Culture Courses

The Utrecht Summer School offers a variety of academic courses on cultural topics. Central issues include European integration, cultural diversity and intercultural communication.

In 2021, the Utrecht Summer School will again offer a more varied Culture programme. Please take a look at this course page as new courses will be added! All courses included their teaching format in the course description, in case the course cannot be offered on location. 

29 course(s) found, Sort by: title | code | credits | start date

Waterloo Uncovered Battlefield Excavation

A unique chance to access one of history's greatest battlefields at Waterloo and to work with a world-leading team of archaeologists and historians. Experience first-hand what it's like to unc...

04 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
3.5 ECTS
€1650.00
Bachelor level

The Making of Europe: From Middle Ages to Modernity

Taking the beautiful city of Utrecht as a starting point, this course will bring you the opportunity to step into history. This historical journey, which illuminates Europe from the Middle Ages to the...

19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€970.00
Bachelor level

Battlefields Uncovered: Introduction to Archaeological and Historical Investigations of Conflict

What do battlefields have to tell us about the past and about ourselves? Battlefields Uncovered studies some of the most dramatic turning points in World History through the lens of Military History a...

13 September 2021 - 10 November 2021
1.0 ECTS
€97.00
Bachelor level

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication

This course will be offered in an online setting.

In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of conducting research in the field of Intercultural Communication. Common pitfalls of in...

23 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
2.0 ECTS
€400.00
Advanced Bachelor level

The Posthuman & New Materialism

The course will continue the tradition of neo-materialist, critical feminist posthuman theory that Braidotti is known for. It focusses on the intersections and divergences between two movements of tho...

16 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
2.0 ECTS
Regular fee: €550.00
Student fee: €350.00
Advanced Master level

Exploring Culture through Data: Digital methods & Data practices

The accelerating datafication of society constitutes challenges and opportunities for humanities research. Participants of this course get acquainted with some of the (methodological) fundamentals of ...

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
2.0 ECTS
Regular fee: €1000.00
Student fee: €500.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

This course will be offered in an online setting.

This course provides an introduction on foundational theories in the field of intercultural communication. These theories will be linked to di...

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
2.0 ECTS
€400.00
Advanced Bachelor level

Multidisciplinary Game Research: Between Theory and Practice

This summer course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on games and play in contemporary culture, combining perspectives from various disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and comput...

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
1.5 ECTS
€100.00
Master level

Dutch Culture: Society and Current Issues

In this course you will explore Dutch culture and identity by focusing on present-day Dutch society and its recent history. You will learn about typically Dutch phenomena such as the poldermodel, mobi...

02 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
4.0 ECTS
€760.00
Bachelor level

Latvia: The Baltic States and its Neighboring Powers

In this course you will discover what happens when a small country has big neighbouring countries. How far do their influences stretch? Besides impacting the history and culture of a country, what oth...

02 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
4.0 ECTS
€700.00
Bachelor level

The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century

Where better than the thrilling city of Berlin to study the making of Europe in the 20th century? The course will identify the democratic values that have shaped the rebirth of Europe and discuss curr...

02 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
4.0 ECTS
€1200.00
Bachelor level

The Rise of Modern Europe - Track

Seize the opportunity to stay in two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Utrecht and Berlin, and travel back in time! The two parts of this programme will provide you with an exciting Dutch and Ger...

19 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
8 ECTS
€ 1770
Bachelor level

Discovering the Dutch: Dutch Culture and Society - Track

This special track explores the question of Dutch identity by placing the history of the Netherlands and Dutch art in a wider European and transatlantic perspective. You will be introduced to the rich...

19 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
8 ECTS
€ 1320
Bachelor level

Dutch Culture: History and Art

During this course you will be introduced to the rich cultural traditions developed in the Netherlands from the 17th Century to the present day in artistic fields such as painting, literatur...

19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€760.00
Bachelor level

Estonia: Economic Innovation and Baltic Regional Security

Gain insight into what happens when a small country has big neighbouring countries. In the first module you will grasp the scale and interconnectedness of the various challenges that Estonia has faced...

19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€600.00
Bachelor level

Doing Business in Europe (extended) - Track

This track offers three different yet complementing approaches to the world of business from a European perspective. First, you will be introduced to the European Union and its historical, s...

05 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
12 ECTS
€ 2500
Bachelor level

The Early Church as Ideal: Old Catholic Theology Beyond the Basics

This course offers the possibility to deepen your knowledge of Old Catholic theology by thematic and in-depth case-driven classes, linked to a key starting point of Old Catholic theology: the faith an...

12 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
2.0 ECTS
€375.00
Advanced Master level

European Cultures and Identities

Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this course you will uncover the answers while staying in the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht. You will uncover Europ...

05 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€900.00
Bachelor level

The Making of Europe: Rise of Civilization

We will bring you to the heart of Rome, where you will learn about the political, social and religious history behind the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and the birth of the Renaissance and Baroque. Yo...

05 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€1020.00
Bachelor level

Old Catholic Theology in its Ecumenical Context

The course offers an introduction to Old Catholic theology in an ecumenical context. Old Catholic theology is understood as the main theological currents as they exist in Union of Utrecht of Old Catho...

05 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
2.0 ECTS
€375.00
Master level

Dutch Culture in a European Context - Track

This special track offers you the opportunity to study European and Dutch culture from one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of The Netherlands; the city of Utrecht. Excursions will take you fro...

05 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
12 ECTS
€ 1920
Bachelor level

The Making of Europe - Track

Dive into the thrilling history of Europe and its role on the world stage, studying in three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin! The combination of three courses, designed...

05 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
12 ECTS
€ 2540
Bachelor level

European Encounters: The Baltics in the European Union - Track

The Baltic States share an intricate history of repression and liberation and are now thriving culturally and economically. Learn about the history and identity of these countries and their connection...

05 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
12 ECTS
€ 1950
Bachelor level

Founding Europe: From Antiquity to the 19th Century - Track

Come and study in two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome and Utrecht! You will dive into the exhilarating history of Europe, from the rise of civilization in Antiquity to the modern era of th...

05 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
8 ECTS
€ 1740
Bachelor level

European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East - Track

This track is a joint programme on European integration by the Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu. The aim of the course is to ...

05 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
8 ECTS
€ 1250
Bachelor level

Old Catholic Theology: The Early Church as Charism and Challenge - Track

This track consists of two connected courses which offer the posibility to get to know and deepen your understanding of Old Catholic Theology by thematic and in-depth, case-driven classes. The first w...

05 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
4 ECTS
€ 750
Master level

Doing Business in Europe - Track

This track offers two different yet complementing approaches to the world of business from a European perspective. First, you will be introduced to the European Union and its historical, social,&...

05 July 2021 - 06 August 2021
10 ECTS
€ 2050
Bachelor level

European Politics and Economy

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 democratic European member states. With almost 500 million citizens, it has become a major player in global politics. In ...

05 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
4.0 ECTS
€900.00
Bachelor level

Battlefields Uncovered 2: Developing and Demonstrating Understanding of Places of Past Conflict



If you have previously followed Battlefields Uncovered: Introduction to Archaeological and Historical Investigations of Conflict, you can develop and demonstrate your learning in this course. In t...

10 January 2022 - 18 March 2022
1.0 ECTS
€60.00
Bachelor level