London England Winter 2017
Interested in a short term Winter Study-Abroad Program in London, England? Then study and travel as you participate in the KU Winter Program in London, December 26, 2016- January 10, 2017. (these dates are subject to change as housing agreements are finalized)
PSY 290 - Culture and Personality (3 credit hours)
The course is designed as an inter-disciplinary survey of the field of culture and personality. The key problem involves investigating the concepts of culture and personality and the nature of the relationship between them. Field trips throughout London and Great Britain, including historical sites and museums will encourage application of course concepts. (Taught by Dr. Derek Mace)
HIS 205 - England and American History: Christianity, Democracy, and the City of London (3 credit hours)
In this course, students will learn what Americans took with them from England - and what we left behind. We will visit sites that go back to the Romans, to the dawn of English Christianity and to the thousand-year history of British democracy. We will see Parliament, discover hidden corners of Westminster Abbey, view the 800-year-old Magna Carta. We will learn the ways that Londoners rebuilt their city after the Fire of 1666 and investigate how heroic researchers found the water-based source of devastating epidemics, and invented a safe water system for their city, and why Londoners in the 1700s argued that beer was better than water. (Taught by Dr. Arnold)
ENG 283 - Selected Topics, American Modernists in London (3 credit hours)
In this site-specific course, students will read works written by American writers while living in London. Students will visit and explore the places these writers were living in order to map out a full understanding of the influence of the turn of the century London on the development of American identity and American modernism at a pivotal historical moment. (Taught by Dr. Andrew Vogel)
AST 018 - Core to the Cosmos: Contributions of Women to Astronomy (3 credit hours)
From the edge of the cosmos to the cores of planets, the scientific discoveries of women shape our understanding of space. Using the perspective of influential women in astronomy, this course explores major discoveries astronomical and planetary science, such as the expansion of the universe, life cycles of stars, formation of the solar system, and the structure of the Earth as well as their role in space exploration and missions. This course does not satisfy major, concomitant, or specialization requirements for Secondary Education and/or Liberal Arts and Science majors. (Taught by Dr. Erin Kraal)
Students may take only one course. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the course, three semester hours credit will be earned. A letter grade will be given and no "Incompletes" will be issued.
London is a global center of art and commerce and a truly multi-cultural city. The diversity of culture in London is evidenced by the estimated 300-plus languages spoken. Our home base will be the Central London neighborhood Euston, located just north of the city center.
We will stay in student dormitories near the center of London.
Classes, Study Sites and Excursions:
Classes will be held each day, using both formal and informal classroom settings. Informal settings include destinations such as the Tower of London, the British Museum,
Buckingham Castle, and Westminster Abbey. Class-related excursions (limited to the available budget) outside of London may include Salisbury, Oxford, and Edinburgh. Lastly, students will also have free time for independent travel.
Applications for the KU Winter Program in London are available from the Department of Psychology and the Office of International Programs. Selection is based on a variety of factors that include, but are not limited to, program objectives, cultural adaptability, and academic standing. Space in this year's program is limited and the application process will be competitive.
APPLICATIONS: Accepted starting immediately. (closing date TBA Fall 2016)
The cost of the 2017 KU Winter Program in London has NOT yet been set by the KU Council of Trustees. Currency exchange rate fluctuations may cause the fee to increase slightly, here are the estimates:
PA Resident - Undergraduate: $2900.00
Non-PA Resident - Undergraduate $4290.00
Flight: Course participants are responsible for making their own plane reservations. Airfare is not included in the program fee. You will be informed which flights the instructor will be taking if you wish to join. Airfares are notoriously volatile and range for the moment (Spring 2016) from $800 to $1200.
Meals: You will be responsible for lunch and dinner while in London.
International Student Identity Card: This ID costs $22 and is available at the KU International Studies Office, Boxwood House, 484-646-4256.
US Passport Fee: Currently $110.00
Students must have a valid passport prior to departure. Current price $110. Be advised that the procedure for passport application may take up to two months.
All students must have medical insurance with international coverage. Kutztown University, the Department of Psychology and individuals associated with the KU Winter Program in London are not responsible for the personal wellbeing of students who choose to participate in the program. You should check to see if your current medical insurance covers you overseas.
International Student ID - $22. Applications at the KU International Studies Office, Boxwood House, for more information on coverage: www.myISIC.com.
Code of Conduct:
Students who participate in the program are still governed by the Kutztown University rules and regulations as stipulated by the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Catalog and The Key: Student Handbook. In addition, all US and British codes of conduct must be respected. Kutztown University, the KU Department of Psychology, the KU Office of International Studies, the Program Coordinator and Program Instructors are neither responsible, nor liable for the conduct of the students. Students participating in the Program will also sign a code of conduct specific to the KU Winter Program in London.
For more information about the KU Winter Program in London England 2017 please contact:
Dr. Derek Mace
Secretary, Department of Psychology