Arcadia in London Courses

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

The semester will consist of two six-week blocks. In each block you will enroll in two courses, totaling four courses (16 credits) for the semester.

Course Choices Block A

Course ID Title Credits Syllabus
LONS ARLC 103 London: City of Art 4 PDF
LONS DTSH 280 Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance 4 PDF
LONS HIEC 173 Issues in British Imperialism: 1800 to the Present Day 4 PDF
LONS LIUK 120 The London Novel 4 PDF
LONS PSUK 130 Introduction to British Politics 4 PDF
LONS SOCG 285 London: Experiencing the Global City 4 PDF 
LONS SOSH 311 Sickness in the City: A Social History of Pandemics in London 4 PDF
LONI INPR 210 Work in Thought and Action 4 PDF

 

Course Choices Block B

Course ID Title Credits Syllabus
LONS DTPC 181  The London Stage in Text and Performance 4 PDF
LONS ECON 109 Introduction to Microeconomics 4 PDF
LONS MSHP 142 Introduction to British Media: Media, History and Public Policy 4 PDF
LONS PSUK 261 The State We're In: Issues and Tensions in Post-Brexit Britain 4 PDF
LONS SOGL 212 The Making of Global London: Migration & Identity 4 PDF
LONS SOSC 143 Introduction to Sociology  4 PDF
LONS SOYC 323 The Original Youth Culture 4 PDF
LONI INPR 210 Work in Thought and Action 4 PDF

 

Please Note:

Fall 2020 course blocks are designed to be offered abroad or online if needed. If current conditions do not allow for travel in time for the start of the program, Block A courses will be taught online.

  • On June 1, we will announce if your Block A courses will be taught abroad or online.
  • If Block A is online, you’ll hear on September 1 if your program will go abroad for Block B.
  • Please see the FAQs for more details.

Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.

 


Courses for Fall 2021 and beyond

You will enroll in 16 credits total: 1 required Cornerstone Course which offers experiential academic opportunities to learn about London, and 3 electives. You can review these electives here, or you may choose some from one of our British partner universities.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online preferences form.
  • Online course registration will take place several weeks before your program begins. You will select your courses based on the timetable provided at that time. Your Program Manager will advise you as needed about the different processes for registering in partner university courses.
  • When completing your Academic Preferences Form, please review all course information for the program carefully.

Required Cornerstone Course (Choose one)

Central to your Arcadia in London experience, these inspiring courses have been thoughtfully planned to connect you and your fellow classmates directly with the city you have chosen to explore, experience and understand.  Our experienced and dedicated faculty will lead you on a dynamic journey of discovery, connecting classroom concepts directly to the streets and sites you will visit, setting a framework for your overall London experience.  

You will select one of the following two courses as your cornerstone course but may also choose to take the other as an elective, subject to availability.

Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS HSCH 283 Imagining London: A Cultural History 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS SOCG 285 London: Experiencing the Global City 4 Fall/Spring PDF

Arcadia Electives

  • Three additional 4-credit courses: Arcadia-taught and/or select partner university offerings.
  • View all Arcadia Electives here
  • Secure approval from your homeschool for at least 8 courses.
  • List desired courses at our partner universities in order of preference. 

Partner University Courses

  • You may also choose to pursue courses at one of our partner institutions.
  • Tuition fees and required GPA will vary. 

Grade Scale for Arcadia Centers - AACRAO EDGE

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage U.S. Equivalent
97 - 100% A+
93 - 96% A
90 - 92% A-
87 - 89% B+
83 - 86% B
80 - 82% B-
77 - 79% C+
73 - 76% C
70 - 72% C-
67 - 69% D+
65 - 66% D
0 - 64% F
Intellectual property copyright AACRAO EDGE.