Course Information

General Course Information

All students enroll in four courses (16 credits), which is equivalent to a full semester of Brandeis credit. Students are required to enroll in a Cornerstone Course, LONS HSSN 112 Showcasing the Nation, which is aimed to connect students and their fellow Midyears directly to the city of London.  Students will have the option of selecting the remainder of their courses from a wide variety on offer. Students must earn a C- or better for the credit to transfer to Brandeis University.


LONS HSSN 112 Showcasing The Nation: First Year Cornerstone Course - 4 credits

In this cornerstone course, first-year students will reflect on notions of national identity in the context of Britain’s history from the last 100 years. Students will navigate London’s complicated narratives, think critically about how Britain presents itself to the rest of the world, and analyze unfamiliar aspects of what it means to be British. This course will foster community engagement through site visits, required readings and personal interviews, and will assess student learning outcomes through various short essays, presentations, classroom discussion, and a final paper. This course fulfills Brandeis University’s first year writing course so students can keep on track for their arrival at Brandeis in January.

Arcadia University London Center Courses

Arcadia courses focus on London and cover topics ranging from art and theater to law, politics and history. Each course is worth 4 credits.

Note about transfer credit to Brandeis University: Individual courses may not count towards specific majors/minors. Please see below for a list of Brandeis Equivalencies and contact Ari Kramer, Study Abroad Advisor, with any course transfer questions.

Registration for Arcadia taught courses will take place online in the summer prior to the start of your program. Courses will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so please be flexible, as we cannot guarantee placement on certain courses.

Course ID Title Credits Syllabus
LONS ARDP 290 Contemporary Photography Practice 4 PDF
LONS AREC 280 Environment, Communities and the Arts in Britain (video) 4 PDF
LONS ARLC 103 London: City of Art 4 PDF
LONS ARUS 282 Art & Architecture 4 PDF
LONS DTPC 181 The London Stage in Text and Performance 4 PDF
LONS DTSH 280 Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance 4 PDF
LONS ECON 109 Introduction to Microeconomics 4 PDF
LONS ENCW 210 Creative Writing 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 MSHP 142 Introduction to British Media: Media, History and Public Policy 4 PDF
LONS PSUK 130 Introduction to British Politics 4 PDF
LONS PSUK 351 Britain and the EU 4 PDF
LONS PYDP 290 Developmental Psychology 4 PDF
LONS SOGL 212 The Making of Global London 4 PDF
LONS SOSC 143 Introduction to Sociology 4 PDF
 

Brandeis Equivalents

In addition to your major requirements, Brandeis students must complete the Brandeis Core prior to graduation. Courses taken on the Midyear in London program can be used to fulfill one or more of these "Schools of Thought"; the requirements each course fulfills can be found below.

Fulfilling Core Requirements while in London will allow you to begin to explore a liberal arts education that is both broad and deep. Students are encouraged to choose elective courses in London based on their interests. There is no requirement to fulfill multiple Core requirements while abroad. You will have more than enough time to complete all your requirements while at Brandeis! But as you consider your elective courses for the fall, keep this context in mind as you seek a well-rounded academic experience in London. Some courses offered in London offer the opportunity to focus on topics that can’t be taught in the same way anywhere else in the world and we encourage you to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more about the Brandeis Core here.

If you have any further questions about this, please contact Ari Kramer in the Brandeis University Office of Study Abroad at arikramer@brandeis.edu or by telephone at 781-736-3483.

Creative Arts (CA)

Course ID Title
LONS ARDP 290 Contemporary Photography Practice
LONS AREC 280 Environment, Communities and the Arts in Britain
LONS ARLC 103 London: City of Art
LONS ARUS 282  Art & Architecture
LONS DTPC 181 The London Stage in Text and Performance
LONS DTSH 280 Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance
LONS ENCW 210 Creative Writing

Difference and Justice in the World (DJW)

Course ID Title
LONS HIEC 173 Issues in British Imperialism: 1800 to the Present Day
LONS SOGL 212 The Making of Global London

Humanities (HUM)

Course ID Title
LONS LIUK 120 The London Novel

Social Science (SS)

Course ID Title
LONS ECON 109 Introduction to Microeconomics
(This course will transfer to Brandeis as equivalent to ECON 10A and fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement.)
LONS HIEC 173 Issues in British Imperialism: 1800 to the Present Day
LONS MSHP 142 Introduction to British Media: Media, History and Public Policy
LONS PSUK 130 Introduction to British Politics
LONS PSUK 351 Britain and the EU
LONS PYDP 290 Developmental Psychology
LONS SOSC 143 Introduction to Sociology
(Please note that this course counts as general Social Science credit only and cannot be applied to a sociology major/minor.)