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LNDN HIST 3310 Syllabus

20th Century British History

This course will explore how Britain has responded to political, social, and cultural forces during the 20th century. Students will develop a deeper understanding of life in Britain today by examining such topics as changing perceptions about the role of the state; the decline of empire; the effect of two world wars; economic strategies; the development of multiculturalism; and the role of women, with an emphasis on how the lives of ordinary British people have changed during the last century.

FLOR HIST 3325 Syllabus

A Cultural History of Florence from the Renaissance to Present

This course will introduce the cultural identity of Florentines and the history of Florence, covering four main periods: the Renaissance, foreign rule, 1815 - World War I, and fascism through to the present day. Students will investigate key patterns of the Florentine cultural identity paradigm, including a variety of aspects within topics such as politics, economy, religion, law, arts, and language; and examine lines of continuity and discontinuity between Florentine, Tuscan, Italian, European, and world cultural patterns.

FLOR HIST 3326 Syllabus

A Cultural History of Organized Crime: Italian vs. American Mafia

This course will examine the reasons why the socio-criminal phenomenon of the Mafia continues to self-reproduce after more than a century. Students will conduct a comparative study between the two societies where the Mafia took roots, specifically the Italian Mafia versus the American Mafia; explore the history of the Mafia from three main perspectives: historical, political, and sociological; and be able to distinguish clearly between the interpretation of the mafia emerging from fiction books and movies, and the real representation of this socio-criminal phenomenon.

SDNY PSYC 3361 Syllabus

Abnormal Psychology

This course will introduce the psychological, biological, and experiential factors thought to influence the symptoms, etiology, course/prognosis, and treatment of mental disorders in adults. Students will develop an understanding of the rationale for the diagnostic criteria and other clinical signs accompanying common DSM-5 disorders; causal and maintenance factors of disorders; and examples of empirically supported treatments. (Pending SOR approval)

FLOR PSYC 3361

Abnormal Psychology

This course will introduce the psychological, biological, and experiential factors thought to influence the symptoms, etiology, course/prognosis, and treatment of mental disorders in adults. Students will develop an understanding of the rationale for the diagnostic criteria and other clinical signs accompanying common DSM-5 disorders; causal and maintenance factors of disorders; and examples of empirically supported treatments. (Pending SOR approval)

DBLN BUSN 3370 Syllabus

Accommodation and Facilities Management

This course will examine the scope and optimization of hospitality management within safety and legal restraints and responsibilities. Students will develop a systemic approach to procedures involved in the security and safety of accommodation planning, design, and maintenance; acquire knowledge of how to work effectively as part of a facilities division team and manage housekeeping operations in the hospitality industry; and explore the important functions and organization of front office procedures to ensure effective and efficient running of operations.

DBLN BUSN 3360 Syllabus

Accounting Information for Managers

This course will examine the ways in which management accounting plays an integral role in business organizations. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of costs and the driver of costs in the production, analysis, and use of information for decision making in organizations; and analyze information on costs, volumes, and prices to make short-term decisions on products and services.

DBLN LGLS 3321 Syllabus

Administrative Law

This course will examine the historical development of administrative law and judicial review and its current application. Students will develop an understanding of the main principles and rules of administrative law and its practical operation, how it relates to other areas of law, and its societal impact; explore such topics as fair procedures, controls on discretionary powers, local government law, and freedom of information; and analyze two important related case studies.

SHGH CHIN 3310 Syllabus

Advanced Chinese 3 Credit

This course is designed for students who already have completed an intermediate level of Chinese language and can communicate in Mandarin about most daily topics without much difficulty. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment to master the strategy of communication and expression; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

SHGH CHIN 3311 Syllabus

Advanced Chinese 6 Credit

This course is designed for students who already have completed an intermediate level of Chinese language and can communicate in Mandarin about most daily topics without much difficulty. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment to master the strategy of communication and expression; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

FLOR ITAL 3340 Syllabus

Advanced Italian Language

This is an advanced level course, taught in Italian, designed for students who have already taken Italian language for four semesters. Students will expand their existing vocabulary; continue to develop language competencies in speaking and listening; and participate in activities such as readings and discussions, in-class reports, presentations, and role-plays related to increasingly complex situations. Students will pay special attention to the improvement of the language in a socio-economic context and explore the etiquette of Italian letter writing, emails, workplace jargon, and business terminology.

FLOR ITAL/LITR 3323 Syllabus

Advanced Italian Literature and History

This course, available to Advanced Italian Track students only, will be taught in Italian at the University of Florence. Students will complete two blocks of 12 lectures on Italian literature, and one block of 12 lectures on the history of Italy, for a total of 51-54 contact hours. This course is available as three or six credits.

DBLN CPSI 4493 Syllabus

Advanced Network Theory

This course will explore different networking standards and protocols, with a focus on available WAN technologies, network management, and security issues. Students will develop an understanding of network connectivity, topologies, and concepts of media access control; examine the detailed framing and error detection techniques used in communication systems; acquire knowledge of the routing techniques for data through data networks; discuss IP addressing and subnetting; and investigate congestion problems and controls.

DBLN ARTS 3314 Syllabus

Advanced Photography

Designed to follow the Introduction to Photography course, this course will explore advanced skills in applied photography. Students will acquire and practice a wide range of skills; gain an understanding of a variety of techniques; and explore the use of studio lighting, digital imaging techniques, and industry-standard software to engage in the creative exploitation of images and bring their work to a higher standard of expertise and artistry.

SDNY COMM 3374 Syllabus

Advertising and Promotions

This course will introduce the basic components of marketing communications, including advertising, direct marketing communications, sales promotions, public relations and publicity, and personal selling. Students will develop an understanding of the concept of integrated marketing communication as an organizational tool and as a philosophy for campaign planning; and explore the process of advertising and promotions communications activities, including creative and media planning and strategy, and the other promotional elements in the communications mix.

BCLA COMM 3362 Syllabus

Advertising and Society

This course introduces students to the linkages between advertising and society. It is premised on the belief that advertising helps shape human attitudes and behaviors, just as the latter two in turn help direct and shape advertising. The emphasis is however firmly on advertising as a shaping agent – how it influences individuals and societies, the dynamic nature of the relationship, and the impacts (both positive and negative) that advertising may have on individuals and societies. It takes a critical and dispassionate view of advertising, rather than a managerial or practitioner’s view. Various criticisms of advertising are flagged, and these are used as a basis for further coverage and discussion of the criticisms and issues raised. (Pending SOR approval)

SDNY URBS 3345 Syllabus

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City - Sydney

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Sydney. Students will explore Sydney's development, from early Indigenous connections to Sydney as tribal country, the establishment of a colonial outpost of the British Empire, through to the multicultural metropolis it is today; examine how colonization, migration, economic modernization, and globalization have affected the city and its inhabitants; develop an understanding of changing dynamics and identities of communities within Sydney; and analyze forces that have shaped Sydney’s relationship with Asia and the rest of the world.

BCLA URBS 3345 Syllabus

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Barcelona

Cities around the world are striving to be ‘global’; Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya, is one of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in Spain. It is globally-renowned for its art and architecture, possessing no fewer than nine UNESCO-designated ‘world heritage’ sites, and has become a major destination for global tourism. In this interdisciplinary course, students will examine the emergence of this elegant, creative city as Spain’s gateway to the Mediterranean; analyze its history and evolution since its foundation by the Romans; explore the role of population dynamics, industrial change and globalization in shaping the city and the lives of its inhabitants; and investigate the ways in which the interplay of urbanism, politics, and society has addressed challenges of social, political, and technological change in the past and today.

BSAS URBS 3345 Syllabus

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Buenos Aires

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Buenos Aires. Students will explore the establishment of Buenos Aires as Argentina’s gateway to the world, the impact of rapid population growth, and the influx of transnational organizations into the city; investigate major urban challenges facing the city today as a result; contextualize and develop informed interpretations of their personal experiences in Buenos Aires; and enhance their understanding of local history, politics, and society.

DBLN SOCY 3345 Syllabus

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Dublin. Before exploring the city chronologically, students will examine ancient Ireland’s global influence, then re-trace the Viking City through to its current form, which is characterized by urban sprawl, multiculturalism, and its connection to Europe and the global economy; contextualize and develop informed interpretations of their personal experiences in Dublin; and develop a deeper understanding of Irish history, politics, and society.

FLOR URBS 3345 Syllabus

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Florence

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Florence. Using the city as a research field, students will explore the complex dynamics that shape the identity of Florence by applying a critical perspective on the notion of globalization, and by analyzing the socio-cultural forces at play both historically and presently; observe the cultural variability in Florence; discuss the relativity of cultural values; and investigate how the multicultural aspect of Florence’s identity has been discursively constructed, and by which social actors.

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.

DBLN COMM 3323 Syllabus

Applications Technology

This course will explore the capabilities of industry standard digital editing software. Students will develop the skills to organize and edit digital video and audio content and generate and animate on screen graphics, utilizing fully appropriate effects, corrective techniques, and professional workflows. This is a competitive course, with only five places available for students each term.

DBLN LGLS 3323

Arbitration

This course will provide a broad overview of the legal and practical aspects underpinning arbitration. Students will develop an understanding of the primary aim of arbitration being dispute resolution, and will complete the course instilled with an ethos of facilitation of arbitration by encouraging the removal of obstacles, fostering an understanding of the United National Commission on International Trade Law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

BCLA ARTH 3319 Syllabus

Architectural History of Spain

This course will examine the history of architecture and urban design in Spain from the first century AD through contemporaneity. Students will develop an understanding of ancient styles, focusing on Barcelona in the 19th and 20th centuries; acquire the ability to distinguish key architectural features and symbols; compare modern and contemporary movements; apply basic historical tools to describe an architectural style; and participate in relevant field visits.

