|Program Sponsor:||CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2013||05/01/2013 **||Rolling Admission||07/11/2013||08/12/2013|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Course Disciplines:||Accounting, Art, Art History, Business, Communication, Education, English, English Literature, Health, History, Human Performance, International Business, Journalism, Literature, Media, Music, Music Business, Nursing, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology, Writing||Faculty's Member Institution:||Austin Peay University, Bellarmine University, Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, University of South Alabama|
|Program Type:||Short Program||Air Travel Options:||Group Travel Available (from CCSA Departure Cities), Independent Air Travel Available|
DATES: JULY 11, 2013 – AUGUST 12, 2013
PRICE: $4995 WITHOUT AIRFARE; $5995 INCLUDING AIRFARE
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 22, 2013
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: $100 discount for applications received by February 8, 2013
CREDIT: 3 hours - 6 hours
Join CCSA in one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities on earth, a wonderful background against which to study a wide array of subjects. All roads may lead to Rome, but achievements in almost every field of human endeavor find their point of origin in this city, the capital of what was once the largest empire in the world. Four weeks isn't enough to begin to experience all this city has to offer, but it's certainly enough to make a start. By making use of university housing and facilities at the Hampstead campus of the University of London's King's College, CCSA is able to offer a rich program that combines classroom and course-specific field trip activities, while leaving students free to explore parts of England by rail as well on weekends.
Two special features of this program are the ability, should you wish to do so, to take a second course at no additional cost from CCSA (though additional tuition for the class may be charged by your home university) and the possibility, at additional cost, to participate in two optional weekend trips, to Edinburgh and Paris, as well as a day trip to Stonehenge and Salisbury. Students who elect to take two classes as well as the optional trips need to be aware that free time for personal travel and exploration will be limited. Please consult the Schedule of Events listed below.
Thursday, July 11
Departure from US (for students traveling with CCSA)
Friday, July 12
Arrival and Check-in at King's College
11:30 - 2:00 lunch [King's College Refectory]
1:00 - 5:00 Local Area Walking Tours
6:00 Welcome Reception [Mandatory]
Saturday, July 13
8:30 - 10:00 Orientation [Mandatory]
10:00 - 1:00 City Tour [Mandatory]
3:30 - 6:30 Faculty Meeting [Faculty only--Mandatory]
Sunday, July 14
Free day with optional free outings to be posted upon arrival
Monday, July 15
Regular class meetings begin (please refer to Class Schedule for specific details)
Other important dates:
Stonehenge optional trip: Friday, July 19
Edinburgh optional trip: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28
Paris optional trip: Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4
Orientations for each optional excursion will be held on the Wednesday before departure at 4:45
Pre-departure Orientation: Wednesday, August 7 4:45 [Mandatory]
Please carefully read the Program Details section for additional information pertinent to all CCSA programs.
ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS
Participants in the London Summer Program reside in dormitories of the Hampstead Campus of King's College. While the standard price on this program is based on single occupancy since the majority of rooms are single, some rooms with double occupancy may be available at reduced cost on a first come/first served basis. Please be aware that it may not be possible to accommodate all requests for double occupancy on this program.
The following meals are provided in the college refectory:
• continental breakfast daily
• lunch on class days (Monday and Wednesday)
• dinner on weekdays (Monday through Thursday)
For those making their own flight arrangements, the price of the London Summer Program is $4995. This includes a BritRail pass for travel by train within Britain, London Travelcards (subway and bus pass), accommodations, ISIC (International Student Identification Card), meals as indicated and health insurance. Please note in making transportation arrangements: the in-country portion of the London Summer program begins in London on July 12 and ends in on August 12. Participants arranging their own air transportation must contact the CCSA central office before initiating travel arrangements and must file a copy of their flight itinerary with the office after reservations have been made. Please note that airport transfers to and from the accommodation site are provided ONLY to those participants for whom CCSA has arranged air travel.
For those traveling on a flight arranged by CCSA, the price of the London Summer Program is $5995. This includes round-trip transportation from designated cities, airport transfers, a BritRail pass for travel by train within Britain, London Travelcards (subway and bus pass), accommodations, ISIC (International Student Identification Card), meals as indicated and health insurance.
