CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
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London: Summer (four week program) July 6 – August 5, 2018
Program Base Price: $4,499 - 4,699 *
Estimated Airfare: $799 - $1,049 *
Dates: July 6 – August 5, 2018
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
* Prices estimates based on summer 2017 program. Final prices will be published by September 15, 2017 on the CCSA website.
Spend a month studying in London - one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities on earth. CCSA’s four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit. You will reside in en-suite accommodation at Moonraker Point in the exciting Southwark area of London, while studying with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus. Beyond the classroom and field trips, the schedule will enable you to explore the world outside of London on weekends.
Students may take a second 3 credit-hour course for an additional $700. Your home university may have an additional fee, so check with your CCSA campus representative. The $700 second course fee is non-refundable following the first payment deadline. Students considering a second class should bear in mind that doing so will require them to be in class or mandatory class-related activities all day Monday through Thursday.
Students wishing to take two classes must select one Group A course and one Group B course, as designated in the Course Descriptions section. To avoid schedule conflicts, courses meet according to the following weekly pattern:
Group A classes:
Monday mornings 9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday afternoons 1:30 - 4:30
Mandatory full day class field trips: July 10, 19, 24 and August 2
Friday, August 3, final exams/evaluations: 1:30 - 4:30
Group B classes:
Monday afternoons 1:30 - 4:30
Wednesday mornings 9:00 - 12:00
Mandatory full-day class field trips: July 12, 17, 26 and 31
Friday, August 3, final exams/evaluations: 9:00 - 12:00
The price of this CCSA program includes:
accommodations in en-suite single rooms in an apartment-style setting
London Travelcard with unlimited local transport (underground zones 1-2, bus zones 1-6)
health and emergency evacuation insurance
most program excursions, course-related activities and entrances
pre-loaded meal card for Waterloo Campus on class days
Each summer CCSA offers participants on the London Summer program the opportunity to join optional excursions to such places as Stonehenge, Paris and more. These trips are not a part of the required course activities and come at an additional cost. More details about the optional trips for the summer 2018 term will be released in spring 2018.
Optional Group Travel:
A GROUP TRAVEL OPTION through CCSA is available at additional cost and includes:
Round trip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities.
Round trip ground transportation between the destination/departure airport(s) and the accommodation sites.
Travel with friends and other participants on this program as a group all the way to your destination! If this is your first time abroad (or even flying!) we highly recommend you travel as part of the group. Round-trip air transportation from cities other than CCSA-designated airports MAY be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost.
Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.
Art History / Art & Design / Theatre / Interdisciplinary
The London Arts Experience: Theatre, Music, Art, and Design
Course Description: London, one of the most exciting cities in the world, is home to centuries of visual art, performance, design, and architecture. In this class you'll visit theatres, music venues, restaurants, museums, and galleries. You'll see some of London's most famous sites, and explore unique places that are off the beaten path. You'll talk to artists, see cutting edge theatre, hear music that ranges from classical to contemporary, and taste new foods and old British favorites, and you'll gain exhilarating first-hand knowledge of how design, architecture, and the arts come together in and around the dynamic streets of London!
Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Oratory, Advocacy and Public Address in London
Course Description: From Parliament to Westminster Abbey, from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to the Speaker's Corner at Hyde Park, London has served as an epicenter of history, stories, and public address through the centuries. Students in this advanced public speaking course will have the opportunity to visit contemporary and historical venues highlighting London's unique culture and history of oral communication and to use those locales as a backdrop and an inspiration for the various speeches that will be completed as part of the course. This course can count for upper division credit or to fulfill a basic public speaking requirement. This course may be paired with Culturally London: Communication and Competence in Group B.
Prerequisite: For upper division credit: Completion of a Basic Public Speaking course or consent of instructor.