SDNY ARTH 3311 Syllabus

Art Down Under - From the Dream-time to the Present

This course will examine many of the major movements, debates, and accomplishments that have occurred in Australian art, from Dreamtime to the present day. Students will develop an understanding of the major ideas and issues regarding Aboriginal art, focusing on the themes of tradition, identity, and place; investigate the influence and contribution to Australian art of feminism and multiculturalism; deepen their knowledge of Australian society and culture; and explore the ways in which it reveals itself through art.

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.

SDNY FILM 2211 Syllabus

Australian Cinema - Representation and Identity

This course will examine the rich history of Australian cinema and its attempt to describe a uniquely Australian identity. Students will develop an understanding of the historical context of Australian cinema, from modes of production to distribution; investigate the notion of an Australian identity as it is expressed in some of the most significant films in the Australian tradition; compare and contrast Australian and US films; and consider the extent to which Australian films have reflected or determined Australian values

SDNY PSCI 3351 Syllabus

Australian Government and Politics in the Pacific Rim Context

This course will examine the government and politics of Australia and Australian engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. Students will analyze Australia’s similarities with and differences from the North American democratic model; explore Australia's substantial and abiding interests in the Asian region; develop an understanding of the magnitude of the influence that the Asia Pacific region has had on Australian foreign policy; and explore the continuing importance of cultural and political inheritance in the development of Australian public and foreign policy.

SDNY HIST 3314 Syllabus

Australian History: Aboriginal History to Colonization

This course will examine the historical origins of contemporary issues in Australia, such as race, immigration, popular culture, gender, politics, foreign policy, and the environment. Students will critically analyze the impact of Australian history on present and future issues and events; identify how power, privilege, and inequality have shaped and been shaped by government policy; develop a deeper understanding of the complex nature of Australian society, its different elements, and their shared pasts; and situate Australia within its global context.

SDNY COLT 3312 Syllabus

Australian, Asian and Pacific Literatures

This course will explore literature from the Australian, Asian, and South Pacific region. Students will focus on Australia's colonial outback and horsemen stories, cosmopolitanism of the 1980s, aboriginal literature of the 1990s, and contemporary Torres Strait and Polynesian literatures; develop an understanding of reformulations of place that respond to both contemporary and traditional understandings of islands, archipelagoes, and identity; investigate how national and ethnic identity, gender, sexuality, and class are depicted; and consider how such issues as identity politics, the environment, and globalization are depicted in literature from across the Asia-Pacific region.

FLOR ITAL 1101 Syllabus

Beginner Italian Language 1

This course, designed for students with no prior knowledge of the Italian language, will focus on basic Italian language skills necessary to communicate clear messages in everyday life. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental knowledge of grammar, phonetics, morphology, and syntax using a functional-situational approach where lessons will focus on real situation exercises, grammar drills, consolidation of material, and a deepening of concepts through readings, conversations, role playing games, and listening exercises to correct pronunciation.

FLOR ITAL 1102 Syllabus

Beginner Italian Language 2

This is an intensive 65-hour course, designed for students who have already taken one semester of Italian language. Students will refine previously acquired linguistic skills, analyze the usage of new grammar structures, and continue to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing simple everyday Italian in different situations. Students will engage with authentic materials, such as ads, brochures, videos, and songs to develop an understanding of contemporary Italian language and culture, and will also have opportunities to develop language skills outside of the classroom, through direct, guided experiences in locations around the city.

FLOR ARTS 1103 Syllabus

Beginning Composition Drawing

This course will introduce students to fundamental approaches, techniques, tools, and mediums of drawing. Students will focus on various aspects of Florence as subject matter; enrich studio work with encounters with Florentine artists and through field studies; increase their visual awareness and perception; explore their creative potential and ability to make visual statements, while enjoying the challenge of drawing; and visually interpret examples of the impact of globalization in the urban environment through their artwork.

FLOR ARTS 1105 Syllabus

Beginning Figurative Sculpture

This course will introduce basic tools and techniques of figurative sculpture, focusing on skills and techniques necessary for clay modeling. Students will approach full three-dimensionality, starting with the copy of a detail of Michelangelo’s David and ending with the copy of the Bernini’s portrait of Costanza Bonarelli, following the entire process through a step-by-step demonstration. Following this, students will have the opportunity to develop an idea for a personal project, based on a theme, and present it with a proposal. They will also take part in a jewelry-making workshop.

FLOR ARTS 1106 Syllabus

Beginning Oil Painting

This course will introduce students to the materials and techniques of the versatile medium of oil painting within the framework of Florence. Students will focus on various aspects of Florence as subject matter; enrich studio work with encounters with Florentine artists and through field studies; increase their visual awareness and perception; explore their creative potential and ability to make visual statements, while enjoying the challenge of painting; and visually interpret examples of the impact of globalization in the urban environment through their artwork.

FLOR ARTS 1104 Syllabus

Beginning Watercolor

This course will introduce students to the materials and techniques of the unpredictable medium of watercolor painting within the framework of Florence. Students will focus on various aspects of Florence as subject matter; enrich studio work with encounters with Florentine artists and through field studies; increase their visual awareness and perception; explore their creative potential and ability to make visual statements, while enjoying the challenge of painting; and visually interpret examples of the impact of globalization in the urban environment through their artwork.

DBLN BUSN 3373 Syllabus

Business Finance

This course will introduce the basics of financial management and their application in practice. Students will develop an understanding of financial decision making for organizations by exploring such topics as critically evaluating financial objectives and the requirements of stakeholders; making investment decisions; evaluating sources of finance and investment opportunities and their suitability in particular circumstances; managing working capital; and analyzing a company’s performance in order to make appropriate financial recommendations. Students will also investigate the strong linkages between finance and globalization.

DBLN COMM 3318 Syllabus

Business Journalism

This course is designed to harness news reporting and investigative journalism skills that students have previously acquired. Students will improve their ability and proficiency in financial language with basic company reporting; develop a deeper understanding of the broad spectrum of financial journalism sectors; and produce succinct news stories in a variety of areas, including economics, the stock market and currencies, and personal finance.

DBLN BUSN 3376 Syllabus

Business Management

This course will focus on the concepts of business management and the management functions of all businesses. Students will explore the history of management; examine the environmental factors that influence management decisions; discuss the implications of planning and its impact on business success; develop an understanding of the role of management in managing people; and recognize the importance of values and ethics in management.

DBLN BUSN 3377 Syllabus

Business Mathematics for Hospitality Management

This course will examine the importance of mathematics and statistics for successful decision making in the hospitality industry. Students will acquire a range of applicable mathematical skills and develop an understanding of how to manipulate and interpret numerical data, including calculating and interpreting the nature of correlation between variables; deriving the OLS regression equation; and using the latter for forecasting within a hospitality management context. Students will be required to use a statistical package to support their work during the course.

LNDN SOCY/WNST 3354 Syllabus

Campaigners, Activists and Radicals: Gender and Citizenship in Modern Europe

This course will analyze women's claims for citizenship throughout the 20th century from a variety of European perspectives. Students will chart the ways women have adapted to, and attempted to challenge, ideological, political, and material conditions of citizenship in 20th century Europe; examine such topics as women’s political activism, citizenship and warfare, consumer citizenship, sexuality and reproductive rights, and citizenship within the context of multicultural society; engage with a wide array of historical and contemporary sources; and attend field studies around 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.

SHGH ECON 3368 Syllabus

China's Macroeconomic Impact

This course will introduce the macroeconomic impact of China, the world’s second largest economy and leading exporter in commodities. Students will investigate positive and negative impacts of China’s economic rise; analyze the reactions of other countries to China’s emergence as an economic superpower; develop an understanding of how and why China has been transformed economically over the past three decades; and participate in discussions on such topics as China's macroeconomic development, industrial structure, trade pattern, economic imbalance, and worldwide impact.

LNDN FILM 3362

City Symphony

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.

DBLN CPSI 2293 Syllabus

Client-Side Web Development

This course will focus on the fundamentals behind client-side web development for desktop and mobile. Students will develop an understanding of core concepts behind how the web works, including HTTP and markup languages; explore various standards of client-side web development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; acquire knowledge of web design principles; gain an appreciation of the importance of user research and planning; and participate in practical experiences using these techniques and technologies.

DBLN LGLS 3327

Commercial Law

This course will focus on commercial law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

LNDN COMM/BUSN 3329 Syllabus

COMMUNICATE: Basic Acting Techniques for Confidence-Building and Better Presentations

This course will introduce basic acting skills and demonstrate how acting techniques can improve self-confidence, presence, and vocal presentation in a range of work and life scenarios. Students will learn to improvise, undertake creative challenges, and begin to master a range of techniques; keep a developmental journal during the semester; and perform a dramatic monologue. For the final assessment, students will deliver a 5-10 minute speech they’ve written at Hyde Park’s famous Speaker’s Corner to fellow students and an audience of Londoners.

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.

DBLN CPSI 2294 Syllabus

Computer Hardware

This course will focus on computer hardware, and is designed for students who already have an awareness of related current technologies, literature, and research. Students will develop a broadly based and intellectually challenging framework in the area of computer hardware and low-level software; apply the principles of computer hardware to current and developing technologies; and cultivate an understanding of how the insights and practices around computer hardware technology contribute to the wider computer science landscape.

