Summer course in Humanities Studies

Top Summer Courses in Humanities Studies

Humanities Studies

Students looking to get ahead in their schooling often take a variety of classes as part of their summer courses. This type of interim education can also assist those who are already in a specific career, but need to find ways to continue increasing their learning.  

Humanities and social sciences is an area of study which prepares students for a huge variety of industries when it comes time to choose a career. Social workers, artists and teaching careers are popular options for those who complete these courses.

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Summer French Course

Maison des Langues
Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks February 2019 Switzerland Geneva

Summer courses in French language and French-speaking culture [+]

Located in the historical heart of the city of Geneva, the French Summer Courses of the University of Geneva provide an exciting set of 2, 3 and 6-week intensive course to students from all over the world and of all levels. This is one of the best adult French language and culture programmes available in Switzerland since 1891.

PROGRAMME

2-week course

- from 4 to 15 of February 2019

- from 1 to 12 of July 2019

3-week course

- from 15 of July to 2 of August 2019

- from 5 to 23 of August 2019

CPU: preparation for university studies

from 15 of July to 23 of August 2019

OPTIONAL

Accommodation at the Cité Universitaire... [-]


Summer Institute for International Scholars

International Programs at Tufts University
Campus Full time 6 weeks July 2019 USA Medford

Our Institute for International Scholars will prepare you for graduate school programs by providing focused training in writing and communication skills. Our seminar classes closely resemble the classroom experience of U.S. graduate programs. [+]

Our Institute for International Scholars will prepare you for graduate school programs by providing focused training in writing and communication skills. Our seminar classes closely resemble the classroom experience of U.S. graduate programs. During the six-week program, you will build the skills and confidence necessary for success in your graduate school experience while exploring the Greater Boston area.

Program Requirements

To apply for this program you must have:

A completed undergraduate degree An intention to pursue further studies at a university or college A minimum TOEFL score of 71 (internet), 197 (computer), or 530 (paper) Program Curriculum

Your program will consist of two main classes and afternoon extracurricular activities and excursions. You are invited to participate in the Discover America excursions on Wednesday afternoons that explore the greater Boston area. Classes meet weekdays from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Classes have an average of 10 students and last 1 hour and 45 minutes.... [-]


Experiential Activities in Japanese Summer Course

J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Japan Tokyo

Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students. [+]

(Open to students at all proficiency levels)

Drawing upon our vast experience in combining language and culture in multi-level classes, this course provides an opportunity to experience Japanese culture first hand with Japanese students through activities such as playing traditional musical instruments, calligraphy, cooking, visiting JFOU club activities while improving their Japanese language skills. This course is designed to help students improve their language skills through five to six activities focusing on aspects of Japanese culture and society. Each “experiential activity” consists of three phases: “Preparation,” “Experiential Activity” and “Feedback.” Two to three class meetings will be spent on one activity. Typically, one class meeting is allocated to each of the “Preparation” and “Experiential Activity” phases. The preparation involves learning words and expressions as well as learning or reviewing grammatical items to be used in a particular activity. The “experiential activity” is the actual experience. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants in these class meetings for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. After each activity, students write a short report according to their proficiency level. At the end of the course, students will conduct further research on one of the activities (topics) experienced earlier in the course and write a report in Japanese, which should be accompanied by a portfolio. Depending on the number of students, students will give an oral presentation as well.... [-]


EUSP Summer School: Russian History, Arts & Life - June

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers, journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn more about history, culture and the modern lifestyle in Russia at our four-week summer school. [+]

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers, journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn more about history, culture and the modern lifestyle in Russia at our four-week summer school.

Four EUSP professors will deliver courses tailored for a better understanding of Russia through lectures specifically focusing on St. Petersburg. However, the topics explored in each course will provide keys to comprehend Russia’s history, cultural diversity, and relations of state and society. The highlights of each course will be study trips to museums, historic sites, and theatres. Excursions will also include riding the St. Petersburg metro (subway) to see its impressive architecture under the ground, tasting what Petersburgians prefer to eat at various ‘ethnic cuisines’, and watching ballet – to which Russia also owes its fame.... [-]


Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History

Summer at Smith College
Campus 14 days July 2019 USA Northampton

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion. [+]

July 21—August 3, 2019

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history.

