London Courses

Unless otherwise specified by their home institution, most students in London enroll in one of our Key Courseswhich analyze British life through a particular lens (Business, Culture, Europe, or Visual Media). In these courses, students contextualize their experience in London.  

Students participating in the Study & Internship or Study & Service Internship programs will be enrolled in a corresponding Experiential Education Course.

Depending on the program, students may also choose Elective Courses in the topics below. *Courses offered are subject to change by term based on academic programming needs, student enrollment, and faculty availability. 

Arts, Literature & Theatre
Contemporary Britain
Global Business
Global Studies
History & Politics
Humanities & Social Sciences
Media & Communications
Social Justice

 

 KEY COURSES

 Course Name                                                                                                                                                             Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

British Life and Business

Reader red

British Life and Cultures

Reader red

British Life and Europe

Reader red

British Life and Visual Media

Reader red

 

 EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION COURSES

 Course Name                                                                                                                                                             Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

International Internship Course

Reader red

International Service Internship Course

Reader red

 

 ARTS, LITERATURE & THEATRE COURSES

 Course Name                                                                                                                                                             Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

Contemporary British Theatre

Reader red

History of Modern Design

Reader red

Literary London

Reader red

‘London is the Place for Me’: Twentieth-century British Migrant Fiction

Reader red

Music in Twentieth Century Britain

Reader red

Photojournalism: London through the Lens

Reader red

Realism in British Cinema

  Reader red

Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature

  Reader red

The Nature of Story: Creative Writing

  Reader red

Travel Writing

  Reader red

Understanding Art Through London’s Collections

Reader red

 

 CONTEMPORARY BRITAIN COURSES

 Course Name  Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

British Politics

     Reader red

‘Cash, Money, Records Forever’: An Introduction to the Business Practices of the Evolving British Music Industry

     Reader red

Contemporary British Broadcasting

     Reader red

Food, Society, and Culture in Britain: From Traditional Tastes to Contemporary Concerns

     Reader red

‘London is the Place for Me’: Twentieth-century British Migrant Fiction

     Reader red

Media in Britain

     Reader red

Photojournalism: London through the Lens

     Reader red

Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Histories, Rights and Contemporary Issues in London

Reader red

Social Welfare Issues in the United Kingdom

     Reader red

Sustainable Cities: London in the Era of Climate Change

Reader red

Understanding Art Through London’s Collections

     Reader red

 

 GLOBAL BUSINESS COURSES

 Course Name  Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

‘Cash, Money, Records Forever’: An Introduction to the Business Practices of the Evolving British Music Industry

     Reader red

Ecology, Environment, and Economics: Market Forces and Sustainability

     Reader red

Ethical Dilemmas: Business and the World

     Reader red

Fundamentals of Finance

     Reader red

Global Marketing

     Reader red

International Trade

     Reader red

London’s Consumer Landscape: Arcade Halls and Shopping Malls

     Reader red

Principles of Management

     Reader red

Principles of Marketing

     Reader red

Strategic Brand Management

     Reader red

The Political Economy of the European Union: Brexit and Beyond

     Reader red

 

 GLOBAL STUDIES COURSES

 Course Name                                                                                                                                                             Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

Diversity in Britain: Immigration, Discrimination, and Integration

Reader red

Ecology, Environment, and Economics: Market Forces and Sustainability

Reader red

Social Psychology in a Global Context

Reader red

 

 HISTORY & POLITICS COURSES

 Course Name                                                                                                                                                             Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

British History: The Making of Modern Britain from Empire to Contemporary Geopolitics

Reader red

British Politics

Reader red

History of Modern Design

Reader red

International Diplomacy

Reader red

Music in Twentieth Century Britain

Reader red

Political Communication: Framing and Re-framing Self-Interests in the UK and Abroad

Reader red

Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Histories, Rights and Contemporary Issues in London

Reader red

Social Welfare Issues in the United Kingdom

Reader red

 

 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSES 

 Course Name                                                                                                                                                             Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

Diversity in Britain: Immigration, Discrimination, and Integration

Reader red

Ethical Leadership

Reader red

Food, Society, and Culture in Britain: From Traditional Tastes to Contemporary Concerns

Reader red

International Diplomacy

Reader red

London’s Consumer Landscape: Arcade Halls and Shopping Malls

Reader red

Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Histories, Rights and Contemporary Issues in London

Reader red

Social Psychology in a Global Context

Reader red

Social Welfare Issues in the United Kingdom

Reader red

Sporting London: British Identity Through the Olympic Games

Reader red

Sustainable Cities: London in the Era of Climate Change

Reader red

Understanding Civilizations: Islam and the West

Reader red

 

 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS COURSES

 Course Name  Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

‘Cash, Money, Records Forever’: An Introduction to the Business Practices of the Evolving British Music Industry

     Reader red

Contemporary British Broadcasting

     Reader red

Creative Thinking for Advertising

     Reader red

Media in Britain

     Reader red

Music in Twentieth Century Britain

     Reader red

Photojournalism: London through the Lens

     Reader red

Political Communication: Framing and Re-framing Self-Interests in the UK and Abroad

     Reader red

Realism in British Cinema

       Reader red

Travel Writing

       Reader red

 

 SOCIAL JUSTICE COURSES

 Course Name                                                                                                                                                             Fall & Spring Semesters   Fall & Winter Quarters   Syllabus 

International Diplomacy

Reader red

Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Histories, Rights and Contemporary Issues in London

Reader red

Social Welfare Issues in the United Kingdom

Reader red

Understanding Civilizations: Islam and the West

Reader red

 

 CHARTING THE COURSE

FIE’s courses reflect an engagement with its values of inclusivity, ethics and human rights, social and cultural engagement, and sustainability. For information on how each of FIE’s courses maps to these values, please see Charting the Course

 QUALITY ASSURANCE

FIE periodically conducts both internal and external reviews to focus our quality assurance efforts.

FIE is pleased to announce that over the last few years, we have been successful in achieving recognition from the British Accreditation Council and the Quality Assurance Agency in regards to our academic provision. In addition, we continue to work closely with the Forum on Education Abroad and to grow our Academic Advisory Council. Please visit our Quality Assurance page for more information.