Queen Mary, University of London, England
British Studies - London, England
Summer II 2014
Tarleton State University is pleased to continue its partnership with Midwestern State University and New Mexico State University to offer students this unique opportunity to study in London, England, Summer 2, July - August, 2013, at Queen Mary College, University of London. You will study in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Select one of nine course offerings (6 hours credit) for either undergraduate or graduate level courses. You must have completed 28 hours to be accepted into this program.
While in London individual student student travel will be facilitated by the consortium staff. All students are advised to secure a credit/debit card (with PIN Number) to cover personal expenses, and ATMs are conveniently located on the Queen Mary campus.
Classes are small and include a balanced mixture of lecture, guest speakers, field experience, and individual research. Credit hours are awarded by Midwestern State University and transferred to your home institution. American faculty from Midwestern, Tarleton State, and New Mexico State direct each class and assign grades.
July 3, 2014 - August 2, 2014
Each student will take one class and receive six credit hours.
Classes will operate on a seminar-style format with all students actively participating in discussions with their professor as well as the numerous guest lecturers. Each lecture will be supplemented with a field experience that will add practical application to the issues that have been raised in class. Students enrolling in a class will be provided with a syllabus before they leave the United States. Research projects or papers will be completed upon return to the U.S. and sent to the professor of record for a final grade. A mini-breinak during the session will allow students to explore Great Britain or virtually any venue in Western Europe.
Each student will be housed in a private room with a built-in desk, single bed, clothes closet, and lavatory. Each six-bedroom suite is equipped with a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. A common student lounge is also located on the ground level. University housing is within easy access to the West End Theatre District, Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery, and Piccadilly Circus.
Art - Photography in Great Britain
Six semester hours, Art 4113 & 4123. This studio class will address historical and contemporary photographic practices in Great Britain. London's museums, galleries, and institutions such as Royal Photographic Society will be utilized; important British photographers will be invited to class to discuss their work. Field trips will be an integral part of the course. Each student will compile a photographic portfolio as a final project.
Business - International Issues in Business
Six semester hours, BAUD 4883 & 4993 or 5993 & 6893. This course examines international issues in business. Components of marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics will constitute the core of lectures while each student will also complete a research paper with the topic decided upon by the student and professor of record. Guest lecturers from the European community and field trips to various British and E.U. points of Internet will be included within the course. Consent of instructor for all business classes is mandatory
Criminal Justice - Comparative Criminal Justice
Six semester hours, C.J. 4253 & 4923. This course examines the primary components of the criminal justice system within the U.K. It will examine the similarities and differences of other criminal justice systems including the United States and European countries. This class will look at the criminal justice system’s responses to the historical, social, and political trends of the United Kingdom. The course will include lectures and scheduled field trips focusing on the primary components of the criminal justice system. They will include trips to Parliament, law enforcement agencies, Magistrates Court, and Crown Courts.
English - History of English Language
Six semester hours, ENGL 4513 and 4993 or 5513 and 5003. This is the ideal course for anyone interested in how the English language has evolved. From its earliest beginnings to the present day, the course will cover changes in vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar, with special attention to such issues as the differences between British English and American English, the effects of printing and books on language, how standards for correctness are determined, and historical connections between language and politics and between language and the church. The course will include guest lectures by English scholars, as well as field trips for studying original manuscripts (Beowulf, Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare), the influence of the Norman Conquest, and the history of printing and bookmaking.
English - Shakespeare in London/Fine Arts - Theatre
Six semester hours, ENGL. 4716 or 5773 & 5003 or Fine Arts - THEA 4393 & 4493. This course explores the life and work of William Shakespeare from historical, textual, critical, and performative perspectives. Instruction will be bolstered by academic and theatre professionals, supplemented with practical experiences and field work. In this course students will 1) explore the historical context of Shakespeare and his production and reproduction, 3) master basic terms and techniques of Shakespearean criticism through an examination of its history, 4) experience the variety of Shakespearean performance, both historically and in contemporary English culture. Theatre involves experiencing professional productions, then critiquing them from the standpoints of both performance and design. Instruction will be bolstered by actors, directors, designers, stage managers and technicians invited to class to discuss their efforts and/or to conduct workshops. The course will also include trips to British theatre museums and collections. Students will also attend a production of Shakespeare at the London Globe Theatre as part of the class.
