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London is a vibrant, exciting, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 270 nationalities living here, London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world; there is no “typical Londoner.” You can enjoy cuisine from pretty much any country or culture in the world and take part in annual international celebrations such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.
This six-week summer program gives you insight into the significant ways in which London has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6 credits.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Earn 6-9 credits during the summer term (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota. Note: some theater courses carry an additional fee to attend live performances.
You can opt to live in a shared apartment or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses for students living in apartments. Zones 1-3 is included for students in homestays.
Enjoy full-day excursions to Stonehenge and Bath. Social events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
Participate in an internship opportunity, earn credit, and gain valuable skills. Note: Students interning in London require a visa.
These events may include touring multicultural Brixton, feasting on a curry dinner on Brick Lane, a Greenwich riverboat and walking tour, or an Abbey Road Beatles Magical Mystery Tour.
We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.
This course will introduce the impact of globalization on London, one of the world's most significant global cities, in comparative context. Students will examine London’s changing identity as a world city with a particular emphasis on comparing the city's imperial, postcolonial, and transatlantic connections, and the ways in which past and present, local and global intertwine in the capital. Students will combine classroom work with experiential learning, centred on field studies to areas such as Brixton, Spitalfields, Southbank, and the Olympic sites in East London.
LNDN URBS 3345
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 PSYC 3352
This course will introduce the UK healthcare system and the context within which it operates. Students will explore the evolution of the National Health Service (NHS) from its inception in 1948 to present day; analyze case studies to compare the UK model of healthcare with other healthcare systems such as in the United States, France, Sweden, and lower income countries; develop an understanding of concepts and themes in comparative healthcare; and critically examine the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in healthcare.
LNDN HSCI 3120
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
Cybercrime is a global threat to national security, essential services, businesses and private individuals, costing billions of dollars in damage around the world. Recent years have seen significant growth in the scale and complexity of cyber criminality as cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in exploiting security vulnerabilities online, such as the massive breach of personal data stored online and recent coordinated ransomware campaigns against organizations around the world. Cybercrime is also transnational, with criminals and technical infrastructure operating across and between national jurisdictions, requiring international collaboration to combat multiple threats. This course examines current frameworks of US cyberlaw, procedures, key legal cases and their implications for future practice and policy, and compares and contrasts US, UK and EU law at the interface of criminal law, technology and information sciences. (Pending SOR approval)
LNDN LGSL 3369
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.
LNDN FILM 3375
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 PSCI 3352
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 3347
This course, based on interdisciplinary research, will examine how theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace. Students will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies; develop an understanding of human behavior within the setting of a global work environment, and across a variety of historical and current issues; reflect critically on how theoretical frameworks can be applied and developed within the organizational setting; and collaborate with CAPA Sydney students through CAPA’s Globally Networked Learning (GNL) technology.
LNDN BUSN 3376
This course will explore terms, concepts, and theories of marketing in the international context, as well as its scope and challenges. Students will examine the ways in which global dimensions technology, research, capital, investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; gain insight into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing; analyze current international marketing issues and their implications; and develop an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in global markets.
LNDN BUSN 3372
This course will introduce astronomy and astrophysics at the beginning undergraduate level and is intended for students that are majoring in science or engineering. Students will be assumed to have a broad familiarity with basic physical concepts such as force, energy, momentum, and temperature, as well as college level mathematics. Students will use algebra, geometry, and trigonometry extensively throughout the course, and to complete homework sets and exams. Familiarity with calculus will be very helpful, but it is not required. (Pending SOR approval)
LNDN ASTR 2239
This course will introduce the theory, practice, and art of moving image editing. Students will explore historical accounts of editing practice, intertwined with media analysis; participate in practical exercises; and examine the key concepts that illuminate intersections between media and culture: conversation, gaze, action, persuasion, story, beat, humor, metaphor, and voice.
LNDN FILM 3377
This course will explore theories of popular culture from the British Isles, from 1945 through to the present day. Students will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities, and cross-influences; examine countercultures and subcultures in Britain; explore their connections to music and political movements; develop an understanding of cultures that are based on ethnicity and sexuality, as well as concerns around diversity and related hate crime; and visit urban environments that will help contextualize these subcultures both historically and politically.
This course is available both as a semester and a four-week summer intensive. Please note that the syllabus is for the full semester program. The syllabus for the four-week summer intensive is currently under development and will be available soon.
LNDN COLT 3311
This course will explore a selection of Shakespeare’s plays to uncover his style and craft within the genres of comedy, history, and tragedy. Students will engage in Shakespeare's timelessness and learn to appreciate how vitally his ideas, themes, and concepts move from the concerns of his day to our own; develop skills of paraphrasing and textual analysis; analyze the relationship between plays; and examine the structure of different dramatic genres. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.
LNDN LITR 3312
This course will place students at the heart of the experience of theater. Students will engage with the key ideas underpinning the creation of theatricality, and attend a range of different performances and tours of specific theater spaces. They will explore such topics as the qualities, conditions, and boundaries of drama, audience engagement, philosophical issues raised by the theatrical experience, the origins of theater, the changing roles of performers and spectators over time, and the theater's prospects in the 21st century. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.
LNDN THTR 3310
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 3314
This course will introduce creative writing in relation to the city and the particular challenges of writing about place. Students will examine how various subjects such as the river, urban spaces, solitude, ethnicity, particular boroughs, and characters (both fictional and real) function in London narratives; develop an understanding of the role of memory and experience in literary psycho-geographical accounts of the metropolis; utilize their observations of London to practice creative writing; and investigate the potential of place within the narrative of various genres.
LNDN CWRT 3317