July 04-August 08, 2015
This program, now in its thirty-sixth year, is a five-week summer term at University College, Oxford. Students live in college rooms and have both meals and classes within the college. “Univ,” as the college is known, was founded in 1249, and is one of Oxford’s oldest colleges. The program introduces students to a variety of sites and experiences that make up Britain’s rich history.
Each students takes six semester hours, two courses. The course with the Oxford faculty member is taught in the tutorial style of that university, i.e., two or three students in session with the instructor.
SMU Courses (one required):
English 4333: Shakespeare (Professor Holahan)
English 3344: Victorian Gender (Professor Newman)
History 3374 / CF 3328: Diplomacy in Europe (Professor Orlovsky) **
History 3355 / CF 3325: Class and Gender in Ancient Society (Professor Dowling)
PLSC 3389/ CF 3389 International Political Economy (Professor Hollifield)
Oxford Courses (one required):
English 3389: The Gothic Novel (Professor Nicholson)
History 3365/FL 3380: Julius Caesar & Roman Britain (Professor R. Smith)
History 4388: Georgian & Victorian England (Professor Mitchell) **
PLSC 4340: Anglo-American Democracy (Professor Peele)
PLSC 4348: Comparative Empires (Professor von Strandmann)
**Courses with Honors designation. These courses are also open to students not in the Honors Program.
Participation in the Oxford program satisfies the university’s global engagement proficiency requirement. Individual courses may be offered with credit for the appropriate categories in the new University Curriculum. See the Study Abroad web site for credits specific to each course.
The SMU-in-Oxford Program includes:
A Group Flight from D/FW to London Heathrow (cost not included in fee);
Private coach transportation to and from Heathrow Airport (cost included in fee);
A private bedroom with “scout” (room service) for the program period;
An average of 16 meals per week (breakfast each day; lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday and some Fridays, plus occasional additional meals);
Formal Banquets in the College Dining Hall at Convocation and at “Going-Down”;
A Formal Group Portrait;
Lectures and symposia with invited guests, in recent summers: Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist; a former British Ambassador to the Soviet Union on the state of Europe; a talk with the former Master of the College, Lord Butler;
An orientation trip around Oxford as well as lectures and discussions about British culture in preparation for group travel;
Planned trips to London, Stratford-on-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and other sites;
Receptions and parties, as well as a dinner dance on the Thames River in London;
A performance of The Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon;
Faculty and program assistants from SMU and University College, Oxford.
Apply: December 1, 2014-March 1, 2015
Cost: TBD (approximately $10,500.00., tuition, room, and board costs)
For futher information, contact:
Professor Orlovsky (8-3746) Professor Holahan (8-2872) SMU Abroad (8-2338)