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 in 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 2017)
Students are required to enroll in both of the following courses:
Oxford: Church, Crown & Conflict: The History of Christianity in England
THST 3998 / IRST 3998
Dr. Jeffrey Siker
Core Requirement - Integrations: Faith and Reason
In this course we will explore the history of Christianity in England from its origins under the Roman Empire through its modee.g., Anselm of Canterbury, William Tyndale, Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, Rowan Williams) and movements (e.g., the English Reformation, conflicts between the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church, Catholic/Protestant religious and political conflict between England and Northern Ireland, issues of women’s ordination, inclusion of LGBT clergy in the Anglican Church).
Lost Horizons: The Search for a Modern Utopia
Dr. John Carfora
Commonly defined as an imagined place, community or state of things in which everything is highly desirable or perfect – a utopia is both a concept and a theme that has attracted human thought and reflection for centuries. Since Plato’s Republic (circa 380 BC), Sir Thomas More’s book titled Utopia (1516) and H.G. Wells’ A Modern Utopia (1905), utopian – and dystopian – thinking and critique continuetechnological utopianism) and the arts to name but a few. We will explore these areas, including films and documentaries, and I anticipate a truly rich learning experience. In this course we will examine how the concepts of utopia and dystopia haveclick here)
- 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
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