Study Abroad progams that include courses in English:
Why are we attracted to mysteries and enamored with detectives like Sherlock Holmes who solve them? Why do we envy Harry’s magical powers? What do these figures tell us about our infatuation with the “rational/irrational,” about power and about the culture from which they come? We will read the first “detective novel” in English literature, Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, which influenced Charles Dickens’ novels as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation of Sherlock Holmes. We’ll also study Holmes’ stories, Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Miss Marple and end with some of Rowling’s Harry Potter books--with references to Dickens along the way.
CONTACT: Dr. Annette M.Sisson
The Inklings (including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien) was a Christian/fantasy writing group that met in Oxford, where we will visit the Eagle and Child pub, the colleges and the Inklings’ homes. From the pens of Lewis and Tolkien came not only The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Mere Christianity, but also some of the 20th Century’s most enduring scholarship, apologetics and imaginative mythologies.
FOCUS: English, Religious Studies
CONTACT: Dr. Jonathan Thorndike
Choose courses from a variety of disciplines and spend a semester or year at the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.
AREA OF STUDY: Economics, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Management, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences
CONTACT: Janet Braun