Courses and Credits

Students will take a total of four courses, each worth five University of Oregon credits, for a total of 20 credits during the Fall semester.

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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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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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…
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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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History of Women and Gender in England and Wales

Read more about History of Women and Gender in England and Wales This course examines the history of sex and gender in nineteenth and twentieth century England and Wales. We will explore the rich and varied lived experiences of British men and women using a wide range of primary sources, including written discourse, speeches, photographs, novels, and film. The course proceeds…
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Spring 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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Spring Quarter

Contemporary Britain in a Global Context

Read more about Contemporary Britain in a Global Context This course examines contemporary British politics and society and is the core course of the GEO London semester. We will discuss the commanding themes in British politics and public life and look at their historical context. The course provides an introduction to the principal institutions, parties and issues in British…
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