3 Week Classes: Session B (dates to be announced)

Each class runs for 180 minutes, five days/week and is worth 3 US CREDITS/12 UK CATS/6 ECTS.

A maximum of ONE three week class can be taken during this three week period; however, it can be taken alongside another 6 week option.

Art History and Art, Design and Media:

ADM 3160 (3 CREDITS) Foundations in Photography
This course concentrates on developing the student’s visual intelligence via photography. Technically, students will learn to use digital Single Lens Reflex cameras and Photoshop for image workflow and editing. By looking at the work of a range of artists, students will be introduced to some of the theories that underpin photographic practice and consider photography’s place and role in contemporary culture. Throughout the course students make images which finally result in an edited portfolio of photographic prints. A studio fee is levied on this course.
ADM 5200 (3 CREDITS) Video Production
A ‘hands-on’ video course involving most aspects of production from camera work and sound recording to editing and audio dubbing. The theory and practice of video technology are taught through a series of group exercises and out of class assignments. Students also study a range of classic videos and film as a means of understanding the language of the medium. A studio fee is levied on this course.
ARH 5200 (3 CREDITS) Museums & Galleries of London
Considers the nature of museums and art galleries and their role and function in our society and culture. Students study the workings of the art market and a variety of other topics that impinge upon it, such as conservation, restoration, the investment potential of art, and art world crime. Students visit many of the great London galleries and museums with their rich intercultural collections, as part of this course. A university-level survey of the history of international art is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

Business:

This course discusses questions such as: ‘Why does the level of economic prosperity vary between countries? How is the difference itself to be measured? What is the range of measures available to improve the lot of the world’s poorest inhabitants? What role can organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank take in this process? On this course you will be exposed to a range of material designed to encourage you to link theory to the practical implications faced by policy makers and the policy choices they make.
INB 6210 (3 CREDITS) European Business Environment
Focuses on the economic, political, social environment for business in Europe within this field, it examines the institutional interplay with the European Union, the dynamics between the different Member States and the different policies with direct relevance to businesses operating in the European Union.
MKT 5205 (3 CREDITS) Consumer Behaviour
The course will focus on the study of consumers and their behavioural patterns in the consumption and purchase of product/services as well as the impact of information technology (social media, digital media) on consumer behaviour. It examines behavioural and cognitive psychology and their application in order to measure and interpreting consumers’ formation of attitudes and beliefs. The course provides a psychoanalytic perspective in order to inform the development of marketing strategy as well as to what motivates individual to purchase a specific branded products. It provides an in depth understanding of the consumption culture in modern and postmodern life and how marketers develop life style branding strategies to attract different group of consumers market segments.
MKT 6205 (3 CREDITS) Internet Marketing
Provides students an insight into the techniques and processes involved in creating and maintaining a marketing presence on the Internet using digital technologies. New technologies have created some radical changes in the way companies reach their markets and in particular the emerging phenomenon of social media. The successful entrepreneurs of the 21st century will be those who can harness the potential of virtual technology and marry it to sound marketing practice. Students will have the opportunity to learn about electronic commerce in action; the interplay between the technology and marketing applications; the changing scope and uses of the Internet, along with current management issues facing businesses attempting to use the World Wide Web.

History:

HST 5200 (3 CREDITS) Roman & Medieval Europe
Introduces the student to the Middle Ages in Europe, a period of a thousand years from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance and the array of events and developments which formed the basis for our modern world. Along with important political, military, religious and artistic advances, the course examines the everyday lives of women and men in this fascinating era.
HST 5425 (3 CREDITS) Historical London
This course surveys the history of London from its Roman origins to the modern cosmopolitan metropolis that it is today. Through a variety of themes, students will explore social, political and architectural developments of this urban centre throughout the ages. Students will both read about and visit significant sites within London which illustrate aspects of the history of this great metropolis.
James Bond (007) is a global brand: for sixty years a hugely popular cultural icon, with around half of the planet having seen a Bond film. Bond is a quintessentially British creation; yet his adventures were set on a global stage and reflect the contemporary political milieu – from fighting communists with his American cousins to today battles with terrorists, media barons and assorted megalomaniacs. This course is therefore also a study of the second half of the twentieth century – particularly the special relationship between the US and the UK. Equally relevant are issues related to branding, class, race, gender, product placement and popular music. Students will visit key historical sites related to the history of Bond, using locations (particularly in London) as well as both the books and films as a means to study international history, as well as cultural and political change. Special note: site visits may change subject to availability and faculty expertise.

Literature:

LIT 5100 (3 CREDITS) Travel Writing
The course exposes students to the scope and the power of modern travel writing. It endeavours to provide an intellectual framework for the understanding and analysis of this genre and introduces students to important critical texts. Students explore works taken mostly from within the parameters of literature, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Time is also spent on journalism, new media writing and film. Critical and theoretical responses to travel writing are explored, and an integral part of the students’ responses to the works they encounter will be the production of their own creative writing.
LIT 5405 (3 CREDITS) British Fantasy Writing
This course will explore the vibrant genre tradition of fantastic and non-realist writing using a range of critical approaches. The first half of the course will survey some of the major texts on which modern Fantasy literature draws, including Beowulf, Arthurian texts and selections from works by Shakespeare, Milton, Jane Austen and Lewis Carroll. The second half of the course will focus more intensively on a few major fantasies from the past 120 years and their filmed adaptations, including works by Bram Stoker, J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling, and will look at how these texts and their filmic counterparts repurpose and revision older ideas for novel purposes.

Politics:

This course will introduce students to the main political institutions in the United Kingdom (the monarchy, the executive, parliament, political parties and electoral systems) and to important debates in contemporary British society, such as constitutional reform, Britain’s relations with Europe, the power of the media, gender debates and multiculturalism. The class combines theoretical and empirical approaches. Classes are supplemented by 10 sessions in the House of Commons with a Member of Parliament.