DBLN CPSI 2290 Syllabus

Computer Programming

This course will introduce the concepts and techniques of computer programming and problem solving. Students will design high-quality programs in a systematic way; design, develop, test, and debug software applications; specify the syntax and semantics of programming language; design and implement a systematic suite of tests for a given program; prepare program text and develop programs using an integrated development environment; and implement basic algorithms and data structures using a programming language.

DBLN CPSI 4492 Syllabus

Concurrent Programming

This course will examine the Concurrent Paradigm central to the world of computer programming. Students will develop an understanding of concurrent concepts and the need for, and advantages of, concurrent and parallel systems; master a new programming paradigm; gain confidence in describing how processes and threads are managed in multi processor, multi core machines; explore classical problems arising with concurrent and parallel tasks; and write concurrent and parallel programs to solve real world problems.

DBLN COMM 3328 Syllabus

Conflict Reporting

This course will explore the role of media in covering both recent and historical conflicts. Students will critically evaluate media coverage of conflicts; develop an awareness of the difficulties facing journalists attempting to report conflicts in an objective manner; apply ethical standards to their analysis; and demonstrate an awareness of its crucial function in contemporary democratic societies.

DBLN BUSN 3380 Syllabus

Consumer Behavior

This course will introduce the principles and concepts of consumer behavior. Students will develop skills related to consumer analysis; gain an appreciation of the importance of consumers; consider ethical sensitivity in relation to influencing buyer behavior; and adopt a sophisticated approach to understanding consumer behavior, including major models of the consumer decision making process, and the critical influential factors and their impact on the development of an effective marketing strategy.

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 FILM 3311

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.

FLOR FILM 3316 Syllabus

Contemporary Italian Cinema: Contemporary Italy on the Screen

This course will introduce contemporary Italy’s major issues (immigration, acceptance of diversity, relationships with politics, and racism) through recently released films. Students will analyze 20 films from the late 1990s to the present day; develop an understanding of contemporary Italian society through the image that some of the most valuable Italian filmmakers of the youngest generation have given of the cultural, political, and working environment they live in; and explore the ways in which contemporary Italian cinema has followed, mirrored, and sometimes even anticipated, cultural and social transformations in Italian society.

DBLN PSCI 2310 Syllabus

Contemporary Society and Political Systems

This course, designed to follow an introduction to politics or media course, will introduce the working of contemporary society with a focus on complex societal issues, both in domestic and international contexts. Students will critically discuss contemporary social and economic issues; analyze key issues in social and political development; compare and contrast opinions, interpretations, and theories on contemporary political issues; and generate independent academic views on these topics, based on research, critical judgments, and analytical skills.

DBLN BUSN 3383 Syllabus

Corporate Governance and Accountability

This course will focus on the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling, and mitigating risk within the context of corporate governance. Students will examine the law of agency; define corporate governance; evaluate the objectives and importance of internal control systems; develop an appreciation of corporate social responsibility and the risk it can create within an organization; and acquire insight into ethical decision making, including the application of professional values and judgment through an ethical framework.

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.

DBLN COMM 3310 Syllabus

Creative Writing

This course will examine the nature of creativity and the complimentary process of structuring, editing, and presenting work in a wide variety of media and genres. Students will develop an understanding of the principle elements of dramatic narrative: conflict, character, contrast, movement, theme, dialog, description, and narration. With an emphasis on fashioning vibrant, individual writing styles, students will have the flexibility to focus on evolving skills in an area best suited to their talents and interests by exploring prose, film, theater, or poetry, in categories of comedy, romance, fantasy, film-noir, comedy, or children’s writing.

DBLN LGLS 3326

Criminology

This course will introduce criminological theories and their operation in practice. Students will develop an understanding of crime as a social construct, which is impacted on the varying nature of society; explore the ways in which crime is affected by different social and environmental factors; and evaluate various theories of punishment. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

FLOR PSYC 3320 Syllabus

Cross Cultural Psychology

This course will explore the field of cross-cultural psychology through a focus on Italy and its inhabitants. Students will discuss aspects of cross-cultural analysis from the field of cross-cultural psychology, including cultural influence on human behavior, attitude, values, communication, and societal organization; examine topics of ethnocentrism, individual vs. collective societies, plural societies, cultural views on mental health, and intercultural communication; and investigate methodical issues of cross-cultural research, with the opportunity to be participant-observers of their own experiences in Italy, including through field work.

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 3375

Digital Media Practice

This course will explore the digital media that permeate most social and economic interactions today, with a focus on digital media as a contemporary means of communication, placing them in the context of remix culture. Students will investigate still and moving images, which not only serve as entertainment, but also inform the way we communicate, learn about the world, purchase goods, and express our identities. (Pending SOR approval)

DBLN ARTS 3312 Syllabus

Digital Photography

This course will focus on photography’s aesthetic and social contexts. Students will explore basic principles of digital photography, including understanding input and output devices, the digital camera, and the digital darkroom; develop a critical understanding of digital photography techniques; and gain technical skills on a practical level, including the effective use of industry standard image manipulation software, and the processes from image capture to manipulation and output. This is a competitive course with only five places available.

SHGH CHIN 1110 Syllabus

Elementary Chinese 3 Credit

This course, designed for students without previous knowledge of the Chinese language, will introduce the fundamentals of pronunciation, oral expression, reading, comprehension, and writing, with the greatest focus on spoken Mandarin. Students will develop basic Mandarin skills to communicate simple expressions in conversation with native speakers; skilfully use Pinyin; develop an understanding of elementary grammar and structures; and explore Chinese culture and society while learning the language, with opportunities to practice in class as well as in real life situations.

SHGH CHIN 1111 Syllabus

Elementary Chinese 6 Credit

This course, designed for students without previous knowledge of the Chinese language, will introduce the fundamentals of pronunciation, oral expression, reading, comprehension, and writing, with the greatest focus on spoken Mandarin. Students will develop basic Mandarin skills to communicate simple expressions in conversation with native speakers; skilfully use Pinyin; develop an understanding of elementary grammar and structures; and explore Chinese culture and society while learning the language, with opportunities to practice in class as well as in real life situations.

DBLN LGLS 3330

Employment Law

This course will introduce the concept of employment law, its origins, and its social and economic influences. Students will examine the implications of current employment law practices in the light of recent court decisions, and gain the ability to assess the current influences of the European Union on Irish law. This course is available during evenings only. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

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.

DBLN LGLS 3352 Syllabus

Family Law

This course will explore the nature of family law in Ireland, regarding both constitutional and statutory frameworks. Students will develop an understanding of the core elements of family law, including the fundamental rights and duties of the state, the family unit, and the individual. Topics will include families in history, marriage, nullity, separation and divorce, ancillary relief, domestic violence, and child law. Students will research, interpret, and apply constitutional, statutory, and international rules relating to the family unit.

DBLN FILM 3312 Syllabus

Film Studies

This course will explore key concepts of film studies, introduce film theory, and examine the ways in which film text is intermeshed with economic, technological, social, and cultural practices. Students will critique film texts; examine the development of film as an industry as well as the role government and state have played in relation to film production and exhibition; and analyze the larger socio-cultural context in which film is made and received.

DBLN BUSN 3386 Syllabus

Finance and Wealth Management

This course will introduce the role of a finance manager in relation to investment and financial decision making. Students will explore the financial environment in which an entity and its managers must operate; assess capital investment situations; understand the methods used to finance capital investment; develop practical knowledge of the tools that can be used to manage working capital; and gain confidence in pension planning, as well as an ability to manage personal wealth.

DBLN BUSN 3378 Syllabus

Financial Management

This course will introduce financial management and its application in practice. Students will focus on the critical elements of financial decision making for organizations, including investment decisions, sources of finance, management of working capital, and performance appraisal; and develop an understanding of the link between company decision making and the operation of capital markets as well as an appreciation of the strong connections between finance and globalization.

FLOR LITR 3315 Syllabus

Florence and The Florentine in the Divine Comedy and Decameron

This course will explore the Florentine literary world, focusing on great masterpieces from the 14th century, such as Dante’s "Vita Nuova" and "The Divine Comedy" and Boccaccio’s "The Decameron". Students will take a multidisciplinary approach to English translations of these texts, examining their social, political, historical, and philosophical implications, while giving special attention to the impact that the Medieval/Renaissance city of Florence had in their writing. Students will develop an understanding of why certain forms of artistic expression are peculiar to certain ages, at times to the exclusion of others.

DBLN BUSN 3388 Syllabus

Food and Beverage Management

This course will examine the key operational and management principles and procedures involved in an effective food and beverage control system. Students will gain insight into operating budgets, menu management, menu pricing, purchasing and supplier selection, labor cost-control, and successful management of service quality. Students will explore such topics as recent food and beverage developments; health and hygiene issues; legislation regarding the management of a restaurant business; and production forecasting and inventory management.

FLOR ANTH 3340 Syllabus

Food, Culture & Lifestyle under the Tuscan Sky

This course will direct students to reflect about their own relationship with food. Starting from a multi-disciplinary approach, that involves such fields as sociology, history, anthropology and nutrition, students will explore new aspects of their life in Italy directly related to health, education and everyday life. The final aim of this course is to provide an insightful, life-changing experience, which leads students to develop healthier lifestyles (Personal Development Outcome), comparing their culture with Italian culture (Diversity Outcome) and its distinct history and traditions related to food (Urban Environment Outcome).

