Travel to England to Study “The British Mind” in the Perfect Setting
Teaneck, NJ (January 10, 2006) — “The British Mind,” a new study abroad opportunity, is available this summer through Fairleigh Dickinson University. The course is a unique introduction to British political thought, literature and scientific achievement, taught in the perfect setting — Wroxton College. The college is located in the Cotswold Hills of England between Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Three professors, all winners of the University College Outstanding Teacher Award, — Christopher Devine, chemistry/philosophy; Francis Ingledew, English/comparative literature; and Jason Scorza, philosophy/political science — will team teach this three-credit interdisciplinary course. Undergraduate students will examine 19th century British thought through the central figures of Charles Darwin, John Stuart Mill and Rudyard Kipling.
To augment classroom lectures, students enrolled in “The British Mind” will visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon for an evening of theater at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and London, where they will visit the National Portrait Gallery and other attractions. Guest lecturers from Great Britain as well as the British faculty of Wroxton College will participate in the course.
Three class sessions will be held on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus on May 24, 31, and June 6, followed by 8 sessions at Wroxton College from June 13 to June 19, 2006.
Wroxton College, a Jacobean mansion that dates to 1215, is now modernized on 56 acres of lakes, lawns and woodlands. In 1965, Fairleigh Dickinson University opened Wroxton College as an overseas campus and it has been the study abroad home of students from more than 250 U.S. colleges and universities.
For “The British Mind,” a 3.00 grade point ratio (GPR) and sophomore standing are required. For details or to apply, call 973-443-8086 or email Brian_Swanzey@fdu.edu