CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
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Advertising and Promotion, Art and Design, Art History, Broadcasting & Media Studies, Business, English Language and Literature, Earth and Environmental Science, Finance, Government, Legal Studies, Public Affairs Policy and Admin, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work
July 10, 2020 - August 9, 2020
Program Base Price: $4,599 - $4,799*
Estimated Airfare: $1,399 – $1,799
All prices are estimates based upon Summer 2019 costs. The final prices will be published on the CCSA website by mid-September 2019. Airfares will be finalized in Spring of 2020.
Note that the on-site check-in date is July 11, 2020.
Make London your home. CCSA’s four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit along 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.
Available are an optional day trips to Stonehenge/Salisbury and Blenheim Palace/Cotswolds and optional weekend excursions to Edinburgh/Alnwick Castle and Paris.
The price of this CCSA program includes:
Participants will reside in ensuite single rooms at the Stamford Street Apartments - King's College (subject to change)
Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.
Broadcasting and Media Studies / Communication / Art and Design
Digital Storytelling in London
Course Description: Everyone has a story to tell and in this class students will develop their own stories as they relate to the culture of Great Britain by creating audio and video projects on location. We will examine digital media as a tool for seeing exploring and expressing cultural identity. We will be visiting ancient sites such as Windsor Castle Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London as well as taking day trips along the River Thames and to Oxford to meet with other students to discuss similarities and differences in American and British college culture. Youre invited to take advantage of this opportunity to develop your cultural competency and sensitivity in the process of documenting intercultural stories in London.
British Perspectives on Modern Personal Wealth Management
Course Description: Increase your financial literacy by exploring in this class the historical evolution of personal wealth management. Since London houses the UKs central bank the nations premier stock exchange money markets derivative exchanges financial regulators and all the major types of financial institutions theres no better place than London for a student to learn about the financial industry that serves the nation and the individual. Visits to various financial institutions such as HSBC international banking corporation the Bank of England the London Money Market Association the Insurance Institute of London and the London Business School will facilitate students understanding of how the US and UK personal wealth management systems align and differ.
Public Health / Public Affairs Policy Admin / Earth Science / Environmental Science
Sustainability in the UK: Cities and Universities
Course Description: The sustainability of our planet is being addressed by cities and universities across the world in a multitude of ways that Americans can benefit from learning about. In this class students will research and evaluate how British cities and universities are innovating with sustainability efforts in such areas as transportation food supply greenspace and work-life balance. Our interdisciplinary approach will be focused on London Edinburgh Glasgow the Isle of Wight and selected British universities. Students will be responsible for assessments comparing British plans for sustainability with American initiatives and a photo journal illustrating the insights they have gained through this exposure to British sustainability endeavors.
Prerequisite: Sophomore level for undergraduate level. Completion of a bachelors degree for graduate level.
Course Description: Death! Destruction! Dungeons! This course delves into the dark side of London and explores the manifestations of evil in society -- from the monstrous institutions of slavery empire and war to the social evils of oppression domination and discrimination. In this class you will explore locations emblematic of societys evils. Tour the infamous torture chamber at the Tower of London and then trace the steps of Jack the Ripper through Whitechapel. Stand on docks in Liverpool where slave trading ships set sail for Africa. Go underground to Churchills War Rooms where he directed the Second World War during the Blitz.
Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.
Art / Design / Advertising / History
Exploring Londons Design and Visual Culture
Course Description: Londons rich cultural and historic heritage as well as its diverse traditions and values make it the perfect locale for exploring how design and art create visual culture. We will explore the history of print and photography advertising and graphic design painting and street art by visiting museums like the Victoria and Albert the Tate Modern and the British and Design Museums as well as world class design studios. In this introduction to some of the most significant themes and movements in visual culture students will gain new skills in deciphering visual cues and interpreting different types of design and art forms across cultures.
Course Description: Few books have ever captivated audiences year-after-year, resonating with both young and old, like the beloved and magical book and film series, Harry Potter. The Magical World of Harry Potter course will take you on a real-life, four-week adventure in London as we critically examine and discuss the imagery, symbolism, reception, and epic achievements of what is arguably the most popular book series ever written. You will visit iconic film sites, experience Hogwarts Great Hall and Library in Oxford; explore Snape’s Dungeon in Lacock; and view props, costumes and more at the Harry Potter Studios. Witches, wizards, muggles and students, join me on the adventure of a lifetime in England as we immerse ourselves in the magical world of Harry Potter. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress adventure” -- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Habeas What? British Common Law and Its Influence on the American Legal System
Course Description: This upper-division government and legal studies course explores the unique British common law tradition which directly influenced the unique American legal system. This course combines classroom instruction with a whirlwind tour of fascinating destinations in and around London. Students will gain a deep understanding of British law by among other activities visiting the beautiful countryside of Runnymede sitting in on cases at the Royal Courts of London and the Old Bailey courthouse watching the UK Supreme Court deliberate and witnessing the British House of Commons in all its contentious action.
Course Description: London is one of the most magnificent cities in the world and home to all kinds of art and all kinds of artists. In this class youll explore some of Londons famous sites but youll spend even more time discovering unique destinations and experiences that are off the beaten path. From seeing graffiti art and the great masterworks hearing everything from classical to contemporary music from seeing productions of cutting edge theatre all the way up to Shakespeare at the Globe you will eat traditional British food and try new flavors - you will even meet some of the artists themselves! The arts of London will come alive when you experience first-hand how they feel look and sound on the vibrant streets of London! And this course is available for Honors credit.