London - Curriculum
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 a 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. Lecture and research must both be completed for a student to receive a final grade.
- Although each class schedule will ultimately rest with the professor of record, classes will typically run Monday through Thursday. Class attendance in all classes and class related activities is mandatory and excessive absences may result in dismissal from the program. A mini-break during the session will allow students to travel throughout England & Western Europe.
- Short term program (4 weeks) students will take a course only, from the list below.
A variety of cultural enrichment and volunteer activities insure that students receive a complete immersion in all social layers and economic strata of the host cultures are included.
Art – Graphic Design with an International Perspective
Six semester hours, ART 4743/4753. The lecture and studio component of this class will allow students to learn the historical and contemporary contributions that London has provided to the field of graphic design. Students will visit museums, design firms and receive lectures from some of London’s greatest designers in order to broaden their perspective on the design world. Each student will create a design campaign that will be portfolio and exhibition worthy by the end of this course.Undergraduate Syllabus - Six semester hours, Art 4113 & 4123 : Open Adobe PDF document
Business - International Issues in Business
semester hours, BUAD 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 the 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 interest will be included within the course.
Consent of the 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.
Engineering Dynamics/Fluid Mechanics
This course will cover kinematics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion, including work-energy and impulse-momentum principle. It will also cover fundamental principles of fluid mechanics; properties of fluids, fluid statics, control volume & transport theorem, equations of Bernoulli & continuity & momentum & energy, inviscid & viscous flow, laminar & turbulent flows, incompressible & compressible flows, internal & external flows. The course will be supplemented by field trips to relevant companies, sites, and lectures given by guest speakers.
Undergraduate Syllabus - Engineering Dynamics/Fluid Mechanics- Six semester hours MENG 2003/3003: Open Adobe PDF document
English – Shakespeare In London
Six semester hours, ENGL. 4716 / 5773 & 5003. This course is an experience-based exploration of the life and work of William Shakespeare from historical, textual, critical & performance perspectives. In addition to lecture/discussion, class experiences will include site visits, workshops,guest lectures, & live performances. In this course, you 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.
Undergraduate syllabus - Six semester hours ENGL 4716 : Open Adobe PDF document
Graduate syllabus - Six semester hour ENGL 5773 & 5003 : Open Adobe PDF document
General Brochure : Open Adobe PDF document
Shakespeare Poster : Open Adobe PDF document
Fine Arts – Theatre THEA 4393 & 4493
Six semester Hours, 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! This course will provide you both a glimpse into and the hands-on-training required to be a working professional in the London theatre scene and beyond. From seeing the most popular plays in the West End, to workshops with current industry professionals, to actually rehearsing and staging a play, this dynamic course offers you a rare opportunity to live and breathe international theatre for a month including once in a lifetime experiences such as viewing an actual rehearsal at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre! Whether you are an actor, a stage manager or dramaturg, a director, designer or technician, the course will be tailored for you to explore all aspects of theatre while allowing you to specifically indulge in your particular area of interest. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a thrilling and unique month!
Undergraduate Syllabus - THEA 4393 & 4493 : Open Adobe PDF document
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 and 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
Six semester hours, HSAD 4006, 5006. Course will investigate: This course will investigate the following: 1) Delivery of health care needs and public health services 2) Description of health disparities and measurement issues, 3) Determinants of health disparities, 4) Vulnerable populations, 5) Advocacy efforts, 6) Emerging infectious disease, 7) Intervention strategies and evaluation results.
Dates & Events
Coffee With A Cop - 1/8/2015
First Steps to Starting Your Own Business - 1/8/2015
Museum of the Coastal Bend - Cattle Drive - 1/10/2015
Coffee With A Cop - 1/15/2015
Monthly Meeting of the Crossroads Astronomy Club - 1/19/2015
Coffee With A Cop - 1/22/2015