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Study Abroad - Courses

Art - Art & Museum Studies in Great Britain

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: ART 4553 & 4163
  
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: London and the surrounding region offers unparalleled opportunities to see art in its original context and to see art from many other cultures that represents Great Britain's formidable colonizing period.  These primary materials will be the sources for this class as we explore the history of art in Great Britain and as we explore the institutions produced to house them.  With over 250 museums, London will also offer the chance to understand the principles of museology and the opportunity to visit many different types of museums that will appeal to individual tastes.

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Business - International Issues in Business

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: BUAD 4993 & 4993 or 5993 & 6663
Syllabus: Undergraduate
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Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course examines international issues in business. Components of marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics will constitute the core of the lectures while each student will also complete a research paper with the topic decided upon by the student and professor of record. Guest lecturers from the European community and field trips to various British points of interest will be included within the course.

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Criminal Justice – Comparative Criminal Justice

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: C.J. 4253 & 4923 or 6313 & 6413
Syllabus: Undergraduate -
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Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course examines the primary components of the criminal justice system within the U.K. It will examine the similarities and differences of other criminal justice systems including the United States and European countries. This class will look at the criminal justice system’s responses to the historical, social, and political trends of the United Kingdom. The course will include lectures and scheduled field trips focusing on the primary components of the criminal justice system. They will include trips to Parliament, law enforcement agencies, Magistrates Court, and Crown Courts.

 

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Education – Global Education

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: EPSY 3153 $ SOST 3003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: One of the most global cities in the world, London, provides a unique experience for students who desire to develop both their multi-cultural competency and their research skills. Students will benefit from international experience as they investigate the ways in which different societies approach education and diversity issues. A study of individual, family, and cultural community diversity, this course is an introduction to education and the role of the schooling in society with an emphasis on educational equity for all students. Group discussions, guest speakers, and excursions to cultural and educational venues provide a variety of learning experiences in this unique course!

 

Exercise Physiology

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: EXPH 4936 & 5936
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course will allow students to investigate preventative health care through exercise programming in the United Kingdom.   Healthcare professionals in both the UK and the US are urged to prescribe "Exercise Medicine."  Thus, Exercise Physiologists are primed to play a key role in the development of exercise prescriptions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease as well as general fitness and sport performance.  Students will determine the level of exercise physiological adaptation as a medical treatment for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

 

English - British Literature

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: ENGL 4753 & 4993 or 5753 & 5003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description:
 The earliest works in the English language are a mélange of monster stories and mayhem, battlefield blunders, laments of the lost, road trip ribaldry, heroics, and heartbreak. Reviewing these masterworks will help us understand the Anglo-Saxon warrior code, recognize the devices of Old English Poetry, and appreciate its blending of Christian and pagan elements. We will look at how Chaucer's astute social criticism compares to our modern obsession with social media. Our study includes medieval chivalry and English nationalism, allowing us to call on King Arthur and Shakespeare too. Students will explore our literature's beginnings through selected readings, engaged discussion, and experiential activity. What better place to study British Literature than in Britain, especially in London!
 

English – Shakespeare In London

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: ENGL 4716 or 5773 & 5003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course is an experience-based exploration of the life and work of William Shakespeare from historical, textual, critical & performance perspectives. In addition to lecture/discussion, class experiences will include site visits, workshops,guest lectures, & live performances. In this course, you will: (1) explore & examine the historical context of Shakespeare's life and works (2) acquire & utilize an understanding of Shakespearean textual production and reproduction (3) master & apply basic terms and techniques of Shakespearean criticism (4) consider & articulate your views on the variety and impact of Shakespearean performance, both historically and in contemporary English culture.

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Fine Arts – Theatre THEA 4393 & 4493

Credit: Six semester Hours
Courses: THEA 4393 & 4493
Syllabus: Undergraduate
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Description:
 "All the world's a stage" and William Shakespeare's words cannot better describe this once in a life-time opportunity to study in London!  This course will deliver opportunities to experience the  "stage" inside some of the most widely-recognized venues patronized by the greatest talents in the world.  The class will provide insightful, invigorating, career building experiences abroad including William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, acclaimed productions on the West End, class-acts at the National Theater, and unique Fringe Theatre performances. Tours of the Royal Opera House and the National Theater productions facilities are arranged to further your understanding of backstage preparations.  Students also hear from local working professionals as they share their experiences through guest lectures.  Whether you're a theater student, artist, patron, or simply interested in a new subject abroad, this course is your ticket! 

 

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History – World War II History

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: HIST 4933 & 4953 or 5003 & 5003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: Because of the unique history of London and all of England during World War II, this course will focus on the major military, political, and social issues surrounding the war with particular emphasis on the European Theatre.  The class will rely on a mix of scholarly lectures, class discussion, and historical field trips.  Churchill's underground bunker in London, the Imperial War Museum, and former allied air fields will be the centerpiece of field experiences that will supplement lectures and guest speakers.   

History – Tudor - Stuart Britain

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: HIST 3123 & 4953 or 5003 & 5003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate 

Description:  British politics and society was transformed in the sixteenth and seventieth centuries:  parliamentary government triumphed over unchecked monarchy, reformation in England & Scotland transformed the religious landscape, social and economic changes challenged the economic (and political) dominance of the aristocracy and saw the rise of the mercantile economy, and profound developments within art, lecture, and science that created a "golden age" in British Society.  Site visits will include many famous locations of the Tudor dynasty such as Hampton Court, Banqueting Houses, and the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. 

Social Work - International Social Work

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: SOCW 3603 & 4423
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document


Description:  These courses will examine the need for international social work, given the global context and concerns.  Students will explore how social work issues are similar, yet different, and how cultural context may affect their development.  Attention will be paid to the key roles being played by international social work organizations such as International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work. Students will have class lectures supplemented by guest lecturers and relevant site visits to key locations around London. 

Mass Communication - Comparative Mass Media

 

Public Health Determinants of Health Disparities A Comparative International Perspective

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: HSAD 4006, 5006
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course will compare the health care needs and public health services in various countries. Physical, relational, social and environmental determinants of health will be investigated. Health disparities among vulnerable populations, as well as advocacy efforts on their behalf, will be studied. Emerging infectious diseases will be identified and intervention strategies explored. The role of prevention in health promotion will be emphasized. Guest lecturers, field trips to public health organizations and museums, and tours related to the history of public health in London will enhance this study abroad experience.

Sociology British Culture and Society

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: SOCL 4883 & 4893
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course will take a comparative institutional approach to understanding British culture and society. That is, we will be comparing social institutions in Britain (e.g. government, marriage/families, media, religion, sport, etc.) with our knowledge and understanding of those institutions in the U.S. Other topics to be examined comparatively are sexuality, gender, immigration, deviance/criminality, and even the culture of food. As learning sociologists, we will investigate a new land using our “sociological imagination” to understand those social phenomena which are normally difficult to uncover due to their “everyday” nature. Our modes of investigation will include first-hand experience, class reading and discussion, expert lectures, and field trips.

 

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