Engineering - Economics/Thermodynamics (MENG2003 & 2003)
This course will cover the fundamental laws of thermodynamics, properties of systems, solids, gases and liquids; and thermodynamic tables. It will also cover the time value of economic resources such as cash flow diagrams, simple and compound interest, present worth, equal payment series, and the economic evaluation of engineering projects. The course will be supplemented by field trips to relevant companies and or sites, and lectures given by guest speakers.
Fine Arts - Theatre THEA 4393 & 4493
Williams Shakespeare said: “All the world’s a stage,” and what better place to explore that very concept than London, England! While reading and dissecting classic texts such as the medieval morality play Everyman, or the brutal, but timeless Greek tragedy Oedipus The King, we will also be viewing and discussing some of the most dynamic and thought provoking live theatre in the world. How do these stories reflect the times and societies in which they were written? Why do they still resonate with audiences today? Which characters of stories hold up a mirror to your own life experiences? Be prepared for active discussions, playful projects, brilliant guests and powerful experiences during an exciting month abroad!
History - Tudor-Stuart Britain
Six semester hours. HIST 3123 & 4953 (undergraduate) and HIST 5003 & 5003 (graduate credit). British politics and society was transformed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: parliamentary government triumphed over unchecked monarchy, reformations in England and Scotland transformed the religious landscape, social and economic changes challenged the economic (and political) dominance of the aristocracy and saw the rise of a mercantile economy, and profound developments within art, literature, and science that created a "golden age" in British society. Site visits will include Hampton Court, Parliament, the Banqueting House, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Guest speakers from British universities will lecture on their specialties to supplement the course content delivered by the lead professor.
History - World War II
Six semester hours. HIST 4933 and 4953, 5003 & 5003. Because of the unique history of London and all of England during World War II, this course will focus on the major military, political, and social issues surrounding the war with particular emphasis on the European Theatre. The class will rely on a mix of scholarly lectures, class discussion, and historical field trips. Churchill's underground bunker in London, the Imperial War Museum, and former allied air fields will be the centerpieces of field experiences that will supplement lectures and guest speakers.
Public Health - Determinants of Health Disparities - A Comparative International Perspective
Six semester hours, HSAD 4006, 5006. Course will investigate: (1) geographic and demographic differences between the U.S. southwest border regions (SWBR) and Great Britain; (2) description of health disparities and measurement issues; (3) determinants of health disparities: politics and health insurance coverage, economics, social and physical environmental factors, behavioral and emotional variables; (4) impact of aging of the populations, increased racial and ethnic diversity and technological development; (5) intervention strategies and evaluation results.
Sociology - British Culture and Society
Six semester hours, SOCL 4883 & 4893. This is the perfect class for any student interested in comparing major institutions within Great Britain and the United States. Institutional issues surrounding the family, government, religion, poverty, education, and sport will provide the context by which students can examine modem living in the UK as well as the US. Field trips will include the Houses of Parliament, London's East End and modem Docklands, as well as the historical cities of Cambridge and Canterbury.
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The approximate cost of the program is $6,400 for undergraduate ($6,650 for graduate students) and includes the round-trip airfare from DFW to London, tuition, fees, housing, and all program-related transportation.
For Travel in London, students will be expected to purchase a zone one and two London travel card. There is a $150 surcharge for students taking the Shakespeare and the Theatre classes. Food and personal entertainment costs are the responsibility of the student.
A $250 non-refundable deposit paid directly to the Midwestern State University must accompany the application to the program.