The following meals are included in the program price: daily breakfast, lunch on Monday and Wednesdays, and dinner on Monday through Thursday. A minimum of $1200 should be budgeted for those meals not included and other basic living expenses. Additionally, approximately $200-250 should be budgeted for textbooks and other required course materials and/or excursion expenses specific to that course. Students enrolled in two classes should anticipate spending that amount for expenses associated with each class. Participants should also budget additional funds for personal expenses such as souvenirs and independent travel, based upon their individual spending habits.
Tuition is not included in the program costs detailed above. Please refer to Registration/Tuition & Fees in the Program Details section for additional information.
All prices are subject to change in the event of unanticipated increases in airfares, monetary exchange rates or other changes in program costs. In some cases, program items may be deleted in lieu of a price increase.
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the February 22, 2013 application deadline, as priority is given to early applications. Applications submitted on or before February 8, 2013 receive a $100 deduction in the program price, reflected in a reduced application fee, due at time of application.
• Application Fee: $200 if received on or before February 8, 2013; $300 for applications received after February 8, 2013. Application fees, which must be paid by credit or debit card at time of application, serve as a deposit toward the overall program price.
• First Payment: $2800 due on March 8, 2013.
• Final Payment: $2895 for those traveling with the group,
$1895 for those making their own arrangements, due on April 5, 2013.
Please familiarize yourself with the Cancellation Policy in the Program Details section.
Shortly after online submission of both the application fee and the first portion of the application, and following online approval by the local CCSA Campus Representative, all applicants will receive an application approval email and will then have access to the post-approval portion of the application. Students from non-consortium schools will receive instruction during the online application process for supplementary application requirements. An official letter of acceptance into the program will be sent electronically approximately three weeks after the program application deadline.
Students may earn from three to six hours of credit. For those individuals who wish to earn six hours of academic credit, the courses have been divided into two groups, A and B. These students must select one course from each group to avoid a conflict in class scheduling. Please note, although the option is available, students are not required by CCSA to enroll in two classes and should bear in mind that doing so will require them to be in class or mandatory class-related activities all day Monday through Thursday.
Group A classes meet Monday mornings 9:00 - 12:00 and Wednesday afternoons 1:30 - 4:30
Group B classes meet Monday afternoons 1:30 - 4:30 and Wednesday mornings 9:00 - 12:00
Mandatory Group A class field trips: July 16, 25, 30 and August 8
Mandatory Group B class field trips: July 18, 23 and August 1, 6
Final exams/evaluations: Friday, August 9, A classes 9:00 - 12:00; B classes 1:30 - 4:30
The following are descriptions of the courses of study offered for this CCSA program. Applicants may register for courses offered by professors from any member institution. Students are encouraged to email faculty to learn more about the classes. Before applying for any course, refer to the course description regarding prerequisites. Course prerequisite(s) must be completed, or where applicable waived by the course instructor, prior to the program's departure date.
Intermediate Accounting: U.S. & U.K.
In the near future, the U.S. is scheduled to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). What better way to help prepare yourself for this change than by studying Intermediate Accounting in London, home of the International Accounting Standards Board? Here we will be able not only to cover the usual objectives for this course, but also visit one of the world's financial centers and gain practical knowledge of the convergence challenges the adoption of IFRS will cause. In addition to visiting companies and firms and learning how to prepare comprehensive financial reports, we will come to understand differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.
Prerequisite: six hours of accounting principles including basic financial and managerial accounting topics
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Marilyn Young [firstname.lastname@example.org] Belmont University) Group B
Watercolor Painting in the Digital Age
Sketch fabulous London and English countryside using a digital camera together with watercolor medium to create a colorful and memorable journal of your experience abroad. No experience necessary. Our class will focus on watercolor techniques, on-site sketching methods, color theory, compositional design, history of watercolors and learning how to take better digital photographs for your painting reference. We will visit the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and several other historical sites. A self-published book (via online publishing) and a multimedia slide show will be the fruit of your travels. Participants should budget $100 for required art materials.
