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Cultural and Structural Systems of the United Kingdom: A Narrative Approach
Study the cultural and structural systems of the United Kingdom alongside Longwood students and faculty during the summer of 2018. This program will visit cultural sites in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and St. Andrews such as Parliament and the National Museum of Scotland.
COMM 495/SOCL 495 Topics; Cultural and Structural Systems of the United Kingdom: This course will entail a study of the various cultural and structural systems of the United Kingdom. Students will focus on the communicative and sociological ideas of media systems, cultural systems, globalization, the arts, sports, food, identity, fandom, oral histories, and the relationship between political and sociological institutions in England and Scotland. Special attention will be paid to the narratives of these two locations.
Day 1: Depart for London
Day 2: Parliment and Museum of London
Day 3: Tower of London and British Museum
Day 4: Wembley, Lords, and Chelsea
Day 5: Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Globe Theatre
Day 6: Windsor Castle
Day 7: Churchill War Rooms and Impereal War Rooms
Day 8: Day off, evening train to Manchester
Day 9: Media City and Museum of Science and Industry
Day 10: Depart to Edinburgh, Museum of Scotland
Day 11: Whiskey Tour
Day 12: Tour of Highlands
Day 13: Rugby stadium andcurling
Day 14: Tour of St. Andrews
Day 15: Final Exam, day off
Day 16: Depart for the United States
*Note: Itinerary is in development and subject to change*
The Office of International Affairs offers three scholarships:
Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Global Engagement Scholarship: up to $1,200 for those participating in a faculty-led program; applicants must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible (including Honors)
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.