This course is only open to students who have completed HONOR 2111
in the preceding two semesters. It is a one-week
trip to London taken over Fall Break, embedded in the middle of the full-semester HONOR 2113 course, “Science, Technology &
Human Rights.” This course picks up where the previous two courses left off, in the 18th century, with a special emphasis on science and technology.
We will continue our conversation about the development of democratic systems of governance and human rights, which will be more deeply explored in a transnational comparative context with our learning abroad experience in London. All of these elements will be brought to bear upon questions of ethical decision-making and the rights and roles of women and minorities in society. Opportunities to connect with locals, including undergraduate students from King’s College London, and discuss these issues will be provided, particularly in conjunction with learning about the experiences of post-colonial immigrant populations in London.
Sites of importance to scientific history will include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, and a fossil hunt on the Jurassic Coast.
- Available credit(s): Students who sign up for the course section that includes the Fall Break Learning Abroad to London will earn 5 credits for Honors 2113. Those who do not go to London will earn 3 credits for the same course.
- Required program/course prerequisites include HONOR 2111 and HONOR 2112
- Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information
- Possible excursions may include:
- South Kensington, including the Natural History Museum, V&A, and Hyde Park
- St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The National Gallery, Big Ben, and other sights in Central London
- Ferry to Greenwich, where we can visit the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory
- The Museum of London, The Migration Museum, and the Black Cultural Archives
- Dedicated coach tour along the Jurassic Coast, including a visit to fossil hunt on Charmouth Beach. This excursion includes a stay in a historic hostel near Lyme Regis. On the following day, during our drive back to London, the group can visit Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral.
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Tower of London
- Day at the British Museum, followed by dinner and a theatre outing
LEARNING ABROAD BADGES
In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Students on this program who wish to participate in the Global U Program must do so through independent options
. Students who earn at least one Learning Abroad Badge can participate in the Global U Program
and receive special recognition at graduation.
- Rachel Dentinger Mason, PhD
While in London, students will stay at a centrally located hotel.
Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
- Housing is included in the program cost
- Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
- Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
- All participants are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Honors College (Contact Professor Dentinger Mason for details)
- Additional Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
- Financial Aid might apply - visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information
LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK
The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.