Prerequisite: for LD credit--past drawing experience or permission of instructor; for UD credit--one painting class or permission of instructor
(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Mr. Suta Lee [email@example.com] Austin Peay State University) Group B
Photography in England: History & Practice
Explore the world of photography through the lens of British history. Learn to capture stunning images in the nation where the negative/positive process was invented and where artists, scientists and adventurers have been making photographs for more than a century and a half. Hands-on demonstrations of historic photographic processes and visits to iconic photo landmarks will bolster class discussions focusing on the 19th century's "Golden Age" of British photography. The class covers basics of digital photography, and students will build a portfolio of photos from their travels. We'll also visit some of London's spectacular photography collections and contemporary art galleries.
(3 cr. hrs., LD, Prof. Laura Hartford [firstname.lastname@example.org] Bellarmine University) Group A
Public Speaking with a British Flair
Art, history, theatre, architecture, music--enough topics and experiences to keep you talking for a lifetime! Where better to study the great art of Public Speaking than London? In this course, you will develop your public speaking skills while experiencing the traditions of great speech that the English are known for. You will visit places like Parliament, Old Bailey or Speaker's Corner to observe speakers in action and then return to the classroom to sharpen your own public speaking skills. No dry, boring speeches for this class. You will be speaking about what you are experiencing on a daily basis! This is an introductory public speaking course and you will give 5 significant presentations as well as some pre-trip reading/research. Join us in a class that not only will give you the experiences to talk about for a lifetime but the skills to do so successfully!
(3 cr. hrs., LD, Mrs. Patty S. Parish [email@example.com] Murray State University) Group B
British Media: It's Another World!
British television gave us Simon Cowell's American Idol (Pop Idol in England), the original version of The Office, Real World and Big Brother. Rupert Murdoch (big boss at Fox Television Network & Fox News) owns the biggest newspaper in England--you won't believe "Page 3." And Abbey Road, the recording home of the Beatles, may be the most famous recording studio in the world. British Media: It's Another World! Explore important media sites from London to Liverpool while we think about how media in the US and the UK impact us as citizens and consumers.
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. Richard Tiner [firstname.lastname@example.org] Belmont University) Group A
Aspects of Life-Span Development in the British Context
Through the lenses provided by a vast array of British museums and agencies as well as immersion in British culture, you will come to see who you are, where you have come from and where you are going with a broader cultural perspective. By learning and experiencing selected topics in human development in England you will learn to be a more effective helping professional and a more effective person.
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. M. Mark Wasicsko [email@example.com] Northern Kentucky University) Group B
The Appeal of Harry Potter Course Closed with a Wait List
Why are the Harry Potter novels the best selling books of all time? As we read and discuss the Harry Potter novels in London and visit various field trip sites, we will attempt to answer this question by examining the symbolism, imagery and ideas employed in the novels. We will take a long walking tour of film sites in London, walk through the Hogwarts Great Hall in Oxford, traipse through Snape's Dungeon in Lacock and maybe visit where Harry learned to fly at Alnwick Castle. There's no greater place to read and study Harry Potter than England!
Prerequisite: completion of lower division composition requirement(s)
(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Dr. Ted Sherman [firstname.lastname@example.org] Middle Tennessee State University) Group B
From Second Shepherds to Spamalot: How the British Make Us Laugh
"Always look on the bright side of life"--ever hum that Spamalot tune, especially when the rain pours down? The British have cultivated a vital, uproarious comic tradition through times of empire, fire, war, plague and prudery. This course will acquaint you with current comic theater, from Monty Python to Shakespeare revivals; make you laugh at jokes that have been good since the middle ages; and allow you to explore the profound philosophical dimension of comedy. We will read great British comedies, see contemporary plays and revivals, visit historic sites and consider contemporary street life evoking comic traditions.
