Vienna, Austria

European Cultural Studies

online course
when 17 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 675

The summer school courses provide an introduction into European Cultural Studies. The view of Europe from the outside is mostly dominated by economic issues. But Europe is very much defined by its history and culture. Two key aspects of this preoccupation with the European area will be offered in the summer courses.

The two-week program offers two academic courses taught online. One course deals with history, politics, and everyday life in this area and the second course approaches Europe from the artistic side and examines and analyzes the visual culture in Europe.

The courses are held by distinguished scholars with international teaching experience. The interdisciplinary lectures will lead to an understanding of European art and history.

The online courses encourage interactive participation. These courses with international participants offer the possibility to discuss European art and history with students from all over the world.

Course leader

Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser and Karl Vocelka;

Target group

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed one year of studies at college or university level before the beginning of the program.
Applicants must have an adequate command of the English language. Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English with their application.
Active participation in the courses is expected.

Course aim

The summer school courses provide an introduction to European Cultural Studies. In one of the offered courses, the focus will be on history, politics, and everyday life in this area, whereas in the other course, special attention will be given to visual information transfer, its underlying codes, and the realities pictures are able to generate. Hence, students will be given ample opportunity to train their visual literacy and competence.

Credits info

8 EC
The Summer School offers two courses with 4 ECTS credits per course (corresponding to 32 contact hours). Each contact hour consists of 45 minutes classroom teaching.
In the course of the two-week program students can attend two courses and obtain up to 8 ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 675: Summer school fees are € 675 for one academic online course or € 1,150 for two academic online courses.
The summer school fee includes registration, orientation material, welcome session, one or two academic online courses, teaching material, online excursions, and one free transcript.
EUR 20: External students have to pay the Austrian students' union fee of € 20.20 to be admitted to the University of Vienna.