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BCLA BUSN 3375 Syllabus

Marketing and Distribution Channels

This course will explore the fact that today, most brands make their offerings available through multiple distribution channels and demonstrate how a brands channel strategy may also act as a key differentiator. Students will develop an understanding of how brands can distinguish themselves competitively while taking multichannel marketing, managing of channel conflict, disintermediation, and push vs. pull marketing efforts in the channel into consideration. (Pending SOR approval)

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)

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.

DBLN BUSN 3356 Syllabus

Advanced Financial Management

Designed to follow the Financial Management course, this course will introduce the strategic aspects of finance. Students will explore such topics as the impact of risk on an organization and its various management techniques, calculation of the cost of capital, corporate reorganization, corporate governance, and the global financial environment; and develop an understanding of how to evaluate complex investment appraisal situations, analyze a company’s performance, and make appropriate financial recommendations.

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.

SDNY COMM 3373 Syllabus

Advertising and Society

This course will introduce the linkages between advertising and society. Students will explore the fundamentals of advertising; examine the subject of advertising through a critical and dispassionate viewpoint, rather than a managerial or practitioner's viewpoint; and develop an understanding of 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.

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.

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.

BSAS ARTH 3310 Syllabus

Art and Politics in Latin America

This course, taught in Spanish, will explore a broad range of art practices throughout the Americas as well as several major modern architectural projects in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Students will examine cases in which artworks and artistic networks offered a means of challenging or subverting repressive policies. Material will also focus on tensions of indigenous vs. cosmopolitan, urban vs. rural, rich vs. poor, and the international dialogues that have informed the production and reception of art and architecture in the region.

BSAS SPAN 3310 Syllabus

Art and Politics in Latin America (Spanish)

This course considers artistic developments in Latin America, from early twentieth-century avant-garde movements to recent contemporary projects. With the understanding that the modern construct of Latin America encompasses an area of tremendous ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity, we will survey a broad range of art practices throughout the Americas as well as major modern architectural projects in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Particular attention will be paid to cases in which artists and architects worked in the service of governmental regimes, as in Mexican muralism in the 1920s and the construction of Brasilia, a new national capital for Brazil, in the 1950s. We will also examine those cases in which artworks and artistic networks offered a means of challenging or subverting repressive policies. Beyond politics, this course focuses on the tensions of indigenous vs. cosmopolitan, urban vs. rural, rich vs. poor, and the international dialogues that have informed the production and reception of art and architecture in the region. Group and individual visits to museums are integral aspects of this course, so that we may consider the contributions of artists from Latin America to global modern and contemporary art. This course will be taught in Spanish.

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.

DBLN BUSN 3372 Syllabus

Audit and Assurance

This course will focus on the local and regulatory environment of the assurance engagement and the professional and ethical considerations for the assurance provider. Students will identify, analyze, and conclude on an assurance engagement in the context of best practice, including evaluating the nature, purpose, and scope of the legal, regulatory, and ethical framework for auditing; identifying and applying the procedures required to evaluate risk control; and devising an overall audit strategy.

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 3343 Syllabus

Brand Management

This course will explore the topic of brand management, a key marketing activity central to a company’s overall marketing strategy. Students will develop an understanding of branding frameworks; analyze and discuss contemporary issues related to branding; formulate and justify strategic brand development decisions; investigate the ways in which brand management relates to other areas within the business and society; and gain an appreciation of the value of a brand to an organization.

DBLN BUSN 3374 Syllabus

Business Information Systems

This course will focus on the needs of industry for software engineers with skills and abilities to communicate within and outside of a peer group. Students will develop an understanding of the concept of computerized information systems, requiring recognition of people, processes, and procedures, as well as hardware and software; gain an appreciation of the need to manage people and financial resources within an information systems project; and explore the topic of information technology funding.

DBLN CPSI 2292 Syllabus

Business Information Systems

This course focuses on the needs of industry for software engineers with skills and abilities to communicate within and outside of a peer group. You are introduced to the concept of computerized information system requiring recognition of people, processes, and procedures as well as hardware and software. This course provokes appreciation for the need to manage people and financial resources within an information systems project and also the information technology funding.

