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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory Academic Courses: CEI, ENG, ENL, ENW, HON, JCS, MBU, MDS, PSC, PSY, PSY w/LAB
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $6500
Program Description:

Belmont Month in London

PROGRAM | COURSES AVAILABLE | COSTS | APPLICATION PROCESS | FACULTY CONTACTS

PROGRAM
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Experience London as the natives do, by living for a month on the South Bank in walking distance of The Tower, the Thames, St. Paul’s, Borough Market and the Houses of Parliament.  A center of theatre, art, culture, banking, music, media, fashion, and science:  you name it, London has it.  We’ll also explore other parts of England with course-specific and group day excursions as well as a four-day trip to Scotland.  Join us as together we find out why Samuel Johnson famously said, “the man who is tired of London is tired of life.” 

Every student must enroll in at least one on-site course; students wishing to take two on-site courses can only do so by selecting one A and one B class. In addition to their on-site course(s), students may also take Third Year Writing on-line.

INFORMATION MEETING:

October 18- 10:00am in JAAC 3058


Excursions
  • Course specific site visits
  • Group excursions
  • Four-day trip to Scotland

COURSES AVAILABLE
 
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in London. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
 
Onsite:Group A Classes Faculty contact Gen Ed Course(s)
3 hours except as indicated
Major/Minor/Grad
3 hours
British Media: It’s Another World dorren.robinson@belmont.edu MDS 3950  JCS in Social Science or Bell Core Social Science MDS 3950
CEI 3950
My London My Life andrea.stover@belmont.edu ENW 3950 JCS in Humanities or Bell Core Humanities ENL 3950
ENG 6950 (GRAD)
Psychological Health, From Freud to Neuroscience linda.jones@belmont.edu PSY 2950 (3hrs-non lab science)—JCS or non
PSY 3950 (4 hrs lab science)—JCS or non
HON 3950 Analytics (4 hrs)
PSY 3950 (3hrs)
 
Onsite: Group B Classes      
The British Music Industry david.schreiber@belmont.edu Not applicable MBU 3950
CEI 3950
The Gothic and Its Long Dark Shadow doug.murray@belmont.edu ENL 3950  Bell Core Humanities
HON 3950 as HON 3200 Honors Seminar 
ENL 3950
HON 3950
ENG 6950 (GRAD)

 
Creative Connections  judy.bullington@belmont.edu ART 3950 JCS in Fine Arts/ BellCore Fine Arts ART 4950 Art History Special Topic BA/BFA
Online Options with a class(es) above      
Third Year Writing maggie.monteverde@belmont.edu ENG 3950 Abroad: Third-Year Writing  
Civil Society and Political Institutions nathan.griffith@belmont.edu PSC 3015 JCS in  Bell Core Social Science  

British Media:  It’s Another World   [Group A Course]playing with the beatles
Contact: Professor Dorren Robinson dorren.robinson@belmont.edu
 
British television has given us a wide variety of programming from BBC News to Simon Cowell’s American Idol (Pop Idol in England); from the original versions of The Office, Real World, and Big Brother to the immensely popular Downton Abbey and Top Gear. British newspapers shout with giant, provocative, attention-grabbing headlines. British radio has the most listened to radio station in the world and features deep music playlists. Yet the BBC is facing a crisis. More Brits say they want what we have – television and radio that is free, more entertaining, more, well, American. Delve into British media: experiences its music, tour BBC Radio, chat with British journalists, engage in pop culture. In short, consume British media and decide for yourself. British Media: It’s Another World! is an unforgettable study abroad experience, during which we explore important media sites, while we give careful consideration to the ways media in the US and the UK impact us, both as citizens and consumers. This course may also be of interest to students of Music Business and Creative Industry Studies.
 
Areas of credit for which this course can be taken:
  • MDS 3950—major/minor credit in Media Studies and related disciplines
  • MDS 2950 if taken with PSC 1950 for LCC credit
  • MDS 3950—for MDS 3015 JCS or BELL Core requirements in Social Sciences
  • CEI 3950—major/minor elective credit for CEI or MBU majors
This GROUP A course may be taken alone or combined with a GROUP B course and/or one of the online options.

My London My Life:  Memoir and the Sense of Place  [Group A Course]chawton house
Contact: Dr. Andrea Stover andrea.stover@belmont.edu

How do the places we live in, even but briefly, shape who we are? Can we know a place without knowing something of those who have lived within it?  In this course we will read pieces of life writing (memoir, diary, essays) written in London to both enhance our understanding of the city and to study the style of life writing employed by other writers. The majority of the course will be focused on writing our own memoirs/diaries/essays based on our own experiences in London and complementary experiences from childhood and young adulthood.
 
Areas of credit for which this course can be taken:
  • ENW 3950 major/minor credit in English
  • ENW 3950 for ENW 3015 JCS In Humanities or BellCore requirements in Humanities
  • ENG 6950 graduate credit in the MA in English program
This GROUP A course may be taken alone or combined with a GROUP B course and/or one of the online options.

Psychological Health – From Freud to Neuroscience  [Group A Course]freud house
Contact: Dr. Linda Jones linda.jones@belmont.edu
 
Psychological health concerns itself with how you cope and whether you find life to be interesting and enjoyable. Psychological health (i.e., well-being) is important with respect to how we function and adapt and whether or not we view our lives as satisfying and productive.  Psychological theories attribute various factors to psychological well-being. For example, Freud (i.e., psychoanalysis) suggested that our psychological health depends on our childhood experiences while neuroscience has examined the role of the brain and biological factors.  This class will review the concept of psychological well-being from a biopsychosocial perspective and examine various theories associated with this topic.  Several exciting field trips (e.g., Freud museum, Brain bank) and self-reflective exercises will allow students to gain both an in-depth understanding of this topic as well as valuable knowledge of their own behavior and well-being.
 
