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Oxford Program

Oxford Honors Program (6 Credits)
HON 300 Oxford Tutorial Special Topics (3 Credits)
EN 357 Topics in Literature before 1800 (3 Credits)
May 19 - June 28, 2014


Program Details
This intensive six-week program, sponsored by the Center for Global Education and the Honors Program, offers 6 MU credits while allowing students to take courses at one of the most respected universities in the world. Marymount students will take one 3-credit course with a Marymount faculty member and one 3-credit tutorial in the area of the student’s choice with an Oxford tutor. An introductory seminar will be held at Marymount in advance of the trip.


Course Description
HON 300 Oxford Tutorial Special Topics
The traditional Oxford/Cambridge tutorial is a special topics course. The topic and reading list will be selected by the student together with the faculty tutor.
Prerequisite: HON 101.

EN 357 Topics in Literature before 1800
Topics in Literature before 1800 focuses on eighteenth-century material culture in a literary context. This seminar will take advantage of the rich resources of Oxfordand London--a very eighteenth-century city--to examine the physical environments that informed writers and readers of the period. We will learn about the material practices of domesticity in the 18th century to understand Samuel Richardson and Jane Austen, and visit the Victoria and Albert Museum to help contextualize the world of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. The Museum of the History of Science will give shape to the work of writers who began to examine their world in new and astonishing ways, and John Gay's poetry will come alive as we walk through the streets of London. This course will also take up the text as itself a material object, with a unique--and changing--physical presence;OxfordUniversity's rich digital library projects will help us bring 18th century literature into the 21st. Other authors we might examine include Cavendish, Pepys, Defoe, and Sterne; other co-curricular outings might include Blenheim Palace, Spencer House, and Chawton House Library.

Open to juniors and seniors, and to others with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisite: EN 102 or permission of instructor. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: LT-2.


Faculty: Dr. Tonya Howe
Committed to a technologically and publicly informed critical pedagogy, Dr. Howe teaches at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels. She has taught a variety of classes at Marymount, including composition, literary analysis for majors, critical theory, early modern world literature, the 18th century novel, Restoration and 18th century theater history, visual and cultural studies, and research methodologies.

Her research focuses on 18th-century British cultural studies, disability, and digital humanities. Specializing in the study of popular performance genres, she presents widely at national conferences, is an avid camper, and has recently published on the 18th-century contortionist and farce as an embodied, self-conscious theatrical form. Dr. Howe is currently Associate Professor of Literature and Director of the Graduate Program in Literature, Language, and the Humanities.


Program Cost
Tuition - $5100 (six credits)
Housing Fee - $4100

Program cost does not include international airfare, airport transfers, textbooks, meals, and other personal expenses.

MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Students are responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.


Requirements
To apply for this program, you must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and not be on disciplinary probation. Approval of your academic advisor and School dean are required for registration.


Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

Before you start the online application it is strongly recommended that you meet with a representative from the Center for Global Education. To schedule an appointment send an email to studyabroad@marymount.edu

Learn more about the application process