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.

LNDN LITR 3317 Syllabus

Childhood's Books

This course will explore writing for young people, with a focus on children’s books about cities. Students will consider how representations of childhood change over time and in response to historical and cultural events, with special focus on literary representations of children in urban environments; examine the role of the city in the development of children’s literature; and investigate the relationship between children’s literature and the historical experiences of children in London. (Pending SOR approval)

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 ARTS 3315 Syllabus

Commercial Photography

This course is designed to follow Year 2 Advanced Photo and Visual Communication. Students will develop key skills that are a fundamental part of working with any image-forming team as well as running and conducting a photography business, including specific legal issues and responsibilities, correcting technical difficulties, and instigating and following a design brief; and have an opportunity to extend and specialize skills and experience with a free brief element to the course.

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 BUSN 3379 Syllabus

Conference and Events Management

This course will focus on international conference and events management. Students will develop an understanding of the complexity and wide-ranging scope, role, and purpose served by these events; examine management systems and processes; and explore the design and planning stages, including management of resources, budgets, and time, as well as the economic, social, and environmental impact of international events on host communities. Students will also analyze the role of sponsorship, public relations, and new multimedia technology used in marketing international events.

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.

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.

DBLN BUSN 3381 Syllabus

Contemporary Issues in Hospitality

This course will explore contemporary issues within the overall global tourism and hospitality sector. Students will examine such topics as health and wellness tourism; the impact of dynamic forces or developments on a business or destination; crisis prevention, prediction, and management; and sustainability in tourism and hospitality. Students will also investigate how the tourism sector is responding to such contemporary issues, and identify opportunities and challenges that these issues may present.

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 BUSN 3382 Syllabus

Corporate Finance

This course will examine how entities acquire resources and allocate them among present and future activities and projects. Students will develop knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager in relation to finding and allocating capital to increase the wealth of a firm’s shareholders; critically assess the impact of the economic environment on financial management and the exposure of a company to financial risk; understand the techniques required to manage this risk; and evaluate complex investment appraisal situations.

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.

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.

BSAS FILM 3301 Syllabus

Cultural Identity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Film

This class will explore the ways in which racial and ethnic differences have been visualized in the United States and Argentina, both considered to be “countries of immigrants”. Students will investigate Hollywood films that analyze issues of race and ethnicity and, comparatively, examine how independent filmmakers have portrayed ethnic relations in Argentina’s social and economic reality of the 21st century. Students will study the role of film in “naturalizing” patterns of oppression, and critiquing and challenging notions of diversity.

DBLN CPSI 3390 Syllabus

Data Structures and Algorithms

This course is designed to follow Object-Oriented Programming. Students will explore standard data structures: stacks, queues, sets, bags, and maps; and implement these using both linear (linked lists, arrays) and nonlinear (binary search trees, avl trees, B-trees) data structures; develop software engineering skills; and apply these to the design and implementation of software components, choosing appropriate structures that provide efficient data models for the problem at hand.

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.

DBLN BUSN 3342 Syllabus

Digital Marketing

This course will examine the role and importance of digital marketing in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Students will develop an understanding of key elements of a digital marketing strategy and the planning involved in its implementation; focus on how digital marketing can best be utilized by organizations; and be able to illustrate how the effectiveness of a digital marketing campaign is measured. Students will gain advanced practical skills and knowledge of common digital marketing tools and techniques.

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)

BSAS ECON 3310 Syllabus

Economic Development and Business in Argentina

This course will explore the fundamental concepts of macroeconomics. Students will analyze the economic development of Latin American countries from a historical perspective, paying special attention to recent events in the region, and especially in Argentina; develop an understanding of economic cycles, economic growth, and the ways in which the interaction among local regions impacts economics; and apply this knowledge to a comparative study of the evolution of various Latin American economies.

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.

DBLN BUSN 3384 Syllabus

Enterprise and Innovation

This is an advanced business course aimed at entrepreneurial-minded students. Students will acquire a set of generic, transferable enterprise skills that will enable them to succeed in a changing business environment; be supported and encouraged in their creation and generation of business opportunities; and develop entrepreneurial behavior that will encompass such activities as brainstorming ideas, seeking solutions to problems, establishing, managing, and growing a new or existing venture in a challenging international business, and presenting and defending their ideas.

