consideration will also be given to the influence of Scottish thinking on America, and the circumstances which led to the eclipse of Enlightenment thinking. The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, on the basis that each discipline is helpful to shed explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment – and it is the approach which this course will adopt. As philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment, a philosophical approach will be used to consider each of the other key themes and developments. You will consider the enduring relevance of the Enlightenment, including current approaches to its study, and areas of contemporary debate among scholars. This approach will let you enhance your critical, discursive and analytical skills. There will be the opportunity for guided tours of museums and galleries, as well as locations in Edinburgh which relate to the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. You will also take... [-]

Summer course - Politics, International Relations and Leadership (for ages 19-25)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introduction to this discipline and its relevance to contemporary world issues. [+]

Best Summer Courses in History 2017. Overview Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introduction to this discipline and its relevance to contemporary world issues. Academic Content This course combines politics and international relations with the study of what it takes to be a successful leader. Through a compelling mixture of debate, written assignments and lectures, you’ll learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics, ranging from human rights infringements to terrorism and nuclear proliferation. You’ll consider the methods of social scientific enquiry, the role of democracy in British politics, and the political systems of other countries. Discussion is enhanced by the numerous different perspectives offered by you and your fellow students, who come to Oxford Royale Academy from all over the world. You’ll also start to learn about different styles of leadership in politics and business, looking at world leaders and their individual methods. You’ll also consider the skills required for successful leadership, such as effective communication and conflict resolution. Why take this course? Designed for gap year students, university undergraduates and recent graduates, our Politics, International Relations and Leadership course will strengthen your knowledge of current affairs and help you get more out of watching the news, whether or not you’re planning to pursue these subjects further. The course will provide an excellent grounding for gap year students, while other students and graduates will find it... [-]