During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion.

Curriculum

In Smith's special collections we will look at the letters, diaries, photographs, and manifestos that chronicle personal and political revolutions over the past 150 years. We will get to know the first generation of college women through the institutional archives of Smith and Mt. Holyoke. And we will explore feminist art in the Smith College Museum of Art.... [-]


International Summer Program (Summer Research Experience)

George Washington University, Summer & Non-Degree Programs
Campus Full time 1 month July 2019 USA Washington

This hands-on program is designed for international students who are English language learners to introduce them to concepts in cross-disciplinary research in a U.S. university. Students will engage with professionals to help solve problems in science and technology disciplines, as well as gain skills in research and writing techniques. [+]

Cross-disciplinary principles of data science and academic writing for research purposes

Program Dates: July 1 - August 10, 2018

This hands-on program is designed for international students who are English language learners to introduce them to concepts in cross-disciplinary research in a U.S. university. Students will engage with professionals to help solve problems in science and technology disciplines, as well as gain skills in research and writing techniques. In this program students will:

Connect with professionals in research-focused institutions. Develop skills in problem analysis, literature research, teamwork, communication, and presentation. Develop research-based writing skills including vocabulary, source evaluation, documentation, and cohesiveness. Work in cross-disciplinary teams, using research methodologies to address issues and solve problems in areas such as statistics, computer science, mathematics, bioinformatics and more. Courses ... [-]

Britain and the Making of the Modern World

University of Exeter International Summer School
Campus August 2019 United Kingdom Exeter

For much of the 19th and 20th century, Britain was the world’s superpower, and its imperial connections not only left deep traces in America, Africa and Asia but also in Britain itself. Thus to understand modern British history it is necessary to see it in a global perspective: not only were British politics and economics influenced by imperial considerations but also most of its wars were global conflicts. [+]

About

For much of the 19th and 20th century, Britain was the world’s superpower, and its imperial connections not only left deep traces in America, Africa and Asia but also in Britain itself. Thus to understand modern British history it is necessary to see it in a global perspective: not only were British politics and economics influenced by imperial considerations but also most of its wars were global conflicts. Furthermore, British culture – food, fashion and architecture – was, and still is, shaped by its imperial legacy. By combining political, social and military history, this module introduces you to the key developments, ideas, events and people that shaped modern British history.... [-]


Japanese Language and design, culture in Yokohama in Summer 2018

Yokohama Design College
Campus July 2019 Japan Yokohama

Enjoy your summer to learn survival Japanese, the very basic Japanese grammar and experience historical places, sightseeing places, also amusement park [+]

What you learn

Japanese Language, Design, Manga, Japanese culture

Duration

July 23 – August 3 (with temporary visitor visa)

Excursion

Tokyo Disney Resort, Mt.Fuji, and Fuji Q Highland, Tokyo Tower (Onepiece museum)

Why you choose us?

Enjoy your summer to learn survival Japanese, the very basic Japanese grammar and experience historical places, sightseeing places, also amusement park !!!

This is a package course, you don’t have to book by yourself, you will have wonderful memories in summer just following your teacher.

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Summer Course: Wellesley College Summer Term

Wellesley College
Campus Full time 4 - 8 weeks June 2019 USA Wellesley

Wellesley College Summer Term offers students a unique opportunity to interact with some of Wellesley’s top scholars and professors in a close-knit, inclusive environment. [+]

Wellesley College Summer Term offers students a unique opportunity to interact with some of Wellesley’s top scholars and professors in a close-knit, inclusive environment.

Summer is an excellent time for exploring challenging topics and new areas of interest. Wellesley College Summer Term combines academic excellence in our state of the art classrooms and laboratories with a spectacular lakeside campus that is close to Boston. Summer Term features full-credit classes drawn from a sampling of courses taught during the academic year at Wellesley.