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 BUSN 3385 Syllabus

Finance and Revenue Management for Hospitality Managers

This course will introduce financial management and its application in practice. Students will focus on critical elements of decision making for organizations, including investment decisions, sources of finance, management of working capital, and performance appraisal; explore the practical application of theory to the leisure environment, with the goal that their academic studies will be able to inform their own practice in the future; and develop an appreciation of the linkages 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.

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.

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.

SDNY COMM 3323 Syllabus

Global Perspectives in PR, Advocacy and Strategy

This course is a condensed historical/rhetorical account of how public relations (PR), strategy, policy, and public advocacy have shaped the United States, and beyond. The focus of our time together is on the rhetorical struggle of what it means to be engaged in the processes of public policy and public relations, from a global perspective. By examining significant read-ings, artifacts, and theories associated with PR, our class will address historical and contemporary issues of rhetoric, gov-ernance, and crisis communication in a local and global context. The primary goal of the class is to acquaint students with a variety of approaches in the study of ethical and intersectional public advocacy, with a focus on theory and praxis, to high-light the struggles surrounding the meaning(s) of truth, power, and civic engagement. The course’s point of departure is an immersion experience in Sydney, Australia. Located in New South Wales (NSW), Syd-ney serves as a hub for international influence in politics, art, culture, and governance. From there, we will build a classroom understanding of theoretical readings in the field of PR; then, students move through readings, assignments, in class re-sponses, lectures, and discussions oriented toward a critical and productive approach to PR.

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.

BSAS BUSN 3380 Syllabus

Global Supply Chains Management

This course will introduce supply chain management, and investigate key issues within the operations of a business that are relevant to a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will develop an understanding of the operational and tactical aspects of managing a network of multiple facilities in the supply chain; investigate their strategic implications; consider factors such as legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability, as well as specialized topics in managing global supply chains.

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.

SHGH BUSN 3378 Syllabus

Global Workforce Management

This course provides an integrative framework for understanding the business and legal challenges that are associated with effective workforce management around the world. As more and more companies try to leverage the benefits of a global labour market, it is critical to understand the challenges that managers must deal with as they try to coordinate work practices across country settings and prepare individuals for global assignments. Toward that end, we will examine how international labour markets compare in terms of labour costs, labour supply, workplace culture, and employment law.

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 ARTH 3312 Syllabus

History of Art and Photography

This course will explore the history of photography and art, with a focus on the relationship of photography within the visual arts, including film. Students will critically evaluate the interrelationship of the visual arts and contextualize their own work within the broader canvas of contemporary lens-based art forms by different social and environmental factors; and acquire knowledge, perspectives, and an understanding of concepts relevant to future media related employment.

FLOR ARTH 3310 Syllabus

History of Italian Art from Antiquity to Baroque

Using Florence as a classroom, this course will introduce painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance. Students will develop an understanding of works of art in the social, artistic, and historical contexts of Florence; examine different styles of art, and how artwork communicates intellectual meaning; discuss the cross-cultural fertilization of artistic ideas; investigate how women, the poor, and children are depicted in Renaissance art; explore conflicting ideas regarding patronage; and analyze how works of art construct religious, political, gender, and class identities.

DBLN COMM 2336 Syllabus

History of the Media

This course will analyze key events and epochs in the history and evolution of human communication. Students will explore the impact of changes in communication from the earliest known forms of media through to the invention of the printing press, the emergence of a literate reading public, the development of newspapers, the inventions of radio, film, and television, and into the digital age. Students will also investigate the common conditions behind each successful form of media.

DBLN BUSN 3390 Syllabus

Human Resource Management

This course will introduce legal obligations and main areas that employers should attend to with regard to the employment and management of people. Students will examine processes, practices, and procedures associated with human resource management and administration; discuss the evolution of this role and current best practices; and develop an understanding of the key skills required in human resource management, including recruitment and selection of staff, training and development, and management of performance and rewards.

