Sustainable Cities: London and Beyond

This program is open to all Bucknell students who will be sophomores, juniors, or first-semester seniors during the Fall of 2019.

Students participating in the program are required to take the anchor course, Sustaining London: Environment, Economy, and Society, plus select three of the following elective courses: Britain’s Economic Legacies , Engineering Planning and Project Management, Theatre in London, or Art & Culture in London. Courses offer the opportunity to fulfill the following graduation requirements: IP, W2, EVCN, GBCC, AHLG, ARHC, SLSC, and EGSS.

Application Procedure

Students should attend an information session and meet with the Coordinator of the Bucknell in London Program (Anita Casper) before submitting an application. The application can be accessed on the Office of Global & Off-campus Education website. Applications are competitive and early applications are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Feb. 7, 2019 , but the program may fill before that date.


Anchor Course

Sustaining London: Environment, Economy, and Society – UNIV 200 (Professor Higgins and Kinnaman) 1 Credit
The course will cover a number of core concepts related to sustainability. We will examine how human activities, policies and decisions affect sustainability, and compare and contrast policies and practices in the U.S. to those in London, the UK, and Europe that impact sustainability. We will also utilize tools to assess sustainability such as life-cycle analysis (LCA) and life-cycle costing, carbon footprints and water footprints.
This course fulfills EVCN, IP, SLSC and W2 requirements.

Elective Courses

Britain’s Economic Legacies – ECON 222LS (Professor Kinnaman) 1 Credit (elective suitable to all Bucknell students)
Students will develop an understanding of the miraculous political and economic history of Britain via exposure to theories on why economies grow and fail, exposure to seminal readings on the triangular Atlantic trade routes, and exposure to personal accounts of industrial towns in England during the Industrial Revolution. Students will also explore the many economic debates occurring in London and Cambridge that continue to revolutionize modern economies across the globe.
This course fulfills SLSC and W2 requirements

Engineering Planning And Project Management – CEEG 490 (Professor Higgins) 1 Credit (elective suitable to all Bucknell students,but required for engineering students)
In the course the students will learn the basic concepts of project management, engineering planning (feasibility analysis), engineering economics (time-value of money), project scheduling (critical path method), and optimization. Professional ethics will also be discussed. Field trips and guest speakers will be used extensively in the course to give students exposure to real-world project management.
This course fulfills W2 requirements.

Theatre In London – THEA 264 — Theater In London/ELS 289 — Studies In Dramatic Literature (Professor Sullivan) 1 Credit
This course focuses on one of the highlights of London’s cultural life and introduces students to all aspects of the London theater. Students will read several plays and will gain familiarity with the various aspects of production from staging through designing sets, props, costumes, lighting and special effects, to acting. Also included are “backstage” visits to such facilities as Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre. Students will typically see one play per week, keep a journal of the plays attended, and complete a project that integrates aspects of their study and fieldwork in London, in addition to other assignments.
This course fulfills AHLG/ARHC requirements.

Art And Culture In London – ARTH 215 (Professor Sparti) 1 credit
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, and is followed by a walking tour of a museum, historical area, or other nearby site.
This course fulfills ARHC and GBCC requirements.