LONDON COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
ART AND DESIGN
Touring London’s museums and galleries, students view old masters as well as contemporary works of art and photography. Lectures and discussions focus on fine and design arts. Visits include the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern and many others. Students can create their own images for a photographic journal of their tour. Tom Casella, professor of art instructs.
BRITAIN IN HISTORY
Students in this course will explore England from prehistoric to modern times. It will acquaint students with a variety of ways to experience history and gain knowledge of Britain beyond movies, historical fiction, and legends. Students will visit Stonehenge, tour Roman ruins in London and Bath, visit soaring medieval cathedrals and castles, as well as some of the most famous museums and libraries in the world. The opportunity to walk where the heroes of history also walked is a unique learning experience. Additional points of interest will be discussed and explored throughout this course. Judith Hill, professor of history instructs.
COMPARATIVE SOCIAL ISSUES IN LONDON
Landmark attractions of London, Stonehenge, Bath, and Greenwich are our classroom as we trace the history, culture, and traditions of Great Britain. Students will explore the causes and effects of social classes through the ages, from the extravagance of the royals to retirement of their soldiers, and to the struggles of the commoners. Students will interact and observe the perspectives of England’s citizens through a multicultural portal of folkways encased in the backdrop of museums, walking tours, lectures, and of course, the countryside. Teri Misiaszek, professor of criminal justice instructs.
HEALTH CARE IN GREAT BRITAIN
This international travel study course is offered to those interested in exploring health care issues, both past, and present, in Great Britain. The intent is to enrich and broaden the student’s historical and cultural insights through immersion in and study of Great Britain’s past and current trends in health care. These trends will be explored with guidance during visits to the Roman Baths, the Old St. Thomas Operating Theatre, the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Gordon and British museums, a Plague walk and many other sites of interest. Jane Kiernan, Ph.D., professor of nursing instructs.
PSYCHOLOGY OF MULTICULTURAL LONDON
London is known as the multicultural center of Europe and has the largest non-white population of any European city. This course will not only investigate the broad aspects of psychology but will also examine how diversity affects the population as a whole. Students will be able to observe the perspectives of different cultural groups and their traditions, language, and customs. Individual and multicultural identities will also be investigated. Several historic sites including the famous Freud Museum, London’s street markets, and various ethnic neighborhoods will be explored. Eric Zizza, professor.
BIOLOGY IN ENGLAND: THE DOUBLE HELIX EXPOSED
Learn about the discovery of the DNA molecule at King’s College, appreciate the complexity of the human genome at the Welcome Collection, and learn the latest biochemical and molecular discoveries at the Francis Crick Institute. Visit England’s historic and cultural sites including: St. Paul’s Cathedral, Parliament, the London Eye and many other sites of interest. Prior to travel, students study basic evolutionary concepts, DNA structure, and function, via online lectures. In England, students learn about animal speciation at the Grant Museum of Zoology, evolution at Charles Darwin’s Downe House, anthropology at the Natural History Museum, and observe a coastal ecosystem at the Jurassic Coast.
SPORTS MANAGEMENT IN GREAT BRITAIN
This travel/study course allows participants to learn about the British sport culture from both a historical perspective and current trends. The course will examine the differences between British and American sport that will relate back to the business side of sport management. Class will include research, discussion, lecture and visitation to a number of sporting venues in the UK and London. Sites may include Wimbledon, the Olympic Village, Twickenham Stadium, Wembley Stadium, Stamford Bridge, and other cultural sites of interest.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE
This study/travel course acquaints participants with the scope and nature of international business in the United Kingdom. Walking tours, lectures, and discussions by British and American officials allow participants to consider historic, cultural and market influences on modern business activity. Participants have opportunities to compare and contrast trends affecting the business environment in both the United States and United Kingdom through visits to such prominent institutions as The Guildhall, The Baltic Exchange, The Olympic Park, UK Supreme Court, The Chelsea Football Club, Fishmonger’s Hall, The Bank of England, The American Embassy, Harrod’s and John Lewis Department Stores, and other sites of interest. Tom Paczkowski, professor of business instructs.
MEDIA: THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE
In this comprehensive exploration of 21st-century media, professionals from the British broadcasting industry provide an in-depth view of media in Great Britain. Tours, lectures, and discussions feature BBC television and radio facilities, a backstage tour at the National Theatre and many other highlights. Steve Keeler and Jack Rosenberry, professors of telecommunications instruct.
SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE: THE LONDON THEATRE
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Participants will spend their time in London attending and be discussing a variety of plays presented by the National Theatre, West End theaters, and experimental companies of the Fringe. When possible, seminars discussing productions will include guests from these companies. Backstage tours, Museum visits and opportunities to explore the vibrant Arts community of London are included in the itinerary. Also integral to the experience is a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath as well market visits to Camden Lock and Covent Garden. Robert Frame, Director of Theatre Operations, instructs.
Explore landmarks of British poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Tour medieval through 18th century London within the old city walls; visit the south bank of Shakespeare and Marlowe, the homes of such storytellers and poets as John Keats and Charles Dickens, and the Bloomsbury of 20th-century novelists such as Virginia Woolf; attend London theater and visit a haunted one. Students also visit major historical and literary landmarks.
THE LONDON EYE – DIGITAL IMAGING IN LONDON
This special topics course provides students the unique opportunity to participate in a two-week intensive photography class experience traveling and photographing in London. Through the use of digital photography, related lectures, and field trips, the primary objective of this course is to introduce students to a new culture in a new environment using the medium of photography to document and give meaning to their efforts. Students will be encouraged to connect their specific fields of interest and study with a chosen theme that relates to the rich history, culture, architecture, environment, media, and mythology of England as they explore the country and the city with their cameras. Tom Proietti of St. John Fisher College and Jasna Bogdanovska of Monroe Community College instruct.