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Reading Courses – 2023 Trimester 2

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. 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 the University of Reading.

The University of Reading operates on the trimester system and students are allowed to take a maximum of 25 ECTS per trimester. Courses are typically 5-10 ECTS. USAC equates 25 ECTS to 15 US semester credits.

Recent courses have included:

School of Arts & Communication Design

  • Analyzing Theatre and Performance
  • Cinema, Spectacle and Technology
  • Printing and Printmaking
  • User-centered design

School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

  • Introduction to Livestock Production
  • The Fundamentals of Business and Marketing
  • Forestry and Woodlands
  • Horticulural Crop Technology

School of Built Environment

  • Construction Economics
  • Digital Technology Use in Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Green Innovation in Construction

School of Biological Sciences

  • Bacteriology and Virology
  • Current Topics in Zoology and Ecology
  • Laboratory and Study Skills for Biomedicine
  • Medical Genetics

Chemistry, Food Biosciences, and Pharmacy

  • Inorganic Chemistry for Biological Sciences
  • Physical Processes for Biologists
  • Food Quality and Sensory Science
  • Public Health Nutrition

School of Business

  • Assurance, Goverance and Ethics
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Stock Index Futures

School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences

  • Early Empires: Mesopotamia, Egypt & Rome
  • Changing the Face of the Earth: Past, Present and Future Sustainability
  • Climatology
  • Global Justice, Labor and Development

School of Humanities

  • Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World
  • Rebel Girls: The Influence of Radical Women
  • Reason and Arguement
  • Global Philosophy

School of Education

  • The Arts, Children and Education
  • Contemporary Education and Policy
  • Key Concepts in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning

School of International Study and Language Institute

  • Intercultural Competence and Communication
  • Modern Britain: Society, Culture and History
  • Academic Writing for Business Management and Accounting

School of Law

  • Criminal Law
  • Law and Society
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Land Law

School of Literature and Languages

  • Victorian Literature *
  • Black British Fiction *
  • Placing Jane Austin *
  • Language and the Mind

* - Students can only take a maximum of two English Literature courses

School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences

  • Algorithms and Operating Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Dynamics of Weather Systems
  • Linear Algebra

School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

  • Debates in Mental Health
  • Learning about Learning
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Programing for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences

School of Politics, Economics and International Relations

  • Economics for Construction and Engineering
  • International Economics
  • Introduction to Contemporary Democracy
  • War, Peace and International Ethics

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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