Humanities courses at AIT aim at acquainting students with Hungary and the Hungarians, their history, art, culture, and language. The course Hungary through Hungarian Cinema provides an overview of Hungarian cinema, its history, most famous works and famous figures. Students will be given an introduction to the typical and peculiar features of the Hungarian “way of life” by watching Hungarian movies (old and new) and by discussing the historical, political, literary and other connotations the films may evoke. Accomplished directors, cinematographers and young festival award winners will be invited to share some secrets of their art. The course Budapest Studies concerns the past and present of Budapest, as well as the rough history of art in Hungary. Students shall acquaint themselves with the history of Budapest since Roman times to the present. An introduction to the practical, everyday understanding and usage of Hungarian Language (gestures, symbols, connotations, etc.) reveals the construction and meaning of linguistic structures as well as the “Hungarian mentality” and the relationship of Hungarians with other peoples living beyond the borders of the country. Hungarian classical music, Central European music, its roots in folk music and very special urban popular music, and the operetta will be introduced in the Hungarian Music in a Central European Contextcourse. In addition to this course AIT offers a wide range of organized concert visits.

Title Faculty Credits Duration
Hungarian Music in a Central European Context
Gergely Fazekas
Lóránt Péteri
Gergely Loch
2 credits weeks 1 - 14
Hungary through Hungarian Cinema
György Báron
4 credits weeks 1-14
Budapest Studies – life and culture of a city and its dwellers
Mariann Schiller
2 credits weeks 1-14
Hungarian Language I.
Katalin Bakonyi Berényi
Márta Magasi
2 credits weeks 1 - 7
Hungarian Language II.
Katalin Bakonyi Berényi
Márta Magasi
2 credits weeks 8 - 14