A full summer session is offered every year. You must take four courses, 12 credits. All courses are three credit hours, and meet twice a week. You may choose to do an internship as one of your courses. You are encouraged to participate, without extra cost, in outings for other courses.Art History 316 (Masterpieces of British Art)
Survey of painting and sculpture in Britain (1530 to 1860) concentrating on 18th and 19th-century painting. British art is viewed in the context of European civilization. Weekly visits to London museums, including the Portrait Gallery, Sir John Soane's House, the Wallace Collection and the Tate Gallery. Satisfies GENED Cluster Two,Group II.
English 412N/GHUM200L/Theatre 449 (The London Theatre)
Study of London theatre. Consideration given to current productions of classic and contemporary works. Emphasis on production elements including acting, directing, design, writing and economic considerations. There will be an additional $400 course materials fee billed to those students taking this course. GHUM200L satisfies GENED Cluster Two, Group III. You may not receive credit for both GHUM200L and Theatre 449.
History 382L (Europe in the 20th Century)
An examination of European history following WWII, from a British perspective. Weekly outings to museums and sites of historic interest.
POSC 371L Topics in Comparative Politics: British Media and Politics/SCOM472L/SMAD472L (Media and Politics)
A study of the media's role in political campaigns, concentrating on past/present elections, the media's role in covering political parties and coverage of the governing process. Discussion of electronic and print media will occur. Topics to be examined include campaign videos, CSPAN, political ads, editorial cartoons, TV debates, convention coverage and radio talk show commentary.
SCOM 331L (Organizational Culture in the UK) FMIR-course offered Summer 2013 only
This course will examine the fascinating world of organizational culture as well as provide tools for better assessing and understanding organizational culture. Course materials and discussions will address issues related to both theory and practice. As we examine and visit examples of organizations in London and the surrounding area, we will explore different models of categorizing cultures, examine the implications of different conceptual models of culture for diagnosing culture, and consider the usefulness of a variety of tools for diagnosing culture.
SCOM 347L (Communication, Diversity & Popular Culture)
Study of the rhetorical dimension of communication practices and texts found in popular culture. Emphasis on issues of diversity as they are manifested in the communication practices found in popular culture. Emphasis on strategic communication choices in a diverse, multicultural world. Emphasis on critical thinking, self-reflexivity and communication analysis.
SMAD301L/SCOM351L/WRTC 351: Visual Rhetoric/ARTH 389: Topics in Art History (Culture by Design)
Study of how mediated communication molds perception and influences cultural change. Emphasis on how language and imagery, sound and music are combined in current media to create meaning. Consideration of emerging media and their implications for cultural design.
SMAD 360L/SCOM360L/GHUM251L /WRTC 360L (British Media and Society)
Study the history, nature, and impact of mass media in the United Kingdom. Emphasis on the impact modern media has on society, and society has on media. Consideration of similarities and differences in mass media in the United States and Great Britain. Consideration of the relationship between mass media and the arts. Focus on 20th century mass media in London, one of the world's pre-eminent and most influential media centers. GHUM251L satisfies GENED Cluster Two, Group I.
SMAD 463L/ENG 463L/SCOM 395 (Film Adaptations)
The study of the process of adapting literature into feature films. Consideration is given to the original literary work, as well as to the changes undergone in its adaptation to film. There will be an additional $200 course materials fee billed to those students taking this class.
You may take an independent study, in your major, under the supervision of a JMU faculty member and with the approval of the Semester in London Program Director.
Internships in London
All London internships will be arranged by CAPA (Centers for Academic Programs Abroad) and will include IDLS 486. Students wishing to satisfy departmental internship requirements much check with that department for approval and inform the Director of the Semester in London Program.
IDLS 486 Internship (Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad)
This internship and seminar provides students with opportunities to experience life in London from the perspective of an individual working within an organization. Students are placed in agencies and workplaces in London; they participate in a concurrent seminar in which they are mentored by a faculty member and prepared for situations they will encounter in their work setting. Students who complete these internships will return home with a unique internship portfolio that documents their learning successes. There will be an additional fee of $400 billed to those students taking this class. For more information about interning in London, click here.
Students planning to participate in JMU's Semester in London Program may take nine credit hours (three courses) toward fulfilling their Cluster 2 requirements.
Please Note: Class offerings may vary by semester. Course textbooks are provided to students during their semester in London.