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A summer course is a great opportunity for students who wish to remain productive even after the finals of their spring semester. Many schools offer summer courses to help students catch up or get closer to earning their degree.

What is a summer course in literature? It is a class that teaches topics related to literature. Some featured subjects may include world literature, Shakespeare, or classic literature. Students who take a course in this field of study can receive a deep understanding of certain types of literature. Scholars may also learn about poetry or contemporary prose. Summer courses count as credits and can often help students fulfill the required classes needed for their degree.

There are many benefits of taking a summer course in literature. By taking one of these sessions, students can become better readers and analyzers. They can also develop good study habits that can benefit them in future courses and sessions.

Summer courses often have similar prices to courses held at different times of the year. By contacting the schools of interest, scholars can determine exact prices and other important information concerning the summer course.

Those who take a summer course in literature can lead to future employment in this field of study. A few examples include school librarians, journalists, or literary critics. Students who enjoy literature may also enjoy careers that involve editing or writing, such as proofreaders, historians, or literary agents. Teaching careers in all grade levels can be a great option as well. Literature is a broad topic and can be beneficial in business, law, or other careers.

It’s not too hard to find schools that offer online courses in literature. Many schools worldwide offer both physical classes and online classes. 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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University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish acad ... [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Classics

The Classics course allows prospective students to discover aspects of the classical world through the study of language literature, and history. During the three weeks students will be given the opportunity to study English translations of Greek plays and Latin epic poetry to offer insight into both cultures. Daily classes in Latin language will also take place throughout the programme with the aim of students being able to read short passages by the end of the programme. Teaching will follow the Scottish tradition of lectures underpinned by seminars and tutorials. As most students will not have experienced Latin during their time in school no prior knowledge will be assumed and so the Latin will be taught ab initio.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish acad ... [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

World Literature

The World Literature course allows prospective students to discover new literary interests and explore different cultures from a variety of geographical areas. Lectures and seminars on plays, films, poetry, and prose will be accompanied by daily lessons from native speakers who will guide students in developing the basics of a new language such as Persian, Russian, or Italian. Classes will be delivered by full-time faculty members from the schools of Modern Languages.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Summer Boarding Courses

English Literature & Creative Writing introduces students to a diverse range of literary styles and techniques, to develop their literary knowledge, creative writing ... [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

ENGLISH LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITING

English Literature & Creative Writing introduces students to a diverse range of literary styles and techniques, to develop their literary knowledge, creative writing skills and ability to form critical response. During the course students discuss famous literary works, both classic and modern, including works of fiction, poetry and play. The Creative Writing aspect of the course enables students to develop their own writing techniques and ideas, drawing inspiration from both the texts studied and from the wealth of British literary history available to our students whilst studying in the UK. Also included is the exciting opportunity to participate in creative workshops, as well as see theatre productions of some of the literary texts studied.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus
Cambridge Immerse

Immerse is an award-winning provider of two week residential educational experiences with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by expert tutors from wo ... [+]

Cambridge English Literature Summer School Summary

The Immerse English Literature summer school programme asks participants to carefully consider what makes great works of writing stand out from the rest. After all, for every Shakespeare, Milton, and J.K. Rowling of the world, there are countless others closely following their writing, carefully interpreting it, and analysing why it works. Participants on this summer programme can learn to do the same by spending two weeks in the historic city of Cambridge, reading, writing and discussing some of the greatest English literary works.

This English literature summer course is designed to help young literature fans, ages 16-18, learn how texts are analysed at university-level and beyond. The skills taught during the programme will facilitate participants to understand difficult works and interpret them accurately, before deciding how best to explain their interpretation in their own writing.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The Summer School “Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic” is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa, aimed at training its participants to read and interpret li ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Literature 2019. About

The Summer School “Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic” is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa, aimed at training its participants to read and interpret literary and documentary texts of Ancient Egypt (Middle Egyptian, 2000-1500 BC) in their original script (hieratic and hieroglyphs).

Aim

The objective of the school is to provide strong ability in reading and interpreting ancient Egyptian documents in hieratic and hieroglyphs, beyond basic knowledge. This will be achieved through three different levels:1) Decoding hieratic script (basic);2) Intensive practice of reading (hieratic sources) supervised by teachers;3) Focus on grammar issues related to the Middle Kingdom texts. By investigating different types of documents, participants will acquire self-confidence in approaching autonomously ancient Egyptian writings in Middle Egyptian, especially those written in hieratic.... [-]

Italy Turin
July 2019
Full-time
6 days
Campus
Sorbonne University - Summer School

Program: The young woman in literature; The young man in literature; Birth of youth (19th-20th century); Bandit, thug, chenapan! When the youth is scary (19th-20th). ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019

From 2 PM until 5 PM

Program The young woman in literature Sophie Marchand, langue et littérature française, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université The young man in literature Boris Lyon-Caen, langue et littérature française, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université Birth of youth (19th-20th century) Arnaud Houte, Histoire, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université Bandit, thug, chenapan! When the youth is scary (19th-20th) Arnaud Houte, Histoire, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université Course to be confirmed Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Sorbonne University - Summer School

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature. ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th July 2019

From 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM

Program

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature.

French women and diplomacy since modern times to the present day Isabelle Dasque, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Women, actresses of the history of France Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The female body of the nineteenth century to the present day Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The Parisian between myth and reality Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Specificities of female writing: some tracks Catherine Helbert, French literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Sorbonne University - Summer School

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)? ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th of July 2019

From 2 PM until 5 PM

Program

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)?

Week 3 - course to be determined Week 4 - The French Revolution Jean-François Dunyach, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Can we sell culture as a product? France responds Yann Migoubert, greek, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université course to be determined France in American films Michel Echeverry, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Introduction to French Poetry Nicholas Manning, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
University of Exeter International Summer School

This module explores a wide range of visual and literary texts, from gothic novels to Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which provide a sense of the extraordinary historical rich ... [+]

This module explores a wide range of visual and literary texts, from gothic novels to Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which provide a sense of the extraordinary historical richness of the Victorian era.

In this module, we will study a series of major Victorian texts in detail, including a novel by Charles Dickens; some poetry by Tennyson and Browning; short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson, HG Wells and Mary Braddon; as well as art and architecture. We will place the literature and art in their historical, social, political and cultural contexts.

The module is organized around the following significant themes, which galvanized the Victorians, as much as they concern us today:... [-]

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

This module aims to explore the processes by which Shakespeare’s plays came into existence, how they achieved their unique status in English literature and culture, and h ... [+]

This module aims to explore the processes by which Shakespeare’s plays came into existence, how they achieved their unique status in English literature and culture, and how the image of the genius ‘Bard’ problematizes understandings of Shakespeare’s plays as part of Shakespeare’s own world and our own. Following global commemorative celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, the module will include examining issues that surround memorializing the dead, both in Shakespeare’s own time and our own.

The module focuses its attention on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and The Tempest. Through a combination of play-specific classes, performance workshops, and classes dedicated to the details of historical context students will examine:... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
August 2019
Campus
Wellesley College

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 ... [-]
USA Wellesley
June 2019
Full-time
4 - 8 weeks
Campus