London is a metropolis made up of hundreds of communities. Become part of the city while based in the Kentish Town area just minutes from Camden Market on the north side of London. The two-week program offers a wide selection of courses to meet your academic needs. Scheduled field trips and personal exploration time enable you to see London up close.
The two-week program offers a wide selection of courses to meet your academic needs. A group travel option is available at additional cost and includes:
Round trip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated U.S. departure cities.
Round trip ground transportation between the destination airport and the accommodation site.
An optional day trip to Stonehenge/Salisbury will be offered.
The price of this CCSA program includes:
Accommodations (subject to change): Stay Club Kentish Town provides modern student housing with outstanding facilities, including restaurant, coffee shop, gym and spacious social areas. Regents Park and Camden Market are a short walk away.
Anthropology / Public Health / Health Care Administration / History
Gravediggers Doctors and Dissection: Londons Gruesome Medical History
Course Description: Bodysnatchers. Jack the Ripper. Patients buried alive. All of these are phenomena related to the gruesome yet incredible medical developments in England which occurred in the 18th through 19th centuries. While these phenomena have frightening and difficult mythologies attached to them they also allowed fascinating insight into human anatomy medicine and Western culture. Come with us and examine the ways in which macabre medical history in London Shapes our cultural moral and ethical understanding of healthcare and the human body. Sites include the Tower of London Westminster Abbey the British Museum Highgate Cemetery and the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret among others.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of lower level writing/English requirement
Peter Rabbit to Harry Potter: Exploring London through Childrens Literature
Course Description: Board a train like WWII child evacuees walk the London streets like Mary Poppins and try to find Platform 9 and 3/4 like Harry Potter. In this class we will be reading and analyzing British childrens literature while we walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library deepen your understanding of literatures historical context at the Museum of London and Westminster Abbey experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour AND encounter literary history at Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeares birthplace.
Course Description: This course explores the development of British literature through horror and mythology. Students will immerse themselves in London and the surrounding English countryside by first reading about and then visiting the key sites that influenced this lore. We will read excerpts from L Morte d Arthur and visit Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon explore Highgate Cemetery alongside Dracula and visit the Warner Brothers Studios as we explore Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. Together we will investigate the nature development and function of myth and legend in culture and in literary works and the nature and function of mythic archetypes.
Prerequisite: Composition requirement or consent of the instructor.
Course Description: Explore greater London with your digital camera. Learn the processes and aesthetic values of digital photography including light composition content and ethics. Designed for non-photo majors who love to shoot pictures. Requires more than your smartphone. High quality point-and-shoot or DSLR camera required.