Popular Shakespeare: Sex, Race and Religion on the London Stage
Course Description: Enrich your understanding of Shakespeare and his world by studying him on-site in London. While focusing on up to four of his plays to be seen in current production on various London stages, the class will also explore the history and culture of Elizabethan England by field trips to Shakespeare's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, Westminster Abbey, the new Globe Theatre and the Tower of London (Shakespeare nearly found himself there!). Our itinerary also includes a Thames boat cruise, a walking tour of Shakespeare's London, and a visit to a pub he was known to frequent, with plenty of class time to focus on Shakespeare's treatment of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity and religion.
Prerequisite: Composition 1 and 2, or completion of basic writing requirements as determined by the home university, or consent of the instructor.
Course Description: As Britain experiences the aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union, nowhere is better suited for studying the impact of Brexit than London, one of the business capitals of the world. This class offers opportunities to understand the implications of Brexit for finance and trade, investment and labor, etc. through interviewing British consumers and business managers and visiting the London offices of multinational corporations. Gain insights into the shifts in economic power among international players that come with Brexit and deepen your understanding of global economic trends with this unique on-site learning experience in London.
Prerequisite: Introductory Business course, general knowledge of economics or consent of instructor.
Habeas What? British Common Law and Its Influence on the American Legal System
Course Description: British common law traditions and the British legal system have influenced the American judicial system. Through field trips to various British legal sites, including where the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede, where an original copy of the Magna Carta now remains at the British Library, and observing a criminal procedure at Old Bailey, students will develop an understanding as to how the British common law system originated and evolved to impact other common law models around the world.
Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.
Culturally London: Communication and Competence
Course Description: Enhance your intercultural communication skills in London, one of the most thrilling, cosmopolitan, and diverse cities in the world. With the city as our classroom, we will study the communication process across cultures with an emphasis on intercultural perception, values, and nonverbal expression in the personal and public spheres. Immerse yourself in London's rich cultural traditions by exploring sites such as the British Museum, the houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and Westminster Abbey. In this course, you will acquire the intercultural competence needed to be an effective communicator in virtually any profession in a modern, global society. This course may be paired with Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Oratory, Advocacy and Public Address in London in Group A.
Criminal Justice / Legal Studies / Political Science
Law and Order: London
Course Description: A Jack the Ripper tour, the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster, Windsor Castle, The Royal Courts of Justice, Magna Carta, Old Bailey, and many other exciting locations in London and beyond will be the key to our hands-on learning about the relationship between English and American criminal justice. Join us as we explore the roots of these two criminal justice systems and as we compare current English and American police and court practices. A perfect class for students interested in all areas of criminal justice, political science, or legal studies.
Course Description: 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 film locations, we will attempt to answer this question by examining the symbolism, imagery, and ideas employed in the novels. We will take a 6 mile walk of film sites in London, visit the Hogwarts Great Hall and Library in Oxford, traipse through Snape's Dungeon in Lacock, and explore Alnwick Castle where Harry learned to fly. There's no greater place to read and study Harry Potter than England!
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed their university's lower division writing/English requirements.
Course Description: Come to the land of haunted castles. dark dungeons, and beautiful and moving memorial art as we explore the changing roles and meanings of deaths in England and western culture. In this course, students will experience the prehistoric past with fossil digging on the Jurassic Coast, tour the rich and macabre history of the famous Tower of London, visit the grave of the famous and infamous, visit the notoriously haunted Warwick Castle, and learn the dark history of Beachy Head on the scenic Sussex shore. We'll study the changes in death's meaning through careful study of historical texts; readings in thanatology; and various forms of the English elegy, including the English poets of the Great War. Students will also consider how our denial of death and our faith in science has changed how we approach death - and how we choose to live before it.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken a first-year writing course.
Course Description: This course looks at British popular music, mainly from the 1960s to the present, starting with the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kinks etc. and moving on to Punk, Shoegaze and Britpop (Oasis, Blur, etc.). British youth culture is examined, with subcultural groups like The Teds, Mods, Rastas, and Rockers analyzed as style signifiers and as examples of how important popular music is for British youth. Emphasis is placed on bands and styles that did not translate well to the United States for being “too British” or other reasons. Field trips to Liverpool, Manchester and within London amplify the impact of the classroom sessions.