UMW Advanced Studies in England

UMW in England

Advanced Studies in England

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Program Dates

June 6 — July 11

Summer 2020

Registration

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Register for this program by April 1, 2020. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received. View our cancellation policy.

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Program Fees

$5,900

$400 deposit payable to UMW due upon registration.
$500 non refundable confirmation fee payable to Franklin & Marshall University due within 2 weeks of acceptance by ASE.
Final $5,000 payable directly to ASE by April 1st.

Included

  • ASE Tuition (8 course credits)
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Group excursions
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Day-to-day transportation while abroad
  • Personal expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program requires light to moderate levels of activity, with walking and optional hiking as part of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with Dr. Maya Mathur of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, spend your summer in the beautiful World Heritage city of Bath! Participate in the summer program offered by Advanced Studies in England (ASE). The program, which may be of special interest to students of English, Cinema, Creative Writing, History, Education, Pre-Law, or Studio Art, also includes a weekend study trip to London and other travel in England.

  • Live within easy walking distance of the first-century Roman Baths, the fourteenth-century Abbey, the Theatre Royal, art galleries, and museums.
  • Explore Bath’s pubs, bakeries, and cafes, including the famous Pump Rooms, which tempt the bold with a taste of the Bath Waters.
  • Relax by the River Avon or in the luxurious Bath Spa while in “Jane Austen’s City.”
  • Visit the rugged Cornwall coast and London on weekend program trips.
  • Explore ancient Stonehenge, mystical Glastonbury, and stately Oxford.

Accommodations

Students will be housed in historic properties throughout the city center. Equipped with full kitchens, accommodations are nestled within walking distance of remarkable tourist sites, cosmopolitan shopping, and grocery stores. ASE student residences are chosen specifically to give students the feeling of being part of a local neighborhood; each fosters a sense of British life.

Coursework

Students will earn 8 transfer credits for two 4-credit courses of their choice. ASE is associated with University College, Oxford; many of the British faculty are from Oxford University. Classes are held in the Georgian town homes formally occupied by Lord Admiral Nelson, now equipped with a common room, library, and technology. Students will choose one core course from ASE’s summer offerings (taught by U.K. faculty) and one seminar (taught by U.S. professors).

Seminar Courses (U.S. Faculty) — Choose One

  • Shakespeare and Popular Culture (Maya Mathur, UMW)  English. Shakespeare’s plays have been revised and adapted by countless novelists, filmmakers, and graphic artists; parodies of Shakespeare proliferate on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler; and there is a thriving online market in Shakespeare-affiliated consumer objects, from board games to Band-Aids. Yet what makes Shakespeare so ripe for reinvention in popular culture? In this course, we will explore two faces of Shakespeare: his reputation as an elite literary figure and his role as a popular cultural icon. To this end, we will examine a selection of Shakespeare’s histories, tragedies, and comedies alongside a series of popular artifacts – television shows, films, web series, and novels – that adapt and appropriate his work. We will explore Shakespeare’s characters and plots through performance, use props and costumes to locate his characters in the present day, and produce creative updates to his work. Course texts include Richard III and House of Cards; Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story; and The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You, among others.
  • Victorian Modernism and the History of Sexuality (Erica Gene Delsandro, Bucknell) Women’s and Gender Studies
  • King Arthur, Life and Legend (Myra E. Wright, Bates) — English
  • Writing and Reading the British Essay (Cassandra Kircher, Elon) — English
  • Food for the Future: The Sustainable Food Movement in the UK (John Brueggemann, Skidmore)  — English

Core Courses (U.K. Faculty) — Choose One

  • Bath, Britain and the Black Atlantic
  • Jane Austen in Bath
  • The Romans in Britain

Theatre Summer School

As an alternative to the above course offerings, students may choose to participate in Theatre Summer School under the instruction of William & Mary’s Elizabeth Wiley. Those who take part in Theatre Summer School will enroll in the following two courses:

  • Acting, British Style
  • Not Just Shakespeare: British Theatre History

Please visit the ASE Summer Program webpage for detailed course information and ASE application instructions.  This course satisfies the Experiential Learning OR the Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the faculty director only.

Requirements & Prerequisites

ASE requires a minimum 3.0 GPA but will consider applicants with a 2.5 or higher GPA with strong letters of recommendation. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study, but preference is given to students who have completed their sophomore year.  There are no specific prerequisites for this program.

Scholarships

Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).

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