Quarter Abroad UK – LSE

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Political Science at the London School of Economics 

London, UK

Arrive Date: September 23, 2019    End Date: November 30, 2019

Program Overview

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 POL 190). Concurrently in 
The Politics of Global Inequality (POL 124), taught by Professor Daniel Kono, you will learn about the causes and consequences of rising income inequality—one of the most pressing political and economic issues of our time. In addition to discussing standard economic explanations for rising inequality, such as globalization and technology, we will examine explicitly political explanations such as changes in tax and regulatory policy. We will also ask how rising economic inequality has affected important outcomes such as social mobility and political representation.

The course will assign one book that can be purchased online as either a paperback or an e-book Other materials will be available electronically.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  30

Program Coordinator:  Aspen Felt

Courses, Eligibility, Prerequisites

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who have taken the necessary prerequisites. See Courses for syllabus and other academic information. 

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