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LNDN URBS 3345 Syllabus

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London, Modernity, Empire, and Globalization

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on London, one of the world's most significant global cities, in comparative context. Students will examine London’s changing identity as a world city with a particular emphasis on comparing the city's imperial, postcolonial, and transatlantic connections, and the ways in which past and present, local and global intertwine in the capital. Students will combine classroom work with experiential learning, centred on field studies to areas such as Brixton, Spitalfields, Southbank, and the Olympic sites in East London.

LNDN ARTA/BUSN 3338 Syllabus

Arts Administration: The Creative Industries in a Digital World

This course will focus on the structures of creative industries, and how arts administrators successfully share creativity with the public and leverage the commercial opportunities of creative production. Students will explore such topics as the arts as a business, managing financial imperatives and the artistic process, and promoting and presenting cultural products; examine case studies from a variety of fields such as film, digital media, gaming, theater, museums, and publishing; and engage directly with practitioners successfully working in fields of arts and culture, and those managing the interface between creativity and business in London.

LNDN PSYC 3352 Syllabus

Child Development in a British Context

This course will investigate the aims and principles of developmental psychology as a scientific discipline, and describe the methods used to obtain knowledge about children and their development. Students will explore issues such as children's early attachments, the development of the self, the emergence of consciousness, and the role of play; develop an understanding of the role of education and child care practices and policies in the UK in shaping children's development; and examine childhood from historical, global, socio-cultural, and policy perspectives.

LNDN FILM 3362 Syllabus

City Symphony: Experimental Cinema

This course will encourage students to theorize and document their own experiences as visitors to London and, while rooted in the historical context of the early 20th century, use the genre of the city symphony as a prism through which to examine several key features of early cinema, from sound/silence to montage and visual language.

LNDN SOCY 3349 Syllabus

Community Engagement: Service-Learning in London

This interdisciplinary course with a sociological focus will present a unique opportunity in which students will become directly involved in the realities of community engagement and grassroots politics through community service placements. Students will engage in critical thought and reflection on urban inequalities in London while examining the historical, sociological, and political context of community service and social, economic, and political exclusion in the UK. Students will explore three key interrelated themes: urban life, super-diversity, and welfare and exclusion. This course is 6 credits.

LNDN HSCI 3120 Syllabus

Comparative Healthcare Systems

This course will introduce the UK healthcare system and the context within which it operates. Students will explore the evolution of the National Health Service (NHS) from its inception in 1948 to present day; analyze case studies to compare the UK model of healthcare with other healthcare systems such as in the United States, France, Sweden, and lower income countries; develop an understanding of concepts and themes in comparative healthcare; and critically examine the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in healthcare.

LNDN FILM 3311 Syllabus

Contemporary British Film

This course will chart the development of British film from 1994-2012, a period of confidence and success mirrored by a major structural and financial reorganization in the industry. Students will critically analyze key films and how they both emerge from and transform earlier British cinema tradition; develop an understanding of important British genres and film-making tropes; explore the ways in which British films reflect and respond to contemporary social and political conditions and events; and develop an awareness of specific ways in which UK and US film differs.

LNDN ARTH 3313 Syllabus

Contemporary World Architecture: London

This course will investigate several of the most recognizable themes in contemporary architectural production: tall buildings, iconic buildings, historic preservation, and sustainability. Students will compare some of the most (in)famous buildings in London to examples across the globe; develop an understanding of contemporary architecture; discuss and debate the roles that a variety of individuals and institutions have had in writing architectural history; and take an active part in writing some of that history for themselves.

