Studies Abroad: London Summer Core Humanities
London Core Humanities:
- PHL 220 Ethics - Dr. James Baillie (Director). This course is an introduction to moral theory, and fulfills a University Core requirement. With the city of London as the setting, students in this course will consider the ideas of historical and contemporary thinkers to address questions like: Is morality subjective, e.g. merely a matter of opinion? Is morality an illusion, and everyone acts only from self-interest? Is morality culturally relative? e.g. can something be right in London but wrong in Portland? Is morality based on the will of God? Is morality all about increasing happiness? Students in this course will also incorporate educational excursions such as visits to the theater and other London-based activities into their learning experiences.
- FA 391- Lawrence Larsen. In this course, students will explore, experience, and expand their knowledge of the Theatre, Visual Arts, Music and Architecture in the International and World- Class Cultural City of London. This course will include learning various means of critical assessment through multiple excursions to plays, art museums, concerts and architectural walking tours and excursions, hands-on artistic projects, and an immediate connection to the historical and contemporary Arts in the modern city of London. NO prerequisites. Will act as a substitute for FA 207.
Students can take two of the offered courses while in London. Excursions include visits to Cambridge, Canterbury, Dover, Hampton Court, and Greenwich. Students also visit the National Portrait Gallery, Westminster Abbey, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum. The program also includes visits to theatrical performances.
The estimated program cost will be approximately $7,100, which includes six credit hours, housing, museum admissions, London tube pass, excursions in England and insurance. This cost does not include food or airfare.
Students should plan to arrive by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2015. They should depart by 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2015.
Students and faculty will live in apartments with kitchen facilities in downtown London.