Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.
You may take at least three and up to six credits. At least one 3-credit course is required. Course availability is contingent upon student enrollment and is subject to change.
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This interdisciplinary module offers students a chance to study conflict and its reconciliation throughout time, with a particular focus on the historical role played by identity (e.g. national, ethnic, religious) in confrontation and resolution. You will analyse the topic from a variety of angles, including history, war studies, international relations, politics, philosophy and sociology, enabling you to understand better concepts such as war, peace, reconciliation, nationalism, and identity. At all times students will be encouraged to come to their own independent conclusions through engagement with a variety of sources and texts, to engage in academic debate, and to develop their key skills of critical analysis.
Students will develop key study skills on this course via the evaluation, analysis, and use of primary sources; study of secondary sources; critical appraisal of scholarly debate, and engagement in academic discourse. At all times students will be encouraged to think critically and come to their own independent judgements.
Through film, memoir, fiction and theory, this course will address the history and experiences of LGBTQ+ people in London’s past and present. The course will be divided into two interlinking sections: Sam Dolbear will first approach the historical record of London’s queer life: from various places and spaces of the city to histories of care, community, law, language and resistance. D Mortimer will then address questions pertaining to the present. Through creative exercises, gallery visits and participatory excursions, the group will creatively enquire as to how disability and queerness intersect in the city and how capitalism unimagines and un-ables queer futures. This portion of the course introduces Crip theory, feminist theory and contemporary QTPOC artist collectives in order to map a landscape of a contemporary queer London.
This course focuses upon London life and culture from the 19th-century world of Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and William Morris’s Utopian vision of London, through to writers allied to the modern-thinking Bloomsbury Group, including Virginia Woolf, the Anglo-American poet, T.S. Eliot and Aldous Huxley. The texts to be studied will enable students to understand the transition, in literary terms, from "Victorian" to “ modern”, as well as exploring ideas of Dystopia and Utopia. The cultural impact of the First World War (1914-1918), and issues of class and gender will also be addressed throughout the course.
The famous Bloomsbury Group will be explored as a social and creative force, and emphasis will be given to its interest in the connections between the visual arts and literature. Relevant paintings and sculpture will be viewed in the National Portrait Gallery and elsewhere.
Students will also have the opportunity, physically, to trace and record London's topography as reflected in the course texts. They will be able to support this aspect of their studies on walking tours around London and by visits to museums, galleries and other places of interest.
The course introduces London theatre based on the study of six to eight live performances, supplemented as necessary by streamed or recorded live shows. The performances are the main object of study. Accordingly, the course aims to develop an ability to engage with and respond to live theatre and articulate that response in discussion and writing. Performances are chosen based on critical theatrical topics with the form, organization, conventions, history, and theatre financing. Students will explore the variety of theatre in London in terms of venues, subjects, genres, and performance styles. Some topics include:
• Shakespearean Theatre
• Theatre Space
• Place and Conventions
• Theatre Business
• Actors and Acting
• Politics and Society
• Theatre Adaptations
• Ibsen and the New Realism
• Modernism and Counter-realism
• Greek Tragedy
Each class session will examine the show we have previously seen, then introduce one of these general theatre topics to discuss the show we will see next. The course involves theatre visits, a backstage tour, reading, class discussion and presentations, individual research, and some practical theatre work.
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London Imperial Summer: 2.5 GPA
London Met Summer & Semester: 2.7 GPA and minimum sophomore standing
Yearlong applicants must be degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application.
London Imperial Summer: Specialty
London Met Summer & Semester: Partnership
London Imperial Summer: US Credit
London Met Summer & Semester: Overseas credit
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