LNDN COMM 3322 Syllabus

Creative Connections: Advertising and Marketing in Britain

This course will explore the topics of advertising and marketing in Britain. Students will develop an understanding of the ways in which advertising is effectively planned to achieve the objectives set in the overall marketing plan, with reference to London as a global center for creative and production excellence; and conduct a comparative analysis of British advertising methods and styles. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

LNDN LITR 3315 Syllabus

Detective Fiction: Crime and The City

This course will address the development of the modern detective novel—British and American—from the late 19th century into the 21st century. Students will focus on cities as sites of criminal imagination, and on detectives as explorers of the city’s hidden connections; develop an understanding of the concept of the detective story and why crime fiction is one of the most popular forms of narrative; and explore specific connections between detective fiction and the urban environment, social dynamics, and the writers’ attitudes to such topics as diversity and ethnicity.

LNDN FILM 3361 Syllabus

Diversity in British Cinema: Race, Gender, and Class

This intensive and comprehensive course will allow students to take an innovative approach that sees race, gender and class in close dialogue with the underlying cultural phenomena that shape the British cinematic landscape. The course is designed to introduce students to British cinema whilst engaging in theory, practice and analysis. It intertwines historical accounts with film screenings and lectures as well as discussions with filmmakers and curators.

LNDN COMM 3321 Syllabus

Ethics in the Media

This course will address principle ethical issues facing journalism, advertising, entertainment media, and online content. Students will examine the moral obligations of the producers as well as the responsibilities borne by consumers; develop an understanding of applicable ethical principles and philosophies; apply these to present day cases in the media through case studies; and critically engage with content in order to analyze ethical issues present in the production and consumption of media on an individual and societal level.

LNDN PSCI 3352 Syllabus

European Government and Politics

This course will explore the transformation of contemporary Europe by the European Union and competing political visions for the EU’s future. Students will investigate the impact of immigration and attitudes towards migrants, European ‘enlargement’, and the cultural politics of identity; examine Europe’s relationship with others outside the European region, the legacy of conflict between member states, and challenges offered by globalization to contemporary understandings of ‘Europe’; analyze a variety of case studies; and develop an understanding of globalization and the impact of diversity on the social dynamics of an urban environment such as London.

LNDN SOCY 3355 Syllabus

Experiencing Globalization: Society, Space and Everyday Life in London

This course will explore London’s complex relationship with the forces of globalization and the ways in which everyday life and experience in London, as well as its people, institutions, and organizations, have been shaped by—and are contributing to—global change. Students will critically examine the effects of neoliberal globalization, the growing (though uneven) global dominance of projects promoting increasing freedoms for capital under the banners of “free markets” and “free trade; develop an understanding of a variety of collective challenges to these projects; analyze their economic, political, cultural, and ecological aspects; and address several theoretical and conceptual concerns.

LNDN SOCY/WNST 3362

Feminist London

Course details and syllabus will be available in summer 2021. Please contact us with any questions at 800.793.0334 or at www.capa.org/contact-us

LNDN BUSN 3387

Finance for Entrepreneurs and Startups

Course details and syllabus will be available in summer 2021. Please contact us with any questions at 800.793.0334 or at www.capa.org/contact-us

LNDN INTP 3347 Syllabus

Global Internship Course: London (3 credits)

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally, and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

LNDN INTP 3348 Syllabus

Global Internship Course: London (6 credits)

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally, and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

LNDN HSCI/HIST 3121 Syllabus

Global Perspective on Nursing and Midwifery History

This course will explore the development of nursing practice from the perspectives of medical, nursing, and midwifery history. Students will explore the impacts of social change, evolving attitudes to care, and the role of the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and American Independence, as well as the transition from Agrarian to Industrial Society in shaping nursing care; consider contributions made by Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, and Mrs Bedford-Fenwick to nursing practice; examine the effect of religion, philosophy, ethics, law, sociology, and economics on clinical practice and the professional role and practice of nurses and midwives; and reflect on related historical changes.

LNDN PSCI 3355 Syllabus

Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action

This intensive seminar provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to human rights, a topic central to today’s global politics. Students will explore the theoretical foundations and history of human rights concepts and issues from global, local, and regional perspectives, and the philosophies underpinning them; develop an understanding of the frameworks of human rights law; critically examine the politics of human rights, their contentious nature, and uneven global implementation; analyze a variety of case studies and related practical issues; and evaluate key debates about the politics and morality of human rights.

LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355 Syllabus

Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action

The notion of human rights has become central to global politics today. It is not a single subject but a broad field of potential investigation: this intensive 4-week course provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to the topic, critically examining the politics of human rights, their contentious nature and uneven global implementation. Throughout, the focus will be on practical issues and the contested politics of human rights in action through a range of topical case studies. Students will evaluate key debates about the politics and morality of human rights, analyze and explore the theoretical foundations of human rights concepts and topical issues relating to human rights from a variety of global, regional and local perspectives. The course critically examines the history and development of concepts of human rights and the philosophies underpinning them, as well as current frameworks of international human rights law and the relationship among current debates in human rights, political power and social injustice. Topics to be covered will include human rights and international relations; humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect; postcolonial and feminist critiques of human rights; the intersection of human rights with gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class; the relationship between human and civil rights; women's, children's and indigenous peoples'; rights; and the practical implementation and enforcement of human rights. Due to the intensive course schedule, this course cannot be taken in conjunction with an internship. 

LNDN BUSN 3378 Syllabus

Global Workforce Management

This course will provide students with an integrative framework for understanding the challenges associated with effective workforce management on a global scale. Students will compare international labor markets in terms of labor costs, labor supply, workplace culture, and employment law; and analyze high-profile news events from both developed and emerging economies that illustrate the cultural and regulatory complexities that multinational firms face in such areas as talent management, performance management, offshore outsourcing, downsizing, and industrial relations.

LNDN EDUC 3305 Syllabus

International Comparative Studies of Issues Impacting Education Systems

This course is designed as a CAPA Globally Networked Learning (GNL) program. Students in different CAPA study locations will connect to examine issues from a transnational perspective; compare school systems in their respective countries; compare these systems to the American system and to other learning communities in the world; develop an understanding of how these systems reflect and perpetuate the cultural values and identity of a country; explore current educational issues from an intercultural perspective; and consider how we can all contribute to the school of the future.

LNDN BUSN 3376 Syllabus

International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior

This course, based on interdisciplinary research, will examine how theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace. Students will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies; develop an understanding of human behavior within the setting of a global work environment, and across a variety of historical and current issues; reflect critically on how theoretical frameworks can be applied and developed within the organizational setting; and collaborate with CAPA Sydney students through CAPA’s Globally Networked Learning (GNL) technology.

LNDN BUSN 3374/ECON 3360 Syllabus

International Economics

This course will examine key economic issues in the global business environment. Students will develop an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics, and finance; and explore such topics as globalization, country differences, cross-border trade and investment (both goods and services and capital and labor), the global finance architecture, and competing in a global marketplace, as well as two underlying themes evident throughout the module: contemporary context and localized content of the material.

LNDN BUSN 3373 Syllabus

International Finance

This course will explore the topic of international finance and the fact that, in a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest, and conduct business operations internationally. Students will analyze opportunities and risks associated with international finance; acquire knowledge of theoretical concepts of finance and their adaptation to the international context; develop an understanding of historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, foreign exchange markets, exposure management, and financial management of a multinational firm; and investigate the impact of current economic and political developments on international finance.

LNDN BUSN 3372 Syllabus

International Marketing

This course will explore terms, concepts, and theories of marketing in the international context, as well as its scope and challenges. Students will examine the ways in which global dimensions technology, research, capital, investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; gain insight into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing; analyze current international marketing issues and their implications; and develop an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in global markets.

LNDN LITR 3358 Syllabus

Introduction to Science Fiction

This course will examine the role of technology, ethics, and/ or politics in imagining our future and the reasons why science fiction has become such a central metaphor for our daily, lived experiences. Students will explore a broad spectrum of science fiction; and analyze representative texts from each of the modern—roughly defined as the 20th and 21st centuries—“periods” of the genre.