FLOR ANTH 3340

Food, Culture and Lifestyle under the Tuscan Sky

This course will explore personal relationships with food. Students will take a multi-disciplinary approach that involves such fields as sociology, history, anthropology, and nutrition to examine new aspects of their life in Italy as directly related to health, education, and everyday life. Students will be encouraged to develop healthier lifestyles; compare their home culture with Italian culture and its distinct history and traditions related to food; and reflect on the role of food in contemporary society, including its relation to physiological and psychological needs.

DBLN CPSI 4495 Syllabus

Games Design

This course will introduce the issues and methodologies behind the rules and play of games, including the fundamental ideas behind the design of electronic and non-electronic games. Students will develop an understanding of how games function and how to construct experiences using rule design, play mechanics, game balancing, and the integration of visual, audio, and textual elements. Students will also explore the iterative nature of the design methodology, games documentation, and play testing.

DBLN CPSI 4494 Syllabus

Games Development

This course will focus on the design and development of digital games, using a standard games development environment. Students will develop skills in game development through practical opportunities, which are integrated heavily into the course, and explore the core elements of game design and engagement with the user. Topics will include the history of electronic games development, game programming concepts, structure of the games engine, and programming for the games engine.

SDNY SOCY 3355 Syllabus

Gender, Culture and Society

This course will explore a range of theories and debates that surround the issue of gender in both Australian and international contexts. Students will develop an understanding of key concepts and ideas that have been applied to the study of gendered identity; critically analyze gendered identity in both Australia and the United States; and examine historical and contemporary case studies in order to investigate how and why gender is such a critical element of past and present identity politics.

FLOR SOCY 3367

Gender, Culture and Society

This course will explore a range of theories and debates that surround the issue of gender in both Australian and international contexts. Students will develop an understanding of key concepts and ideas that have been applied to the study of gendered identity; critically analyze gendered identity in both Australia and the United States; and examine historical and contemporary case studies in order to investigate how and why gender is such a critical element of past and present identity politics. (Pending SOR approval)

FLOR INTP 3347 Syllabus

Global Internship Course

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 in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

BCLA INTP 3347 Syllabus

Global Internship Course (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; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ 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.

DBLN INTP 3347 Syllabus

Global Internship Course (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 in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

BSAS INTP 3347 Syllabus

Global Internship Course (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; 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.

BSAS INTP 3348 Syllabus

Global Internship Course (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; 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.

DBLN INTP 3348 Syllabus

Global Internship Course (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 in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

BCLA INTP 3348 Syllabus

Global Internship Course (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; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ 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.

SDNY INTP 3347 Syllabus

Global Internship Course - Sydney 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, 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.

SDNY INTP 3348 Syllabus

Global Internship Course - Sydney 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, 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.

SHGH INTP 3347 Syllabus

Global Internship Course, Shanghai 3 Credit

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; 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.

SHGH INTP 3348 Syllabus

Global Internship Course, Shanghai 6 Credit

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; 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 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.

SHGH PSCI / COMM 3308

Global Issues in China

This course is based on the combination of domestic politics and foreign relations. It not only pays attention to the development of China's domestic politics but also focuses on China's foreign relations. It not only sheds light upon the secrets of China's successful development in the past 40 years, but also reveals the road of China's further development in the future. It not only pays close attention to the security hotspots around China, but also in general unveils the fundamental characteristics of China's foreign strategy, especially the formation of China's peaceful development, the new type of international relations and the concept of global community of common destiny. Also the course is designed to introduce the important role China plays in a global context and to help students understand Chinese perspectives on global issues that affect the world today. (Pending SOR Approval)

BCLA BUSN 3372 Syllabus

Global Marketing

This course will introduce the fundamentals of global marketing. Students will investigate the impact of an environment on a firm’s marketing strategy; explore the challenges of developing and implementing global marketing strategies that must navigate social, cultural, economic, and political specificities in individual areas; and develop an understanding of consumer behavior management. Students will also customize a product for entry into the international market, analyzing case studies as concrete examples before commencing this project.

LNDN 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 seminar 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.

FLOR BUSN 3378 Syllabus

Global Workforce Management

This course will provide students with an integrative framework for understanding the business and legal challenges associated with effective workforce management on a global scale. Students will compare international labor markets in terms of labor costs, labor supply, and workplace culture; and analyze case studies from developed and emerging economies to investigate the complex cultural and regulatory environment that multinational firms face in such areas as talent management, performance management, offshore outsourcing, downsizing, and industrial relations.

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.

SDNY 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 acquire knowledge of related theories and concepts, key management issues, and human resources management practices associated with the globalization of workforces; engage with real world news and case studies focusing on Australia and the Asia Pacific region; apply the principles of human resources management to align global workforces with company strategies; and learn how to manage each component of the employee life cycle in global settings.

SHGH URBS 3345 Syllabus

Globalization and Urbanization

This course will analyze China’s rapid urban transformation over the past six decades. Students will develop a critical understanding of China’s urbanization, social-spatial restructuring and the associated processes, forces, uniqueness, global impact, and complications, such as migration, citizenship and assimilation, urban land and housing issues, urban inequality and social discontent, and environmental issues; as well as assess the impact of socialist ideology, institutions, and globalization on Chinese urbanization.

DBLN CPSI 3398 Syllabus

HCI and GUI Programming

This course will examine the importance of the human aspect of system development. Students will explore issues involved in designing computer interfaces; acquire skills necessary to program for a GUI based environment; and develop an understanding of such topics as the necessity of HCI and how the usability of systems is evaluated, event-driven programming, presentation of information to the user, including color theory, layout guidelines, and information flow, accepting information from the user, testing and verification, and third party software.

DBLN BUSN 3389 Syllabus

Hospitality Operations

This course will focus on health and safety issues and food production skills relevant to the international hospitality sector. Students will explore fundamental principles of health and safety practices within a hospitality context; develop an understanding of food production in a practically oriented training environment, including knowledge of kitchen equipment, design, and layout, as well as key culinary skills; and acquire knowledge that will assist them during industry placement and in future careers.

LNDN FILM 3369

Industry Insider

This course will explore interactive spectatorship in the pre and post digital eras. Students will analyze films from the end of the Hollywood studio system (the late 1950s)—the period in which the ‘old masters’ were making their last films—to trace ways in which technological change has affected the critical reading of the cinematic image.

DBLN LGLS 3334

Intellectual Property Law

This course will introduce intellectual property law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

SDNY COMM 3353 Syllabus

Intercultural Communication: Theories, Practice and Factors

This course will examine the complexity of intercultural communication in everyday situations. Students will develop an understanding of current theory and research in intercultural communication through a critical perspective; analyze the ways that social relationships between participants are reflected in their communication; explore applied perspectives, particularly on cross-cultural communication in workplace interactions; acquire knowledge of tools and theories necessary to comprehend intercultural practices from different parts of the world; and compare these with the culture of the United States.

BCLA BUSN 3370 Syllabus

Intercultural Management

This course will introduce the concepts and fundamentals of international management in a diverse and culturally complex workplace. Students will develop an understanding of the qualities and benefits of effective leadership, team dynamics, motivation, and power; examine cultural dynamics as they apply to intercultural work environments; explore methods for implementing management strategies, structures, and systems; and prepare themselves for future management roles that involve multicultural challenges.

FLOR SOCY/COMM 3309

Interculture and Migration in Italy: Intercultural Piazza

This course will explore the complexities of cultural identity and migration, and the impact they have on intercultural conflict and cooperation. There will be a particular focus on migration in Italy and on the marginalized communities of contemporary Italy, such as migrants, their Italian-born non-citizen children, and the Roma. We will examine the fluidity of cultural boundaries across time and space, and how ingroup and outgroup dynamics contribute to the manufacturing of fear and prejudice among populations. During their semester abroad, students will reflect on the various elements that define a culture while gaining an increased understanding of how culture shapes individuals and how our cultural identities interact in shared social spaces such as the piazze of Florence. 

SHGH CHIN 2210 Syllabus

Intermediate Chinese 3 Credit

This course is designed for students who already have completed an elementary level of Chinese language and can have basic daily conversations in Mandarin. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment; deepen their ability to communicate on topics surrounding daily life; gain insight into the historical and contextual background of the language; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

SHGH CHIN 2211 Syllabus

Intermediate Chinese 6 Credit

This course is designed for students who already have completed an elementary level of Chinese language and can have basic daily conversations in Mandarin. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment; deepen their ability to communicate on topics surrounding daily life; gain insight into the historical and contextual background of the language; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

FLOR ITAL 2201 Syllabus

Intermediate Italian Language 1

This is an intensive 65-hour course, designed for students who have already completed two semesters of Italian language. Students will continue to develop basic Italian language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday situations, focusing on pronunciation, grammar and communicative functions, and vocabulary; and explore contemporary Italian language and culture by engaging with authentic materials such as ads, brochures, videos, songs, magazine articles, films, and a short book. Students should expect to complete a diagnostic test on the first meeting, based on grammar structures covered in previous Italian courses, which will help the instructor ascertain the general level of language proficiency of the class.

FLOR ITAL 2202 Syllabus

Intermediate Italian Language 2

This is an intensive 65-hour course, designed for students who have already completed three semesters of Italian language. Students will continue to develop basic Italian language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday situations, but at a higher level, focusing on pronunciation, grammar and communicative functions, and vocabulary; and explore contemporary Italian language and culture by engaging with authentic materials such as ads, brochures, videos, songs, magazine articles, films, and a short book. Students should expect to complete a diagnostic test on the first meeting, based on grammar structures covered in previous Italian courses, which will help the instructor ascertain the general level of language proficiency of the class.

