England: University of Sussex

England: SSA

 

 

PROGRAM CANCELLED

Program Description 

Travel to beautiful Brighton, England and take courses at the renowned University of Sussex. Less than an hour from London, Brighton is often called the "happiest and hippest place to live in the UK". This famous seaside city is full of quaint cafes, vibrant clubs, and eclectic shops which make it the perfect location to be a summer student! Study hard during the day, sample the Brighton fun on weeknights, and explore the local area during your weekends. With a robust Student life programme consisting of health and wellbeing activities, history and cultural excursions, on-campus social events, and tours to nearby Brighton, voted the happiest city in the UK for students, you'll have a fun-filled summer to remember!

  • You’ll live on an environmental award-winning campus, surrounded by the beautiful South Downs National Park
  • Housed in the brand-new East Slope residence, in the heart of campus
  • Accommodation is self-catered and you can buy groceries from the supermarket on campus. You’ll share a kitchen with other students living in your flat, with each kitchen stocked with cooking utensils.
  • Weekly meal allowance provided which can be redeemed in any Sussex Food outlets on campus

 With excellent transport links and Gatwick airport close-by, explore a different academic and cultural environment around the UK and Europe during Fridays and weekends.


Courses 

The following Summer 2020 courses have been pre-approved for the listed SJSU course equivalents. More coures will be added here from the full course offerings at University of Sussex Summer School as SJSU departments approve them. Costs will vary based on course and any additional fees. 

You will enroll in a course(s) at the University of Sussex, which will be added to your transcript as a pre-approved SJSU course. Students can enroll in only one course during each Session. However, you have the option to attend both Sessions (Total Program Cost is per Session). 

  • Session One: June 29 - July 17, 2020
  • Session Two: July 20 - August 7, 2020

 

Session 1 Courses 

 

IS 403: Video Games: Creative & Critical Writing

In recent years the gaming industry has been transformed by the addition of auteur-driven indie games to those of AAA studios with Hollywood budgets, as well as by the diversity of technology on which games can be played. We will explore examples of successful imagined worlds (Zelda: Breath of the Wild), powerful storytelling (The Last of Us), literary games (Kentucky Route Zero), indie games (Braid), and classic adventure games (Monkey Island), amongst others.

SJSU Course:ENGL 108 (4 units)

 

IS 407: The Age of Adolescence: Reading 20th Century Youth Culture

This module will explore representations of adolescence from the early 20th through to the early 21st Century in literature, film and popular culture. We will read texts that range across history, psychology, and writings about juvenile delinquency, but our focus will be on reading novels, short stories, films and graphic novels, that represent the paradoxes of adolescence from the turn of the 20th century: Back to the Future, Ghost World, Spring Breakers, The Hunger Games, and more. 

SJSU Course:  ENGL 112B (4 units)

 

 IS 410: English Skills for Academic & Professional Environments 1 

This module is for students with an interest in Business and who are looking to develop and apply key academic skills to help them progress in this area of study. This module offers training in research and communication skills necessary for further academic study. The distinctive focal point of the module is the personal & academic development you will gain, developing subject specific skills in essay writing, critical reading and researching.

SJSU Course: ENGL 100W (3 units); Area Z

 

IS 412: Intercultural Skills for Effective Workplace Communications

This module is suited for students who are looking at careers in global industries, as it will foster flexibility in thinking, encourage empathy, and help to gain an awareness of others. This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore your intercultural awareness and develop your ability to communicate effectively across cultures. It will introduce theories regarding intercultural communication and focus on different aspects of working in multicultural contexts where cultural knowledge and assumptions influence effective communication.

SJSU Course: COMM 164F (4 units)

 

IS 416: Global Development Challenges

This module is designed to teach you about the different dimensions of key global development challenges and possible solutions. You will learn how problems are defined, measured and recorded. You will look at international development processes to understand how responses are determined across scale, from the global to the local.

SJSU Course:GLST 188 (3 units) or Global Studies Area II; GE Area V

 

IS 426: British Film

This module provides a historical survey of British cinema as well as an introduction to critical and theoretical debates associated with national British cinema. Specifically, we cover the relationship between British cinema and British culture, history and identity. This module is ideal for students looking to further their studies and careers in Film Studies, Cinematic Arts and Film Production.

SJSU Course:RTVF 185 ( 3 units) or RTVF 111 (3 units) and GE Area V

 

IS 427: History of Popular Music

This module provides a historical survey of popular music; designed to give you an overview of the main developments in pop, rock, and soul music. It will explore the emergence of these key genres, the main musicians associated with them, their historical context and, crucially, some of the scholarly discourses surrounding them. As well as developing your understanding of popular music in the 20th and 21st centuries, this module encourages you to develop skills in writing, critical thinking, research, the production of content and group work. 

SJSU Course:MUSC 010A (3 units) & GE Area C1

 

IS 433: Gender Equality and the Law 

This module introduces the relationship between law and gender. You will explore different areas where law interacts with, and regulates, gender relations while also introducing feminist legal theory. You will acquire a deeper understanding of current affairs and the substantive areas of study may include issues such as reproductive rights (abortion, surrogacy, and new reproductive technologies), sexual violence, body image and pornography, prostitution, parity democracy, and maternity rights. The module is framed around feminist theory; therefore, you will gain a basic understanding of how this can be applied to law, and the impact of laws upon gender equality...

