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  • Semester in London

    London, England

    In the Semester in London Program, you will study and examine the great works while exploring how history influences the present in Europe's most cosmopolitan city. Our professors take you there, giving you the background and resources to inform your own discovery. Students participating in this program will take 16 credits for the fall or spring semesters or 13 credits for the summer program....
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  • Semester in Scotland

    Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Scotland

    Students participating in the GenEd Summer Semester in Scotland Program will spend four weeks in Edinburgh and four weeks in St. Andrews. The program is open to all majors. JMU faculty and professors from the University of Edinburgh and University of St. Andrews teach the classes. It is a wonderful experience to take Scottish Literature from a Scottish professor, or learn about geology from...
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  • Rigidity Theory in the UK

    London, England

    What do robot arms, origami models, spider webs, satellite arrays, bridges, and proteins all have in common? Each is a physical structure whose rigidity and flexibility is important to its use and function. The modern field of rigidity theory, a subfield of computer science, studies what sorts of structures give rise to flexible configurations (like a robot arm) and what sorts of structures...
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  • British Arts and Crafts Movement in London

    London, Cambridge, Bath, England

    British Arts and Crafts Movement in London is a 4-week course that explores the history and impact of this influential movement. A reaction against the mass production of the industrial revolution, the movement championed a return to hand-craftsmanship and to assert the creative independence of individual craftspeople, believing the designer and maker should not be separated. The program will...
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  • The Age of Enlightenment in London

    London, England

    This 3+ week-long program in London, UK allows students to explore and experience one of the world’s greatest cities while completing two General Education classes (covering clusters 2 and 3). These classes share a common objective: exploring the way that the Age of Enlightenment (ca. 1660-1818) radically changed the way people think about their world—specifically, how a new,...
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  • Linguistics UK

    York, England

    Linguistics UK is an immersive study of language in the diverse linguistic environment of York, England. Each student will take a Linguistics course (CSD 490) team-taught by Dr. DePaolis and a local linguist affiliated with the University of York’s Department of Language and Linguistics. There are two sections of the course; one section for 3 credits, and the second section for 1...
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  • The Culture of Leisure in London and Dublin

    London, Dublin, England, Ireland

    This course, entitled the Culture of Leisure in London and Dublin, explores historical and contemporary leisure and recreation phenomena within the context of these two cities. The international evolution of leisure is examined, as well as contemporary perspectives of leisure within and across cultural and ethnic segments of London and Dublin. Diverse perspectives on the meaning of leisure and...
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  • Field Geology in Ireland

    Galway, Doolin, Ireland

    The Geology Field Course in Ireland is the James Madison University Department of Geology and Environmental Science capstone course for geoscience majors. After completing the field course, you will be qualified to work for an industry, government, or academic employer who needs you to travel to an isolated field area, assess the local bedrock and surficial geology, natural resources, natural...
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  • Ireland: Media, Culture and Society

    Dublin, Derry, Galway, Ireland

    Experience Ireland and its culture for six weeks while earning a combined 6 hours of SMAD credits. Selected students will visit major landmarks and cities and come to appreciate Ireland’s rich culture and society by analyzing its films, media, and community dynamics. During their stay, students will collaborate on a community and media based project in order to examine a locally...
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  • Global Perspectives on Civil Rights, Social Justice & Peace Studies in Ireland

    Dublin, Donegal, Ireland

    Global Perspectives on Civil Rights, Social Justice & Peace Studies offers an important socio-historical framework of the history of Ireland from pre-Christian to modern times. This syllabus includes a study of Gaelic Ireland, British Imperialism, Famine, Poverty, and Emigration, the Irish-American impact on the United States, Slavery, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Peace Studies and Conflict...
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  • Educational Field Experience in Ireland

    Dundalk, Newry, Ireland, Northern Ireland

    JMU has developed partnerships with primary schools, secondary schools, and schools for students with severe to profound special learning needs to provide a practicum experience for teacher education candidates pursuing licensure within any program area. This cross-cultural practicum will also provide JMU students opportunities to work with various populations and gain knowledge and skills to...
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  • Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland

    Dublin, Derry/Londonderry, Galway, Ireland, Northern Ireland

    Students enrolled in this 6-credit program explore stories and communities of Ireland and Northern Ireland to reflect on the communication of conflict and identity in the Irish context. In weeks prior to departure, students complete reading and writing assignments made available on Canvas that introduce the social and political tensions of Northern Ireland's past and present, provide resources...
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  • Nature, Creativity & Well-Being Across the Lifespan in Scotland

    Edinburgh, Crieff, Scotland

    This course involves an exploration of the relationship between the natural world and our mental health, psychological development, creativity, resilience, and overall well-being. Students will become academically and experientially familiar with the mental health/psychological benefits of connecting to the natural world through an examination of the research, reflective discussion and...
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  • University of Oxford

    Oxford, England

  • The University of Cambridge

    Cambridge, England

  • University of St. Andrews

    St Andrews, Scotland

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