SDNY SOCY 3358 Syllabus

Immigration: People Moving, Moving People

This course will explore the causes and consequences of migration for communities, personal identities, national identities, politics, ethics, and the environment. Students will examine various reasons for people-moving and moving people across borders; investigate the myths and controversies involved; develop an understanding of how notions of belonging, citizenship, nationality, nationhood, and ‘the other’ are constructed, proliferated, and manipulated; contextualize Australia’s involvement and reaction to immigration in a global schema; analyze related case studies drawn from both Australian and international examples; and participate in field trips.

SDNY ANTH 3354 Syllabus

Indigenous People and Modernity

This course will explore the implications of modernity for Indigenous peoples of the planet. Students will develop an understanding of the impact of colonization, the contribution of rights frameworks in enhancing the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, and approaches to development for non-urban Indigenous communities, using Aboriginal Australia—the oldest living culture on the planet—as a case study. Students will also undertake their own research into the condition of Native Americans and compare the two case studies.

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 BUSN 3341 Syllabus

Information Technology Skills

This course will outline the role and importance of IT and IS processes in business, and investigate how they can be effectively utilized to benefit an organization. Students will acquire knowledge of general IT concepts and their application in the business world; develop advanced practical IT skills essential in the modern business environment; and examine such topics as the relationship between IT and business, information systems security, the internet, databases, and Microsoft Office applications.

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 3334 Syllabus

International Business Environment

This course will focus on the nature and importance of international, political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, legal, and environmental factors that play a role in business. Students will consolidate their understanding of the dynamic and competitive environment in which international businesses operate today, through an exploration of these topics, an understanding of theories and practices of international business, and insight into global, multinational, and international business strategies, including those of a multi-country context.

FLOR EDUC 3305 Syllabus

International Comparative Studies of Issues Impacting Education Systems

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

BSAS INTR 3320 Syllabus

International Development Cooperation in Latin America

This course will explore development cooperation in an international context, with an emphasis on Latin America. Students will investigate development challenges faced by the international community and the rules provided by the aid effectiveness agenda; critically analyze development issues; acquire knowledge of the actors working to reduce social and economic disparities; and gain the confidence to propose a well-grounded opinion on the topic.

FLOR BUSN 3376 Syllabus

International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior

This course will examine how theories, experimental research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace. Students will focus on the application of core management theories and strategies, base their studies on interdisciplinary research from fields including psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and anthropology; develop an understanding of human behavior within a global work environment and across historical and current issues; and reflect critically on how theoretical frameworks can be applied and developed within the organizational setting.

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.

BSAS BUSN 3374 Syllabus

International Economics

This course will investigate key economic issues in the global business environment. Students will analyze current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings in order to acquire an understanding of the impact that developments in economics, politics, and finance have on global businesses; and explore such topics as globalization, country differences, cross-border trade and investment, the global monetary system, and competing in a global marketplace.

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.

FLOR BUSN 3373 Syllabus

International Finance

This course will examine the topic of finance in the international context. Students will explore historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, international capital flows, foreign direct investment, the exchange rate determination and exposure management, international capital markets and institutions, and financial management of a multinational firm; examine the current economic landscape through topical discussions of current economic and political developments and their impact on international finance; and develop an understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with international finance.

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.

SHGH 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; examine 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 3393 Syllabus

International Financial Reporting

This course will build on basic financial accounting techniques, theories, principles, and concepts, including the understanding of the conceptual and regulatory framework for financial reporting. Students will apply this advanced knowledge to preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports in a practical context; presenting on these to a variety of stakeholders; and develop an understanding of standards set by the International Accounting Standards Board.

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.

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 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 COMM 2212 Syllabus

Introduction to Radio

This course will focus on contemporary in-studio and online radio technology and software. Students will develop knowledge of essential tools and skills required to enter the field of radio journalism. Using radio equipment and software, students will produce programs and news bulletins to commercial industry standards; research, prepare, edit, and record audio content to commercial broadcast industry standards; and acquire a journalistic understanding of news, sports, arts, light entertainment, and current affairs coverage.

