Courses and Credits

Enroll in three to five courses for approximately 15-25 quarter or 9-15 semester credits. 

Spring Semester

Shakespeare the Dramatist

Read more about Shakespeare the Dramatist This course begins with the premise that the plays of Shakespeare are too often taught in the classroom as difficult and rather obscure sacred texts. The aim of this course is to remind you that Shakespeare was not only a great poet, but also a great dramatist, and to show that his plays are still exciting and dynamic as theatre. Consequently, this course is…
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Britain Today: Issues and Perspectives

Read more about Britain Today: Issues and Perspectives This course provides a foundational overview of Great Britain, its people and culture. There are two blocks: the British Present and the British Past. As their names suggest, they deal with contemporary British politics and society and with key formative moments in English history. While there is a formal structure to the course we…
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Theatre, Audience, and Society: Tragedy and Beyond

Read more about Theatre, Audience, and Society: Tragedy and Beyond This is a course which addresses the potentially life-changing effects that theatre’s practitioners and critics, over more than 2,000 years, have thought different kinds of theatre can have on audiences.
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Britain in the Age of Revolution and Reform

Read more about Britain in the Age of Revolution and Reform Britain in the Age of Revolution and Reform will examine a period of great change in British politics, society and the economy. In an age greatly influenced by the revolutions in America and France, Britain itself underwent its own revolutions— the industrial and agricultural.  The period covered will show how by the end…
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British Masters, Eighteenth Century to Present

Read more about British Masters, Eighteenth Century to Present This course will provide a detailed study of those painters and sculptors who are deemed British masters/mistresses. Our studies begin in the early 18th century when a distinctive British School emerged and with it the establishment of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. This flowering of home-grown talent was…
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Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Novel

Read more about Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Novel This course looks at the nineteenth and twentieth century British novel in terms of historical context and literary technique. The novels have been selected, not only because they are among the greatest British novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but also because they provide a coherent illustration of…
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Politics and Economics of the Eurozone: Economic Integration of the European Union

Read more about Politics and Economics of the Eurozone: Economic Integration of the European Union This course provides a comprehensive examination of the processes of European economic integration and offers a critical analysis of EU policies in their broader political-economic context. In addition, the course also addresses the peculiar and…
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Fall Semester

Britain Today: Issues and Perspectives

Read more about Britain Today: Issues and Perspectives This course provides a foundational overview of Great Britain, its people and culture. There are two blocks: the British Present and the British Past. As their names suggest, they deal with contemporary British politics and society and with key formative moments in English history. While there is a formal structure to the course we…
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The Play’s the Thing: GEO Theatre Course

Read more about The Play’s the Thing: GEO Theatre Course The intent of this course is to expose students to the various aspects of theatre that make it work. This will include looking at the role of the audience as participants. Students will analyze how the playwright is able to teach the audience about themselves through his/her construction of the play to achieve an expression of…
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London: Biography of a City - Semester

Read more about London: Biography of a City - Semester This course traces the growth and development of the city of London from its founding by the Romans to the end of the twentieth century, and encompasses nearly 2,000 years of history.
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Creative Writing in London

Read more about Creative Writing in London This course is an undergraduate writing workshop designed to help you take full advantage of the possibilities for creative writing in London, using the capital as a setting for fiction or as a base for travel writing, reportage and the personal essay. It introduces the basics of good writing in any form: you can choose whether to focus primarily on…
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Media in the United Kingdom

Read more about Media in the United Kingdom This course is designed to introduce you to the particularities of the British media market and the unique character of British journalism.  Along the way, we will explore some of Britain’s journalistic traditions, from the respectability of the BBC to the scurrilous tabloid press. We will look at some of the critical academic reaction to these…
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Modern and Contemporary Art in London

Read more about Modern and Contemporary Art in London This course highlights how, over the last 30 years, Britain has become a vibrant and fertile international center for the visual arts. Through the work on display in the museums and galleries of London, the course will attempt to relate the current confusing range of artistic styles with the revolutionary ideas of the first 25 years…
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Shakespeare the Dramatist

Read more about Shakespeare the Dramatist This course begins with the premise that the plays of Shakespeare are too often taught in the classroom as difficult and rather obscure sacred texts. The aim of this course is to remind you that Shakespeare was not only a great poet, but also a great dramatist, and to show that his plays are still exciting and dynamic as theatre. Consequently, this course is…
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