July 10 - July 30, 2013
Total Program Fee: $4995
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Academics and Courses Application, Cost and Important Details
|IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available at www.tncis.org/members. Please contact your TnCIS campus representative for instructions on registering and paying fees.
London, England, is a global city and one of world’s most important financial centers. It is a cultural center not only for the United Kingdom and the former British Empire, but also for the entire world. Past and present are ever entwined in this city, which teems with theaters, museums, and monuments, as well as restaurants and ethnic neighborhoods which represent virtually all of the cultures of the world. London has also hosted the 1908, 1948, and 2012 Summer Olympics.
London, characterized by centuries-old traditions and beautiful architecture, is the ideal place to study abroad. Opportunities for experiencing London's unique culture and over two thousand years of history are limitless.
London's international character is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. This diversity is remaking London, bringing a new energy to its business, arts, and sense of heritage. Students in this program will live close to the city center and experience this diversity every day.
Global education is an increasingly important part of a collegiate education. This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to live in a world class city, to gain an appreciation of the historical background of western culture, to meet new people and learn new ideas, and to internationalize their education. Students may choose from courses that will survey various topics of theatre, literature, psychology, or business law and how they relate to everyday life.
Excursions: Excursions out of the city may include historic sites such as Stratford-Upon-Avon to visit the Shakespeare houses, Windsor Castle, Eton, the International Date Line at Greenwich, Hampton Court, or Canterbury Cathedral. Students may visit World Heritage Sites in London such as the Tower of London (the prison where so many people were beheaded now houses the Crown Jewels), The Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Buckingham Palace with the famous Changing of the Guard, and Westminster Abbey. A number of museums may also be included, such as the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert, or the Tate Modern. Students may also choose to explore the waterfront of the majestic River Thames and ride the London Eye Ferris wheel.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk at least 3-5 miles each day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities. In order to use the rapid transit system, the London Underground or “Tube,” students must be able to ascend and descend stairs without difficulty. Please contact TnCIS if you have any questions.
Classes: Students usually meet for class three hours each morning during the week, using the afternoons, evenings and weekends for cultural enrichment.
Accommodations: Dormitory-style rooms will be provided at a college dormitory or youth hostel in London. Two meals a day will be provided.
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. TnCIS program courses are for credit only. In England, students will enroll in ONE of the following courses:
BUSINESS: Business Law (No Prerequisites)
Join your professor in Jolly Old England to learn how our common law roots and founding fathers' experiences created our Constitution and legal system today. Discover how the Tower of London played a part in the creation of your US Constitutional rights. Journey to the heart of the international business community and learn about international banking and commerce from real business owners. You will see Harrods, the London Stock Exchange, the U.S. embassy in London, and the Old Bailey. Attend Parliament and then view the Parliamentary Archives to find laws that impact US businesses. Talk to locals to find out how the European Union has impacted them and if they are concerned about an economic crisis. Explore the London Film Museum to learn about intellectual property rights and issues. This is a great way to remember and experience legal concepts so you can apply them when you start working. See course syllabus
ENGLISH: British Literature I (Prerequisite: English 1020)
This course is a study of the development of British Literature from three periods: Anglo-Saxon and Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Restoration and 18th century. As the center of English society for centuries, London was home to numerous writers and literary movements. The proliferation of theatres during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I, as well as during the Restoration, continues its tradition in the famous theatre district today. Students will read representative selections and visit sites connected to the author/work to enhance the experience of the literature; for example, excusions to Canterbury and Stratford-Upon-Avon will provide additional insights into the works of Chaucer and Shakespeare. A tour of the rebuilt Globe Theatre and a performance are truly memorable experiences. See course syllabus
PSYCHOLOGY: Life Span Psychology (No Prerequisites)
Come study the concepts and theories of human psychological and physiological development from conception to death in London, England, where we will experience a very enlightening three weeks! We will begin our exploration of the history of psychology with London's Bethlem Royal Hospital, the world's first and oldest mental institution. A tour of Sigmund Freud's home (his famous couch is there!) should prove interesting; Freud was instrumental in developing theories regarding childhood. We will walk the streets of a serial killer when taking the Jack the Ripper tour, highlighting our study of abnormal psychology in early adulthood through middle adulthood. London is also where the hospice movement began, and this ties in to issues related to aging and dying. In studying different burial customs, we will begin with Westminster Abbey, where many famous people are buried, including Henry VIII, Geoffrey Chaucer, Sir Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin. See course syllabus
THEATRE: Theatre Appreciation (No Prerequisites)
Come study Theatre first-hand in the beautiful city of London! We will see several professional productions, tour Shakespeare’s theatre and birthplace, dine on fish-n-chips, and maybe even try our luck on Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station. Home to the 2012 Olympics, London will offer a unique opportunity to study the essential elements of theatre in the heart of the country that has given us Shakespeare, Sheridan, Shaw, and Andrew Lloyd Weber. Study in London will offer a unique cultural experience of diversity, excitement, art, and, of course, theatre. See course syllabus