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Courses - January Term 2021

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

HIST 325 (3) | London: 2000 Years of History

Study Londonís history through the ages. Journey through its Bronze Age beginnings and the cityís foundation by the Romans, onto the Plague, the Great Fire of London, Henry VIII and his many wives, the Blitz, all the way to modern day London. Understand what has made London the cosmopolitan, financial and cultural center that it is today. The course will focus upon the economic, political and social history of the city and students will learn about Londonís history through fieldtrips to important sites in London and via class lectures and discussions.

MKTG 345 (3) | Fashion Marketing and Communication

This course introduces students to what marketing is and how it is defined in the fashion industry. Students learn about the role of marketing communication, its cross-functional importance and its contribution to fashion business success. Through the course, knowledge is developed about the marketing planning process, modern fashion communication, segmentation, the internal and external marketing environment, and the marketing mix in the world of fashion. Additionally, the course will examine the spectacular evolution of fashion from small dressmakersí workshops serving the elite to an explosion into mainstream global consumption in which marketing and communication principles revolutionized the business of fashion forever.

SOCI 335 (3) | Diversity in London: Minority Ethnicities, Immigration and Integration

London, home to nearly 9 million people, is arguably one of the most diverse cities in the world, with 40% of its population born abroad and 300 different languages spoken in the capital. Through reading, discussion and fieldwork, this course will focus on the character of ethnic, national and religious diversity in London and how different transnational communities have dealt with arriving, settling and living life as an immigrant in London. Starting with the post-war period and the 1948 British Nationality Act, the course will explore the experiences of minority ethnicities living in London and cover the period right up to the present day, exploring political and cultural responses within London to different groups (the South Asian community, Windrush generation, EU community etc.) and exploring how these have changed over time. The course will introduce students to the distinctive form and nature of Britainís multiculturalism and critically analyze the legacy of the British Empire. Through classroom teaching and fieldtrip-based research, students will assess the way in which London has experienced the process of immigration and integration and explore the creation of complex communities whose cultures shape the modern city today.

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