LNDN PSCI 4450 Syllabus

Islam, Politics, and Britain: A Case Study of London's East End

This course will examine how complex, multiethnic diversity shapes and defines our understanding of modern Britain, through a specific focus on Muslim communities in London and the nature of their interactions with wider society. Students will analyze the ways in which imperialism and its legacy, as well as Britain's global relationships, have influenced political policies and social attitudes toward multiculturalism and Muslim groups in particular; explore London’s spaces of diaspora identity, including Southall and Spitalfields; and develop an understanding of contemporary race relations in Britain.

LNDN LITR 3318 Syllabus

Literature and the Environment

This course will examine how writers in English have engaged with the natural environment. Students will read a range of authors and genres, from the advent of industrialization in the late 18th century up to the present age of climate change, to consider how they have celebrated the natural world and looked critically at human effects on ecosystems; analyze the qualities of writings about the environment and their historical and political contexts; and take several field trips to consider the design and representation of London’s “urban nature”.

LNDN COLT 3312 Syllabus

London Across History, Literature, and Film

This course will introduce London across history, literature, and film through canonical literary texts from Samuel Johnson to Arthur Conan Doyle, and to contemporary representations of multicultural London from Hanif Kureishi to Zadie Smith. Students will read both literary and filmic texts; take a historical tour of London through the eyes of great writers and filmmakers; and examine questions of race and culture in contemporary London as represented through literature and film. It is hoped that Hanif Kureishi and Stephen Frears will visit the class.

LNDN ARTH/HIST 3314 Syllabus

London Museums: Introduction to British Museology, Society and Culture

This course will introduce British society, culture, and museology in an era when exhibition displays are often controversial and politically charged. Students will consider museums as reflections of the British psyche, as unique cultural constructs that help us understand ‘Britishness’, and as institutions of “global” heritage in the context of a global city with a British perspective; explore the development of the modern museum and its operation; analyze the impact British history, society, and politics have had on London museums, their creation, and their day-to-day operations and audiences; and conduct field work in eight different London museums.

LNDN BUSN 3380 Syllabus

Managing Global Supply Chains

This course will focus on issues within operations of relevance in a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will analyze examples of companies collaborating across the globe; develop an understanding of the operational and tactical aspects of managing a network of multiple facilities; investigate their strategic implications; consider legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability factors; and examine such topics as outsourcing and offshoring, information technology in operations, designing and managing global supply chains, managing inventory and global logistics, and sustainability.

LNDN FILM 3360 Syllabus

Masterclasses: Written in Disappearing Ink: Writing for the Screen(s) & Race, Class, and Gender in Film

This course consists of two short seminar courses combined for a total of three credits. The class ‘Written in Disappearing Ink: Writing for the Screen(s)’ will cover the script building process itself from concept to story construction, outline and drafts, rewriting and the kind of ‘rewriting’ that is entailed by the production and post-production processes themselves. The second class revolves around representations of race, class and gender as depicted in three woman inflected films, all directed by women and made in very different contexts: the United States (1991), Iran (2002), and the UK (2010).

LNDN ARTH 3312 Syllabus

Modern Art in London: From Sublime to Ridiculous?

This course will examine modern works of art from the late 19th century through to the present. Students will analyze the development of modern art, particularly in response to World Wars I and II, through to contemporary practice; experience a diverse range of works on display in London; investigate attitudes and ideas in modern art; explore the effect of historical events, sociological changes, and advances in technology on the art world; gain an appreciation of a variety of materials and techniques; and develop an understanding of the global art market.

LNDN PSCI 3357

New World (Dis)Order: The State and Society in an Age of Populism and Protest

Course details and syllabus will be available in summer 2021. Please contact us with any questions at 800.793.0334 or at www.capa.org/contact-us

LNDN URBS 3345 Syllabus

Online: Analyzing and Exploring the Global City - London, Modernity, Empire, and Globalization

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on London, one of the world's most significant global cities, in comparative context. Students will examine London’s changing identity as a world city with a particular emphasis on comparing the city's imperial, postcolonial, and transatlantic connections, and the ways in which past and present, local and global intertwine in the capital. Students will combine classroom work with experiential learning, centred on field studies to areas such as Brixton, Spitalfields, Southbank, and the Olympic sites in East London.

