UC Davis Quarter Abroad
Political Science at the London School of Economics
Arrive Date: September 25, 2017 End Date: December 3, 2017
Spend your fall quarter studying Political Science at a Custom Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE), one of the most prestigious institutions in the world and an ideal setting to focus on the politics and international relations of Britain and Western Europe.
Developed specifically for UC Davis students and the Department of Political Science, this custom programme offers you the opportunity to take two classes taught by LSE faculty, International Relations in Western Europe and Western European Politics, and enjoy guest talks by distinguished speakers and excursions to sites in London (under Political Science 190). Concurrently in British Political Thought (POL 117), taught by UC Davis professor John Scott, you will trace the modern constitutional state in Britain from the nearly despotic rule of the Tudor monarchs in the 16th C to the current system of limited government, which emerged after centuries of political conflict and civil war.
Texts by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and David Hume and at least one Shakespeare play students will attend at the famous Globe Theater in London will provide the backdrop for this fascinating historical and political trajectory.
Instructor: John Scott
Taught in: English
Max Enrollment: 30
Program Coordinator: Aspen Felt
Courses (16 units)
Political Science (POL) 117. British Political Thought (4)
Political Science (POL) 137. International Relations in Western Europe (4)
Political Science (POL) 147A. West European Politics (4)
Political Science (POL) 190. International Relations (4)