LNDN LITR 3358 Syllabus

Introduction to Science Fiction

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

DBLN COMM 3312 Syllabus

Investigative Journalism 2

This course will explore advanced investigative journalistic skills of research conception, relevance, planning, and implementation, all of which are transferable to a wide variety of employment possibilities. Students will deliver on-time, self-directed, peer-reviewed, lecture-facilitated, professional quality, investigative-based journalism; develop an advanced understanding, from both an historical and contemporary perspective, of the important role investigative journalism plays in nurturing and maintaining democratic societies; and acquire an awareness of the social demand and economic viability of investigative journalism.

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 LING 3356 Syllabus

Language and Identity

This course will reflect on the essentiality of language and its role in forming human identity. Through collaborative and comparative learning processes, students will broaden their understanding of how language and identity intertwine and interconnect across different spaces, times, and environments; and examine how language intervenes in identity building at various levels. This course is a CAPA fully Globally Networked Learning course—the first of its kind and an unprecedented enterprise in study abroad.

FLOR LING 3356 Syllabus

Language and Identity

This course will reflect on the essentiality of language and its role in forming human identity. Through collaborative and comparative learning processes, students will broaden their understanding of how language and identity intertwine and interconnect across different spaces, times, and environments; and examine how language intervenes in identity building at various levels. This course is a CAPA fully Globally Networked Learning course—the first of its kind and an unprecedented enterprise in study abroad.

DBLN BUSN 3399 Syllabus

Legal Aspects of Business

This course will introduce the Irish legal system as it affects business operation. Students will discuss aspects of European law beyond Irish law; develop an understanding of how to apply the law within business structures; gain comprehensive knowledge of important aspects of law which affect businesses in operation in Ireland and the European Union; and examine such topics as contract law, law of tort, consumer law, employment law, company law, and an introduction to EU law.

DBLN CPSI 3391 Syllabus

Linear Algebra

This course will explore areas of discrete mathematics that are relevant to the study of computing. Students will build upon work covered in first year foundational courses; gain confidence in defining various mathematical structures and performing operations on them; learn how to represent graphs in computer language programming; and develop knowledge and skills related to relational databases and formal specifications (sets, relations, and functions), graphics (vectors and matrices), telecommunications (matrices), and concurrent programming (matrices).

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.

BSAS SPAN 3312 Syllabus

Literature of the Americas (Spanish)

In this course, we'll explore some of the many literary forms writers invented to suit modern life in the hemisphere Europeans first called the New World. We will read the works of three poets (Whitman, Stein, Cesaire) and three fiction writers (McKay, Borges, Lispector). All of our writers conceived new styles and rhythms they believed emerged from and responded to a unique set of American conditions. These conditions included great possibilities - democracy, liberty, rights - and terrible abuses - slavery, colonialism, racism. To confront realities of this kind, these writers revitalized language, updated sound and sense, and reconceived literature's relationship to other human activities in original and powerful ways. As we read their sometimes weird, sometimes difficult poems and stories, we will ask how writers respond through formal experimentation to the urgent political and social questions life in the Americas raises. This course will be taught in Spanish.

LNDN ARTH/HIST 3314 Syllabus

London Museums: Introduction to British Museology, Society and Culture

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

DBLN ECON 2310 Syllabus

Macroeconomics

This course will introduce the macroeconomic environment and principles underlying macroeconomic policies and government strategies. Students will develop an understanding of the objectives of government macroeconomic policy; measure national income and rates of employment and inflation; construct the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model of the macro economy; and explore such topics as the determination of national income and the role of fiscal policy, money and banking, monetary policy, balance of payments and exchange rates, and international trade.

DBLN BUSN 3361 Syllabus

Management Accounting

This course will explore different costing systems and techniques used to assist management in the decision making process. Students will develop an understanding of management accounting systems and procedures; apply a variety of costing techniques to a range of practical business situations; investigate new management accounting techniques; assess the performance of a business from both financial and non-financial perspectives; and analyze management accounting information to apply to a wide range of planning, control, and decision situations.