DBLN BUSN 3371 Syllabus

International Business

This course will examine business environments in an international context, focusing specifically on Ireland and the European Union. Students will explore political, economic, and ethical contexts for policy and business operations and the cultural intricacies of international and global business; compare and contrast new knowledge with that of their existing understanding of business policy and practice in the United States; and develop broad perspectives required of successful managers working in an increasingly globalized world and workforce.

DBLN BUSN 3392 Syllabus

International Corporate Reporting

This course will examine advanced practical and theoretical aspects of financial reporting. Students will analyze and evaluate financial statements of both individual and group entities; develop their understanding of current issues within financial reporting, including the professional and ethical duties of an accountant; and explore such topics as regulatory and conceptual framework, accounting treatments, and the preparation, presentation, analysis, and investigation of financial statements. Students will also gain an understanding of standards set by the International Accounting Standards Board.

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.

SDNY BUSN 3376 Syllabus

International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior

This course will introduce ways in which 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 based on interdisciplinary research; develop a deeper understanding of human behavior within the setting of a global work environment; and critically reflect on how theoretical frameworks can be applied and developed within the organizational setting. This course will incorporate Globally Networked Learning technology to explore students’ internship experiences in both London and Sydney.

FLOR BUSN 3374 Syllabus

International Economics

This course will explore 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; critically examine the global economic landscape with an emphasis on the interaction between international economics and business through discussions of current economic and political development; and explore topics such as globalization, country differences, cross-border trade and investment, the global monetary system, and competing in a global marketplace.

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.

SDNY BUSN 3374 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.

BSAS BUSN 3373 Syllabus

International Finance

This course will explore theoretical concepts of finance and their adaptation to the international context. Students will develop an understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with international finance; examine such topics as historical perspectives, foreign exchange markets and exchange rate determination, exposure management, and financial management of multinational firms; and participate in topical discussions about the impact of economic and political developments on international finance.

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.

SDNY 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.

BCLA BUSN 3373 Syllabus

International Finance

The International Finance module provides an understanding of finance in the international context. In a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest and conduct business operations internationally. The course exposes the students to the opportunities and risks associated with international finance. As the world has become more integrated due to deregulation of financial markets, product innovation and technology, capital markets have kept pace with this integration. (Pending SOR approval)

DBLN BUSN 3326 Syllabus

International Human Resource Management

This is an advanced level course that will focus on management of human resources in an international setting. Students will develop an understanding of the influence of cross-cultural issues on organizations; examine the factors involved in selecting and managing an international workforce; evaluate industrial relations and labor laws from the perspective of managing an international organization; and address key issues such as employee training and development, expatriation, repatriation, and compensation.

DBLN BUSN 3394 Syllabus

International Leisure Service Management

This course will examine the extensive array of sports and leisure activities available internationally, and the issues underlying the management of these services. Students will explore social, cultural, and political factors that influence the provision of international sports and leisure services; evaluate the impact that these services have on local and global economies; apply the concept of customer service and consistent quality to international sports and leisure activities; and analyze relevant trends and developments.

BSAS BUSN 3372 Syllabus

International Marketing

This course will explore the scope and challenges of marketing in the international context. Students will examine the ways in which the global dimensions of technology, research, capital investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; acquire an understanding of how companies develop strategic, competitive plans that allow them to survive and succeed in global markets; and discuss further regional insights into key issues surrounding international marketing.

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.

DBLN BUSN 3310 Syllabus

International Marketing

This course will explore the topic of international marketing at an advanced level. Students will develop and enhance their skills in analysis, evaluation, and management of products and services from an international perspective; evaluate the challenges that arise within the dynamic and complex environments faced by international marketers today; reflect on the international marketing strategies of multinational and indigenous companies; and prepare an international marketing plan that demonstrates appropriate strategies for market selection, market entry, and marketing program design.

FLOR 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 how 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 create competitive strategic plans that enable them to survive and succeed in global markets.

SDNY 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 how 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.

SHGH 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 how 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.

DBLN BUSN 3395 Syllabus

International Services Marketing

This course will explore key elements of marketing planning and management from tactical and strategic perspectives in relation to international services marketing. Students will develop an ability to understand, analyze, and manage internationally traded services within the hospitality sector by examining the difference between services and goods, service delivery frameworks, international market selection, market entry, alliances and joint ventures, promotion, the roles of service employees and consumers, service quality, and the impact of relevant information technology.

DBLN BUSN 3396 Syllabus

International Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality

This course will examine the impact of travel, tourism, and hospitality services on local and global economies, societies, cultures, and legislation. Students will analyze past, current, and possible future trends in global travel, tourism, and hospitality services and products; evaluate the barriers to future development and expansion at local, national, and international levels; and explore the scale, patterns, and flow of international tourism and their impact on the hospitality industry.

DBLN BUSN 3397 Syllabus

Introduction to Business Law

This course will explore the general principles of Irish law as it relates to business. Students will be introduced to the effect, influence, and impact of law on business; examine how the Irish legal system is structured and how it operates, with particular emphasis on business; and apply relevant law to practical business situations in order to acquire a broad understanding of the rights and obligations of employees and employers as they relate to business.

SHGH HIST/ANTH 2258 Syllabus

Introduction to Chinese Civilization

This course will introduce multiple sociocultural aspects of China as an old civilized country undergoing a critical economic and political transition. Students will examine the roles of both tradition and modernity in China, and build links between the two through comparisons and connections; develop a diversified vision of China’s development; explore key topics concerning China's change in both ideological and material spheres; and gain greater insight into the country’s history, people, society, culture, political structure, urbanization, and a variety of current issues.

SHGH PHIL 2259 Syllabus

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy

The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the main philosophical traditions in China: Confucianism, Mohism, Legalism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Through lectures, discussions, and reading select primary and secondary sources, students will explore how key beliefs, doctrines, and practices were established and developed; examine the general character of Chinese culture; and develop an understanding of the impact of Chinese philosophical traditions on people's lives today.

DBLN COMM 2213 Syllabus

Introduction to Digital Media

This course will introduce the fundamentals of digital media. To produce content, students will assess the characteristics of contemporary journalism; examine the way in which web writers orient readers and communicate to their audience; assemble packages in the production of a multimedia web piece using material filed for a television clip, radio report, and traditional print article; develop an understanding of modern print production techniques and principles; and acquire relevant software skills.

DBLN CPSI 4490 Syllabus

Introduction to Formal Design

This course will introduce formal design methods. Students will apply branches of logic necessary to develop correct programs; acquire knowledge of mathematics required to develop programs from initial specifications through to implementation by using formal techniques; learn how to prove the correctness of a given program based on its pre and post conditions; apply a formal semantic model to the derivation of programs; and explore methods necessary to derive correct programs given a formal specification in terms of pre and post conditions.

DBLN ARTS 2310 Syllabus

Introduction to Photography

This course will introduce the fundamentals of photography, including understanding the camera, the picture making process, and digital imagery. Students will analyze the significance of the photographic image and its relationship to text within the world of journalism and the media, both past and present; and develop basic skills in technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, including Photoshop’s tools for resolution, formatting, image capture, and image manipulation. This is a competitive course with only 10 places available.

FLOR ARTS 1107 Syllabus

Introduction to Photojournalism

This course will introduce technical digital SLR camera skills, focusing on compositional elements and photography’s narrative possibilities. Students will explore the history of photography through analysis of projects and images realized by famous photographers; create personal visual tales of their experience of a new, unknown reality; develop an understanding of the relationship between technical skills and creative purposes; and examine the ways in which photography can be used as a tool of documentary record, cross cultural understanding, artistic expression, and self discovery. Students will be required to have a digital SLR camera for this course.

DBLN ARTS 2314 Syllabus

Introduction to Video

This course will explore basic practical skills needed to approach the production of a short video for multi-platform distribution. Students will create a short documentary or news video by originating and researching an idea, filming, and editing; develop basic technical production skills involving camera use and sound recording; become competent in using video editing software; and successfully identify intended audiences and outlets for work. This is a competitive course with only 10 places available.

DBLN COMM 2216 Syllabus

Introduction to Writing Journalism

This course will focus on the production of articles suitable for publication in print media. Students will analyze print media, considering the importance of language, the impact of the audience, and the role of the reader; write, edit, and subedit a variety of articles; develop an understanding of the editorial process; find sources; improve their competence as interviewers; and examine the personal and professional qualities that make for a successful freelancer.

DBLN HIST 3312 Syllabus

Irish History and Culture

This course will focus on Irish history, from prehistory to the early 21st century. Students will explore how the Irish Question (up to and including recent troubles and the peace process in the North, and the collapse of the Celtic Tiger economy in the South) has found artistic expression in film, theatre, visual arts, and music. Students will also consider the use of evidence in the construction of the distinct, but overlapping, categories of history, memory, commemoration, and propaganda.

DBLN IRSH 1101 Syllabus

Irish Language and Culture: Leargas

Leargas is the Irish word for insight. This course will explore Irish culture through the lens of Irish language. Students will learn basic Irish language skills; develop an awareness of areas of Irish culture and society that foster and promote the language; examine the role of Irish language in past and present cultural movements and trends; and assess the broader application of the language in Irish society. Students will be given firsthand opportunities to familiarize themselves with traditional Irish instruments, song, dance, folklore, and sports.

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.

SHGH SOCY 3365 Syllabus

Issues in Contemporary Chinese Society

This course will examine issues in contemporary Chinese society. Students will explore common topics such as guanxi and face, collectivism, and family-centered culture, as well as others most likely associated with the enormous social change of the past three decades, such as the emerging civil society, ongoing sexual revolution, and increasing social polarization; critically analyze change and continuity in contemporary China in relation to local factors and global forces; and develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of Chinese society, historical changes, and cultural diversity.

