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Spring 2016 - Dates of Term: 3 April - 18 June. Mid-term break: 9 - 13 May


You may select three to five of the following (check with your home campus for credit details):

Here are the syllabuses for Spring 2016



British Art of the Last hundred years
Carole Machin, art historian

syllabus tbc

"The aim of this course is to introduce British twentieth century art and architecture and place it in the wider context of Western European art and architecture of the same period. Because of the range of styles and media incorporated into the art of this century, emphasis will be placed on trends in art rather than studying the work of individuals.
London provides an excellent selection of public and commercial galleries from which to study work from 1900 to the present day."



Modern British History from 1939 to 2007
Judy Dobbs, historian

syllabus tbc


"This course is a survey of the United Kingdom from the outbreak of World War II in 1939 to the resignation of Tony Blair in 2007.  It highlights some of the important political, social economic and cultural developments of this period.  The course is conducted through lecture and discussion and is supplemented by outings to such places as the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Museum in Docklands.  The course provides context not only for the experience of a term in London, but also for understanding the literature, theatre, film and television of the period."




London Theatre
Althea Stewart, theatre historian and actress

syllabus tbc

"This course will examine some of the key elements in the development of British and European theatre through a study of plays and dramatists whose work is currently being performed. The study of theatre as a performance art will be emphasized throughout the course. We plan to see six plays throughout the term. While the precise shape of the course is dependent on the plays that are on stage at the time of your visit, we will endeavor to include a range of periods and styles. As well as seeing the plays performed, we plan to tour some theatres and/or theatrical institutions (Shakespeare's Globe, National Theatre) and, if possible, invite guest speakers to our classes."



  Inter Cultural Experience (mandatory, not-for-credit)
Susie Thomas


"You've chosen London as your study abroad location. Your course options reflect your interests and perhaps your need for certain credits. The Inter Cultural Experience (ICE) covers other aspects of Britain and its culture which your course options do not address and gives you the background to your major excursions.
This term the ICE is themed and organised to maximise your interaction with London. We begin with the theme of the North of England, then move to Kingship, War, the Media and finally Politics. These won't be conventional classes: there will be a lot of travel, and while there won't be written work you will be expected to volunteer your opinions in discussion."




London Internship

The internship option in London is a combination of practical, hands-on experience and academic course work.

Interns carry a reduced academic load while also spending approximately twenty hours per week in an internship placement.

Please note: applying for an internship must be done in advance of your coming to London as there is much planning involved (VISAs, placement interviews, etc).

For more information see our internship page and FAQs, or visit the AHA International internship page

Please Note: course offerings are subject to change at any time without notice, due to on-site availability and total programme enrolment. All syllabuses may change due to new material or excursions.







For information on submitting an application, on financial aid and refund policy, please see the AHA International website

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