LNDN SOCY 3349 Syllabus

Online: Community Engagement: Service-Learning in London

This interdisciplinary course with a sociological focus will present a unique opportunity in which students will become directly involved in the realities of community engagement and grassroots politics through community service placements. Students will engage in critical thought and reflection on urban inequalities in London while examining the historical, sociological, and political context of community service and social, economic, and political exclusion in the UK. Students will explore three key interrelated themes: urban life, super-diversity, and welfare and exclusion. This course is 6 credits.

LNDN COMM 3322 Syllabus

Online: Creative Connections: Advertising and Marketing in Britain

This course will explore the topics of advertising and marketing in Britain. Students will develop an understanding of the ways in which advertising is effectively planned to achieve the objectives set in the overall marketing plan, with reference to London as a global center for creative and production excellence; and conduct a comparative analysis of British advertising methods and styles. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

LNDN PSCI 3355 Syllabus

Online: Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action

This intensive seminar provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to human rights, a topic central to today’s global politics. Students will explore the theoretical foundations and history of human rights concepts and issues from global, local, and regional perspectives, and the philosophies underpinning them; develop an understanding of the frameworks of human rights law; critically examine the politics of human rights, their contentious nature, and uneven global implementation; analyze a variety of case studies and related practical issues; and evaluate key debates about the politics and morality of human rights.

LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355 Syllabus

Online: Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action

This intensive seminar will focus on practical issues surrounding human rights. Students will examine politics and morality of human rights; analyze the theoretical foundations and development of human rights concepts, and the philosophies underpinning them; investigate frameworks of international human rights law; and explore London as a global centre for human rights advocacy, practice, and activism. Topics will include human rights and international relations; humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect; postcolonial and feminist critiques of human rights; the intersection of human rights with gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class; the relationship between human and civil rights; women’s, children’s and indigenous peoples’ rights; and the practical implementation and enforcement of human rights.

LNDN BUSN 3373 Syllabus

Online: International Finance

This course will explore the topic of international finance and the fact that, in a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest, and conduct business operations internationally. Students will analyze opportunities and risks associated with international finance; acquire knowledge of theoretical concepts of finance and their adaptation to the international context; develop an understanding of historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, foreign exchange markets, exposure management, and financial management of a multinational firm; and investigate the impact of current economic and political developments on international finance.

LNDN BUSN 3372 Syllabus

Online: International Marketing

This course will explore terms, concepts, and theories of marketing in the international context, as well as its scope and challenges. Students will examine the ways in which global dimensions technology, research, capital, investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; gain insight into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing; analyze current international marketing issues and their implications; and develop an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in global markets.

LNDN BUSN 3380 Syllabus

Online: Managing Global Supply Chains

This course will focus on issues within operations of relevance in a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will analyze examples of companies collaborating across the globe; develop an understanding of the operational and tactical aspects of managing a network of multiple facilities; investigate their strategic implications; consider legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability factors; and examine such topics as outsourcing and offshoring, information technology in operations, designing and managing global supply chains, managing inventory and global logistics, and sustainability.

LNDN COLT 3311 Syllabus

Online: Post-War British Pop Culture

This course will explore theories of popular culture from the British Isles, from 1945 through to the present day. Students will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities, and cross-influences; examine countercultures and subcultures in Britain; explore their connections to music and political movements; develop an understanding of cultures that are based on ethnicity and sexuality, as well as concerns around diversity and related hate crime; and visit urban environments that will help contextualize these subcultures both historically and politically. This course is available both as a semester and a four-week summer intensive. Please note that the syllabus is for the full semester program. The syllabus for the four-week summer intensive is currently under development and will be available soon.

