General Course Information
All students enroll in four courses for a total of 16 credits. One of these is a required Cornerstone Course about their London experience and one can be at City, University of London; or SOAS, University of London (if appropriate qualifications are met). Students will have the option of selecting the remainder of their courses from a wide variety on offer at the Arcadia London Center. Students must earn a B- or better in order to transfer credit.
Examples of Course Selections for the Academic Preferences Form:
3 Arcadia London Center Courses + Cornerstone Course
2 Arcadia London Center Courses + 1 City or SOAS Course (see below) + Cornerstone Course
LONS HSSN 112 Showcasing the Nation: First Year Cornerstone Course – 4 Credits
In this cornerstone course, first year students will reflect on notions of national identity in the context of Britain’s history from the last 100 years. Students will navigate London’s complicated narratives, think critically about how Britain presents itself to the rest of the world, and analyze unfamiliar aspects of what it means to be British. This course will foster community engagement through site visits, required readings and personal interviews, and will assess student learning outcomes through various short essays, presentations, classroom discussion, and a final paper.
Arcadia University London Center Courses
Arcadia courses focus on London, and cover topics ranging from art and architecture to law, politics and history. Each course is worth 4 credits.
|LONS ARDP 290||Contemporary Photography Practice||4|
|LONS AREC 280||Environment, Communities and the Arts in Britain (video)||4|
|LONS ARLC 103||London: City of Art||4|
|LONS ARUS 282||Art & Architecture||4|
|LONS DTPC 181||The London Stage in Text and Performance||4|
|LONS DTSH 280||Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance*||4|
|LONS ENCW 210||Creative Writing: The Art of Fiction||4|
|LONS HIEC 173||Issues in British Imperialism: 1800 to the Present Day||4|
|LONS LIUK 120||The London Novel||4|
|LONS MSHP 142||Introduction to British Media||4|
|LONS PSUK 130||Introduction to British Politics||4|
|LONS PYDP 290||Developmental Psychology**||4|
|LONS SOSC 143||Introduction to Sociology||4|
* STUDENTS MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR LONS DTSH 280 PROVIDED THEY HAVE SCORED A 4 OR 5 ON THE AP LITERATURE EXAM.
** STUDENTS MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR LONS PYDP 290 PROVIDED THEY HAVE SCORED A 5 ON THE AP PSYCHOLOGY EXAM.
Students have the option of taking one course at a British University. For further information about specific course options, please contact your Program Advisor.
The following are available universities and subject areas:
CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON: Students can choose from a small selection of first-year courses offered in the Politics department. These courses are worth 4 credits each.
SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON: Students can enroll in a course offered in African, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.
Online course registration for Arcadia London Center courses will take place several weeks before your program begins. You will select your courses based on the timetable provided at that time and you should use the Academic Preferences Form you submitted as a guide. Your Program Advisor will advise you as needed about the different processes for registering in partner university courses.