** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
London Winter December 26, 2019 – January 08, 2020
Program Base Price: $3,439
Airfare: $1,049 - 1,249
Dates: Dec 26, 2019 – Jan 08, 2020
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
The allure of London at New Year’s draws people from around the world. A center of business and government, of history and culture, of the ancient and the avant-garde, London offers the perfect setting to experience everything from politics and society to science and commerce. England’s history and culture come alive in a set of courses that offer business, healthcare, history and science.
Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover or Stratford & Warwick.
Course Description: Foodways is a critical investigation of the various intersections between food and culture. Students will examine local and global foodways topics, issues, and debates within the context of an increasingly interconnected world. Understanding the various connections between culture, food traditions, and our food consumption habits helps prepare students for an active and engaged role as socially and environmentally conscious citizens.
Communication in Context: Relationships and Royals
Course Description: Enhance your relational communication skills in London, one of the most thrilling, cosmopolitan, and diverse cities in the world. With the city as our classroom, we will study a variety of relational communication concepts, including relationship development and dissolution; conflict; listening; and verbal and nonverbal expression. Immerse yourself in London's rich cultural traditions by exploring sites such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the British Museum and Warner Brothers Studios Harry Potter Tour. Through different forms of performance, we will examine various relational communication concepts. This course is relevant to any student seeking to improve their relational communication skills.
Course Description: This course will focus on the historical scientific and medical museums and hospitals of London, along with the contributions of British scientists and medical professionals. We will observe the wonders and discoveries of early chemistry and the medical fields, including dental, optical, and pharmaceutical, and enrich our minds with the astonishing experiences of scientists in the past and the obstacles and marvels attributed to them. Museum visits will tentatively include the British Museum, the Science Museum, and the History of Science Museum in Oxford. Field trips are also planned for specialized sites, including the Old Operating Theatre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and the Alexander Fleming Laboratory.
Prerequisite: Completion of one semester of upper-division chemistry study.
The Original Brexit: Ireland's 1920 Exit from the British Empire
Course Description: Study the breakup of the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom. In this class, students will explore the often violent relationship between Britain and Ireland from the 1800 Act of Union through the partition of Ireland and the creation of two Irish states under the 1920 Government of Ireland Act. By visiting historic sites (such as Parliament and museums in London) as well as field trips to sites of cultural interest (such as the London Irish Centre), students will gain an appreciation of the historical complexities of the British-Irish relationship and the evolving interaction between the Irish and English people.
Prerequisite: Completion of three hours of political science/government courses.
Public Affairs Policy and Admin / Political Science
Governing after Brexit in London
Course Description: In this class we will examine how the leaders of the United Kingdom attempted to follow through on the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union. Through visits to Parliament, London's City Hall, and other sites, and by meeting with politicians and academics familiar with that process, students will gain an enhanced understanding of the complex issues involved in the divorce from the EU. And by immersing yourself in the local culture, you will see how Brexit divided Britons from each other and has been affecting the lives of ordinary citizens.
Prerequisite: Completion of one Political Science or Public Administration class for undergraduate credit; enrollment in Political Science or Public Administration graduate program for graduate credit.
Course Description: In today’s hypercompetitive global market, learning how to be an entrepreneurial and innovative business leader gives students a competitive career advantage. Where better to acquire firsthand experience in this field than in this class in England, where we’ll visit sites such as the London Business School, Cambridge, and Oxford. On site in the UK, you’ll examine the similarities and differences in entrepreneurship practices between the US and the UK and apply entrepreneurship theories with case studies.
Foodways in London - ANTH 388*
Communication in Context: Relationships and Royals - COMM 448 (415)
Chemical History of England - CHEM 475
The Original Brexit: Ireland's 1920 Exit from the British Empire - PS 400
Governing after Brexit in London - PS 460
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in London - ENT 312