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Stirling Courses – 2021-22 Yearlong

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 Stirling provides a rich array courses in which you may enroll. Areas of study are included below. You are required to enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 US credits per semester. Courses are subject availability and approval of prerequisites set by the University of Stirling. Be sure to have plenty of primary and alternate course options in mind as schedules are subject to change and registration in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.

Recent courses have included:


  • International Finance
  • Securities and Investment


  • Aquaculture
  • Introduction to Aquatic Environment
  • Our Blue Planet

Biological Sciences

  • Biodiversity
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology

Business and Management

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Responsible Business

Computer Science

  • Communications and Networking
  • Computer Game Development
  • Information Systems


  • Economic Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental Economics


  • Education: Learning and Teaching
  • Education: Purposes, Principles, Practice

English Studies

  • Creative Writing
  • Language and the Brain
  • Shakespeare's Theatre
  • Writing and History: Scotland and Empire
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Building Planet Earth
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • The Biosphere

Film and Media Studies

  • Scriptwriting
  • Small Nations on Screen
  • Global Cinema and Culture
  • Classic European Cinema
  • Post-war European Cinema


  • From World War to Cold War
  • Gender in Britain, 1750-1930
  • History of Political Thought

Journalism Studies

  • Ethical Issues in Journalism
  • Print and Photo Journalism
  • Writing for Journalism


  • Criminal Law
  • Energy Law
  • International Law and Institutions
  • Sports Law


  • Branding and Communication
  • Digital and Experiential Marketing
  • Marketing, Ethics and Society


  • Linear Algebra
  • Modelling with Differential Equations
  • Statistical Inference


  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • From Plato to Existentialism


  • Green Political Thinkers
  • Business and International Politics
  • Human Rights in International Politics


  • Animal Behavior
  • Cognition
  • Developmental Psychology

Religious Studies

  • Religion and Gender
  • Religion, Colonialism, and Nationalism
  • Religion, Ethics and Society

Sociology and Social Policy and Criminology

  • Scottish Society
  • Understanding Social Policy
  • Women, Crime, and Justice

Sports Studies

  • Psychology of Sport
  • Sport, Culture, and Nationhood
  • The Historical Development of Sport

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

Summer: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open



Minimum GPA: 3.0


Minimum GPA: 3.0

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

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

Program Type




Program Capacity

Summer: 20 students (limited Internship placements)

Fall/Spring: 20 students



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