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Queen Mary, University of London, England

Determinants of Health Disparities
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-break during the session will allow students to explore Great Britain or virtually any venue in Western Europe.

Student Housing

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.

Classes Offered

Public Health - Determinants of Health Disparities

Six semester hours, HSAD 4006, 5006. This course will investigate:

  • Geographic and demographic differences between the U.S. southwest border regions (SWBR) and Great Britain
  • Description of health disparities and measurement issues
  • Determinants of health disparities: politics and health insurance coverage, economics, social and physical environmental factors, behavioral and emotional variables
  • Impact on aging of the populations, increased racial and ethnic diversity and technological developments
  • Intervention strategies and evaluation results

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Approximate Cost:

The cost of the program is $6,600 for undergraduate ($6,850 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.

Contact Program Director:

Dr. Marilyn Robitaille
Phone: 254-968-9545

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