GE classes that relate specifically to London and Great Britain are the primary focus of the classes offered. The summer program is six-weeks and coordinates class lectures with out-of-class activities which provides a rich variety of cultural and social activities. During the program, plans include visits to the British Museum, British Library, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Imperial War Museum, as well as possible day trips to the City of Bath and Stonehenge. Students will also have the opportunity to attend performances at the reconstructed Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and possibly an opera at the National Opera or Theatre on the West End.
Students enroll in a total of 14 units.
Every student must enroll in HUM 316 & HUM 319
HUM 316 London: From Roman Colony to World Capital (4) GE D5*
Selective examination of the historical and cultural legacy of London within the development of Western civilization as well as its influence on the submission and eventual emergence of the non-Western world in the twentieth century. An analytical and interpretive study of how London shaped the social, economic, political and legal institutions of Western society. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Enrollment in London Study; completion of GE Area A; completion of two courses in GE Area D or consent of instructor. Corequisite: Enrollment in HUM 319. Recommended: Junior standing. Fulfills GE D5.
This course can be substituted for a GE D3, but students must compete a GE substitution form prior to departure. This form is available in the Cal Poly-Led Study Abroad Office in Building 38-108 (M-Th 10-11 and 2-3:30).
HUM 319 London Activities (2) (CR/NC)
Analytical and interpretive survey of the principal center of the English speaking world. The development of London from Roman administrative capital to modern cultural, financial and political colossus. Credit/No Credit grading only. 2 activities. Prerequisite: Limited to London Study students.
Each student will then select two of the three following:
ENGL 371 Film Styles and Genres (4) GE C4 GWR
Major films within particular cinematic genres or styles, with emphasis on critical interpretation, aesthetic appreciation, and the films’ historical and cultural contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A and C1. Recommended: Junior standing. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units). For more information contact David Gillette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCM 320 Technology in London (4) GE Area F
Impact of one or two technologies in modern London. How they developed from the scientific/industrial revolution, as seen through London museums and industries. How solutions to modern problems are dependent on available technology. Specific technology chosen by instructor. 2 lectures, 2 activities. Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area B. Concurrent enrollment in London Study Program. Fulfills GE Area F. For more information contact Kate Murphy at email@example.com.
TH 390 Global Theatre and Performance (4) GE C4
Investigation of non-western/underrepresented theatre and dramatic performance; emphasis on plays, playwrights, and movements as portraits of philosophical/national make-up. Topical emphasis focuses on the definition and development of a cultural identity via the context of historical and contemporary theatre practices. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A and C3 (TH 210 recommended). For Theatre majors: TH 210, TH 227, or TH 228. Recommended: Junior standing. Fulfills GE C4 except for Theatre majors. For more information contact John Machamer at firstname.lastname@example.org.