LNDN CWRT 3317 Syllabus

Online: Writing the City - London

This course will introduce creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place. Students will examine how various subjects such as the river, urban spaces, solitude, ethnicity, particular boroughs, and characters (both fictional and real) function in London narratives; develop an understanding of the role of memory and experience in literary psycho-geographical accounts of the metropolis; utilize their observations of London to practice creative writing; and investigate the potential of place within the narrative of various genres.

LNDN COLT 3311 Syllabus

Post-War British Pop Culture

This course will explore theories of popular culture from the British Isles, from 1945 through to the present day. Students will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities, and cross-influences; examine countercultures and subcultures in Britain; explore their connections to music and political movements; develop an understanding of cultures that are based on ethnicity and sexuality, as well as concerns around diversity and related hate crime; and visit urban environments that will help contextualize these subcultures both historically and politically.

LNDN BUSN 3388

Principles of International Business

Course details and syllabus will be available in summer 2021. Please contact us with any questions at 800.793.0334 or at www.capa.org/contact-us

LNDN SOCY 3353 Syllabus

Queer Studies and LGBTQ Life in London

This is a Queer Studies course which will analyze the relationship between sexuality and London's history from the late 19th century to the present day. Students will explore how understandings of sexuality have changed; consider how western identity terms, such as bisexual, gay, lesbian, straight, and transgender, are relatively recent inventions; acknowledge how these terms have been reclaimed as a result of various political movements and freedom struggles; and engage with contemporary Queer life and culture in London via an interdisciplinary approach to sexuality.

INTP 3347 Syllabus

Remote Global Internship Course - GBI 3 Credits

Delivered by dynamic academic coaches and mentors, the Online Global Internship Course course focuses on building personal and professional skills with the intention to prepare students to articulate their learning to future employers, and or, graduate schools. The virtual in-class active learning approach gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, compare and contrast global organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

LNDN RSCH 3650 Syllabus

Research Methods London

This course will provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to undertake a research project in the context of their international education experience, consistent with their majors and their own individual interests. Students will be guided towards opportunities recommended by CAPA and determined by local resources and expertise; develop an understanding of core research concepts; and acquire research skills through designing, executing, writing, and presenting their own research project within frameworks designed by CAPA.

LNDN LITR 3312 Syllabus

Shakespeare and London

This course will explore a selection of Shakespeare’s plays to uncover his style and craft within the genres of comedy, history, and tragedy. Students will engage in Shakespeare's timelessness and learn to appreciate how vitally his ideas, themes, and concepts move from the concerns of his day to our own; develop skills of paraphrasing and textual analysis; analyze the relationship between plays; and examine the structure of different dramatic genres. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

LNDN THTR 3315 Syllabus

Shakespeare at Play: Performing the Bard using Folio and Physical Techniques

This performance-based theater course will explore the possibilities of performing Shakespeare using folio and physical techniques. Students will engage in acting techniques that utilize mind/body awareness; analyze acting clues from the First Folio (the first printed collection of plays published in 1623); use vocal and physical exercises in practical activities; practice physical theater techniques such as those used by Meyerhold, Lecoq, and Boal; and attend performances and events taking place at the Globe in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford.

LNDN COMM 3328 Syllabus

Strategic Communication and Social Media: Theory and Practice

This course will explore the theory and practice of strategic communication and its implementation through social media platforms. Students will explore traditional and online communication strategies; review theories and principles of strategic communication and social media practices; investigate the effectiveness of messaging strategies employed by individuals and influencers, not-for-profits, and commercial organizations; and work for a real-world client to formulate an overarching communication strategy, inclusive of recommendations for messaging strategies across all platforms.

