Arcadia faculty use London itself as the classroom, taking you into the streets to bring your studies to life in the communities and places you are learning about. Visits to galleries, theaters, historical sites, local communities and markets give you insights and experiences that augment your classroom learning, giving you genuine insight into this exciting city, its diverse population and traditions and its incredibly rich culture.

You will enroll in 4 courses and earn 16 credits. One course is a required Cornerstone Course about your London experience. You will select your other 3 courses from a wide variety offered.

When completing your Academic Preferences Form:

  • Required Course - LONS HSSN 112 Showcasing the National: First-Year Cornerstone Course - will automatically populate.
  • List 3 other course selections from the Arcadia London Center Courses below, and include an alternate for each choice. List all choices in order of preference.


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 discussions, and a final paper.

LONS HSSN 112 Showcasing The Nation: First-Year Cornerstone Course 4 Fall/Spring PDF

Arcadia University London Center Courses

Arcadia courses focus on London and cover topics ranging from art and theater to law, politics and history. 

Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS ARDP 290 Contemporary Photography Practice 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS AREC 280 Environment, Communities and the Arts in Britain (video) 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS ARLC 103 London: City of Art 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS ECON 109 Introduction to Microeconomics 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS ENCW 210 Creative Writing 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS DTPC 181 The London Stage in Text and Performance 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS DTSH 280 Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS HIEC 173 Issues in British Imperialism: 1800 to the Present Day 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS LIUK 120 The London Novel 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS MSHP 142 Introduction to British Media: Media, History and Public Policy 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS PSUK 130 Introduction to British Politics 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS SOGL 212 The Making of Global London 4 Fall/Spring PDF
LONS SOSC 143 Introduction to Sociology 4 Fall/Spring PDF


Enrollment Process

Online course registration for Arcadia London Center courses will take place several weeks before your program begins. You will select your courses based on the timetable provided at that time and you should use the Academic Preferences Form you submitted as a guide.


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
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