SJSU Course:JS 132 Race, Gender, Inequality & the Law (3 units)

 

IS 434: Human Rights Law 

This module explores how rights are protected within different human rights systems at a regional and international level. Contemporary human rights issues (e.g. religious dress, minority and indigenous rights and LGBT rights) and current challenges facing the human rights community are considered; focusing on the interpretation of rights in contemporary issues, the effectiveness of mechanisms and whether rights are universal. You will focus in particular on the core UN human rights treaties and the role of regional human rights courts such as the European Court of Human Rights...

SJSU Course:JS 171 Human Rights & Justice (3 units); GE Area V

 

 

Session 2 Courses (July 20 - August 7, 2020)

 

 IS 406: Literature & the Essex Environment: Josef Conrad to Virginia Woolf

It is urgent that we question the relationship between ourselves and the natural environment. In this module we will explore the relationship between writing and our urban, cultural, and natural environments. The environmental humanities pay particular attention to the relationship between the arts and ecology (including questions of climate change), and challenge the centrality of the human. Questions of the environment provide this module with a framework to explore just some of the places and landscapes habited or imagined by writers and artists.

SJSU Course: ENGL 181 (4 units) elective

 

IS 404 - Mathematics of Data Science

This module is for you if you are currently enrolled on a Mathematics/Physics/Engineering/Chemistry degree or interested in Mathematics, Foundations of Data Science. You will need some background of calculus and analysis, and preferably some computing and programming experience. This module introduces you to data science in any global industry using large and small data sets.

SJSU Course: Math 151 (4 units)

 

 

IS 405: Sexual Dissidence: Non-Normative Cultural Identities

The University of Sussex has been a pioneer in the study of gender and sexuality for over thirty years. Throughout this module, you will reflect on individuals and cultures that have at one time been considered (and are sometimes happy to be considered) aberrant, not “normal”. The module balances questions of identity (who we are, who we think we are, who others think we are) with questions of desire and sexual aim (who – or what – we are attracted to, if anything). This module asks you to focus on one question throughout: should we understand ourselves, and be understood in turn, as sexual and gendered identities; “straight”, “queer”, “female”, “heterosexual”, etc., or by our attachments; who we love, who we desire?

SJSU Course:ENGL 181 (4 units) elective

 

IS 408: Children's Literature

Our most loved books are often those we read in childhood, and these stay with us through later life – this module will provide a space to think differently when addressing these key texts by analysing the relationships between children’s literature and contemporary culture...

SJSU Course:ENGL 112A (3 units)

 

IS 411: English Skills for Academic & Professional Environments 2

This module is for students with an interest in Business and who are looking to develop and apply key academic skills to help them progress in this area of study. This module offers training in research and communication skills necessary for further academic study. The distinctive focal point of the module is the personal & academic development you will gain, developing subject specific skills in essay writing, critical reading and researching.

SJSU Course: ENGL 100WB and Area Z

 

IS 414: Holocaust Studies

In this module, we will explore the experience, knowledge and memory of the Holocaust through source materials from contemporaries, who experienced this devastating European event. his module is ideal for a wide audience, at introductory level with no pre-requisites, and is suited to students and interest in historical shifts and archival practices. The Holocaust represents a civilizational rupture, a European event with global reverberations that questioned the most dearly held assumptions about humanity.

SJSU Course: ENGL 126; GE Area V

 

 

IS 428 - Digital Landscapes

This module will appeal to students who have an online presence and would like a deeper understanding of the digital environment; explored through the different uses of digital media, with social media platforms used as case studies. You will explore digital media through its saturation of everyday life, and learn how it re-organises cultural production and re-mediates learning environments.

SJSU Course: RTVF 110 (3 units) & GE Area S

 

 

IS 435 - Global Migration Law

This module covers the legal and policy frameworks governing migration at international, regional and domestic levels. This will include understanding how the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, and UK authorities govern migration, through a range of tools. The module will interest students with a background in Law, International Relations, Global Studies, Politics and Sociology... it will combine the legal analysis of legislation and case law, on the one hand, with the contextual analysis of migratory trends at a global level on the other. You will explore broader theoretical, ethical, normative and political debates regarding human rights, security and solidarity.

SJSU Course:JS 127 Immigration & Justice (4 units)

 

IS 436: Global Antitrust in a Digital World 

This module explores the importance of the role of Antitrust (Competition) Law in a global and digital context. We will consider whether the role of antitrust is to protect consumers; or to protect the market? We will focus upon the biggest challenge for governments, regulators and consumers. How should antitrust law used to regulate “Big Tech”? The growth of large cross-border power and digital companies, allegedly wield an outsized influence over intellectual property rights, democracy, human rights and our data. Can, and should, antitrust law be used to regulate this power?...

SJSU Course:JS 145 White Collar Crime (3 units)

 

 


Cost

It is important to note that each program's total cost will vary depending on the location and the package it offers.  

To attend a single session for 3 units:

$750 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)*
$200 Administrative Fee 
$2,945 Program fees, lodging, and class related tours approximately
$3,895 Total Program Cost**

 

To attend a single session for 4 units:

$1,000 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)*
$200 Administrative Fee 
$2,945 Program fees, lodging, and class related tours approximately
$4,145 Total Program Cost**

 

 

To attend both sessions for two 3 unit courses:

$1,500 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)*
$200 Administrative Fee 
$5,855 Program fees, lodging, and class related tours approximately
$7,555 Total Program Cost**

 

 

To attend both sessions for one 3 unit course and one 4 unit course:

$1,750 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)*
$200 Administrative Fee 
$5,845 Program fees, lodging, and class related tours approximately
$7,795 Total Program Cost**

 

 

To attend both sessions for two 4 unit courses:

$2,000 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)*
$200 Administrative Fee 
$5,855 Program fees, lodging, and class related tours approximately
$8,055 Total Program Cost**

 

 


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