LNDN FILM 3367 Syllabus

The City Made Strange: London on Screen in Horror and Science Fiction Cinema

This course will examine science fiction, horror, and noir/neogothic cinema and television from all eras, with emphasis on works that give London a major role in their story. Students will analyze such examples as disaster or alien invasion films that see the city as a site of devastation, horror films which render a familiar city frightening and strange, or noir explorations of London’s underbelly.

LNDN THTR 3310 Syllabus

Theater in the City

This course will place students at the heart of the experience of theater. Students will engage with the key ideas underpinning the creation of theatricality, and attend a range of different performances and tours of specific theater spaces. They will explore such topics as the qualities, conditions, and boundaries of drama, audience engagement, philosophical issues raised by the theatrical experience, the origins of theater, the changing roles of performers and spectators over time, and the theater's prospects in the 21st century. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

LNDN CWRT 3310 Syllabus

Travel Writing (short-term)

This course will introduce the art of travel writing. Students will explore nonfiction writing to represent the experience of travel and their personal encounters with diverse spaces and cultures; develop an understanding of the historical functions and meanings of “travel”; read a variety of texts focused on London and beyond, most by contemporary travel writers; stop, think about, reflect on, and process the experience of travel; employ the use of field notes and blogging in the travel writing process; and write about their own travels.

LNDN SOCY 3350 Syllabus

Understanding Modern Britain

This multidisciplinary course will examine images, values, symbols, and individuals by which Britain represents itself as a means to understanding this nation. Students will investigate the ways in which modern Britain and British identities have been imagined, constructed, and experienced at home and internationally; engage directly with the heritage industry and contemporary British culture; and interpret the legacy of Britain’s past upon the ways in which the contemporary nation and British identities are structured in the 21st century.

LNDN FILM 3366 Syllabus

Urban Scavenger

This course will explore the camera as a tool for the excavation of ordinary things scattered in the urban spaces of a modern metropolis. Students will develop an understanding of a theoretical framework; gain a related practical skillset; take their camera out into the city of London for hands-on exercises; and participate in readings, screenings, and course discussions that will facilitate their ability to experience the city with a critical and documentary approach.

LNDN THTR 3314 Syllabus

Witchcraft and Magical Performance in London

This course will chart the representation of the occult in the city from the Early Modern period to the present day. Students will focus particularly on the performance and presentation of the occult and magical phenomena and its reception by the general public and social elites during specific time periods; develop an understanding of why magic has long been a subject of fascination; visit sites such as the Society for Psychical Research or the British Magic Circle; and attend a live performance of the magical or ghostly in London. Students will pay $40 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

LNDN THTR 3312 Syllabus

Writing A Play: The Art and Craft of Making Theatre

This course will introduce a variety of skills required to write a stage play. Students will consider a range of stimuli from their experience of London people, places, events, and ideas; focus on a toolbox approach to carefully consider the various elements of dialog, characterization, structure and themes; develop their ideas into fully fledged one-act plays; and have their play read by a group of professional actors before an invited audience at CAPA’s studio facility: The Street. Students will pay $40 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.

LNDN CWRT 3317 Syllabus

Writing the City: London

This course will introduce creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place. Students will examine how various subjects such as the river, urban spaces, solitude, ethnicity, particular boroughs, and characters (both fictional and real) function in London narratives; develop an understanding of the role of memory and experience in literary psycho-geographical accounts of the metropolis; utilize their observations of London to practice creative writing; and investigate the potential of place within the narrative of various genres.

LNDN PSCI 3121 Syllabus

Wrongful Conviction

This 4-week intensive course is taught by a law professor who has spent his career litigating wrongful conviction cases and directing the California Innocence Project, will introduce issues and case law related to wrongful convictions—a dynamic and important area of human rights law. Students will develop an understanding of basic procedural processes for litigating a wrongful conviction; debate policy issues behind police investigation procedures; investigate the leading causes of wrongful convictions; draft basic case briefs; and acquire knowledge of current best practices for identifications and obtaining confessions. Due to the intensive course schedule, this course cannot be taken in conjunction with an internship.