Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Available Sessions
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About the Program
Live and learn in one of the world’s great cultural capitals! Home to a tremendously diverse population, London is an ideal city in which to internationalize your education. At London South Bank University, you'll choose courses in subjects like journalism, psychology, literature, political science, criminology, and photography. This program is a great way to meet your major and general education requirements! You'll attend class alongside local and other international students on this compact campus located in London’s city center.
- late Jan 2023 - early Jun 2023
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You’ll enroll in a total of 4 courses at LSBU, but please note that at least 2 courses have to be from the same school. The academic structure below lists a small sample of the hundreds of courses available. You will have access to introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in a variety of subject areas. See below for information how to access LSBU’s Course (Module) Directory for a full list of courses.
Generally, courses are worth 4 credits in the U.S. semester system. Semester students may earn 16 credits (up to 240 contact hours).
The number of contact hours for each course varies and may be comprised of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Due to differences in the British higher education system, there is no standard for the number of days a week a course may meet. Class meeting times vary across departments and subject areas.
Prior to departure you will select your preferred courses and enroll in them based on availability. LSBU course lists and schedules are not finalized until you’re in London. Final course registration takes place onsite. Please understand course availability is subject to change and courses are not guaranteed. It is in your best interest to get several course alternates approved by your home university prior to your departure date. This will give you flexibility during registration. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
Please be aware that the university final exam period runs past the CEA program dates. Therefore, it is your responsibility to arrange an alternate due date or assessment, if necessary, with your instructor. We recommend speaking about this with your instructor before the end of the add/drop period onsite.
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Please follow this link to view LSBU’s Course (Module) Directory. This is updated regularly by LSBU to reflect the most current information regarding which courses are scheduled to run. As such, it is highly subject to change. Each course is posted with a short course description. To request syllabi, please contact us.
When viewing this directory, please keep in mind the following:
- Fall semester = Semester 1; courses in this term are listed in the top half of the directory.
- Spring semester = Semester 2; courses are listed in the bottom half of the directory.
- At LSBU, modules are validated at a level corresponding to a particular year of study. The levels are as follows:
- Level 4, which is equivalent to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree
- Level 5, which is equivalent to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree
- Level 6, which is equivalent to the 3rd year of an undergraduate degree
Some modules at Level 5 and Level 6 may have pre-requisites requiring students to have already completed specific modules or equivalents at a lower level. As a study abroad student, you are not expected to have taken the specific pre-requisite requirement, but you must have studied a relevant or similar course/module in your home country/institution.
- Use the tabs at the bottom of the document to navigate the different schools/fields.
- Note: CEA students may not have access to all courses listed.
- LSBU requires that you select a "home" school and select at least two courses from there
- Please disregard the semester dates listed; they do not reflect CEA’s program dates.
- The day/time information for each class is listed only for reference. This information is highly subject to change and should not be relied upon when selecting your classes.
- Classes that have a stronger possibility of being cancelled will be marked as “optional” in the “Pre-requisites and Notes” column.
- Depending on the time of year, the directory may either display the course information for the previous or upcoming academic year. Typically, the term years are refreshed in June each year.
- Internship students: If you are participating in the internship program, you will be required to enroll in the mandatory “Internship Seminar” course.
If you have further questions regarding how to select courses or about the CEA program at London South Bank University please contact a CEA Enrollment Advisor.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
The official home of England’s royal family for 900 years, Windsor claims to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Tour the immense grounds, lavish staterooms, crowd-pleasing dollhouse, art gallery, and chapel. You’ll also visit the state apartments, from the intimate chambers of Charles II to the enormous Waterloo Chamber, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in 1815. All are exquisitely furnished with important works of art from the Royal Collection. After lunch, head across the bridge from the castle toward the college of Eton, the exclusive school that’s educated eighteen former British prime ministers and members of the royal family.
The beautiful city of Cambridge is known for its academia, architecture, and majestic buildings, like Kings College and Great St Mary’s Church. Enjoy a guided tour of the colleges and learn about the history of the University, as well some of the pranks Cambridge students get up to. Take a punt down the river Cam, or jump on a bicycle and see the city the way the locals do.
Oxford is famous world-over for its University which, with its thirty-eight colleges, is the home of British academia. Oxford was established in the 9th century and residence of both royalty and scholars for over 800 years; today, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. The excursion to Oxford begins with a walking tour of the delights of Carfax Tower, Bodelian Library, Ashmolean Museum, and Christ Church, founded by Cardinal Wolsey in 1524 and one of Oxford's largest colleges. More recently, Christ Church gained fame as a setting in several Harry Potter films. After the tour, you’ll have free time to explore other colleges, shop in the covered market, or try your hand at a traditional Oxford past-time: punting on the river which, similar to a Venetian gondolier, tests your strength and navigation skills.
Stonehenge and Bath
Travel by coach from London to Salisbury Plain, site of mysterious Stonehenge. The first stones are believed to have been placed as many as 5000 years ago, with the final phase completed around 1,500 BC. Wonder at how prehistoric man managed to transport these stones, weighing up to 5 tons each, across many miles before the invention of the wheel. Continue on to Bath, famous for its hot springs and 2000-year-old Roman Baths. The tour includes a visit to the Baths, where you can walk in the footsteps of the Romans and even taste the spring waters. Later, join a guided walking tour of this World Heritage city to admire its Regency architecture, including the Royal Crescent.
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