Areas of credit for which this course can be taken:
  • 4 hr options (w/ lab credit):
    • HON 3950 Honors Analytics
    • PSY 3950 JCS (or Gen Ed) credit in Science
  • 3 hr non-lab options:
    • PSY 3950   major/minor PSY
    • PSY 2950 non-lab Gen Ed.
This GROUP A course may be taken alone or combined with a GROUP B course and/or Third Year Writing.

The British Music Industry  [Group B Course]students on penny lane
Contact: Dr. David Schreiber david.schreiber@belmont.edu
 
Explore the British music industry in London, the center of international music business. You will study the similarities and differences between the U.S. and British Industry practices through engagement with local industry professionals, significant cultural site visits, guest speakers and classroom discussion. Diving into the differences in pop culture, copyright law, collection societies, trade groups and marketing practices will be just a few of the topics discussed.  A field trip to Liverpool focused on the Beatles and the British Music Experience will cap off this immersive experience.
 
Area of credit for which this course can be taken:   
  • MBU 3950  major/minor elective for MBU, AET, or SNG majors
  • CEI 3950 major elective for CEI majors 
This GROUP B course may be taken alone or combined with a GROUP A course and/or one of the online options. 

The Gothic and Its Long Dark Shadow  [Group B Course]
Contact: Dr. Doug Murray doug.murray@belmont.edu​boudleian in london
 
Do you want to walk the moors with Sherlock Holmes?  Visit the cemetery that inspired Dracula?  Explore the dark halls and turrets of medieval castles?  Walk the streets terrorized by Jack the Ripper?  Visit sites which inspired and celebrate Harry Potter?  Have you ever wondered why tourists flock to catacombs and sewers? Focusing on such texts as Stevenson’s Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stoker’s Dracula, and Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as well as Gothic architecture, fashion and design, we will explore the way the gothic can arise out of particular historical moments and circumstances, giving rise even to the phenomenon of Dark Tourism.
 
Areas of credit for which this course can be taken:
  • HON 3950 as HON 3200 Honors Seminar
  • ENL 3950—BellCore requirements in Humanities
  • ENL 3950—major/minor elective credit in English
  • ENG 6950—Graduate credit in the MA in English program
This GROUP B course may be taken alone or combined with a GROUP A course and/or one of the online options.

Creative Connections: Seeing through British Art and Design Histories   [Group B Course]
Contact: Dr. Judy Bullington judy.bullington@belmont.edu


An engaging look into the cultural histories of British Art & Design explores how human creativity has defined, reflected, and shaped the world. Close looking and in-person analysis of material objects, visual imagery, and constructed spaces provides the framework for understanding and interpretation. Historic examples capture snapshot views of the broader global world in which Jane Austen lived. Creative connections between the past and present are drawn by asking how contemporary art and design relates to concerns about the environment, social mobility, diversity, technological progress, and what it means to be human today. 
 
Areas of credit for which this course can be taken:
  • ART 3950 –JCS in Fine Arts  or Bell Core requirements in Fine Arts
  • ART 4950—Special Topics in Art History for BA/BFA
This GROUP B course may be taken alone or combined with a GROUP A course and/or one of the online options.

Civil Society and Political Institutions   [Online]
Contact: Dr. Nathan Griffith nathan.griffith@belmont.edu


coat of armsIf Great Britain is our mother country, then why don’t our political institutions look anything like hers?  Shaw once remarked that Great Britain and the United States are two countries separated by a common language; as it turns out, we are also two democracies united by extremely disparate institutions.  They are a monarchy, parliamentary and centralized, with no written constitution.  We are a republic, presidential and decentralized, arguing about how to construe the meaning of the words our founders wrote. What these have in common is an attempt by human beings to accomplish things together.  In this course, we will look at how institutions facilitate cooperation, as well as what values they build to do so. 
 
This online course, being offered in conjunction with the Belmont Month in London program, will begin its work in June and finish its work in conjunction with the other classes on this program on August 4. It can only be taken in conjunction with a one-site course in the Month in London or AET/SNG Practicum in London.

Areas of credit for which this course can be taken:
  • PSC 3950 as PSC 3015 JCS in Social Science
  • PSC 3950 BellCore Social Science requirements

ONLINE OPTIONS:
ENG 3950:Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL Core requirement) 
ENW 3950: 
Travel Writing
INB 3950: Satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL Core requirement)


COSTS

1. Program Fee: $6,500: 
 
This program fee includes: dorm-style housing in multi-bedded rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom; @30% of your meals; free internet access; a London transport pass as well as a BritRail pass; a 4 day excursion to Scotland; several whole group excursions; entrances for class-specific visits; group theatre and concert tickets; and transatlantic airfare from Nashville. 

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses, and other meals.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal summer tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance

APPLICATION PROCESS

Faculty-Led Application Process
 
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


FACULTY CONTACTS


Dr. Maggie Monteverde
maggie.monteverde@belmont.edu • JAAC 3023

Dr. David Schreiber
david.schreiber@belmont.edu • JOHNSON CENTER 373

Dr. Nathan Griffith 
nathan.griffith@belmont.edu • JAAC 2076

Dr. Judy Bullington

judy.bullington@belmont.edu • Leu Center for the Visual Arts 129​

Dr. Andrea Stover

andrea.stover@belmont.edu • JAAC 3022

Dr. Linda Jones 
linda.jones@belmont.edu • MCWHORTER 419

Dr. Doug Murray 
doug.murray@belmont.edu • JAAC 3029

Professor Dorren Robinson 
dorren.robinson@belmont.edu • JOHNSON CENTER 108


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2020 08/06/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.