Prerequisite: one semester of First Year Composition or equivalent (AP credit)
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. Marcia McDonald [email@example.com] Belmont University) Group B
Myth, Legend & Horror in English Literature
King Arthur, Dracula, Jack the Ripper and Hobbits--who could ask for more from some of the most interesting writers in English? Take a look at an incredible mixture of myth, legend, mystery, romance, tragedy, horror and actual history--all rolled into some of the most magical and hair-raising tales ever told. Visit places like Glastonbury where King Arthur and his queen may have been buried. Climb ancient tower steps at Warwick Castle, take a tour of a real dungeon and watch demonstrations of medieval life. Walk the actual streets of London where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims. Visit legendary Oxford, the university city where Tolkien created Hobbits. You'll read Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur (where we get most of the tales of King Arthur), Tolkien's The Hobbitt, Stoker's Dracula and Begg's Jack the Ripper. The pages of the books are just the starting place for a trip into fiction, reality, and a few places in between.
Prerequisite: one semester of composition
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Prof. Roy A. Helton [firstname.lastname@example.org] Murray State University) Group A
The Road to Downton Abbey: The English Country House in Fact & Fiction
For three seasons, Americans and Britons have followed the fortunes of the fictional Grantham family, hereditary owners of Downton Abbey. This series is the most recent chapter in a conversation about the "stately homes of England," places which have been depicted as sites of hospitality, beauty and the responsible use of wealth--as well as reminders of social stratification and injustice. For this class, you will read poems and novels centering on country houses (McEwan's Atonement, Forster's Howard's End and particularly Pride and Prejudice--whose bicentennial we will observe in 2013) and you will walk the halls and grounds of country houses, especially Austen's brother's Chawton and Highclere Castle, the site of Downton's filming.
Prerequisite: one semester of composition
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. Douglas Murray [email@example.com] Belmont University) Group A
The Stories They Tell
Great Britain has provided us with fine short story writers. This course introduces students to well known British writers--Malcolm Lowery, Dylan Thomas and Graham Greene--but also to lesser known writers--Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter and Ian McEwan. While we read the stories, we will immerse ourselves in the culture that has given rise to these stories: the theatres and shops, bookstores and eateries. The course will include day trips in London (British Museum, Hampstead Heath) and to Oxford, Dover and Canterbury. Students are encouraged to write a short story for their final project.
Prerequisite: two semesters of composition or equivalent
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Prof. Barry Kitterman [firstname.lastname@example.org] Austin Peay State University) Group B
Virginia Woolf & Literary London: Find a Room of Your Own
Read the work of one of the modern era's greatest writers as you walk the streets of London and consider women's place in literary circles, including the district Woolf made famous, Bloomsbury. We will visit places significant to her work and other writers, including staged productions of plays by or about women. Tentative field trips include Bloomsbury; the British Library to look at original manuscripts; the homes of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters; Keats' home, Museum of London; Stonehenge, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Prerequisite: two semesters of composition or equivalent
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. Jill Eichhorn [email@example.com] Austin Peay State University) Group A
Dance, Sports & Games: British influence on American Pastimes
Explore the impact of British dance on American folk, square, ballet, modern, and theater dances. Compare and contrast British and American children's games, creative activities and sports. Visit the Royal Ballet School and Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, hike through London's parks, experience true British culture and creative pastime through theatre performances, dance instructions, studios, stadiums, restaurants, and night life. From tennis, soccer and badminton to contemporary dance, the British style of creative leisure activities has influenced American pastimes.
(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Dr. Lisa O'Dear Lewis [firstname.lastname@example.org] Austin Peay State University) Group A
Through the Looking Glass: A View of Global Business in Action
Travel abroad and link international business to history, culture, geography and government. See and experience how companies operate within the complex global economy. Topics include cultural influences on business practices, foreign exchange market, global marketing, laws and regulations for trade and investment. Broaden your perspective of the global marketplace. From the vantage point of London, one of the business capitals of the world, see business and consumers in action through visits to companies, historic landmarks and museums in London and the surrounding areas. Learn the role of international financial institutions, marketing agencies and legal firms in the complex framework of the global economy.
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Prof. Lynnette Guzzino, J.D. [email@example.com] Thomas More College) Group A
European Music Business: The British Perspective
Join us in London, one of the great music cities of the world, where we will delve into the European music industry from a British vantage point, looking at the three basic revenue streams (sales of recordings, publishing and personal appearances) and future trends in the industry. Compare the European and American music industries, while placing the European industry in context with other world markets (Japan, China and India). Class meetings will be enhanced by speakers from and visits to businesses involved in the music industry as well as sites significant to England's renowned popular music icons.
