Study Abroad in London, England

Courses - January Term 2020

Choose one of the courses below. Classes are held for 3 hours a day, Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

HST 5425 (3 credits) | Historical London

This course surveys the history of London from its Roman origins to the modern cosmopolitan metropolis that it is today. Through a variety of themes, students will explore social, political and architectural developments of this urban center throughout the ages. Students will both read about and visit significant sites within London which illustrate aspects of the history of this great city.

LIT 5405 (3 credits) | British Fantasy Writing: Magic Memory

This course explores the long-standing, unique and vibrant tradition of fantasy literature in Britain. It will focus on the major literary fantasies from the past 120 years and their filmed adaptations, including works by Bram Stoker, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling. It will look at how these texts and their filmic counterparts revisit older ideas for novel purposes. Where possible, field trips to sites such as Strawberry Hill (first gothic home) and the Harry Potter Studios will be arranged to supplement this course.