CCSA Winter 2016/17: London Winter
APPLICATION DEADLINES: Scroll to Course Info
Priority Deadline: September 16, 2016
Final Deadline: September 30, 2016
Credit: 3 credit hours
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 science, history, and health care.
Includes several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover, or Stratford & Warwick.
A GROUP FLIGHT OPTION is available at additional cost and includes:
- roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities
- roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site
The following courses are offered on this CCSA program. For more information regarding academic content of individual courses, visit our website or email faculty at the address listed below each course description.
Before applying for any course, please make note of course prerequisites, which must be completed, or waived by the course instructor, prior to the program's departure date. By combining this intensive study abroad experience with directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.
(C)hemical (H)istory of (E)ngland; (M)useums, (I)conic (S)cientific (T)reasures, and (R)evelations of (Y)esteryear
Course Description: Travel back in time...visit historical scientific and medical museums and hospitals of London. See the wonders and discoveries of early chemistry and the medical fields, including dental, optical, and pharmaceutical. Enrich your mind with the astonishing experiences of scientists in the past and the obstacles and marvels attributed to them. Tarry at the Faraday Museum, the Museum of the History of Science, and the Natural History Museum. Explore the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, the Old Operating Theatre, the Anaesthesia Museum, the Hunterian Museum, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum, the Museum at St. Bart’s, and many others.
Prerequisite: Completion of freshman Chemistry requirements plus one additional Chemistry course.
(Dr. Fred J. Matthews | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD) Email
History / Legal Studies
London in the Age of Revolutions
Course Description: From 1765 to 1815, London was a cultural, intellectual, and political hub of revolutionary thought—a capital of philosophy, law, literature, and theater. Come explore the center of the British Empire and study the history of revolutionary ideas and culture. Visit the center of Legal London—the Inns of Court and Temple Church; Westminster Hall and the Houses of Parliament, site of the biggest slavery case of the era; the Bankside where slave ships docked and the financial hub of the City of London which financed it; and the theaters and pubs of Covent Garden and the Strand where the revolutionary generation worked and played.
Prerequisite: one semester of Western Civilization, World Civilization, World History or equivalent course.
(Dr. Patricia Minter | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD/UD) Email
From Nightingale to Now: Health Care and
Nursing on Both Sides of the Pond
Course Description: Explore similarities and differences in nursing and medicine between British and American healthcare systems. Compare and contrast the roles of health professionals in England and the United States. Investigate the history of the nursing profession with tentative visits to the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Science Museum’s History of Medicine, and the Old Operating Theatre.
Examine the differences between nursing education in the United States and the U.K.. Visit London hospitals and interact with “real life” nurses working within the British healthcare system. Take the “Cholera Walk,” a journey through Victorian London and re-trace the steps of a pandemic outbreak.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Upper Division nursing or a comparable healthcare degree-seeking program or permission of the instructor.
(Dr. Amy S. Hamlin | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD) Email
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline, as priority is given to early applications.