The Oxford Program is an academically rigorous and enjoyable study abroad experience. Students take two academic courses taught by LMU professors and enjoy guest lectures by Oxford University professor of history Angus Hawkins. By the end of the program, students will be knowledgeable about the course materials, Oxford, and England.
Oxford is one of the most well-known cities in the world. It is the city of spires and towers, where Richard the Lionheart was born and King Henry V was educated. While Oxford is known primarily for the university, it is also a busy commercial and industrial city of 115,000, with shops and markets, gardens, restaurants, theaters, and pubs. Oxford is one hour northwest of London, with easy access to London via bus or train.
The University of Oxford is the oldest and one of the finest universities in the English-speaking world. Its origins date to the 11th century. For eight centuries, this university has been an international center for teaching and scholarship. The Queen's College, where the LMU program is housed, is one of the oldest constituent colleges of the university having received its charter in 1341. Throughout its history, Oxford has provided an intellectual training ground for men and women who have gone on to shape history.
ACADEMICS (SUMMER 2018)
Students are required to enroll in both of the following courses:
Comix and the Graphic Novel
Prof. Dean Scheibel
Core Requirement - Explorations: Creative Experience
Working in teams, each student will investigate Oxford, choose a particular local context or scene to study, and develop a personal story that will be photographed and represented in the form of a comic book.
The Neuropsychology of Oliver Sacks
Prof. David Hardy
Core Requirement - Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections (pending)
A variety of neurological case studies of the famous British neurologist Oliver Sacks will be examined. Syndromes or diagnoses will include prosopagnosia (inability to recognize faces), amnesia, Tourette’s syndrome, autism, and others, in an exploration of what it means to be human, biologically and psychologically. The life of Sacks himself will also be examined.
HOUSING AND MEALS
LMU students will be housed in the student dormitories at Queen’s College. The dorms are single occupancy with shared bathrooms.
Students will have their meals at The Queen’s College dining hall. The program fee includes breakfast every day, as well as a dinner Sunday through Thursday.
- Students will take a day trip to London, one of the great cities of the world, and experience it's thriving multicultural environment.
- Arrive in Oxford
- Excursion to London
- Depart Oxford
PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
Summer Program Costs (click here