Foreign Study Program

The English Department operates two Foreign Study Programs (FSPs) open to all students enrolled at the college who satisfy the attendant prerequisites. Both English FSPs are offered in the Fall Term.

Application forms for all FSPs and LSAs are available online. The Off Campus Programs office handles the application process.

Students enrolled on English FSPs enroll in English 90, 91, and 92. English 90 and 91 carry major and minor credit; English 92 does not satisfy distributive requirements but it does carry college course credit. No FSP course may be used to satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement in any major.

Scotland

Glasgow

Fall (annually)

The Foreign Study program that the English Department is offering at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, should have special appeal to students wishing to pursue a traditional English literature curriculum in a culturally vibrant setting. In addition to the high caliber of its teaching, the University of Glasgow is renowned for the prominence of several research centers which have a direct appeal to students majoring in English (e.g., its Center for the Study of European Romanticism, its Center for Scottish Studies, and its Center for Film & Television Studies). The University is located in the heart of the City of Glasgow, one of the most thriving cities of Europe, named European City of the Year in 1990. Known for its vibrant youth culture, its numerous cinemas, bookstores, and pubs, Glasgow is also a city of parks and tree-lined streets, many of which surround the University. Moreover, Glasgow has become a literary hot spot known for its current production of a new generation of distinctly Scottish writers. To acquaint our students with Scotland, our students will begin the term by participating in a special program that will take them to the Isle of Arran for a hike and real immersion in the Scots landscape, Scottish history, and Scottish literature. During the term, they will live scattered among the various residence halls that surround the University. For curriculum, they will take two courses in English and a third, outside course of their choice (especially recommended: courses in the Scots literature and history department, the linguistics department, or the film and television department).

Curriculum

  • English 90: Literary Study at the University of Glasgow
  • English 91: Literary Study at the University of Glasgow
  • English 92: Any Course of Study at the University of Glasgow

Living Accomodations

Students live either in University of Glasgow residence halls or other student housing in Glasgow.

Prerequisites

To participate in the program for a given year, students must have completed all first-year requirements and one English course (other than 2, 3, 5 or 7) with a grade of B or better. (The English course requirement may, in certain circumstances, be waived by the director.)

Faculty Contacts

Catherine Tudish, Director of the fall 2014 Glasgow FSP.

Ireland

Dublin

Fall (biennially)

The Dublin Foreign Study Program is centered at Trinity College Dublin, one of the oldest and liveliest universities in Europe. Educational home to many of Ireland's best known writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Oscar Wilde, the English Department, with its international faculty, attracts a wide array of students from both Ireland and the European Union. Educational home to many of Ireland's best know writers, TCD is located in the heart of downtown Dublin, within easy walking distance of the theatres and bookstores, the pubs and the music that make the city so culturally rich and exciting. Like Glasgow, Dublin is a young person's town.

Students enrolled in the program take three courses in the English Department, one of them a course on Irish literature. They also undertake an independent study on some aspect of Irish literature and/or culture. The beginning of the program coincides with both the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Dublin Fringe Festival; students will attend several of the plays, including at least one at the Abbey Theatre, preceded by a lecture on the contemporary theatre scene. A trip to Sligo, the area in the west of Ireland that was home to W.B. Yeats and the setting for many of his most famous poems; historical and literary walking tours of the city immortalized by James Joyce in A Portrait of the Artist and a Young Man and Ulysses; and opportunities to hear both traditional and contemporary Irish music are all part of the program. A trip to Northern Ireland for the Belfast Theatre and Film festival is a possibility as well.

Curriculum

  • English 90: Literature Course of Choice
  • English 91: Literature Course of Choice
  • English 92: Course on Irish Literature, plus Independent Study

Living Accommodations

Students will live in accommodations arranged by the FSP director.

Faculty Contact

Director of the fall 2015 Dublin FSP: tbd.

Program

Details

Application forms for all FSPs and LSAs are available online. The Off Campus Programs office handles the application process.

Students enrolled on English FSPs enroll in English 90, 91, and 92. English 90 and 91 carry major and minor credit; English 92 does not, although it does carry college course credit and may, depending on the subject and the program, satisfy distributive requirements. No FSP course may be used to satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement in any major.