Prerequisite: a survey course in the music industry
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Don Cusic [firstname.lastname@example.org] Belmont University) Group B
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Britpop: The Course This course will look at the evolution of British popular song from Troubadors to the twenty-first century. The 1960's British Invasion, punk, electronica and Britpop will be key topics. Trips in London, Liverpool and Manchester will show where many pivotal musical happenings occurred. Interdependence with American popular music will be noted, but uniquely British artists who did not export well will become a focus. Post-Thatcher British musical artists who began to take pride in their Britishness (Blur, Pulp, The Smiths, etc.) will be discussed as part of the "Britpop" phenomenon. This is a great course for anyone with a passion for British rock music. (3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Paul D. Fischer [email@example.com] Middle Tennessee State University) Group A
International Law & the European Union: Countries, Cases & Controversies
Does the banning of headscarves violate religious freedom? Where is the line between "hate speech" and "free speech"? In this course, we look at how European countries address these issues and more. Highlighted by visiting "Old Bailey" and Scotland Yard, we first discuss European legal traditions. Then, we address modern legalism by visiting the Royal Courts of Justice and Inns of Court. Next, we learn about the European Parliament and European Court of Justice, discussing how EU countries address controversial issues, including free speech, racism and sexuality. To highlight our understanding of the workings of the EU, in week three the class will take a required day trip to Brussels for which participants will need to budget an additional $150-200 for train transportation. In connection with this field trip, an optional add-on day in Luxembourg is being planned at additional cost.
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Lee Remington Williams [firstname.lastname@example.org] Bellarmine University University) Group B
Our Concept of Mind & How British Psychology Shaped It
Interested in a class filled with tours across Great Britain, unique excursions that take you to major centers of learning and science across England and Scotland? Discover psychology from historical and geographic perspectives where it unfolded in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. Like a Discovery or History Channel special series on Science History, Philosophy and the Mind filmed on location, immerse yourself inside the show as the class explores firsthand the fascinating events and beautiful places where famous thinkers contributed to our conception of the mind. A great elective or systems course for psychology majors!
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Thomas L. Wilson [email@example.com] Bellarmine University) Group A
Public Relations: Controversy, Resistance & Control
UK Uncut and Occupy are major social issue initiatives that have roots in the UK. In London, students will observe firsthand the sites of controversy, resistance and control as the class visits with public relations firms, scholars and activist organizations. From each visit and related course material, students will gain a better understanding of how communication and public relations relate to issues that receive focused attention from media and organizations seeking to influence our perceptions of everyday life.
Prerequisite: one basic level Communication Studies, Media Literacy or Public Relations course
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. Gregory G. De Blasio [firstname.lastname@example.org] Northern Kentucky University) Group A
The Beatles, Mr. Bond & Mr. Bean: British Popular Culture from Dickens to Downton Abbey
One of the best ways to understand any society is through its culture. This course uses Britain's popular culture as a window on its history, institutions and people. Our primary focus will be on pop culture products (e.g., movies, TV, music, literature) of the recent past, but will also include other and older forms of popular culture from food to language to architecture to manners. Recurrent themes will be the pervasive influence of class, empire and the monarchy on British life. The goal is to help students make the most of their time in Britain by cultivating a sociological understanding of its culture and, by contrast and comparison, of their own.
(3 cr. hrs., UD, Dr. Douglas A. Marshall [email@example.com] University of South Alabama) Group B
Haunted England: A Sociological Study of Paranormal Phenomena in London
Gain first-hand experience of British history through the study of paranormal phenomena. Visit haunted locations such as Shakespeare Tavern, Tower of London, Fleet Street and Baker Street where ghosts, legends and manifestations are reported. Conduct interviews to identify individual personality formations and group behavior resulting from paranormal exposure and beliefs. Visit the Harry Potter Studio to learn about the making of famous contemporary ghosts and haunts. In response to these experiences, you will also learn to apply social observation methods and social science theories to examine paranormal claims and understand individual and group behavior resulting from such exposure and beliefs.