FLOR ITAL/ANTH 3321 Syllabus

Italian Taught Understanding Modern Italy

This course, taught in Italian, will examine Italian life, customs, and society to introduce the culture and civilisation of Italy from a chronological and thematic perspective. Students will develop an understanding of cultural and historical developments, current political issues, religion, immigration, and the new economy challenges in the labor market.

DBLN LGLS 3337 Syllabus

Jurisprudence

This course will explore concepts and fundamental principles of jurisprudence and philosophy of law in terms of core areas of traditional jurisprudence. Students will analyze a variety of case studies; develop a critical, argumentative, and philosophical mindset; enhance their formal skills in argumentation; and examine such topics as the Case of the Speluncean Explorers, positivism, religious natural law, secular natural law and the rights of man, the relationship between law and morality, Dworkin, and United States legal realism.

DBLN LGLS 3339

Law of Banking and Finance

This course will focus on the law of banking and finance. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

DBLN COMM 3314 Syllabus

Layout and Graphic Design

This course will introduce systems and techniques of layout and graphic design. Students will create meaningful designs from concept using industry standard applications on the Apple Mac platform; and focus on such topics as design concepts, professional image enhancements, typography, page makeup, color theory, digital imaging, digital pre-press, forward planning and ideas development, troubleshooting, the psychology of design, and tried and tested design techniques.

BSAS LITR 3312 Syllabus

Literature of the Americas

This course, taught in Spanish, will explore certain literary forms that writers invented to suit modern life in the Americas. Students will read the works of three poets (Whitman, Stein, Césaire) and three fiction writers (McKay, Borges, Lispector), all of whom conceived new styles and rhythms they believed emerged from and responded to a unique set of American conditions including democracy, liberty, rights, slavery, colonialism, and racism. Students will investigate how writers respond to urgent political and social questions that life in the Americas raises.

DBLN COMM 3325 Syllabus

Location Sound

This course will explore the importance of sound and the various ways that sound can be used in film and television. Students will record, edit, and master their own audio in practical tutorials; gain awareness of the pitfalls of recording good, useable sound; understand audio mixers operations, mic introduction and operation, camera set up and operation, boom handling and operation, single sound operator set up, and recording sound for documentary. This is a competitive course, with only five places available.

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.

DBLN CPSI 4496 Syllabus

Managing Big Data

This course will examine practical issues in database management systems, such as administration and query optimization. Students will explore the procedures and considerations in handling big data, including security, user management and physical database issues; implement query optimization strategies; develop an understanding of core concepts such as data mining, data warehousing, and data analytics; and recognize the important role of efficient transaction management with regard to concurrency control, database recovery, and deadlock detection and prevention.

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.

SHGH BUSN 3380 Syllabus

Managing Global Supply Chains

This course will focus on issues within operations that are of relevance to a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will explore legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability factors in addition to specialized topics in supply chain management within a global environment; investigate various ways analytical methods, tools, and technology are used within supply chain management; evaluate key decision criteria for sourcing and outsourcing in the supply chain; and develop a strategy for sustainability in the supply chain.

SDNY 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.

DBLN BUSN 3364 Syllabus

Marketing

This course will explore fundamentals of marketing planning, emphasizing the role of research and marketing intelligence in decision making. Students will combine theory and practice to gain a broad perspective on marketing and its role within organizations. Topics will include a general introduction to marketing; the marketing environment, consumer behavior, and competitor analysis; marketing across business contexts, including services marketing, international marketing, and marketing in small firms; marketing research; segmentation, targeting, and positioning; planning; and decision making.

BCLA COMM 3350 Syllabus

Media and Conflict

This course will provide a structured approach to media systems, and explore the dynamics of news, politics, and freedom of the press. Students will examine how international media report on ongoing, international crises of global importance; investigate the dynamics governing news media; develop an understanding of why audiences from different cultural spheres perceive news in diametrically opposed ways; and gain an awareness of press repression tools used by some regimes and the courageous journalists who try to circumvent these obstacles. Given the rapidly evolving nature of subjects studied, this syllabus is subject to change.

DBLN LGLS 3329

Media Law

This course will introduce media law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

DBLN ECON 2312 Syllabus

Microeconomics

This course will introduce fundamentals of microeconomics, including principle theories and models used by economists, and ways in which economics can be used by individuals and businesses to assess problems and develop solutions. Students will explore key economic problems such as scarcity and choice; assess forces driving supply and demand; calculate and interpret various economic parameters such as equilibrium price and quantity; develop an understanding of the concept of elasticity; and apply economic analysis to everyday real world problems.

DBLN LGLS 3335

Miscarriages of Justice

This course will introduce the miscarriages of justice. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

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.

SHGH HIST 3356 Syllabus

Modern Chinese History

This course will introduce the history of Modern China from the Qing Dynasty to the present. Students will develop an understanding of the continuities and changes that help shape Chinese society and the Chinese nation today and explore the history of Modern China, segmented into three main topics: the Qing Dynasty and the final collapse of the old empire; the Chinese Revolution in both the Nationalist and Communist phases; and the legacies of the Chinese Revolution post 1949.

DBLN COMM 3326 Syllabus

Modern Society

This course will focus on the international political order and how it relates to the global economic system. Students will develop an understanding of how political systems operate at regional and national levels, and how these systems interact with the wider society; examine key issues in national and international politics and economics; critically analyze the institutions of global and European governance; compare development patterns across emerging economies; and explore the role played by civil society organizations in modern politics.

FLOR ARTH 3313 Syllabus

Museology: The Art of collecting Objects

This course will investigate the birth of art collections and museums from Roman porticos to 19th century European museums. Students will examine the history of collecting objects; develop an understanding of the role museums play in contemporary society by researching, analyzing and interpreting such factors as an artwork’s social significance in the past, its original location, the patron who commissioned it, and the interests of the collector who decided to place the piece in a museum; visit museums; and conduct personal research with other visitors to Florence’s museums.

BCLA PSCI 3365 Syllabus

Nationalism in Comparative Perspective

This course will examine the relationship between states and nations, taking students on a deep dive into the state of nationalism in Spain, particularly in the Basque and Catalan regions. Students will explore the topic of nationalism as it manifests itself globally alongside other ideologies and attitudes, such as internationalism, racism, liberalism, and communism; and analyze specific case studies that demonstrate different contemporary types of nationalism as well as the types of institutions addressing the surrounding issues.

DBLN CPSI 4497 Syllabus

Network Security

This course will explore the fundamentals of computer security. Students will examine such topics as security models; aspects of information systems security, such as access control, security attacks, and systems and programs security; intrusion detection; networks and distributed systems security; and worms and viruses. Students will develop an understanding of cryptography and some key encryption techniques; examine organizational policies surrounding computer and information security; and acquire the skills necessary to formulate and address the security needs of enterprise and personal environments.

DBLN CPSI 3399 Syllabus

Networks and Data Communications

This course will explore networks and data communications. Students will develop an understanding of communication networks' layouts and a wide range of networking standards and protocols—concentrating on the physical layer, signaling, and signal encoding schemes—as well as higher level network protocols; recognize the basic concepts of wireless networks and electronic mail systems; and implement through programming, or a detailed study, a simple communication system functionality or protocol.

DBLN CPSI 3394 Syllabus

Object-Oriented Programming

This course will present a comprehensive analysis of object-oriented programming, a paradigm that leads to software architectures based on the objects every system or subsystem manipulates. Students will acquire good software engineering skills; apply these skills to the design and implementation of software components; and explore such topics as classes and objects, composition and inheritance, immutable objects, object class, static members and enumerated types, robustness and exceptions, and collection classes.

DBLN BUSN 3366 Syllabus

Operations and Project Management

This course will examine the subject of operations management and introduce the basic concepts in project management. Students will develop an understanding of problems in the areas of design, layout, flow, demand, supply, quality, and performance issues; complete research-based assignments, which will allow them to study operational and project issues by observing and talking to managers to rectify these issues; refine soft skills; improve verbal and written communication; and put into practice both primary and secondary research skills.

DBLN BUSN 3367 Syllabus

Operations Management

This course will introduce the basic concepts in operations management. Students will develop an understanding of problems in the areas of design, layout, flow, demand, supply, quality, and performance issues; complete research-based assignments, which will allow them to study operational issues by observing and talking to managers to rectify these issues; and refine soft skills; improve verbal and written communication; and put into practice both primary and secondary research skills.

DBLN BUSN 3368 Syllabus

Organizational Behavior

This course will examine the behaviors within an organization which can impact on a company’s effectiveness. Students will develop an understanding of organizational behavior; explore factors that influence group cohesiveness and performance; evaluate the main theories of motivation and their application in the business environment; recognize the importance of culture, diversity, corporate social responsibilities, ethics, and a supportive learning environment in organizations; and focus overall on the interrelationship between the individual, the group dynamic, and the internal environment within an organization.

DBLN BUSN 3369 Syllabus

Performance Management

This course will introduce strategic management accounting principles. Students will improve their ability and awareness of advanced management accounting techniques and topics; apply planning and control models and tools to organizational performance; explore current developments in management accounting; and examine such topics as cost and management accounting techniques; planning and control; standard costing and variance analysis; decision making techniques; and performance measurement and control.

