About the program
The London Semester for Spring 2023 will engage students in a learning adventure that uses the extraordinary resources of London to study the arts and fashion as well as comparative U.S. and U.K women’s history. Our studies will make use of the London’s outstanding museums and libraries as well walking tours of the city in order to immerse ourselves in its cultural resources. Students will also have the opportunity to think comparatively about past and present social justice movements in the U.S. and U.K.
- Open to all majors
- Scholarships and financial available
- Earn in 12 to 15 units of G.E. credit
- All courses are taught by CSUF faculty and count towards degree
- Intern within your major and career interests and earn 3 units
- Choice of living accommodations: homestay or student apartments
- Daily academic field trips and tours
- Transportation pass for unlimited access on the London tube (subway) and day/night buses provided
- Optional 4-day, 3-night excursion to Scotland
- Study women’s history through fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum
- Study painting in the rich collections of London’s art museums
Literary and history walking tours
- Study comparative social justice movements in the U.S. and U.K
Attend London’s famed theater
Program Fee (tentative)
Homestay Living: $8,595
Apartment Living: $10,295
The program fee includes the following items:
- All program fieldtrips such as day trips, walking tours and sporting events
- Breakfast 5 days per week in homestay living only
- London Transportation travel pass
- Group lunches
- International travel insurance
The student fee does not include the following:
- Round-trip airfare and in-country transfers for students
- Passport or visa fees if applicable
- Personal meals
- Personal expenses
- CSU Fullerton books and tuition
Student participants are required to enroll in HSS 350 and 9 additional units of any of the program courses totaling 12 units.
In additional to the 12 program units, student participants can also enroll in one fully online CSUF course of their choice.
HSS 350: London Life and Culture (3 units) [GE C.3 & Z]
In this class we will explore various aspects of London life and culture. In particular, we will be attentive to the deep history of multicultural London, a city where over 300 languages are spoken today. The class will consist of a program of visits from experts and tours (such as a street art tour), tickets to live performances, and the exploration of the riches London has to offer the student visitor.
HSS 495: Internship in London (3 units)
An Internship in London allows students to explore a potential career field and gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom in an international setting. The internship is designed to enrich and complement students’ coursework and allow them to apply what they have learned in their major or minor classes. Internships may take place in a variety of settings in London; they may occur in museums, libraries, service organizations, local government, or in nonprofit or corporate settings.
ART 311: Foundations of Modern Art (3 units) [GE C]
In the London program, we will visit a wide variety of museums and art collections across the city that hold spectacular collections of art, focusing on works from the 18th century to the end of the 19th century. In addition to painting and sculpture, we will also look at fashion, decorative arts, and architecture.
AMST 320: Women in American Society: Women Rebels: Comparative Perspectives on Women in the U.S. and U.K. (3 units) [GE E and Z]
In the London program, this course takes a comparative approach to the ways that English and American women broke barriers by challenging gender roles, undertaking reform, and redefining the terms of modern society. We make extensive use of London’s rich cultural museums to study women’s roles in the past and present. Students will visit the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum to study the everyday fashion of women through different historical periods, and the Foundling Museum to explore issues of gender, reproduction, and the circumstances of poor and single women who could not support their children. They will take walking tours focused on literary and artistic women, traverse the landscape of suffrage campaigns, and visit contemporary, women-centered social justice centers.
HIST 572: Seminar in American History (3 units) Graduate Student Only
This course will focus on directed readings in women’s history and the use of London archives to study women in research projects.
CSULB COURSES (open to CSUF students):
JOUR 312: Global News Media (3 units) [GE, D]
Analysis of the world news media with an emphasis on structure, ownership, social and political roles, and the degree of government pressure and control. Particular attention will be paid to economic, political and mass media globalization and their effects on developing countries.
JOUR 418: Journalism – Past, Present, Future (3 units) [GE, D]
This course brings history into the present by exploring journalism in the age of conglomeration, digitization and mobile communication. It provides an overview of major figures, technologies, paradigms and events that have shaped the practice of journalism in the United States. The class will be a comparison between the development of the press in Great Britain (and Europe) and the similar processes in the United States.