Global Poetry in the UK - ENGL 210
London is a multicultural city, known for its rich history, particularly where poetry is concerned. Capitalizing on our location, this course will offer a comparative view of contemporary English-language poets from Britain and from points across the globe with ties to the UK (Ireland, the Caribbean, South Asia, etc.). Throughout our semester in London, we will combine creative and critical writing assignments and discussions of literary texts with a number of co-curricular activities-such as class visits by authors and field trips to sites in and around the UK and in other European cities.
The course fulfills the GBCC, AHLG, ARHC, EGHU, and W2 requirements. It is also a required course for English: Creative Writing majors and minors.
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History of London - HIST 247
In this course, students will explore London's rich history as the center of Britain's political, cultural, and economic life, spanning from Roman Britain, through the Great Fire, the rise of the British Empire, to the Blitz, and on to contemporary multicultural London. This course will make full use of London's own resources and will include many site visits across the city as an integral part of the course.
Architecture and Art in London - ART 215
This course provides a background and context through which to view changes in British art, architecture, and design. Connections between social, economic, and cultural influences are reflected in the practice and content of the arts. Each class session begins with historical background and overview briefing with selected slides, and is followed by a walking tour of a museum, historical area, or nearby site.
Theatre in London/Studies in Dramatic Literature - THEA 264/ENGL 217
This course in the London theatre introduces students to the influence and impact of British theatre and to all aspects of the London stage. Students attend plays in the West End, in Off-West-End, and in Pub theatres. Students read plays and gain familiarity with theatre criticism as well as with numerous aspects of production from backstage visits to Shakespeare's Globe and to the National Theatre set design and property shops. Students will see a number of plays; keep a theatre journal of the plays attended; participate in and lead class discussions, write short essays, take examinations, and complete a theatre project that integrates aspects of their study and fieldwork in London theaters.
Political Economy of European Integration - ECON 222/POLS 290
This course introduces students to the main political economy issues of European integration. The course analyzes the history, evolution, and institutions of European integration relevant for understanding economic policies. The course will enable students to apply and relate conceptual and theoretical knowledge that underpins the course to the real economic and political processes of European integration. The course draws on a range of readings dealing with the core issues and theories, and in so doing will familiarize students with the most up to date policy discussions relating to the European integration.
Urban Anthropology - ANTH 200
This is a fieldwork-based course that will apply various methods to study cities in general - and London in particular. Topics include urban societies, the built environment, economic relationships, and political life.