Queen Mary, University of London, England
Shakespeare in London
British Studies - London, England
Summer II 2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE - APRIL 1, 2016
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 II, 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 eleven course offerings (6 hours credit) for either undergraduate or graduate level courses. You must have completed 28 hours to be accepted into this program.
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.
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-break 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. University housing is within easy access to the West End Theatre District, Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery, and Piccadilly Circus.
English - Shakespeare in London
Six semester hours, ENGL 4716 or 5773 & 5003. This course is an experience-based exploration of the life and work of William Shakespeare from historical, textual, critical, and performative perspectives. In addition to lecture/discussion, class experience will include site visits, workshops, guest lectures, & live performances. In this course students will
- Explore & examine the historical context of Shakespeare's life and works
- Acquire & utilize an understanding of Shakespearean textual production and reproduction
- Master & apply basic terms and techniques of Shakespearean criticism
- Consider & articulate your views on the variety and impact of Shakespearean performance, both historically and in contemporary English culture