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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.  

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SOAS Summer School

This course is designed for individuals seeking to understand the reasons for the various international interventions in the Middle East since 1979 outside of the Israeli ... [+]

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This course is designed for individuals seeking to understand the reasons for the various international interventions in the Middle East since 1979 outside of the Israeli-Arab angle and what the impact of these interventions have been for local populations, societies, and states. This course examines the role of violence and warfare in the shaping of the Middle East, mainly in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran since 1979, emphasizing the impact of American and British interventions. The course explores the factors that led to intervention in the region and what the consequences have been for the regional and national politics and social history within the region. Although American and British foreign policymaking will figure prominently in our analysis, we will devote attention as well to why domestic regimes and groups took the paths that it did.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course provides a critical introduction to the history, nature and impact of social protest and social movements, the politics of neoliberal development and rise of ... [+]

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This course provides a critical introduction to the history, nature and impact of social protest and social movements, the politics of neoliberal development and rise of NGOs into a global industry. It analyses how social movements and NGOs have interacted and influenced each other, and how they have globalised. It questions the notion of development as economic growth, assesses the critiques against NGOs as alternatives to state-led development models, considers the concept and the use of humanitarian intervention in diverse contexts, discusses the role of labour and labour organising alongside social movements and explores the extent to which movements are posing a challenge to neoliberal and capitalist development. Finally, it examines both the theoretical basis for social movement and NGO strategies for social change as well as their practical implications, and draws on a number of case studies, exploring what kind of development and social change is possible.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film ... [+]

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This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film, independent film, mixed media and web series to investigate the complex issues at stake in discussing the notion of queer cinema in Asia. Film examples watched during the course will all come from across Asia, while secondary sources, both theoretical and examples of film analysis, will draw on Asian and Western contexts. While knowledge of one or more Asian languages is, of course, useful, it is by no means essential, and all key films will be subtitled. Any unsubtitled clips screened during lectures will be accompanied by detailed viewing notes.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

From Donald Trump to Brexit to Jair Bolsonaro to Matteo Salvini to Narendra Modi to Viktor Orbán, right-wing populism seems to be advancing relentlessly around the world. ... [+]

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From Donald Trump to Brexit to Jair Bolsonaro to Matteo Salvini to Narendra Modi to Viktor Orbán, right-wing populism seems to be advancing relentlessly around the world. Meanwhile, already-existing authoritarian leaders like Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are tightening their grip. Protest movements have emerged in Brazil, France, India and elsewhere, from left and right, united by their loss of faith in conventional (‘neoliberal’) democracy.

Have the things we have been taught to take for granted failed? Will all societies eventually become liberal democracies, are wars, domestic strife and authoritarian governments really things of the past, will capitalism endure indefinitely and is globalisation unstoppable? Why are so many societies buckling under pressure? What role do inequality, exploitation and environmental devastation play in this malaise? Why does immigration feature so prominently in populist campaigns? Why are so many young people cynical about democracy? What role does social media play in these social conflicts? Could conventional wars become a regular feature in the international system? What utopias move the world today? And – if democracies falter, what will replace them?... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and ... [+]

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This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and Iran. It gives - on a country by county basis - an overview of the major political issues and developments in the region since the end of the First World War and addresses key themes in the study of contemporary Middle East politics, including: the role of the military, social and economic development, political Islam, and the recent uprisings (the 'Arab Spring').

Its aim is to develop the students' understanding of the major trends in the Middle East politics and their skills of political analysis through critical reading, lectures, presentations and informed discussion.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1 month
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SOAS Summer School

This course offers an introduction to the theories and methods of studying culture and deals with the history and development of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) c ... [+]

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This course offers an introduction to the theories and methods of studying culture and deals with the history and development of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) culture from the classical period to the present. It examines the major cultural patterns and institutions of the MENA region.

The course is taught through a study of some lively topics such as religious and ethnic diversity, impact of the West, stereotyping, the role of tradition, education (traditional and modern), family structure and value, gender politics, media, life in city, town and village, labour and labour migration, the Palestinian refugee problem and exile communities, culinary cultures, music and media, etc.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1 month
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SOAS Summer School

This course consists of lectures, workshops, field trips and guided tours of London, together with a guided tour of a rural/coastal region in Sussex, namely the Cinque Po ... [+]

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This course consists of lectures, workshops, field trips and guided tours of London, together with a guided tour of a rural/coastal region in Sussex, namely the Cinque Port of Rye and its surrounds. It will offer a wide range of approaches and agendas (both theoretical and policy-related) about tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage, and travel more generally – including consideration of refugees and asylum seekers.

The course will be conducted in an intense, unique, and closely-knit environment providing first-class knowledge/practice of and in the field. The course is open to students in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, history, geography, development studies, international relations, art – as well as disciplines in Art+Humanities more generally.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

Peoples from all over the world today face multiple challenges in the 21st Century; Diplomacy is a key to addressing them. Whether it is Climate Change, resource and food ... [+]

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Peoples from all over the world today face multiple challenges in the 21st Century; Diplomacy is a key to addressing them. Whether it is Climate Change, resource and food scarcity, WMD proliferation, disease epidemics, migration. Understanding Diplomacy - based on three key concepts as Communication, Representation and Negotiation - allows us to understand how these issues are addressed - who are the winners and who are the losers.

