CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
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Anthropology, Education, English Language and Literature, Health Care Administration, History, Photography, Public Health
London Mid Summer July 19, 2020 – August 04, 2020
Program Base Price: $2,869
Estimated Airfare: $999 – $1199 (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)
Dates: Jul 19, 2020 – Aug 04, 2020
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
London is a metropolis made up of hundreds of communities. Become part of the city while based in the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus.
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. An optional day trip to Stonehenge/Salisbury will be offered.
The price of this CCSA program includes:
University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus provides modern student housing with outstanding facilities.
Anthropology / Public Health / Health Care Administration / History
Gravediggers, Doctors, & Dissection: London’s 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
London’s Influence on Pop Culture: Sports, Music, Movies & More
Course Description: From the Beatles to Adele, James Bond to Harry Potter, Wimbledon to the Olympics, this course examines the incredible influence London has on popular culture. Visit the musical roots of the British Invasion with the London Rock Tour of the homes, venues (Royal Albert Hall) and recording studios (Abbey Road) of some of the greatest artists in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Trace London’s impact on the silver screen while touring the London Film Museum (James Bond Exhibit) and Warner Brothers Studio (Harry Potter Tour). Explore some of the world’s most historic sports venues: Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Peter Rabbit to Harry Potter: Exploring London through Children's 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 children’s 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 literature’s 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, Shakespeare’s 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 Sorcerer’s 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.
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.