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London Summer Term 2018

This 2018 summer program will consist of two 3-week, 6-credit sessions: students will be able to sign up for either session or take them both and earn 12 credits in six weeks. Either session can also be used to fulfill the University's Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) requirement. Courses are based at Richmond University in London and will include field trips to explore a variety of sites throughout London and southern England.

Each session is limited to 12 students. Students interested in participating should contact Professor Tim Vercellotti at tim.vercellotti@wne.edu or 413-782-1724 for more information or to reserve a seat in the program. Also, follow the London Summer Term on Twitter @WNESummerLondon.

SESSION II: JUNE 9-JUNE 30

COMM 235/POSC 235: British Press and Politics (3 cr.)

Professor Tim Vercellotti
Fulfills the University’s Social/Behavioral Science Perspective; can also be taken at the 300 level.

Also satisfies the A&S Writing Intensive Course requirement (pending approval).

Phone-hacking, bribery, deceit. British journalists have done it all to uncover stories about the Royal Family, Parliament, film and sports stars, and ordinary citizens. This course examines the struggle between Britain’s notoriously raucous press and the government over what the public has a right to know, and where to draw the line in protecting national security, privacy, and decency.

PH 245: War, Terrorism, and Torture (3 cr.)

Professor Emmett Barcalow
Fulfills the University's Ethical Perspective.

Is war ever justified? Are there any moral limits on how war may be waged? What constitutes a just peace? Is terrorism ever morally acceptable? Is torture in counter-terrorism ever morally acceptable? We will discuss these and other questions as we explore the just war tradition in ethics and apply its principles to the American Revolution, the South African War, World War I, and World War II, as well as the anti-British terrorist campaigns of the IRA in Ireland and the Zionists in Palestine during the British Mandate period.

SESSION II: JUNE 9-JUNE 30

COMM 235/POSC 235: British Press and Politics (3 cr.)

Professor Tim Vercellotti
Fulfills the University’s Social/Behavioral Science Perspective; can also be taken at the 300 level.

Also satisfies the A&S Writing Intensive Course requirement (pending approval).

Phone-hacking, bribery, deceit. British journalists have done it all to uncover stories about the Royal Family, Parliament, film and sports stars, and ordinary citizens. This course examines the struggle between Britain’s notoriously raucous press and the government over what the public has a right to know, and where to draw the line in protecting national security, privacy, and decency.

CUL 297: British Culture Through Music (3 cr.)

Professor Amelia Nagoski
Satisfies Elements of Culture requirement “CA”.

This course explores how different British values, attitudes and norms are expressed in various styles of music. Students will attend a diverse range of concerts and participate in other course-related field trips while studying the historical and contemporary contexts of music-making.

FULL PROGRAM: MAY 18-JUNE 30

ILP 290: Whodunit? Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, and Forensic Science (3 cr.)

Professor Alex Wurm
Fulfills the University’s Integrated Liberal and Professional learning requirement. 

PH 245: War, Terrorism, and Torture (3 cr.)

Professor Emmett Barcalow
Fulfills the University's Ethical Perspective.

COMM 235/POSC 235: British Press and Politics (3 cr.)

Professor Tim Vercellotti 
Fulfills the University’s Social/Behavioral Science Perspective; can also be taken at the 300 level.

CUL 297: British Culture Through Music (3 cr.)

Professor Amelia Nagoski
Satisfies Elements of Culture requirement “CA”.

Start Packing: Here’s What You Need To Know

How much will this trip cost?

Students can enroll in either three-week session for $5,700. The full six-week session costs $9,800. The cost includes tuition, room and board; roundtrip airfare from Boston’s Logan International Airport to London; and all field trips. All you need to bring is spending money.

What will I see in London?

London will serve as our classroom during the summer term. Field trips will take us to:

  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • The Jack the Ripper Museum
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Buckingham Palace
  • 10 Downing Street
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation
  • The Guardian newspaper
  • The Imperial War Museum
  • The Churchill War Rooms
  • The National Maritime Museum
  • The Museum of London Docklands
  • Live musical performances at Westminster Abbey, the Barbican (home of the London Symphony Orchestra), the Roundhouse, and other venues

How can I participate?

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in study abroad opportunities. Students participating in year-long or semester-long study abroad programs must satisfy the specific grade point average required by the foreign university they will be attending.

Want to learn more?

For more information, contact:

Dr. Josie Brown-Rose, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1279

Email: jbrownro@wne.edu

Dr. Saeed Ghahramani, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1218

Email: sghahram@wne.edu

Got Your Passport?
 Don’t forget to apply now for your passport to be ready to take advantage of these unique educational/travel opportunities.