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United Kingdom: The Roger Williams University London Program


Todd Heidt

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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The Roger Williams University London Program was founded by Knox graduate Williams Grandgeorge '55 in 1971. With an emphasis on the performing arts and British culture, the 12-week RWU London program features the possibility of an optional preliminary week of home-stay for London acclimation, courses in British culture and history and various areas of theatre, and a potential independent study component that adjusts the focus to meet many other discipline interests such as art history, graphic design, education, creative writing, English literature, classics, history, etc.

Course components include two required courses: British Theatre and the Performing Arts, as well as Cultures in Contact: British Heritage and its Impact. Students also take three additional electives. Courses in acting, modern drama, dance, museums, society and shelter, Shakespeare, directing or design are also available. An independent study may be proposed as a credit substitution.

Students attend classes five days a week and performances and events four evenings per week, plus multiple weekend field trips and a half-term week long break funded with a British Rail pass included in tuition. Students live in a hotel with kitchen privileges.

  Credit: 4.5. The equivalent of 15 semester hours is required for full credit. Period: Program runs from early Sept-early December.
Program advisor: Professor Liz Carlin-Metz. 

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