This summer school course offers students the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in a professional setting, while engaging directly with practitioners. Taking advantage of London’s positioning as a hub of Diplomatic activity, students will engage with practising diplomats and have the opportunity to visit a number of London’s Diplomatic sites including Embassies and Foreign and Commonwealth Office.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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University of Southampton International Summer School

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internat ... [+]

Join us for a summer of British culture and explore our world-leading research.

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in.

You will find each topic is a friendly and engaging experience: you will normally study in groups with around 15 – 20 fellow students, allowing you to form good working relationships and have the opportunity to contribute and discuss in class.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
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4 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course examines the linkages between conflict and development, between inequality and violence, and between the structures and interests which contribute to the cont ... [+]

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This course examines the linkages between conflict and development, between inequality and violence, and between the structures and interests which contribute to the continuation of violence within and between countries. It is primarily informed by a political economy approach to analysing conflict, and highlights the way in which the economic and political interests of conflict parties and their international backers may conspire to form ‘war systems.’ Additionally, the course looks at how legacies of conflict impact development through a focus on gender, trauma, and memory, inspired by poststructuralist approaches to understanding the relationship between conflict and development.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course aims to place the modern Middle East in its international context, exploring histories of empire and decolonisation, hegemony and resistance, conflict and coo ... [+]

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This course aims to place the modern Middle East in its international context, exploring histories of empire and decolonisation, hegemony and resistance, conflict and cooperation, as well as identity and foreign policy. It is informed by a rigorous engagement with theories of international relations. The course begins with an exploration of the different historical phases of interaction between Middle East states and the international system. These are divided into the colonial, Cold War and post-Cold War periods.

Lectures will cover the early settler colonies, Britain’s informal empire in the Gulf, and the Anglo-French mandates, as well as the rise of Turkey and Israel, and the challenge represented by the pan-Arabist revolutionary states, followed by a discussion of the Middle East’s place in the post-Cold War unipolar era. Each of these phases is discussed in tandem with relevant influential paradigms and concepts of international relations theory used to study the Middle East in its international context. Attention is paid to the question of the features of a regional sub-system, as well as the subfield of foreign policy analysis in international relations. The second section of the course tackles key themes in international relations, such as transnationalism, migration, oil, globalisation and identity. The final section of the course considers conflict and cooperation. This will involve analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Arabism and Islamism, and the foreign policy-making and key actors of regional powers.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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19 days
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SOAS Summer School

This course provides participants with an overall understanding of the history, politics and culture of Africa. With a diverse range of sessions, from History, Pan-Africa ... [+]

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This course provides participants with an overall understanding of the history, politics and culture of Africa. With a diverse range of sessions, from History, Pan-Africanism and Politics to Languages, Migration, and Music, the course gives an in-depth knowledge of the main academic areas of study regarding Africa. The course comprises a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, as well as museum visits and social events.

This is a great opportunity given the prominence that Africa as a continent has gained over the past few years and the vision of Africa Rising, a continent with many job and investment opportunities. Also, within the Arts, we have seen an incredible rise in the presence of African artists in the international art circles which has been extremely stimulating and refreshing for an understanding of arts and cultures.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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University of Southampton

Do you want to learn the basic skills to design a social enterprise or third sector organisation? Are you interested in creating new ideas to solve social challenges? Wou ... [+]

Spend your summer becoming part of a world-class university

When you join the International Summer School 2018, you are booking your place to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning. Across four weeks, 16 July to 10 August 2018, you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 1% of universities in the world.

Mixing with students and staff from across the world in the classroom, as you make the most of our modern campus facilities, or while you are relaxing in your comfortable hall of residence, you'll make friends and gain experiences to take home that are unique.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
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4 weeks
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University of Southampton

This topic, delivered by Steve Chisnall, a former Sir Vice-Marshal in the UK’s Royal Air Force, and the Director of Southampton’s MSc in International Security and Risk, ... [+]

Spend your summer becoming part of a world-class university

When you join the International Summer School 2018, you are booking your place to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning. Across four weeks, 16 July to 10 August 2018, you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 1% of universities in the world.

Mixing with students and staff from across the world in the classroom, as you make the most of our modern campus facilities, or while you are relaxing in your comfortable hall of residence, you'll make friends and gain experiences to take home that are unique.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
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4 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict, interrogating Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security, including conflic ... [+]

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This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict, interrogating Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security, including conflict-related sexual violence, while also analysing transnational feminist approaches beyond the resolutions. The course provides a focus for students interested in feminism and masculinity studies, sexuality and gender, alongside the tools to use gender analysis in the study of peacebuilding and peacekeeping, post-conflict initiatives, security and armed conflict.

The module uses interdisciplinary materials and research to examine the various dimensions of gender and conflict, in terms of the experiences of gendered subjects, as well as the legal and political frameworks that operate in conflict settings. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of various approaches to gender and sexuality and apply these to key issues across the spectrum of conflict. ... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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