Study Abroad - Courses

Art Photography in Great Britain

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: ART 4113 & 4123
  
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: This studio class will address historical and contemporary photographic practices in Great Britain. London’s museums, galleries, and institutions will be utilized. Important British photographers will be invited to class to discuss their work. Field trips will be an integral part of this course. Instruction in basic and advanced photographic techniques will be a daily part of this class. Each student will compile a photographic portfolio and book as a final project.

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Business - International Issues in Business

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: BUAD 4883 & 4993 or 5993 & 6893
Syllabus: Undergraduate
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Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course examines international issues in business. Components of marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics will constitute the core of the lectures while each student will also complete a research paper with the topic decided upon by the student and
professor of record. Guest lecturers from the European community and field trips to various British and E.U. points of interest will be included within the course.

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Criminal Justice – Comparative Criminal Justice

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: C.J. 4253 & 4923
Syllabus: Undergraduate -
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Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course examines the primary components of the criminal justice system within the U.K. It will examine the similarities and differences of other criminal justice systems including the United States and European countries. This class will look at the criminal justice system’s responses to the historical, social, and political trends of the United Kingdom. The course will include lectures and scheduled field trips focusing on the primary components of the criminal justice system. They will include trips to Parliament, law enforcement agencies, Magistrates Court, and Crown Courts.

 

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Education – Global Education

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: COUN 2143 & EDUC 2013
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: One of the most global cities in the world, London, provides a unique experience for students who desire to develop both their multi-cultural competency and their research skills. Students will benefit from international experience as they investigate the ways in which different societies approach education and diversity issues. A study of individual, family, and cultural community diversity, this course is an introduction to education and the role of the schooling in society with an emphasis on educational equity for all students. Group discussions, guest speakers, and excursions to cultural and educational venues provide a variety of learning experiences in this unique course!

 

Engineering Economics/Thermodynamics

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: MENG 2003 & 3003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course will cover the fundamental laws of thermodynamics, properties of systems, solids, gases, and liquids; and thermodynamic tables. It will also cover the time value of economic resources such as cash flow diagrams, simple and compound interest, present worth, equal payment series, and the economic evaluation of engineering projects. The course will be supplemented by site visits to relevant companies and/or sites, and lectures given by guest speakers.

 

English - Arthurian Legend

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: ENGL 4753 & 4993 5753 & 5003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description:
This course will explore a legend that we all know (or think we know): the story of Arthur and his knights. In most cases, we are not sure how we know this. We just do. From Las Vegas to Broadway, television to PlayStation, restaurants to bookstores—the Arthurian legend permeates modern culture. It sells us pizzas (Guinevere’s Garden Delight) and adventures (King Arthur invites you to “Build Camelot…Lead hundreds of brave warriors on the magnificent battlefields of Britannia!”), figures in hundreds of fantasy and science-fiction books and films, and provides the inspiration for countless takes on the tale, both epic (The Mists of Avalon) and parodic (Monty Python and the Holy Grail). This class examines the persistent popularity of the Arthurian legend as it has crossed oceans and genres by studying a variety of texts, from early medieval Welsh folk tales, through twelfth-century French romances and Victorian verse, to theme parks, films, and video games. By the end of the course, students will “really know” the story of King Arthur, from its historical origins to its manifestation in twenty and twenty-first century popular culture.
 

English – Shakespeare In London

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: ENGL 4716 / 5773 & 5003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course is an experience-based exploration of the life and work of William Shakespeare from historical, textual, critical & performance perspectives. In addition to lecture/discussion, class experiences will include site visits, workshops,guest lectures, & live performances. In this course, you will explore & examine the historical context of Shakespeare's life and works acquire & utilize an understanding of Shakespearean textual production and reproduction master & apply basic terms and techniques of Shakespearean criticism consider & articulate your views on the variety and impact of Shakespearean performance, both historically and in contemporary English culture.

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Exercise Physiology – Comparative Clinical
Exercise Physiology – An Examination of Practices

Credit: Six semester Hours
Courses: EXPH 4953 & 4963
Syllabus: Undergraduate -
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Description: This course will allow students to investigate preventative health care through exercise programming in the United Kingdom. Healthcare professionals in both the UK and the US are urged to prescribe “Exercise Medicine.” Thus, Exercise Physiologists are primed to play a key role in the development of exercise prescriptions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease as well as general fitness and sport performance. Students will determine the level of exercise physiological adaptation as a medical treatment for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

 

Fine Arts – Theatre THEA 4393 & 4493

Credit: Six semester Hours
Courses: THEA 4393 & 4493
Syllabus: Undergraduate
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Description:
 Behind the Scenes: Scenic, Lighting, and Costume Design for the Stage is a class for theatre aficionados, whose interests in the theatre extends beyond the velour stage curtains and beyond “merely players.” This course is an introduction to the visual and aesthetic understanding of stage design and technical production including, scenery, costumes, and lighting. This course will aide in the basic understanding of stage design, the principles of composition, the elements of design, and the process of understanding and developing conceptualized design ideas as a performer, designer, director, etc. This course will provide guided discussions, London experiences, and learning activities that will heighten your understanding of the mystery behind the curtain. The development of creative, conceptual thinking, visual communication, artistic integrity, technical production, and performance will be thoroughly discussed. Course material will be equally distributed among the processes of scenic, lighting, and costume design respectfully. The course will include theoretical projects and activities that will engage students in the active participation of and exploration of stage design. We will take full advantage of London area attractions by participating in backstage tours, museums visits, West End theatre performances, historic sites, and the many, countless resources London provides. This course will strengthen your understanding of what lies behind the curtain and enhance your abilities as a future director, performer, designer, technician, patron of the arts, producer, and etc. Wherever your career may lead you, this course will encourage emerging as “an artist of all occasions.” No prior theatre experience is necessary. Full participation in classroom discussions and excursions are required. Additional information will be provided.

 

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History - World War II

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: HIST 4933 and 4953, 5003 and 5003
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: Because of the unique history of London and all of England during World War II, this course will focus on the major military, political, and social issues surrounding the war with particular emphasis on the European Theatre. The class will rely on a mix of scholarly lectures, class discussion, and historical field trips. Churchill's underground bunker in London, the Imperial War Museum, and former allied air fields will be the centerpieces of field experiences that will supplement lectures and guest speakers.

 

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Public Health Determinants of Health Disparities A Comparative International Perspective

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: HSAD 4006, 5006
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document
Syllabus: Graduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course will compare the health care needs and public health services in various countries. Physical, relational, social and environmental determinants of health will be investigated. Health disparities among vulnerable populations, as well as advocacy efforts on their behalf, will be studied. Emerging infectious diseases will be identified and intervention strategies explored. The role of prevention in health promotion will be emphasized. Guest lecturers, field trips to public health organizations and museums, and tours related to the history of public health in London will enhance this study abroad experience

 

Sociology British Culture and Society

Credit: Six semester hours
Courses: SOCL 4883 & 4893
Syllabus: Undergraduate - Open PDF document

Description: This course will take a comparative institutional approach to understanding British culture and society. That is, we will be comparing social institutions in Britain (e.g. government, marriage/families, media, religion, sport, etc.) with our knowledge and understanding of those institutions in the U.S. Other topics to be examined comparatively are sexuality, gender, immigration, deviance/criminality, and even the culture of food. As learning sociologists, we will investigate a new land using our “sociological imagination” to understand those social phenomena which are normally difficult to uncover due to their “everyday” nature. Our modes of investigation will include first-hand experience, class reading and discussion, expert lectures, and field trips.

 

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