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Location

New York, USA, London, England

Program Description

This course explores the nature of moral values, moral judgments, and ethical decision and behaviors in times of crisis. Alternative perspectives of right and wrong will be considered. A highly interactive course, students will analyze and discuss ethics-related current and historical events, case studies, real-world scenarios, and common ethical dilemmas in order to improve skills in recognition, understanding, and decision-making related to ethics.

Location Description

The course will begin on board a cruise ship, departing from New York city to travel to England while reading and discussing a famous and entertaining historical example of intense ethical decision making.

With a history spanning nearly 2000 years, London is a city filled with history and vitality. This course will be a combination of experiental learning as well as classroom instruction. The course will conclude the last 10 days based in the amazing city of London, combining classroom instruction with visits to a variety of compelling sites reviewing historical dilemmas and the people faced with answering them.

Not only will you be able to visit iconic locations, museums and historic sites, you will be able to spend time exploring portions of this amazing city and the surrounding areas. While the class will require visits to the British Museum, Bletchley Park and the Churchill War Rooms, your out of class time may allow you to visit such famous main attractions as The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussaud’s waxwork collection, as well as world class museums like the Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert or simply walk through Trafalgar Square.

Director

David Barnes | barnesda@jmu.edu | Student Affairs

Accommodations

Accommodations will be provided for students through first a 4 star cruise ship, and later a hotel in the city of London. Students in England will be housed in centrally located housing with internet access and laundry facilities, close to the underground transportation stops. Students will share double rooms.

While all meals are provided on the cruise ship, in London, students will be allocated a weekly meal stipend that will cover approximately 14 meals per week. In addition, students should plan to spend some of their own money each day, most like to cover lunches.

Additional Items to Consider

Because of being located in London, visas will not be required. It is anticipated that proper COVID-19 vaccinations will be required of all participants.

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Sophomore, Junior or Seniors

Open to all majors

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Essay
  • Interview with Program Director

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

UNST 000: Ethical Decision Making in Times of Crisis (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.

Cost

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