CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
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NOTE: $100 application discount if received by February 12th
** Indicates rolling admission application process.
Art and Design, Business, Criminal Justice, Earth and Environmental Science, Finance, Government, Interdisciplinary, Legal Studies, Music, Nursing, Photography, Pop Culture, Psychology, Public Affairs Policy and Admin, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work, Theatre
Group Travel Available, Independent Travel Available
London Summer July 09, 2021 – August 08, 2021
Program Base Price: TBA
Dates: Jul 09, 2021 – Aug 08, 2021
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
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 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.
The price of this CCSA program includes:
Participants will reside at the Stamford Street Apartments; ideally situated on the south bank of the Thames and within Zone 1 of the London transport system. Waterloo Station (mainline train and Northern, Jubilee and Bakerloo underground lines) is within a 5-minute walk from the property. The area is also well served by a number of bus routes. The south bank is home to a range of restaurants, pubs, art galleries and markets.
Students will be housed in 4- to 8-room apartments with shared common area and kitchen. Each bedroom is equipped with a 3⁄4 double bed, under bed storage, desk, chair, drawers, small closet, and en-suite bathroom with shower, basin, mirror and toilet. The shared kitchen area provides use of refrigerator w/freezer, oven, microwave and vacuum cleaner. Free WiFi is provided throughout the residence. Additional residence features are common room, TV lounge, laundry facilities and 24- hour security.
Classrooms, meal card access and computer labs are located across the street in the Franklin-Wilkins Building, also part of King’s College London Waterloo campus.
Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.
Art & Design / Interdisciplinary / Theater
Explore the Arts in London: Theatre, Music, Art & Design
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 you'll explore some of London's famous sites, but you'll spend even more time discovering unique destinations and experiences that are off the beaten path. From seeing street art and the great masterworks, hearing everything from classical to contemporary music, watching productions of cutting edge theatre all the way up to Shakespeare at the Globe, eating traditional British food and trying new flavors - you'll even meet some of the artists themselves. The arts of London will come alive when you experience first-hand how it feels, looks, and sounds on the vibrant streets of London!
WKU Course: THEA 499
Dr. Carol J. Stewart | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U, H
Finance / Business
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 UK’s central bank, the nation’s premier stock exchange, money markets, derivative exchanges, financial regulators and all the major types of financial institutions, there’s 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 (Lloyd’s), and the London Business School will facilitate students’ understanding of how the US and UK personal wealth management systems align and differ.
WKU Course: FIN 161
Dr. Kevin Zhao, CFA | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U
Nursing / Social Work
Comparing Healthcare Systems in the United Kingdom & the United States
Course Description: Learn about the differences and similarities between the British and American healthcare systems through field trips in London and other parts of the UK to healthcare facilities and historical sites. We’ll interact with healthcare workers and consumers and learn about how the education of healthcare professionals compares to the US model. In London, we’ll walk in the footsteps of the mother of modern nursing at the Florence Nightingale Museum and of the father of modern psychiatry at the Freud Museum. We’ll explore how healthcare has evolved when visiting the Roman Baths in Bath, the Old Operating Theatre in London, and an underground military hospital in the Cliffs of Dover dating from World War II.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in lower or upper level nursing or social work courses. Students in the lower level course should have completed at least 21 hours of their college's general education requirements.
Professor Alexandria Colovos, MSN, RN | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U, H
Sociology / Criminal Justice
The Dark Side of London: A Sociology of Evil
Course Description: Death! Destruction! Dungeons! Murder in White Chapel, torture in the Tower, and bombing during the Blitz, London has no shortage of evil stories to tell. This course delves into the dark side of London and explores the manifestations of evil in society. From the monstrous institutions of slavery, colonization, and war to the social evils of oppression, domination, inequality, classism, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and corruption to evil social actions such as toxic contamination, terrorism, and violent crime, evil takes many forms. Don't underestimate the power of the dark side. This course is an upper division elective in Sociology and Criminology.
Prerequisite: Students should have completed an Introduction to Sociology course
WKU Course: SOCL 489 / CRIM 489
Dr. Joseph M. Simpson | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U
Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.
Legal Studies / Government
Habeas What? British Common Law & Its Influence on the American Legal System
Course Description: This upper-division government / 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 (where the Magna Carta was signed), 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.
WKU Course: PS 400
Professor L. Joe Dunman | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U
Photography / Art & Design
Experiments in Photography: Britain through the Camera’s Lens
Course Description: Designed for anyone interested in art, photography or British culture, this fun hands-on course introduces a range of historical and contemporary experimental practices. Students will explore the birth of photography in England and the Victorian obsession with all things optical that helped lead up to it. We'll create a photographic record of our travels, while experimenting with pinhole cameras, stereo photography, cyanotypes, emulsion lifts, light painting, book-binding and other creative processes. We'll visit London galleries, the Photography Centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum, beautiful Lacock Abbey where photography was invented, and scenic sites around the city. All skill levels are welcome.
Professor Laura Hartford | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U, H, G
Public Health / Public Affairs Policy Administration / Earth & Environmental Science
Sustainability in the UK: Cities & Universities
Course Description: This study abroad course is focused on taking notice and assessing sustainable initiatives in major cities of the UK and select universities in order to develop more sustainable practices to incorporate in our hometowns on the other side of the pond. This course is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students.
Prerequisite: Students must be at least sophomore level.