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Stirling, Scotland Summer Academics

ELIGIBILITY
To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.

COURSES/ COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
You will take a total of three courses (or modules as they call them at the University of Stirling) during the eight-week International Summer School program.

You can take a maximum of two modules in one block. As a result, you will take two modules in one block and one module in the other block.

A key feature of the ISS is the out-of-class study. The content will vary depending on the module but options include visits to the Scottish Parliament, Loch Lomond and the Tossachs National Park, Eilean Donan Castle and readings at the Macroberts Arts Center. These fields trips are also open to those not signed up for the course and are included in the program fee. A number of additional experiences to the major Scottish attractions will also be offered.

The following courses will be offered in summer 2014.

Stirling Summer 2014- Block 1 UWEC Equivalency
ISS9BE Brief Encounters: An Introduction to Writing Short Stories
 
   Engl 220
ISS9EL Education and Learning: A UK Perspective
 
   ES 493
ISS9JO Royals and Rascals: Contemporary Studies in British Journalism

Under Evaluation

ISS9RC Religion and Conflict

Rels Elec LD GE 4

ISS9BS Marketing and Branding Scotland     Mktg Elec LD
 
ISS9PU Photographing the Urban

CJ 384

ISS9EV Psychology of Evil

Psyc Elec LD

ISS9TC Scottish History: The Covenanters

Hist Elec LD GE4

ISS9SS Scotland on the Screen

Engl 272

ISS9NH Nursing and Health Care in Scotland

Elective LD

ISS9AR The Psychology of Art with a Tartan Twist

   Under Evaluation

ISS9SC Scotland the What:? Contemporary Scottish Literature   Under Evaluation    

 

Stirling Summer 2014- Block 2 UWEC Equivalency
ISS9EV Psychology of Evil

Psyc Elec LD

ISS9CJ The Criminal in Scottish Society
 
    Re-evaluation
ISS9MV Monsters and Vampires: The British Gothic in Contemporary Popular Culture

Engl 392

ISS9IR International Relations

Pols 122

ISS9TJ Scottish History: The Jacobites

Hist Elec LD GE4

ISS9BS Marketing and Branding Scotland

Mktg Elec LD

ISS9WS Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland

Rels 291

ISS9GP Green Politics: Theory & Practice
 
   Pols Elec LD GE3
ISS9SM Sports Management & Culture: A European Perspective

Kins Elec LD

ISS9IN Internship for the International Summer School

IDIS 230


ISS9MP Issues in Moral Philosophy
  Phil 120


courses updated 10/15/2013

You can view course descriptions by visiting the University of Stirling Web site: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/international-summer-school.  Included in the course description is the field trip(s) associated with the course.

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION-INTERNSHIP
You have the opportunity to complete an three-credit, four-week internship in the second block of the International Summer School under the supervision of the U of Stirling's Career Development Center.  Past internship sectors have included: sports, environmental science, politics, and charity/non-profit marketing. This list is subject to change and additional areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The internship is full-time and you can expect to spend approximately 140 hours in the internship placement and an additional 10 hours on associated classroom sessions.

You cannot take a second course in block two if you participate in the internship course-ISS9IN Internship for the International Summer School.  If you are interested the internship option, please contact Colleen Marchwick, the study abroad coordinator for UK programs, to discuss what is required and the immigration implications.

FOREIGN CULTURE
Three credits of Foreign Culture requirement can be waived upon successful program completion. Please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 
The program will run from mid-June through mid-August. Block 1 typically runs mid-June to mid July and Block 2 typically runs mid-July to mid-August. Exact dates are available the semester prior to departure.
 

updated 9/30/13 oz


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