DBLN BUSN 3362 Syllabus

Management Practice

This course will explore a range of business concepts and management in practice. Students will examine topics which affect all businesses such as human resources; diversity; the context, limits, and possibilities of marketing; the importance of corporate social responsibility and ethics; finance; theories of motivation; approaches to work structuring; and leadership. Students will also analyze other environmental factors that influence business decisions and develop an understanding of the role of management as providers.

FLOR 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; analyze how factors of instability such as terrorism, climate change, and political and cultural contrasts can be unsurmountable walls, crises to manage, or occasionally, business opportunities; and develop an understanding of the dynamics and opportunities around the world for global companies.

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 3363 Syllabus

Market Research Practice

This course will focus on the importance of market research within organizations, emphasizing the role of market information in decision making. Students will develop an understanding of central concepts of market research, including relevant ethical standards; learn how to use research to solve problems a company may face, or seek new opportunities; design basic data collection tools; explore available methods of conducting research; carry out market research activity using appropriate tools and methods; and clearly display research findings.

DBLN BUSN 3365 Syllabus

Marketing Management and Research

This course will investigate strategic issues in marketing and market research and their implications on management decision making. Students will develop an understanding of the main tasks associated with marketing management and the underlying concepts of market research, such as market segmentation, targeting, and positioning; examine important changes introduced through new technologies and international trends; learn how to assess the effectiveness and performance of a marketing strategy; and practically apply market research skills.

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 3332 Syllabus

Media Law and Ethics

This course will introduce the principles and rules of media law, including regulation of media rights, limitations of media rights, and regulation of broadcasting and press. Students will learn how to solve complex media law questions; develop a political, philosophical, and technical understanding of the fundamental principles of media law; explore the challenges posed to traditional media law concepts by the development of new media; and research, interpret, and apply the legal rules and principles of media law.

DBLN COMM 3324 Syllabus

Media Research and Cultural Studies

This course will introduce traditional and contemporary cultural theories and theorists. Students will acquire knowledge of the history and development of cultural studies; examine the ways in which culture impacts our identities; engage in contemporary cultural debates on modernity and post-modernity; explore the role of advertising in society; investigate how technology affects our relationships; and use academic research in conjunction with original ideas and contemporary cultural theories to analyze contemporary cultural issues, including in film and television.

DBLN COMM 3313 Syllabus

Media Studies

This course will explore a variety of media forms. Students will acquire analytical skills; develop an understanding of the reasons why media has such a strong influence on wider society; critique movements in film and television dramas and contemporary documentaries; and investigate the ways in which societies make sense of and interpret these, with an emphasis on ideology, content, and form. Topics will include reality television; radical, reactionary, and resistance media; whistleblowers; and the power of satirical comedy.

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.

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 COMM 2344 Syllabus

News Media Production and Investigative Journalism

This course will examine contemporary publication design and advanced news gathering and reporting. Students will develop an understanding of visual communication principles and technical issues involved in producing a print publication, considering design as a process and the role of visual elements in creating meaning; explore the genre of investigative news reporting and its critical role in democratic societies; acquire skills in genre-specific media production; and analyze difficulties investigative news media experiences within a broader political and economic context.

DBLN COMM 3315 Syllabus

Online Journalism

This course will introduce the techniques and skills of journalists operating in a connected environment. Students will apply these in an integrated manner across media formats and platforms; reflect on the vitality of the web; make sense of a transforming industry; identify and evaluate trends and opportunities in online media; confidently lead a team in the production of web-based content; and acquire technical skills to plan, construct, and develop online media artefacts in a professional manner.

DBLN COMM 3327 Syllabus

Online Screen Media

This course will examine contemporary and emerging online communication issues from local, national, and international perspectives. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Internet, its applications, the theory behind it, and its importance as a communication device; investigate the theory and concepts behind multi-platform online content; develop practical skills to design, develop and manage online communications; and produce a website/application with video content, demonstrating various methods of Internet distribution through video sharing websites.

DBLN CPSI 3392 Syllabus

Operating System Design

This course will focus on concepts involved in the design of an operating system, its complexity, and requirements. Students will acquire practical knowledge as they develop an understanding of fundamental algorithms, multiprocessing and distributed operating systems, and the concept of currency in an operating system; analyze issues of resource management and the role of operating systems in non-traditional environments; compare the interface, functionality and suitability of different operating systems; and manipulate an operating system using systems programming.

