ENG 257 England: Literary Landscapes 4 S.H.
This course, which involves a significant amount of reading and writing, explores the world of English literature, language, culture, and history. Students will examine England through the centuries and learn how culture and history have shaped English literature—from the days of the Anglo-Saxons to the modern, multicultural 21st century. Site visits to places of major artistic and historic importance around England as well as many sites in London will give students an opportunity to examine how famous authors like Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, Wordsworth, Dickens, Orwell, Woolf, Zadie Smith and many others have used English history, culture, and language to bring their works to life. While most of the course time will be spent in London, day trips to Canterbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bath, and Stonehenge are planned.
Counts toward Expression (Literature) credit, and satisfies one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement.
- Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
- Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar: GBL 157
This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the prerequisite preparatory seminar course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.
It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for Winter Term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of Winter Term tuition will not be collected.
There will also be a required meeting about the course in May.
Spring Meeting Information
The Spring meeting will meet on May 7, 2019 at 4:15 p.m., TBD.
Fall Course Meeting Information
The fall pre-departure course will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-07:10 p.m., location TBD.
Activity Level: Moderate
Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as moderate, which means you will spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, your days will be full. You'll need to keep up with the group, including stairs and moderate movement.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.
The tentative dates for the program are January 2-24, 2020.
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure/return point is TBD.
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.
On this course you will:
- Visit the Globe Theatre, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Parliament., and the Harry Potter Studios.
- Enjoy day trips to Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, Shakespeare's home in Stratford, Warwick Castle, the Roman Baths and the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, and literary sites in Oxford.
- Experience London theatre, Saturday and Sunday markets, and walks through historic literary neighborhoods.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
Students will be housed in shared hotel accommodations.
Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.
Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet.
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page or the financial planning section of our FAQs.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your program.
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