Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities


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Master English

Learn to analyze and interpret literary works through a global lens, applying insights from ethics, anthropology, history, and more. The Master of Liberal Arts, English 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.

Bachelor Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the competencies needed to communicate and interact in a range of languages and cultures. It begins by providing a broad grounding in undergraduate language study, then enables you to specialise in two languages (from French, German and Spanish), or one language and English – with additional options in beginners’ Chinese (Mandarin) and Welsh (only in 2014), and beginners or intermediate Italian.

M.A. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

The New School's Master of Arts program in TESOL offers professional teacher training with a focus on social action and addressing the needs of adult students. U.S. News & World Reportlisted it among the top online graduate programs in education in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges.

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Language studies aim at preparing students to build a deep understanding of a culture based on its individual language and literature, using the spoken and written forms of expression. Gaining in-depth knowledge of a foreign language helps students understand and value cultural diversity, helps build connections between societies, and makes the world a smaller, more open place to live in.

Courses explore a wide range of fields including: literature, film, critical theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics and ethics, etc. Students who want to learn a foreign language may find short-courses, summer courses as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate language programmes. They may choose to study a popular international language such as English, French, German or Spanish, to use in international professional contexts. Alternatively, they may learn a less-known foreign language, or an old language gaining a good entry into a specialised field of work such as translations, interpreting, business or archaeology. Examples include Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit or ancient Greek. Students of languages are able to speak, write, listen and read in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. Speaking and learning a foreign language enhances creativity, memory and problem-solving skills.

Languages graduates can find jobs in many areas working as: translators, teachers, linguists, international relations consultant, historians, research and more.

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