SDNY GEOG 3390 Syllabus

People, Place and Culture - Environmental Debates in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific

This course will explore the multi-faceted dimensions of human interaction with diverse environments in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Students will develop an understanding of the origins of environmental concerns and current debates in these regions from pre-European contact to the present day; focus on topics as broad as the peopling of the Pacific and the challenge of climate change to selected issues, such as the impact of mining, clean energy futures, our vulnerability to natural disasters, and increasing urbanization; and examine the intersection of culture and nature.

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.

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 ECON 2311 Syllabus

Principles of Economics

This course will introduce fundamentals of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will develop an understanding of the principle theories and models used by economists; examine how economics can be used by individuals and businesses to assess problems and develop solutions; explore the wider macroeconomic environment; and gain knowledge of the principles underlying monetary and fiscal policy. Students will calculate and interpret various economic parameters; debate topical economic problems; show how competitive structures influence a firm’s behavior; and apply economic analysis to everyday problems.

DBLN BUSN 3352 Syllabus

Project Management

This course will examine the subject of project management. Students will assess the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling, and managing projects in a business context; develop an appreciation of project management best practice; create a project plan for a scenario that includes key tasks, a critical path, dependencies, and realistic timeframes; apply various tools and techniques to initiate, plan, and evaluate a project; and explore the relationship between project management, technology, and strategy.

DBLN COMM 3319 Syllabus

Public Relations

This course will introduce concepts of communication and persuasion theories undermining public relations. Students will examine public relations history, roles, categories, ethical and professional standards, and the generation of strategic and tactical plans; investigate the role that media content creators play within the public relations environment; develop an understanding of the services provided by public relations professionals, and the complex, symbiotic relationship between public relations and the media; and be able to contribute significantly to the creation of a public relations plan.

LNDN SOCY 3353 Syllabus

Queer Studies and LGBTQ Life in London

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

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 3317 Syllabus

Research Methods

This course will examine research methods, theories, and concepts that have been used by media outlets, reported on by media organizations, and applied to media content. Students will develop an understanding of the design of questionnaires, quantitative content analysis, interviewing (with specific focus on social research), focus groups, and observation methods; acquire skills in the research process, including planning, data collection, and analysis; explore the importance of ethics in research; and explore the role and responsibilities of the researcher as distinct from a journalist.

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 3354 Syllabus

Rooms Division Management

This course will focus on key principles of rooms division management within the dynamic international hospitality industry. Students will develop an understanding of the operational and management sides of this department by exploring such topics as the structure of the hotel industry; the role of the front office department and rooms division manager; the reservations process, including forecasting availability and overbooking, and global reservations technologies; guest services and rate structures; and the hotel revenue cycle.

DBLN CPSI 3393 Syllabus

Server-side Web Development

This course will introduce the fundamentals behind server-side web development. Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts behind dynamic, database-driven web development through server-side scripting and database integration; learn how to design and build web applications that deliver database information through server-side HTML processing; and gain practical experience of developing dynamic websites using these technologies. Students will also build confidence in recognizing security issues in web development, and suggest and implement best practice solutions.

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.

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.

SDNY SOCY 3356 Syllabus

Sport in Australian Society

This course will introduce the role of sports in Australian culture, their historical context through to their importance in today’s Australian society. Students will examine the central role of sports in the development of the Australian character and identity; investigate the ways in which they have helped forge, and provide, a focus for Australian nationalism; explore the projection of Australians internationally on the global sporting stage; discuss the role of ethics in sports; and develop an understanding of sports as a reflection of the Australian identity throughout history.

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.

SDNY BUSN 3383 Syllabus

Sports Management

This course will introduce theories, concepts, knowledge, and skills for managers in commercialized and community-based sports in the Australian context. Students will develop an understanding of the range of challenges facing 21st century sports managers, including a complex socio cultural environment, competitive business markets, the management of a range of key stakeholders, the future of sports management, and strategic planning to meet future sporting organizations’ objectives; evaluate how public policy, sports governance, and legislative requirements impact on the management of sporting organizations; and explore Australia’s wider social utility of sports.

