Study Abroad in Herstory: Leading Women in the U.K. and Ireland, Study & Travel Program

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Herstory: Leading Women in the U.K. and Ireland: Academics

Fairfield University

Academic credit for this course is awarded by Fairfield University. Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students.

Course syllabi and faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University.

Academic Overview

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Unexcused absences are not permitted.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Fairfield University. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home university on completion of the program.

Course Description

Herstory: Leading Women in the U.K. and Ireland

This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most iconic female leaders from the U.K. and Ireland in their respective areas throughout history. It will explore women’s contributions to the fields of medicine, politics, art, literature, science, sport and law among others. Historic and present-day figures such as Jane Austen, Mary Seacole, Emmeline Pankhurst, Anne Enright, Constance Markievicz, Margaret Busby, Ada Lovelace, Queen Elizabeth II, Diane Abbott, Nicola Sturgeon and many others will be studied, focusing on the socioeconomic and cultural context of the societies they lived/live in, the importance of their work and their legacies. In addition to learning about famous women and their achievements through relevant readings and lectures, students on this course will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their learning through interactive tours and museum visits, as well as guest lectures and Q&A sessions with modern female leaders, inspired by their predecessors.

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