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International Summer Schools July - August 2001

Celebrate 2001 at Cambridge! Every summer the University of Cambridge opens its doors to an international community of students of all ages, from all over the globe. A revitalised and extended programme awaits some 1,200 students in 2001, as our curriculum continues to change in response to student requests. Whether you are returning to us, or plan to experience the International Summer Schools for the first time, we invite you to choose your own tailor-made programme from the 170 courses on offer. 

The International Summer Schools' admission policy is to admit anyone who is over 18, fluent in English, and willing to learn. You must simply satisfy yourself that you can meet the challenge in each course of study. You may be an undergraduate or graduate student, or an academic, or you may have a completely different background or profession. You can be aged anywhere between 18 and 80+, and come from any country in the world. You can come with a friend or partner, or as part of a group from an academic institution, or come on your own. You will be made welcome, will meet new friends and gain new perspectives on your field of study or be introduced to new academic areas. 

Special features:

.  Small seminar classes, at university level
.  Sustained personal contact with expert instructors 
.  Access to some of the University's libraries
.  Plenary lectures by senior members of the University and distinguished 
   visiting speakers 
.  Evening talks, concerts, readings and other social activities 
.  Weekend optional visits to theatres, cathedrals, castles, country houses and 
   towns and cities 
.  Cambridge college accommodation (optional) 

Evaluation and Credit: 

If you are seeking credit towards your degree, or simply want to write a paper 
to consolidate your learning, we can evaluate written work you complete during 
the programmes. The University's report forms and graded certificates are accepted for credits in many international institutions. Notes on evaluation offer advice on the appropriate amount of credit for study in the University of Cambridge Summer Schools. Students undertaking a five- or six-week period of study may enquire about an Honours Option, which includes Cambridge-style supervisions. 

Combine two programmes for a longer stay:

Six weeks: Stay from 8 July - 18 August by combining one of Shakespeare/ History/Art History with Medieval/English Literature or take Terms I and II of the International Summer School from 9 July - 18 August.   

Five weeks: Stay from 15 July - 18 August by combining Science with Term II of 
the International Summer School. 

International Summer School 
   Term I: 9 July - 3 August 2001 
   Term II: 5 - 18 August 2001 

Create your own curriculum for a two-, four- or six-week course of study, by choosing any combination of two or three subjects from a vast range (65), including British and International politics, literature, history, art, architecture, philosophy, history of science, economics, music, archaeology. Take either Term I, or Term II, or both. 

Participants: c300 on Term I and c200 on Term II, full-time students who want to broaden their knowledge, school or college teachers who want to keep in touch with recent work in their subjects and others who are pursuing study for its own sake. 

Shakespeare Summer School
   8 - 28 July 2001

Plenary lectures and courses on specialised topics related to the man and his plays. Select two courses from a range focusing on tragedy, comedy, romance, literary and historical sources, theatricality, power and critical approaches to Shakespeare's plays in his own time, and after. Evening lectures and readings, opportunities to see performances of Shakespeare's plays in Stratford and at the Globe Theatre in London. 

Participants: c135, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and others with an interest in any aspect of Shakespeare studies. 

English Literature Summer School 
   29 July - 18 August 2001

Plenary lectures focus on Literature and Landscape, a theme carried through in several of the fourteen special subject courses on different aspects of English Literature. Proposed topics include Chaucer and his Contemporaries, Romanticism, The Gothic Novel, Language, Poetry and Criticism, Tony Harrison and Modern Poetry and Landscape, Poems and Politics. Students attend daily plenary lectures, evening lectures and readings, and two of the special subject courses. 

Participants: c135, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and others with an interest in any area of literary studies. 

Science Summer School 
   15 July - 4 August 2001 

Choose three from a range of eighteen courses. Either select all three from one discipline (plant sciences, genetics, history of science, astronomy) or combine complementary subjects. In 2001 we build on previous course offerings, which have included Antarctica: Environmental Change and Biological Laboratory, coastal systems, newton, dinosaurs, genetic modification, evolution, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Plenary lectures by many of the University's leading scientists extend the subject areas for discussion. Access to famous collections and museums in Cambridge. 

Participants: c85, mainly second to final year undergraduates, with at least a grounding in the sciences, graduates and teachers of science and adults with an interest in the subject. 

History Summer School 
   8 - 28 July 2001 

Eminent historians offer a wide-ranging series of plenary and evening lectures which in 2001 focus on the theme of Power. In addition, you choose two from a range of special subject courses on particular aspects of history. Proposed course topics include The Superpowers and the Cold War, 1945-90, The English Revolution, Society and Power in Ancient Athens and The Tudors and their Dominions.

Participants: c100, undergraduates and graduate students, and teachers of history at all levels, others with a strong interest. 

Medieval Studies Summer School 
   29 July - 18 August 2001 

Select three from a range of eighteen courses, each focusing on a specific aspect of medieval art, architecture, history, literature, politics or theology. Plenary and evening lectures extend the range of subjects addressed. Proposed course topics include: Medieval Irish Sagas, The Burgundian Court, Medieval Political Thought, Medieval Warfare and Charlemagne. Field-trips to sites of special interest and to libraries and collections within Cambridge and beyond.

Participants: c100, mainly senior undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members, and others with an interest in any area of Medieval Studies, who wish to undertake interdisciplinary study in this field. 

Art History Summer School 
   Art, Light and Space 
   8 - 28 July 2001

Plenary lectures and special subject courses in 2001 focus on Art, Light and Space. Choose three from fifteen courses which explore the use of light and space in art and architecture. Proposed topics for courses and major plenary lecture series range from Byzantine mosaics, Medieval stained glass and cathedral interiors, through Renaissance perspective, the work of major artists such as Claude, Caravaggio, Turner, and Monet, to the St Ives group, modern uses of light and space in abstraction, architecture, optical and three-dimensional art. Access to Cambridge galleries and buildings, field-trips to major collections and modern buildings in London and elsewhere.

Participants: c85, undergraduate and graduate students and teachers of art history, those with knowledge or experience in any area of art or architectural history, others eager to enhance studies in a different discipline through this subject. 

English Legal Methods Summer School 
   9 July - 3 August 2001

The programme aims to present the central aspects of English Law. Emphasis is placed on the general structure of law and legal methods, rather than details on substantive law. Teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Email: elm@cont-ed.cam.ac.uk

Participants: c140, lawyers and law students from countries whose legal systems are not based on English Common Law. 

For More Information : University of Cambridge,
                                     International Programmes

                                     E-mail: intenq@cont-ed.cam.ac.uk

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