SDNY BUSN 3382 Syllabus

Sports Marketing

This course will examine the techniques and strategies of sports marketing. Students will explore the topics of professionalism and corporatization of sports; develop an awareness of the necessity of securing various revenue streams, including sponsorships, investment opportunities, government grants, and the fundraising potential of individuals, teams, clubs, and facilities; acquire knowledge of the promotion of sports through various traditional and digital marketing channels; and, using Australian case studies, develop and implement marketing strategies and plans.

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 CPSI 2295 Syllabus

Systems Software

This course will examine computer software, and system software in particular. Students will develop a broadly based and intellectually challenging framework in system software, and low-level programming languages, such as assembly language; investigate current technologies, literature, and research in the area; and cultivate an understanding of how the insights and practice from system software and assembly language programming contribute to the current state of the art in the wider computer science landscape.

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)

FLOR ECON 3370 Syllabus

The Impact of Globalization on European Markets

This course will examine the impact of globalization on the international economy and in particular on European markets. Students will analyze the global economy; familiarize themselves with all of the interconnected topics that characterize the current intriguing political and economic debate; explore the current financial global crisis; and develop an understanding of the views of several distinguished economists, the importance of the Bretton Woods system and international economic institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

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.

BCLA BUSN 3377 Syllabus

Transportation and Logistics Management

This course will provide the knowledge, skills, and tools for understanding core elements of logistics and transportation systems. Students will examine the dynamics of key logistics and transportation decisions, develop an understanding of best practices, and gain an appreciation for the challenges that typical companies face in managing their logistics and transportation network. (Pending SOR approval)

DBLN COMM 3316 Syllabus

TV Journalism

This course will focus on video production for TV journalism. Students will develop practical skills by producing a short documentary of five minutes duration, which they will originate, research, film, edit, and deliver to a schedule. During the production process, students will acquire specialized knowledge of the use of video production equipment; be introduced to a broad range of interviewing techniques, practical, legal, and copyright issues in production, and the practicalities involved in shoot preparation; and gain confidence in predicting potential pitfalls at all stages of the production process.

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.

FLOR ANTH 3318 Syllabus

Understanding Modern Italy: An Anthropology of Contemporary italian Society

This course will explore contemporary Italy from an anthropological perspective. Students will analyze cultural features such as identity, social organization, gender, and immigration in Italy; develop an understanding of key concepts of cultural anthropology; consider local issues of Italian food culture and practices, immigration, Italian identity, and cultural diversity; critically examine cultural and social situations; and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be better equipped to handle intercultural encounters both in Italy and in general.

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 3321 Syllabus

Video Production

This is a project-led, hands-on, practical course. Students will develop creative and technical production abilities based on industry practice—including specialized knowledge of the use of video production equipment—by originating, researching, filming, editing, and delivering several short films to a schedule. Students will work independently on several documentaries of one minute duration, and collaboratively as part of creative and logistical production teams in order to bring several group documentary projects of around five minutes in duration through the various stages of pre-production, production/filming, and post-production.

DBLN COMM 3311 Syllabus

Web Design

This course will explore the topic of website design. Students will develop an understanding of the workflow of a web designer; acquire practical production skills required to create and maintain a quality website; analyze existing media in order to improve visual communication skills; examine the role of technology as part of the communication process; investigate issues surrounding the creation of websites; improve their awareness of the importance of content accessibility; and successfully implement interactive elements into website design.

LNDN THTR 3314 Syllabus

Witchcraft and Magical Performance in London

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

LNDN THTR 3312 Syllabus

Writing A Play: The Art and Craft of Making Theatre

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

SDNY WRTG/GEOG 3349 Syllabus

Writing for Environmental Advocacy

This course focuses on writing in response to the natural environment, primarily as a tool to raise awareness of environmental challenges and to advocate for ways to meet those challenges.  We’ll read a variety of voices and styles of advocacy writing, always with a strong focus on the craft of language: How does the writing reach its target and accomplish its goal? What makes the writing persuasive? 

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.