Our cultural studies courses are designed to give you an opportunity to learn about and experience the history of London and the full range of arts on offer. The courses are taken in addition to the regular load of four courses and are typically credited at two US semester hours credit. The European Business Culture course receives full credit.
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LA2017 Performing Arts in London
Performing Arts in London looks at the array of arts offered in London, visiting a variety of performances and examining the policy surrounding their development and funding.
By the end of this module, a successful student will be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals of how arts provision works: the influence of views on art of funding bodies on what is produced.
- Evaluate a production
- Understand diverse reasons for creation of a work of art
- Understand varying aims of a creator of a work of arts
- What's on in London
- What is Art?
- The issue of High and Popular art
- Funding of the Arts in England and costs to the public
- Who goes to see what?
- The way each art form has developed
LA2018 Historic London
Historic London follows 2,000 years of history in London to its present status as an international financial centre, examining the way in which the past has produced the modern city.
By the end of this module, a successful student will have an understanding of how events influence history.
The first half of the course will concentrate on the City of London from the time of the Romans. It will touch on the two major disasters which befell the City (the Fire of London and the Blitz) and will trace its growing autonomy as a self-governing area from the Guildhall, and its development as a major financial centre.
The second half of the course will explore London's historical buildings and institutions outside the City. This will include a lecture on the government of this country and a visit to the Houses of Parliament, a lecture on the legal system here and a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice, Middle and Inner Temples and the whole area of Legal London.
The last visit will be to the reconstructed Globe Theatre where the students will be given a lecture by a member of the Globe staff on Theatre in the time of Shakespeare.
BS2111 European Business Culture
European Business Culture is designed for those who consider a business career across borders and cultures and wish to develop their understanding of business culture in the context of Europe and the European Union. To develop knowledge of European business culture from a social economic, business and political perspective. To synthesize the most important information of the European culture and its importance to create and effectively do business with business people from across the EU. To use for business purposes the analysis of the European Union culture with real life examples and case studies.
-Business, economy, values and ethics.
-Political structures and the European Union.
-Case studies related to business and regulations in the context of European Culture.
-Education and career opportunity.
-Business and social culture.