At a Glance Program Length: 4 or 8 Weeks (2 sessions of Summer Term offered, each runs four weeks) Eligibility: Must be female and 18+ to live on campus; Males can take courses, but are not eligible for housing or immigration support Credits: Full academic course credit Residential Hall: Historic Wellesley Residential Hall (separate from tuition) Meal Plan: Weekly meal plans available (separate from tuition) International Students: Must take 2 courses (with in one Summer Term) and live on campus to be eligible for immigration support Summer Term Fees ... [-]

Summer Session in East Asian Studies

Sophia University Summer School
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2019 Japan Chiyoda

This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East Asian Studies courses and intensive Japanese language courses in both sessions. [+]

Welcome to Sophia University Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language

In 2018, we launched a new summer program: Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language and which ended in great success.

This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East Asian Studies courses and intensive Japanese language courses in both sessions.

Since its foundation in 1961, this program has provided the participants with the opportunity to study about Japan and explore the country's relation to Asia and the rest of the world. The students experience various aspects of Japanese culture and society and witness the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected.... [-]


Summer School - German Engineering, Language and Culture

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2019 Germany Stolberg (Rhineland)

This Summer School includes an intensive 3-week German language course; its credits can be integrated into the students' study programmes in Japan. This year, we are happy to open the programme for all our Japanese partner universities. [+]

Beginning in August 2007, RWTH Aachen University and Keio University in Japan have staged a Summer School for around 20 selected students from Keio's Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

This programme is a cooperation among the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL), the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (IAC), the Physics Institute (Physikzentrum), Aachen Chemical Engineering (AVT), the Language Center and the RWTH International Academy.

This Summer School includes an intensive 3-week German language course; its credits can be integrated into the students' study programmes in Japan. This year, we are happy to open the programme for all our Japanese partner universities:... [-]


Summer Exchange Program

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 5 - 7 weeks September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

The program aims to create a rewarding summer experience for students from both partner and non-partner universities. It combines high-quality courses and the opportunity to participate in local activities that enables you to gain insight into Turkish culture in Istanbul. [+]

The program aims to create a rewarding summer experience for students from both partner and non-partner universities. It combines high-quality courses and the opportunity to participate in local activities that enables you to gain insight into Turkish culture in Istanbul.

Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. This is one of the greatest cities in the world where you can see a modern western city combined with its own unique culture. From the foundation of Byzantium in the 7th century BC until today, Istanbul always held an important role in the history of humanity as a melting pot of many civilizations. Today it boosted its population over 14 million people living in this spread out city. This makes Istanbul the largest city in Turkey and one of the biggest cities in the world.... [-]


Summer Course: International - EU Affairs and/or French Language and Society

Sciences Po Lille
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 France Lille

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School! [+]

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School!

The 2019 Summer School proposes an innovative programme around 2 tracks:

International - EU Affairs French Language & Society

Professors teaching during the Four weeks of the Summer School will have the opportunity to teach small groups of students and propose methodological and interactive approaches. Students will divide their time in Lille between modules which focus on International and European affairs, including issues such as the European identity and values, migration and conflicts. The courses in The French language aims to enhance and perfect their language skills as well provide some understanding of the contemporary aspects of French society. Sciences Po Lille’s Summer School offers a variety of field trips and social events.... [-]


Summer school in Russian Studies: Russian language, Politics & Art

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks July 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School! [+]

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School!

Our August module is a perfect possibility for those who would like to start the new academic year having received an impressive kit of credits in Russian Studies and international experience.

St. Petersburg with its rich history and art is a city that inspires, a city you will fall in love with once you visit it. Within this module you will simultaneously:

obtain or advance your Russian language skills; learn about the main political facts and figures of modern Russia; explore St. Petersburg as a “Cultural Capital of Russia” and enjoy diverse extracurricular activities. ... [-]

IB Extended Essay Summer Course

ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2019 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university towns of St Andrews in the UK. [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university towns of St Andrews in the UK.

The IB Extended Essay summer school course is designed to offer all students currently working towards their IB extended essay the chance to combine interactive skills seminars and in-depth individual research with personal attention from highly qualified mentors.

Seminars cover a wide variety of essential topics, designed to equip students with the know-how, skills, experience and confidence necessary to achieve their personal best as well as to pave the way for success in higher education.... [-]