Programs by Country: England + Dialogue of Civilizations


Cornwall and England — Literature and Place: Arthurian Legend and the Ecology of Cornwall

Dialogue of Civilizations | , England

Faculty: Kathleen Kelly (k.kelly@neu.edu) and Cecelia Musselman (c.musselman@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • ENGL 3151 Topics in Early Literatures Abroad
  • ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary AWD

Description:

Students take a literature course and an Advanced Writing in the Disciplines course that are designed to be complementary by focusing on place, space, and landscape and on how language and culture constructs our relations (humanist and scientific, via literature and first-hand experience) with the environment and its non-human inhabitants. We will first visit Glastonbury, Stonehenge, and Tintagel, and stay for about two weeks in the coastal town of St. Ives, Cornwall, and then on to the small university town of Exeter and to London.

Combined, ENGL 3605 (Medieval Romance) and ENGW 3315 (Interdisciplinary AWD) invite students to explore how literature and place shape each other, and how places and ecosystems change over time, mainly due to Anthropogenic interventions. Instead of following the model of one course taught by an NU faculty member and the other “culture” course offered by an in-country specialist, we will weave local guest lecturers and tour guides into both courses: a tour of the ruins of Tintagel Castle, for example, gives students the opportunity to learn about one of the most important Arthurian sites in England and to study the process of legend-making as it is tied to place, and also offers a glimpse into how a centuries-old human-built structure has altered the ecosystem in which it is sited.

 

 


England & France: Exploring Fashion in London and Paris

Dialogue of Civilizations | Paris, France

Faculty Leader: Frances McSherry (f.mcsherry@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle  (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: Wed. November 5 6:30p-7:30PM (in Theater Dept Offices) and Thurs, November 13, 6:30-7:30PM (Theatre Dept Offices)

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • THTR 1233 19th and 20th Century Fashion & Costume
  •  THTR 1240 Fashion Trend Forecasting

Description:

This Dialogue of Civilization will focus on the history of 19th, 20th and 21st century fashion design and the complex field of 21st century fashion forecasting.


England and Ireland: Global Wellness and Mindfulness Studies

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Jane McCool (j.mccool@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Information Session: October 27, 2014, 5-6:30 pm, Frost Lounge, Ell Hall

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • NRSG1206 Global Wellness
  • NRSG2206 Global Perspectives in Mindfulness

Description:

The lands and cultures of England and Ireland will serve to inspire this Dialogue in Wellness and Mindful Living. This special environment will offer a unique living and learning opportunity that is designed to develop and nurture human wellbeing through authentic presence with the self and in the world.

This program offers 2 courses: NRSG1206 Global Wellness and NRSG 2206 Global Perspectives in Mindfulness; these courses will synergistically offer a holistic immersion in the fields of study. Reflective Experiential Learning and Contemplative Inquiry will inform the program design in an effort to create a learning space for personal introspection and growth. Through conversation and focused study and practice with peers, leaders, and scholars in these intersecting fields, students will explore a whole person model of health and wellness that will incorporate multiple worldviews, thereby learning to challenge and change many attitudes about sustainable human health and global wellbeing.

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England: Comparative Health Care Systems and Communications

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Faculty Leader: Pauline Hamel (p.hamel@neu.edu) and Valeria Ramdin (v.ramdin@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: October 27, 2014, 314 Robinson Hall 6:30PM

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • PHTH 2301 Communications for the Health Professions: Global/UK
  •  PHTH 1261 Comparative Health Care Systems: Global/UK 

Description:

In this London comparative health care Dialogue of Civilizations offered Summer I, 2015, students will have the opportunity to learn about global health commu-nications and health care systems, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) with comparisons to evolving American health care systems,  development of standards of care and best practice as well as current disease prevention, health promotion and health literacy programs in the UK.  Students who participate in this international experience will gain firsthand knowledge of British history, culture and trends and how they have influenced the development of its health care system. This Dialogue will offer students select visits to private and public institutions, government and non-governmental organizations (NGO), and the opportunity to participate in public health dialogue with various key constituents of health policy and delivery. During the semester, contemporary health communications and systems issues including the affordability of medical care, patients’ rights, health risks and behaviors, disease prevention, quality and access to care,  and trends in employment of health professionals will also be explored and discussed.Students will attend lectures, both in-class and off-site, participate in academic and cultural excursions, and tours focusing on culture, race, ethnicity and health care delivery through the lifespan. Students will also visit several renowned clinical, academic and cultural sites in London and surrounding areas. They will have opportunities to interact with British citizens from Members of Parliament (MP) to local community residents to further familiarize themselves with culture, health beliefs, values and behaviors. By the completion of this London Dialogue of Civilizations, students will have a better understanding of healthcare communications, healthcare systems and delivery, trends and practice as well as related historical, cultural and socioeconomic factors that impact health in the UK.

