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Global May Great Britain - Information Session11/23/2020 4:00 PM11/23/2020 5:00 PM
Title: Global May Great Britain - Information Session Description: Ever wondered why Britain thinks it's Great, why there is still a queen or what on earth is cricket? Then you might like a class in which you will not only learn how to bowl a googlie, sip tea and speak proper English, but have the chance to explore the history, politics and culture of the country in which you will be living for four weeks. While gaining a sense of the broad sweep of British history, students will try to figure out how a country that sees itself as the birthplace of Parliamentary Democracy still has a royal family and well-defined social classes. Students will also see how quintessentially English customs like cricket and tea drinking are closely tied to Britain's Imperial past-- a past that is everywhere in London's buildings and statues, but also explains why so many people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland refuse to think of themselves as British. Readings will be wide ranging, but will draw heavily on poetry, plays and short fiction. Morning seminars will be followed by afternoon historic walks and field trips to relevant museums and sites of interest. The program is especially designed for first and second year students of any major. This session will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the Global May Great Britain program and the application process through presentations from the faculty resident director and an education abroad specialist. There will be a time for live Q&A following the presentations. Event Location:
Event Type: Other Campus Events
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Sponsor: Office of International Affairs