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

M.Sc. Education - Reading and Literacy with a Reading K-12 Endorsement

With a program designed by educators for educators, the M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) focuses on the knowledge and skills you need to help students succeed today. Delivered in an online format, this program explores best practices and the latest research. Observe master teachers in their classrooms and learn proven techniques for creating supportive learning environments.

United States
Short Course Options in Writing

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Writing, such as "Writing and Literature", "Art of Noticing" and "Cross-Cultural Expository Writing".

United States
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.

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.