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Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Liberal Studies Domain: EL Study Abroad Contact: Erica Rideaux
Program Description:
London Bridge

Theatre, live performance, museum collections, and street markets are integral parts of English cultural history; they also represent Britain’s international heritage. London theaters not only celebrate English history, culture and language, they also carry the banner of the English artistic imagination into the future. London’s museums make it one of the most visited cities in the world for the range of its collected artifacts and images. Outside the theater and museum doors, markets teem with life. From Borough Market, established in Roman times to those established in the nineteenth century, the farmers' markets, flea markets and antique markets present a unique juxtaposition with the established forms of representation and performance found in museums and theaters. We will glimpse at how theaters, markets and museums create a magical intersection of past with present and future, of art with life and politics, of cultural stasis with social change. We will question our own approaches to these sites of tourism, entertainment and consumption: what does it mean to perform a service vs. perform for entertainment? How do individuals and groups represent themselves in an effort to draw crowds, customers, audiences, and viewers? The goal of this study abroad program, offered in conjunction with the School for New Learning (SNL), is to bring London “alive” in both the past and present, and to deepen participants' understanding of London, and the global marketplace the city itself both performs and represents.

 

Caroline M. Kisiel is an Assistant Professor and a member of the SNL Resident Faculty. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts (Columbia College Chicago), an MRes in Humanities and Cultural Studies (Birkbeck College, University of London), and a PhD in Literature (University of Essex, UK). Her background includes work in the fields of immigration law, training and development, creative writing, and improvisational storytelling and movement. Integrating the arts with workplace, cultural, and identity concerns, she aims to cultivate onsite and online classrooms that enable adult learners to express themselves deeply and authentically.










Susan McGury is an Associate Professor and member of the SNL Resident Faculty. She earned an MA in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Reading, UK.

 

All students will be enrolled in the following 2 courses:

Please note that SCPS students must register for two competencies and may register for up to four: L-7, A-1-X, H-1-E, H-2-X, L-10, L-11, E-1, E-2. Students can register for up to four competences. SCPS BAIFA students choose 4 competencies. SCPS students in the BAPS, BADA, and BA in Leadership Studies or Applied Behavioral Sciences choose 8 credit hours from: 4 credits of Externship + 4 credits of Integrative Learning; or 8 credits of open electives.
Undergraduate students from other programs register for 8 credits of independent study, in consultation with your program advisor. The program is open to all graduate students for 4 credits of graduate study, in consultation with your program advisor.

 
Course AI 202: London Alive: In Theaters, Markets and Museums
(for SCPS undergraduate students)
Credits 8 credit hours
Term registered Winter 2020 (4 credit hours) and Spring 2020 (4 credit hours)
Class meeting times TBD
Taught by Professor Caroline M. Kisiel and Professor Susan McGury
Course description Join SNL in London for a course about performance and representation. Theater, live performance, museum collections and street markets are integral parts of English cultural history; they also represent Britain's international heritage. London theaters celebrate English history, culture and language, and carry the banner of the English artistic imagination into the future. London's museums make it one of the most visited cities in the world for the range of its collected artifacts and images. Outside the theater and museum doors, markets teem with life, creating a magical intersection of past with present and future, of art with life and politics, of cultural stasis with social change.
 
 
 
Course CCA 202: London Alive: In Theaters, Markets and Museums
(for non-SCPS undergraduate students; ex. LAS, CDM, CSH, etc.)
Credits 8 credit hours
Term registered Winter 2020 (4 credits) and Spring 2020 (4 credits)
Class meeting times TBD
Liberal Studies domain Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Professor Caroline M. Kisiel and Professor Susan McGury
Course description Join SNL in London for a course about performance and representation. Theater, live performance, museum collections and street markets are integral parts of English cultural history; they also represent Britain's international heritage. London theaters celebrate English history, culture and language, and carry the banner of the English artistic imagination into the future. London's museums make it one of the most visited cities in the world for the range of its collected artifacts and images. Outside the theater and museum doors, markets teem with life, creating a magical intersection of past with present and future, of art with life and politics, of cultural stasis with social change.
 
Course SCPS 400: London Alive: In Theaters, Markets and Museums
Credits 4 credit hours
(for SCPS graduate students and non-SCPS graduate students)
Graduate students have the choice of only needing to enroll in this single 4-credit class rather than 8 credit hours.
Term registered Winter 2020
Class meeting times TBD
Taught by Professor Caroline M. Kisiel and Professor Susan McGury
Course description Join SNL in London for a course about performance and representation. Theater, live performance, museum collections and street markets are integral parts of English cultural history; they also represent Britain's international heritage. London theaters celebrate English history, culture and language, and carry the banner of the English artistic imagination into the future. London's museums make it one of the most visited cities in the world for the range of its collected artifacts and images. Outside the theater and museum doors, markets teem with life, creating a magical intersection of past with present and future, of art with life and politics, of cultural stasis with social change.
 
Also note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.
 

Students will stay in shared rooms in hotels.
 

Arts/Culture: Visits to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, the British Museum, The Tate British Museum, the Museum of London, the exhibition at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (mandatory); also the Tate Modern Museum, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Natural History Museum, the London Transport Museum, Charles Dickens House, the Soane Museum (optional); three theatrical productions—one in the West End, one at the Royal National Theatre, and the third at the Royal Court Theatre; St. Paul's Cathedral (including Evensong performance).

Industry/Tourism/History: Guided tours of the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral, Bankside; bus tour of London; visits to Columbia Flower Market, Covent Garden Market, Borough Market, Portobello Road Market, Leadenhall Market.

Education/Research: Experiential research will be at the heart of this course, thus education/research will be conducted through the arts/culture and industry/tourism/history locales noted above. Additionally, students will visit the mecca of London's research world, the British Library.

 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.

 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the London Alive program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
 

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 11/14/2019 12/01/2019 TBA TBA