Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities



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Literature is an art or artistic creation that uses means of expression through language. Language and literature are expression tools that offer insight into the elements that form a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. The literature discipline explores the interrelations of literature with other kinds of cultural objects, such as films, digital media and the visual arts.

Disciplines similar to literature are history, languages and philosophy. Main subjects of courses in literature include: cultural and literature, topics in literary research, reading fiction, poetry, modern drama, classical literature, women's literature.

Apart from advanced knowledge of literary studies, students will expand their creativity and communication skills. The study of literature provides general knowledge in many fields of interest, enabling analytical thinking of students and developing their ability to make solid arguments on any given subject. Literature graduates will become critical readers and writers and will gain academic skills to conduct original research in the field of literary studies.

Graduates can find jobs in a variety of fields working as: editors, teachers, writers, book reviewers / journalists, historians and researchers.

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Suggested Online Programmes Literature

B.A. English Language and Literature

The BA programme in English Language and Literature from University of Nicosia aims to furnish the successful students with a comprehensive knowledge and skills relevant to such a double major, and to specialize them either in Linguistics and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or in Literature.

Master Dramatic Arts

Explore the rich tapestry of literature and performance in the dramatic arts. Study theoretical and literary perspectives, and performance techniques through engaging projects and collaborative workshops. The Master of Liberal Arts, Dramatic Arts degree from Harvard University consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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M.A. English Language and Literature

The Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the European University Cyprus (EUC) offers students the opportunity to examine literary, theoretical and critical texts from a variety of cultural contexts, fostering advanced skills of comprehension, interpretation, and analysis.