BCLA ARTH 3318 Syllabus

Picasso, Matisse, Dali and the Mediterranean

This course will investigate the work of early 20th century modern artists in relation to Mediterranean myth and culture, with particular emphasis given to the work of Picasso, Matisse, and Dalí. Students will explore the elements that impacted the work of these artists, such as climate, vegetation, quality of life, and lifestyle; examine particular treatments of themes such as nudity, landscapes, and life along the sea; and develop an understanding of the impact of regional influences on these artists and their work.

FLOR HIST 3319 Syllabus

Political & Economic History of Europe in the Twentieth Century

This course will introduce the history of Europe in the 20th century, focusing on major political and economic movements and events. Student will consider relevant national and international environments; investigate ways in which European development influenced national and international contexts and how national and international factors conditioned European events; analyze events of European history from a world-scale perspective; develop a rigorous framework to engage European political doctrines and ideologies, and specific economic systems; and draw parallels between the two major political and economic paradigms: Western and Eastern.

LNDN FILM 3368

Political Cinema

This course will explore the ways in which media is used to facilitate and sustain exploitative political and economic practices (e.g. how media helped facilitate imperialism and, dialectically, how media has been used by individuals and groups to contest or speak back to power). Students will examine examples throughout history, but increasingly focus on the present moment.

DBLN COMM 3329 Syllabus

Politics of the Image

This course will introduce theories on how we engage with visual cultures, and how images can communicate representation, self-expression, politics, pleasure, information, or entertainment. Students will examine the inherent power relations within visual imagery; explore the complex arena of visual culture, how meaning circulates, how visuals have impacted society, and the role of visuals as both connecting forces and sources of conflict; deepen their knowledge of contemporary visual cultural theory; and discuss the role of photographs in the power relationship of observer and observed.

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. 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.

DBLN BUSN 3351 Syllabus

Principles of Services Marketing

This course will examine key concepts and business practices in services marketing. Students will develop an understanding of the nature and scope of marketing and its role in achieving business objectives; explore concepts and business functions of services marketing in the hospitality industry; investigate environmental factors which influence services marketing decisions. Students will acquire knowledge of the principles of services marketing; positioning services; consumer behavior in service encounters; the services marketing mix; pricing, distribution, and promotion of services; and people, process, and physical evidence concepts.

DBLN CPSI 3396 Syllabus

Probability and Statistics

This course will introduce probability and statistics, current statistical techniques, literature, and research in the area. Students will develop an understanding of probability and statistical principles; solve related problems; inform decision making in typical real world scenarios; explain methods of conducting unbiased sampling; present summary statistics; estimate confidence intervals; formulate hypotheses; acquire knowledge of discrete probability distributions; conduct significance tests; calculate numbers of permutations and combinations; and differentiate between random and non-random events.

DBLN COMM 3330 Syllabus

Production and Direction for Film and Documentary Television

This is a project-led, hands-on, practical course that will explore production and direction for film and documentary television. With the support of practicing industry professionals to guide them through the creative and technical production process, students will direct and produce a short documentary film. Students will conceive strong, compelling non-fiction ideas and create original material through all stages of film and media production; make informed creative, logistical, and technical decisions; and successfully develop, visualize, and communicate non-fiction ideas. This is a competitive course, with only 10 places available.

DBLN CPSI 4491 Syllabus

Programming Paradigms

This is an advanced course that will focus on three programming paradigms: imperative, object-oriented, and functional, with the greatest emphasis placed on the functional paradigm. Students will acquire insight into new developments in programming styles; write higher-order functions and programs that use them; prove properties of functional programs using structural induction; develop programs using stepwise refinement; write classes that implement contracts; consider, discuss, and criticize questions of style and aesthetics in programming; and deliver solutions to problems using each of the three paradigms.

DBLN COMM 3331 Syllabus

Publishing

This course will explore the Irish and International publishing industries. Students will develop an understanding of the process involved in the preparation of a manuscript for folio and/or electronic publication; acquire knowledge of related legal issues; investigate the impact of the Internet and digitization on publishing, bookselling, copyright, and reading habits; examine the roles of agents and editors; and analyze the effects on societies of early and recent printing technologies, and the ways in which the roles of writers and readers are changing.

DBLN BUSN 3353 Syllabus

Quantitative Analysis for Business

This high-level business course, designed to follow previous courses in mathematics and business, will explore the subject of quantitative analysis for business. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics and statistics for successful decision making in a range of business disciplines (eg. finance, economics, marketing, etc.); learn how to apply these mathematical skills to manipulate and interpret numerical data; and use a statistical package for support in the application of mathematics and statistics while analyzing business data.

DBLN COMM 3334 Syllabus

Radio Journalism

This course will explore the subject of radio journalism. Students will enhance their technical skills relevant to radio journalism, including cutting, pasting, continuity, fading, music bedding, and mixing, as well as advanced skills, such as multi-tracking, and advanced manipulation of effects and audio; explore standards and ethics in the media; write material to a commercial broadcast industry professional standard; and gain real world experience producing, presenting, researching, reporting, and broadcasting within a five-mile radius using a learner radio station under a temporary BAI licence.

DBLN CPSI 3397 Syllabus

Relational Databases

This course will examine basic theoretical ideas that underpin modern database management systems. Students will design and implement databases; learn techniques such as entry-relationship modeling and normalization in order to more effectively design a database; develop an understanding of structured query language (SQL); gain practical experience using a modern database management system such as MySQL or Oracle; and create a communication between a programming language such as Java and the database itself, which leads to the development of applications following the N-tier model.

FLOR ARTH 3311 Syllabus

Renaissance Art History

This course will introduce a broad range of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence from the great projects of the Middle Ages that defined the religious and political centers of the city, with a special focus on major monuments of the Renaissance period. Students will examine issues of social, political, and economic context, as well their function, which was integral to artistic production of the period; conduct related scholarly research; deepen their appreciation of Renaissance civilization; and analyze the interrelationship between people’s creative achievements and their society.

DBLN COMM 3332 Syllabus

Reporting and Editing

This course will focus on reporting and editing. Students will initiate, plan, research, write, and edit quality news reports and feature articles for specific audiences; develop a practical and theoretical understanding of interview skills, pitching stories, freelancing, news values, and spot news, such as reporting of demonstrations; acquire skills that will enable them to edit and subedit for different types of journalistic writing; and grasp a theoretical analysis of the impact of digital technologies on news reporting and feature writing, and its current and future implications.

SDNY GEOG/URBS 3350 Syllabus

Resilient Cities

This course is an introductory course on urban resilience and concepts in sustainability and its principles and the sustainable development of cities in the global, regional, and local contexts. The course will cover the environmental, socio-economic, and structural problems of contemporary cities and their consequences on natural systems and built communities. It provides a framework to examine the challenges of urbanism, issues facing cities and an opportunity to evaluate and explore “solutions”. (Pending SOR approval)

DBLN BUSN 3355 Syllabus

Sales Management

This course will examine the principles and practice of selling as a core business function. Students will explore the relationship between sales management and the marketing environment; develop an understanding of tools and techniques which provide insight into methods for successful sales strategy implementation; create a sales strategy; acquire skills in client management; critically evaluate each phase of the selling process; and investigate the dynamic nature of forces which impact on customers’ buying decisions.

DBLN COMM 3428 Syllabus

Screenwriting

This course will focus on the practical skills and techniques involved in successful screenwriting. Students will write the first 20 pages of a feature screenplay, going through the entire process during class workshops, from developing an initial idea to finalizing scripts; and discuss such topics as the structure of a screenplay, creating memorable characters that can sustain a feature film, writing a pitch document, outlining, writing a treatment, maintaining tone and momentum in a screenplay, and how to approach redrafting a script.

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.

DBLN SOCY 3312 Syllabus

Sociology of the Media

This course will examine how society impacts on the media and how the media impacts back on society. Students will gain an awareness of how they must be able to not only operate within, but also examine objectively, this immensely powerful institution; acquire knowledge and a practical awareness of how and why media institutions, practices, and culture developed in the way they have in western society; critique and analyze the media from a sociological and a critical political-economic perspective; and develop an understanding of the structure of the media institution.

BSAS SOCY 3322 Syllabus

South American Identities, Society, and Cultures

This course will introduce students to a sociology and ethnography of Latin America. Students will explore the nature of Latin American modernities and identities, dynamics of Latin American societies and cultures, and social processes. Students will discuss peripheral modernity, hybridization, and issues of identity; analyze a selection of case studies before considering politics of identity, utopias, and imaginaries; and study of some of the most important social problems, conflicts, and social movements in contemporary Latin America.

BCLA FILM 3316 Syllabus

Spain as Seen Through Its Movies: 1980s to Today

This course will investigate the creation of contemporary identities through “Spanish” films and cinematic form. Students will critically examine the notion of a “national cinema”; the role cinema plays in constructing our stories; cinema’s impact on shifting ideas of what constitutes the human condition; and where and how issues of gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity surface in cinematic articulations of the relationship between national identity, global trends, and personal history.

BCLA SPAN 1101 Syllabus

Spanish 101

This introductory course is designed for students who have never received formal Spanish instruction or who do not know any Spanish language. Students will develop Spanish communicative proficiency in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain an awareness of Hispanic cultures; and have opportunities to practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. The instructor will strive to use only Spanish as a means of communication, and students are expected to do the same.

BCLA SPAN 1102 Syllabus

Spanish 102

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 101 or its equivalent. Students will develop Spanish communicative proficiency in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain an awareness of Hispanic cultures; and have opportunities to practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. The instructor will strive to use only Spanish as a means of communication, and students are expected to do the same.