 

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London & Edinburgh: English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Dialogue Leader: Professor Michelle Carr (mi.carr@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: October 29, 2014, 6-7:30PM, 320 Shillman

Term: Summer I

Courses:

  • COMM4940 - Special Topics in Media Production, Production Practicum Abroad
  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad - Britain, Empire, and Culture 

 Description: 

The London Dialogue of Civilization – English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking has two main focuses for students. First, to familiarize students with the people and the culture of England and the British Empire, with an emphasis on the city of London and its vast history.  Second, to interact with local citizens to produce and edit a 10-12 minute documentary on a subject of their choice in groups of 5-7 (which will be proposed in the Spring of 2015).

 

Students will attend lectures about the culture and history of England in many of the key sights in London and the country. These sites include: The Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, Museum of London, Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum (London and Duxford), and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We will also visit Edinburgh, Scotland to discover the close connection between the two cities visiting Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  During the dialogue, students will maintain a journal documenting their learning experience, and they will also write an extensive research paper critically examining a piece of British culture, a historical event, or person.

 

Students will learn all aspects of documentary production from the pre-production process of intensive research and development of story ideas, scriptwriting, and networking to the technical aspects of filming, lighting, sound recording, digital editing, and graphics.  Students will be working with remote equipment that includes HD Cameras, audio and remote editing equipment.

The program requires enthusiasm to explore and research another culture providing students with a deeper, more complex understanding of British culture and history while exposing students to media practices; experience in media production is not a requirement.

 

London Documentary Filmmaking Info Session 2015

 

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London & Edinburgh: English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Dialogue Leader: Professor Michelle Carr (mi.carr@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: October 29, 2014 6-7:30PM, 320 Shillman

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • COMM4940 - Special Topics in Media Production, Production Practicum Abroad
  • COMM 3306 – International Communication Abroad - Britain, Empire, and Culture 

 Description: 

The London Dialogue of Civilization – English Culture and Documentary Filmmaking has two main focuses for students. First, to familiarize students with the people and the culture of England and the British Empire, with an emphasis on the city of London and its vast history. Second, to interact with local citizens to produce and edit a 10-12 minute documentary on a subject of their choice in groups of 5-7 (which will be proposed in the Spring of 2015).   Students will attend lectures about the culture and history of England in many of the key sights in London and the country. These sites include: The Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, Museum of London, Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum (London and Duxford), and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We will also visit Edinburgh, Scotland to discover the close connection between the two cities visiting Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. During the dialogue, students will maintain a journal documenting their learning experience, and they will also write an extensive research paper critically examining a piece of British culture, a historical event, or person.   Students will learn all aspects of documentary production from the pre-production process of intensive research and development of story ideas, scriptwriting, and networking to the technical aspects of filming, lighting, sound recording, digital editing, and graphics. Students will be working with remote equipment that includes HD Cameras, audio and remote editing equipment. The program requires enthusiasm to explore and research another culture providing students with a deeper, more complex understanding of British culture and history while exposing students to media practices; experience in media production is not a requirement.

London Documentary Filmmaking Info Session 2015

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London and Bath: Short Animated Film Production and Development

Dialogue of Civilizations | , England

Faculty: Terrence Masson (t.masson@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@husky.neu.edu)

Information Session: October 23 5:15Pm 301 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • ARTE 2500 - Art and Design Abroad: Studio – Virtual Environment Design 
    ARTE 2500 - Art and Design Abroad: Studio – Short Film

Description: 

Short film concept and development will include the fundamentals of story structure, storyboarding and editing ; production will include successful case study research, digital pipeline, asset creation and sound design.

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LONDON: Creative Entrepreneurship

Dialogue of Civilizations | London, England

Faculty Leader: Antonio Ocampo-Guzman (a.ocampo-guzman@neu.edu)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)
Information Session: Monday, November 3 6:30 - 7:30PM 180 Ryder Hall and Wednesday, Nov 12th, 6:30-7:30PM 180 Ryder Hall
Term: Summer I
Courses: 
  • THTR 1127 Improvisation for EntrepreneursTHTR 1165 The Professional VoiceThe two courses both satisfy Arts & Humanities Core Level 1. Please confer with your academic advisor to make sure the courses fit into your program of study.

The two courses both satisfy Arts & Humanities Core Level 1. Please confer with your academic advisor to make sure the courses fit into your program of study.

Description:

A creative way to enhance your education at Northeastern, this Dialogue aspires to give you specific practical tools to explore the way that you communicate, collaborate and create with others. Using theatre games, improvisation, ensemble building, voice & speech relaxation and concentration techniques, you will gain self-confidence, self-awareness and a passion for persuasive and articulate communication of your thoughts and ideas which will benefit you as a professional in the 21st century.