London has always bulked unusually large in the life of Great Britain—in its politics, its economy, and its imagination. From the opening of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales at the Tabard Inn to the multi-cultural North London of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, it is difficult to find an important British author or film director who does not turn to London, even if only to criticize it, as in William Wordsworth’s The Prelude. And so for English majors and non-majors interested in the arts more broadly, London offers an unparalleled place to study British literature and culture, both for its rich history and its contemporary vibrancy as one of the truly global cities of the world. This is why we’re eager to lead a group of students to learn in this setting.
Students enroll in two of the following courses, for a total of six credits:
- English 0822 | Shakespeare at the Movies (3 credits)
For Temple students, English 0822 is a GenEd Arts (GA) course.
- English 2003 | Creative Writing: Poetry (3 credits)
- English 3020 | Special Topics II: Children’s Literature (3 credits)
- Art 3513 | London and Glasgow Sketchbook (3 credits)
Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in this program will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.