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CAPA - London
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Summer A,
Summer B
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Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Summer B 2018 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 05/11/2018 05/11/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Level:
Undergraduate
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Program Advisor: Jill Ranaivoson
Type of Credit:
Transfer
Open to non-UF students:
No Program Type: Non-UF Program
Program Description:

Courses Available

20th and 21st Century Art (ART 353)
This course provides an insight into the many different 'works of art' that have been produced during the last century and also introduces some of the most controversial contemporary British art. All the major art movements will be examined in relation to advances in technology, historical events and sociological changes.
British Broadcasting Today (BRC 390)
This course aims to examine the variety and range of program genres on British television and radio. Reference will be made to the philosophy and the industry structures that nurture them. New delivery systems, new approaches to regulation and the international market will also be considered, as will scheduling issues. Finally, there will be a survey of the development of the British broadcasting system, contrasting it with the US model.
Ethical Issues in the Media (BRC 395)
This course will address the principal ethical issues facing print and broadcast journalism. It will consider the practical dilemmas reporters and editors have to deal with and relate them to a moral framework. The focus will be on the real time arguments that arise almost daily in media coverage of matters of public controversy – crime, war, privacy and the like. The course objectives are to learn how to evaluate the performance of the media and to help students develop their own ethical philosophy. Problems of regulation and codes of practice will also be examined. Students will be able to take advantage of London's global importance as a media hub and the distinctive media culture of the UK through a program of case studies, visits and guest lectures by practitioners.
Advertising and Public Relations (BUS/COM 380)
This course will introduce students to the knowledge and skills required to create and implement integrated advertising and public relations activities. This course analyses the main forms of advertising and public relations techniques used by organizations to communicate with the various stakeholders of a business. It seeks to develop the theoretical constructs of the discipline and to develop analytical skills and managerial competencies that are needed to plan and control an integrated program of communications within an organization. Topics include consumer motivation and appeal, media structures and effectiveness, target audiences, print and broadcast production, budgeting and promotion mix planning. Students are required to design, cost and implement their own advertising campaign and to project the likely success rates of their efforts.
International Finance (BUS/FIN 325)
This course will examine the structure and principal operations of the international financial economy. It will examine operations and their impact in terms of trade, the trading of financial assets and capital movements. It will also assess and risk management techniques used by governments, corporations and other entities operating internationally and the global regulatory challenges posed by these developments. The course covers topics such as the historical development of money and capital markets, the role of major central banks, the maintenance of price stability, the control of interest rates, the management of monetary policy and the management of global systemic risk.
International Marketing (BUS/MKT 390)
This course reflects the increasing amount of international marketing carried out by a wide and diverse range of organizations. Starting with why organizations may wish to expand their activities across national boundaries, students develop knowledge to identify which markets to enter, the methods of market entry available, and the management and control implications.
International Economics (ECO 344)
The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the theoretical analysis of international trade and commercial policy. Students will look at the pure theory of international trade as exemplified by comparative advantage and gains from trade in the classical and neo classical models and explore alternative explanations of trade and development. The theory of customs unions and modern day explanations of preferential trading arrangements will be explored and some of the principal unresolved theoretical and practical problems of free trade will be examined.
Introduction to Shakespeare (ENG 319)
In this course, a range of plays will be studied from Shakespeare's middle to later periods, with equal focus in the genres of comedy, history and tragedy. For a written portrayal of a range and depth of human emotion, Shakespeare has never been equalled. Students will examine the notion of Shakespeare as 'timeless' to understand how vitally he moves from the concerns of his own day to ours.
British 20th Century Fiction (ENG 323)
This course focuses on a legacy of the British Empire, verbalized through fiction. Students look at the nature of nineteenth-century empire in the well-researched historical fiction of George Fraser, and two novels set in the Mediterranean that show the bonds that were supposed to outlast the era of colonization being severely tested during the Second World War. Students will also analyze novels describing the immigrant experience and will understand London as a hugely multicultural and densely populated city through this.
