London and Edinburgh - Sites of Enlightenment 1700-1830
London and Edinburgh: Sites of Enlightenment, 1700-1830
(Summer 1) 6 credits
This program focuses on English and Scottish literature and culture. After three weeks of study, the class will travel to London and Edinburgh to explore each city for one week. Students will receive 6 credits for the course that will fulfill both the General Education Literary and Intellectual Traditions requirement and the CLAS Western Culture before 1800 requirement.
Course Dates: May 18-June 29, 2015
Travel Dates: June 12-27, 2015
Deadline for Application: February 2, 2015
We will examine the role that key Enlightenment ideals played in the modernization of England and Scotland after these countries merged under the Acts of Union (1703). We will also attend to how those ideals informed the attempts of writers in various disciplines (literature, philosophy, science, and economics) to imagine the nation in its new form.
Students will receive 6 credits for ENG-T390 and ENG-E302. These courses fulfill the Literary and Intellectual Traditions (Gen Ed) and the Western Culture before 1800 (CLAS) requirements.
VISIT Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House - home of Mary, Queen of Scots.
EXPLORE a 17th century neighborhood buried beneath the streets of Edinburgh.
EXPERIENCE the lifestyle of 18th century Londoners by touring their homes, donning their fashions, and dining in an 18th century coffee house.
LEARN how to navigate planes, trains and subways like a seasoned traveler.
The program fee is $3,000, plus tuition for six credit hours. This fee includes airfare, instructional fees, lodging, some meals, and inter-city travel. Students must also purchase student health insurance for $27.85.
Loans, grants, and scholarships for which students are eligible at Indiana University may be used for the IUSB London-Paris program. All participants are urged to apply for the David Starr Jordan Scholarships. Forms are available from International Programs, the World Language Studies office, and the program.
The London-Edinburgh Program consists of two, three-hour courses: ENG-T390 and ENG-E302. Students must sign up for both. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, graduate students a 3.0 GPA. Sophomore standing at the start date of the program is required, unless approved by the program directors. Students enrolled at any Indiana University may apply.
Applications are due Friday, February 2, 2015. A non-refundable deposit of $700 is due by Monday, March 1, 2015. Charges for full airfare and other trip costs will be posted to student accounts and may be non-refundable after May 1.
In London, students and faculty will stay at University of London Halls, which is in the heart of vibrant Bloomsbury. The halls are surrounded by bustling shops and eateries and offer quick access to several tube stations.
In Edinburgh, students will lodge at a modern hostel at the base of the Royal Mile, which terminates at Edinburgh Castle. The hostel is only minutes from Holyrood House and the natural wonders of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat. Both lodgings include internet access and kitchen facilities.
Applications are available online and from the Office of International Programs. Any student desiring to participate in the program should contact:
Lee Kahan, Dept. of English
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Kyoko Takanashi, Dept. of English
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