BCLA SPAN 2201 Syllabus

Spanish 201

This course is designed for students with some prior knowledge of Spanish, who can already use basic words and phrases, and understand simple requests. By the end of this course, Students will have built a solid foundation in five key skill areas: intercultural communication, reading, writing, listening, and speaking, in order to accomplish a variety of everyday needs in the host culture. The instructor will strive to use only Spanish as a means of communication, and students are expected to do the same.

BCLA SPAN 2202 Syllabus

Spanish 202

El propósito principal de este curso es revisar y practicar ciertos puntos gramaticales del español. La práctica de esos puntos gramaticales se basará en actividades comunicativas que mejorarán las habilidades orales y escritas de los estudiantes. El estudio y práctica de estos puntos gramaticales se hará a través de varios medios (ej. la lectura de textos, tecnología, etc.) y usando diferentes metodologías. De esta se intentará cubrir las diferentes necesidades de los estudiantes y sus diferentes estilos de aprendizaje.

BSAS SPAN 2211 Syllabus

Spanish I

This introductory course is designed for students who have no real functional ability in Spanish. Students will develop competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain insight into Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and have opportunities to practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. The instructor will strive to use only Spanish as a means of communication, and students are expected to do the same.

BSAS SPAN 2222 Syllabus

Spanish II

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed for students who have completed Spanish I or its equivalent. Students will develop competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain insight into Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to sustain concrete exchanges on predictable topics, discuss information related to family, daily activity, immediate needs, and personal preferences.

BSAS SPAN 2233 Syllabus

Spanish III

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed for students who have completed Spanish II or its equivalent. Students will improve competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain insight into Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to narrate and describe situations using connecting discourse of paragraph length, and sustain social interactions requiring a basic exchange of information.

BSAS SPAN 2244 Syllabus

Spanish IV / Conversational

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed for students who have completed Spanish III or its equivalent. Students will continue to improve competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; expand knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will have solidified their ability to express themselves when talking about everyday life, and produce sentence-level language ranging from discrete sentences to paragraphs using different time frames.

DBLN COMM 3336 Syllabus

Sports Journalism

This course will focus on the field of sports journalism. Students will develop knowledge of the essential tools required to enter the field of sports journalism, applicable across all areas of the sports media; enhance skills relevant to sports journalism, such as near instantaneous reporting, interviewing, bulletin compiling, and feature writing, as well as other transferable journalistic skills; and write material to an advanced professional standard, ready for broadcast, print, and electronic publication.

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.

DBLN BUSN 3357 Syllabus

Strategic Hospitality Management

This course will introduce the concept of strategy and factors affecting strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation in the international hospitality industry. Students will explore the complexities of corporate operations and resource management in different countries and cultures; analyze global business environmental trends and principles of international best practice; determine and analyze factors contributing to the strategic development and survival or failure of a hospitality operation; and evaluate long-term strategies which will enable the operation to achieve its corporate and business objectives.

DBLN BUSN 3358 Syllabus

Strategic Management

This course will introduce concepts and frameworks of strategic management. Students will explore key managerial decisions that affect the long-term performance of an organization; examine the principles of environmental analysis, strategy formation, strategy implementation, and evaluation of strategic choices; learn how to diagnose the strategic health of organizations, and provide strategic recommendations to senior management; and explore the role of ethics in strategic management. Students will also critically assess the relevance of strategic management concepts, theories, and empirical research to organisational case studies.

DBLN BUSN 3359 Syllabus

Strategic Marketing Management

This course will explore problems that confront strategic marketing managers when they are formulating and implementing marketing strategies in an ever-changing business environment. Students will gain insight into marketing as a strategic business function and its interface with corporate strategic planning; develop an understanding of concepts, theories, tools, and techniques used in marketing strategy formulation and implementation of strategy in an organization; examine business scenarios from a strategic marketing perspective; and demonstrate strategic management thinking and practice across a range of disciplines and subfields of marketing.

DBLN BUSN 3340 Syllabus

Supply Chain Management in Hospitality

This course will focus on supply chain management. Students will examine the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling, and managing supply chains in the context of the hospitality industry; develop an appreciation of supply chain principles and best practice; understand how to employ these practices in the hospitality industry; and analyze the relationship between supply chain management, technology, and strategy in a hospitality context. Additional topics will include planning and managing inventories in a supply chain; designing and planning transportation networks; and managing cross-functional drivers in a supply chain.

DBLN CPSI 3395 Syllabus

Systems Analysis and Design

This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of object oriented program design and how to use modeling for constructing complex software systems. Students will apply abstract concepts in an object oriented manner; express system solutions in a formal manner, and implement the derived formulization; apply appropriate design techniques to system solutions; produce software designs using Universal Modeling Language (UML) to solve specific problems; develop a comprehensive set of testing routines for software; and document the results appropriately.

LNDN FILM 3367

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.

BCLA ARTS 3307 Syllabus

The Experience of Photographing

This course will introduce the origins of photography, and explore digital photography techniques. Students will develop an understanding of how to create, print, and present an image; use manual and automatic camera modes; acquire knowledge of camera lenses and editing software; take photographs of their own; and critique the work of their peers. Students are expected to bring a digital camera and laptop with some means of editing. Note: Basic Photoshop will be available in the computer lab. (Pending SOR approval)

DBLN LGLS 3331 Syllabus

The Law of Evidence

This course will explore the principles and rules underpinning the law of evidence. Students will analyze and discuss categories of evidence where corroboration may be an issue; develop an understanding of the rationale behind the exclusion of improperly obtained evidence; appraise and apply the relevant rules of evidence; identify potential reforms in the law of evidence; and communicate effectively in relation to the law of evidence. This course runs during evenings only.

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.

DBLN COMM 3320 Syllabus

Understanding Audience: Media Marketing

This course will examine the market structures underpinning modern media. Students will be introduced to the economics, regulations, advertising structures, and role of competition in Irish and international media markets; examine revenue generation and funding in media; apply essential principles of contemporary marketing theories and practices to the media industries; investigate key legal and ethical issues in the media; and explore the relation of areas such as marketing, finance, government policy, and entrepreneurship to the media sector.

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.

DBLN COMM 3337 Syllabus

Understanding Society

This course will explore the ways in which society affects the opinions and actions of groups and individuals. Students will examine the origins of the study of society; develop an understanding of changes brought about by the industrial revolution in western society and their impact on the rest of the world; consider the impact of sociological research on some groups, events, and issues in society; and explore such topics as “individualism”, founding figures in sociology, gender inequality, crime and deviance, urban socialists, and the role of dictatorships and democracies.

LNDN FILM 3366

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.

DBLN COMM 3338 Syllabus

Visual Communication

This course will examine techniques and theories of building meaning and messages through visual design. Students will analyze how we express our experiences and communicate our intentions through both the reading of images and the process of image making; develop an understanding of design as a process, emphasizing research and analysis as key parts of a designer’s workflow; acquire knowledge of visual problem solving and concept development; and learn technical skills necessary for planning, constructing, and developing layout and graphic design media to a professional standard.

DBLN COMM 3339 Syllabus

Visual Methodologies

This course will examine visual culture and key theoretical issues involved in the interpretation and analysis of images. Students will acquire skills of critical and personal engagement within the field of contemporary visual media; create connections between art, film, and photography history, and theory, semiotics, and history; develop a greater awareness of how photographic imagery is ever present in daily culture; explore the effects of photographic imagery on the psyche; and investigate the impact of photographic images on social and cultural change in both historical and contemporary contexts.

DBLN ARTH 3311 Syllabus

Ways of Seeing

This course will explore the ways in which the photographic image has become a powerful communication tool and the importance of understanding its significance and practical use. Students will be introduced to visual analysis methodologies; learn to assess, interpret, and evaluate images from cultural, sociological, and historical viewpoints; develop an understanding of the structured ways in which meaning is conveyed through images by interpreting creative and communicative elements within images; acquire knowledge of the psychology of visual language; and discuss the work of contemporary photographers.

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.

DBLN COMM 2214 Syllabus

Writing and Presentation Skills

This course will introduce presentation skills and the basic requirements of good writing for essays, press releases, and letters. Students will develop presentation skills through a series of exercises, including hosting a press conference, sitting in the audience of a political talk show on RT TV, and sitting on a mock up TV discussion panel in front of their peers. Students will also gain confidence in expressing themselves in an informed manner on the issues of the day and will participate in group presentations of their weekly news.

BCLA CWRT 3317 Syllabus

Writing the City Barcelona

This course will explore the craft of creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place. Students will examine different aspects of the city in relation to Barcelona narratives including travel, urban spaces, solitude, politics, ethnicity, and particular boroughs and characters (both fictional and real); and participate in both practical exercises and field work. (Pending SOR approval)

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.

SDNY CWRT 3317 Syllabus

Writing the Global City - Sydney

This is a creative writing workshop. Students will explore creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place; respond to their experience of Sydney through their own writing; evaluate and critique their work and that of others; read and discuss texts that focus on Australia in general and Sydney specifically, from both native and foreign perspectives; examine literary techniques and strategies used to express experiences and observations; and participate in walking tours of the city in order to acquire a sense of place.

FLOR CWRT 3317 Syllabus

Writing the Global City: Florence Reading and Creating Travel Writing

This is a creative writing workshop that will guide students to find their own voice in responding to the city of Florence and their experience of it, in either verse or prose texts. Students will read and discuss the work of Anglo-American writers who were influenced by the city and surrounding area of Tuscany; initiate, research, and write short stories, poetry, and non-fiction; and evaluate and critique their own work and that of their peers. Students will also participate in walking tours of the city and its outskirts.