Students will gain six credits during Summer II. While in London, students will earn credit for two three-credit courses taught by Professor Sara Sams from the UArizona English Department:
ENGL 310: Contemporary Theatre in Performance: This course will focus entirely on plays, concerts, and performances by some of the most renowned theatre companies and artists in the world, which we will have the opportunity to see while in London. Students help with the selection of events, and typically attend 12-15 performances (cost included in program fees).
English 215: Elements of Craft: (Gen. Ed. Exploring Perspectives, Artist) This creative writing course is multi-genre, and will focus on learning from the work of poets, writers, and artists in London. Each week will feature a workshop from a different contemporary artist with extensive experience creating and performing in the London thriving arts scene (Adam Brace, director and dramaturg at Soho Theatre; the Critics Circle Award-winning Sh!t Theatre, and more).
Professor Sams is open to offering ENGL 215 as an independent study, given the unique opportunity working directly with international artists may afford majors who have already taken the class. You may contact her directly with questions: email@example.com, tinyurl.com/profsams
Both of these courses will focus on giving you the opportunity to explore London's past as it exists in London today through its architecture, museums, and culture, while taking advantage of our own location in present-day London to see what forms “newness” takes in music, theatre, literature, the visual arts, the sciences, politics, food, and popular culture.