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Reading Courses – 2021 Trimester 1

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or email them your questions directly.

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.


USAC's partnership with the University of Reading provides you with the rich opportunity to study for one trimester at one of the top 1% of universities in the world. The University is AACSB, EQUIS, and. AMBA accredited, and the departments of Agriculture and Food rank number one in the UK, with Education, Earth and Marine Sciences, Art and Design, Town and Country Planning and Archaeology all ranked in the top ten. In recent years, Reading has won the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Price for academic excellence. At Reading you're able to choose from a wide array of academic offerings from across the university. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Reading.

Students will only be allowed to take a maximum of 25 ECTS per Trimester. USAC equates 25 ECTS to 15 US semester credits.

Recent courses have included:

Agriculture, Policy, and Development

  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Animal Welfare
  • Organic Farming

Art, English, and Communication Design

  • Art and Power of Renaissance Italy
  • Contemporary Art and Theory
  • History of Graphic Communication

Biological Sciences

  • Conservation Biology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology


  • Business Ethics
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Chemistry, Food Biosciences, and Pharmacy

  • Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
  • Genes, Lifestyle and Nutrition
  • Public Health Nutrition

Construction Management and Engineering

  • Facilities Management
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Management in the Built Environment


  • Music in Schools

Human and Environmental Science

  • Climatology
  • Hydrology
  • The Age of Stonehenge


  • Classics and Empire
  • Greek and Roman Painting
  • Rome in the Augustan Age


  • Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Tort

Literature and Languages

  • From Troy to Camelot
  • Languages and Gender
  • Writing America

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  • Calculus Methods
  • Linear Algebra
  • Oceanography

Psychology and Clinical Language Science

  • Cognition
  • Social and Applied Psychology
  • Specific Language Impairment

Politics and International Relations

  • British Society
  • European Political Integration
  • War and Peace Since 1800

Systems Engineering

  • Digital Communication
  • Image Processing
  • Mind as Motion

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

Trimester 1 (Sept-Dec): Open
Trimester 2 (Jan-Mar): Open
*Full year option is not available


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

30 students




AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom

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