Post-War British Popular Culture (ENG 395)
This course aims to draw in the students' previous educational and life experiences of culture and history, including oral cultures, popular and ethnic cultures and social and religious movements. It will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities and cross-influences.
Britain in the 20th Century (HIS 426)
This course surveys how Britain has responded to political, economic, social and cultural forces during the twentieth century. Changing perceptions about the role of the state; the decline of empire; the effect of two world wars; economic strategies; the development of multiculturalism and the role of women are among the topics discussed. There will also be analysis of how the lives of ordinary British people have changed during the past century.
Understanding Britain Today (IST 356)
This course offers students the opportunity to become familiar with a range of aspects of contemporary Britain through which they can understand the diverse nature of this country's society. Students will explore areas of British life including entertainment, sport, politics, religion and social problems. By the conclusion of the course students will have gained a good knowledge and understanding of contemporary British life and culture.
European Government & Politics (POL 307)
This course introduces students to the history, concepts and structures of politics and government in Western Europe. Students will gain knowledge on the debates, disagreements, problems and changes in west European government and politics, and will be able to think critically on these issues as well as defend their ideas on them.
Politics, Democracy and Islam: Apartism and Alienation in London's East End (POL 420)
This course seeks to develop an in-depth understanding of democratic citizenship, identity, and religion among young Muslims in London's East End. It first examines the foundations of participatory democracy and their adaptation to an increasingly de-territorialized world. The course then illustrates the subsequent conflicts with an examination of Muslim migrant communities' confrontation with Western democratic polities. We consider a range of explanations for sociopolitical alienation, and introduce the concept of 'Apartism'. Finally, these concepts and applications are actually encountered on field trips to the East End to look at the history and reality of the discussed socio-political phenomena, face-to-face.
Child Development in a British Context (PSY 300)
The course presents a socio-cultural approach to contemporary issues of children's development. The aim is to demonstrate the importance of understanding people in relation to their social world. Students will develop an understanding of life in the UK and explore how it shapes children's development. Issues such as children's early attachments, the development of the self, the emergence of consciousness, the role of play and the origins of disturbing behaviour will be examined.
The Social Dynamics of London: Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning (GST/SOC 303)
Service-Learning is an academic experience that utilizes community service, community-based research, or other civic engagement activities along with regular reflection to meet course goals and community needs. This is a service-learning experience with a strong educational philosophy which combines a community service placement with CAPA's curriculum. Students will be paired with non-governmental organizations and other community service organizations where they will fulfil their on-site service-learning requirement. Weekly interactive seminars will examine British society to establish links to the context of global social realities using an academic framework which includes readings, discussion of current events, visits to relevant local agencies and dialogue. The course aims to utilize London as the students' urban laboratory - the course, including the placement in group projects, will examine the structures that serve London, both in terms of successes but increasingly in terms of failures and issues relevant to current affairs. This is a comparative course, dealing with themes and issues in London, but using this city as a lens through which to examine urban issues in Britain and other cities as well.
London through Internships (GST 303)
The London through Internships Program is an educational experience that gives students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace and social environment of the host culture, to expand professional skills and earn academic credit. The Focus Seminars and Regional Identities lectures & activities which make up an important part of London through Internships are designed to provide theory & practice around societal themes which inform and enrich the internship experience.
Living Theatre in London (THT 325)
Plays are written to be appreciated in performance, not only to be read; a play does not truly come to life until it appears on a stage. The course will introduce students to the current variety of theatre being produced in London. It will blend reading the play, and visits to see the play in performance with class-based discussions and lectures examining the theatrical and social context of plays. Students will be introduced to theatrical terminology, to theatre genres and criticism, and ways of analysing the play in text and performance, and will utilise their skills in writing and oral presentations. In addition to reading the plays, students will be expected to keep a journal of their experiences, to read and respond to articles of theatre criticism and theatre reviews, and be prepared for a great deal of discursive class participation. The course aims to provide multiple levels of theatre appreciation, and is therefore open to students who both have a background in theatre and those who have a general interest in expanding their knowledge.