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LONDON WRONGFUL CONVICTION PROGRAM

ONLINE | SUMMER 2020

Go Online. Go Global. Go Beyond.

This six-week online summer program provides students with the opportunity to study human rights and focus on the specific area of wrongful conviction under the direction of Justin Brooks, founder of the California Innocence Project. The program looks comparatively at human rights and the criminal justice systems in the UK and the US.

Go online this summer with CAPA and engage in a meaningful global experience without leaving home. CAPA’s online study abroad program uses our innovative Globally Networked Learning technology, which enables you to interact and engage with faculty and other students across our Global City centers.

Choose one or both courses and earn 3 or 6 credits.

Learn more about the program from program director Justin Brooks:

 

July 6, 2020
August 14, 2020
Program Fee: $750 per 3 credit course (reduced from $2,495).
Application Deadline June 6, 2020
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The CAPA London Online Experience

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Experience

Experience study abroad from home this summer through CAPA's unique approach to connecting you to London through coursework, activities, and virtual My Global City events. 

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Connect

Connect with fellow CAPA study abroad students in London through our Globally Networked Learning environment.
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The Wrongful Conviction program is comprised of two courses: Wrongful Conviction (LNDN PSCI 3121) and Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action (LNDN HSCI/HIST 3121). You may also take other courses from across CAPA locations. 

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Engage

Engage with London and US-based faculty who are experts in their fields, including Justin Brooks, founder of the California Innocence Project. 

CAPA's Online Program Features

Courses & Credit

Choose one or two of the Wrongful Conviction courses and earn 3 or 6 credits. Plus, take additional courses from across CAPA's Online Global Cities Programs in Barcelona, Dublin, Florence, and Sydney as well as London. Course details and syllabi are listed below.

 
 
 

Globally Networked Learning

Online programming utilizes CAPA’s Globally Networked Learning technology delivered through Canvas, creating a seamless online learning experience. 

 

Activities

Virtual My Global City events across CAPA’s global cities are available to all summer students taking at least one course. Events vary by week and may include a virtual pub trivia in Sydney, online cooking class in Florence, a virtual city tour of London, and much more! Plus, students will have access to guest lectures, professional networking events, LinkedIn toolbox professional development sessions, and extracurricular activities such as virtual book clubs.


London Courses

The Wrongful Conviction program is comprised of two courses: Wrongful Conviction (LNDN PSCI 3121) and Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action (LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355). You may also take other courses from across CAPA locations. 

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

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

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LNDN URBS 3345

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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LNDN PSYC 3352

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: Comparative Healthcare Systems  

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

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LNDN HSCI 3120

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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LNDN COMM 3321

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: Global Perspective on Nursing and Midwifery History  

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

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LNDN HSCI/HIST 3121

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action  

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

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LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: International Finance  

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

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LNDN BUSN 3373

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: International Marketing  

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

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LNDN BUSN 3372

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: Moving Image Editing - Theory and Practice  

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.

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LNDN FILM 3377

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: Post-War British Pop Culture  

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

This course is available both as a semester and a four-week summer intensive. Please note that the syllabus is for the full semester program. The syllabus for the four-week summer intensive is currently under development and will be available soon.

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LNDN COLT 3311

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: Wrongful Conviction  

This interactive course, taught by a law professor who has spent his career litigating wrongful conviction cases and directing the California Innocence Project, will introduce issues and case law related to wrongful convictions—a dynamic and important area of human rights law. Students will develop an understanding of basic procedural processes for litigating a wrongful conviction; debate policy issues behind police investigation procedures; investigate the leading causes of wrongful convictions; draft basic case briefs; and acquire knowledge of current best practices for identifications and obtaining confessions.

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LNDN PSCI 3121

  • Globally Networked Learning
Remote Global Internship Course: London  

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

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LNDN INTP 3347

  • Globally Networked Learning

Barcelona Courses

Online: 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.

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BCLA ARTH 3319

  • Globally Networked Learning
Remote Global Internship Course  

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

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BCLA INTP 3347

  • Globally Networked Learning

Dublin Courses

Online: 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.

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DBLN URBS 3345

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: International Business  

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

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DBLN BUSN 3371

  • Globally Networked Learning
Remote Global Internship Course  

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

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DBLN INTP 3347

  • Globally Networked Learning

Florence Courses

Online: 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.

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FLOR HIST 3326

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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FLOR FILM 3316

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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FLOR PSYC 3320

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: International Marketing  

This course will explore terms, concepts, and theories of marketing in the international context, as well as its scope and challenges. Students will examine 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.

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FLOR BUSN 3372

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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FLOR ARTH 3311

  • Globally Networked Learning
Remote Global Internship Course  

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

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FLOR INTP 3347

  • Globally Networked Learning

Sydney Courses

Online: 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)

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SDNY PSYC 3361

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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SDNY URBS 3345

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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SDNY PSCI 3351

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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SDNY BUSN 3374

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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SDNY GEOG 3390

  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: 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.

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SDNY BUSN 3382

  • Globally Networked Learning
Remote Global Internship Course - Sydney  

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

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SDNY INTP 3347

  • Globally Networked Learning

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