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  • Locations: London, England
  • Program Terms: Intersession, Program Cost
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2018 09/27/2017
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Rolling Admission 01/06/2018 01/26/2018
NOTE: Still accepting applications! Please contact Justin Berens (jbernens@sandiego.edu) to open an application!

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 0 (in good academic standing)
Professor(s): Dr. Ernest Kim, Dr. Maura Giles-Watson, Dr. Michael Ichiyama, Dr. Thomas Schubert Disciplines offered: Electrical Engineering (ELEC), Engineering (ENGR), English (ENGL), Psychology (PSYC)
Accomodations: Shared rooms- apartment style student housing Prerequisite(s): Course Specific
Program Advisor: Justin Berens - jberens@sandiego.edu Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:
London


ENGLAND: LONDON

PROGRAM STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS!
To open an application, contact Justin Berens (jberens@sandiego.edu)
PROGRAM LOCATION
 
Students who participate in this three-week faculty-led program will live in London, one of the world's most exciting and visited cities. This bustling, multicultural metropolis offers numerous sites and attractions, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, the Globe Theatre and many more. Aside from the big name attractions, one of the joys of London is exploring the lesser-known highways and byways. London is also a surprisingly green city, featuring everything from small hidden squares to large public spaces such as Victoria, Hyde, Regents, and St. James' parks.

 
COURSE INFORMATION
 
ELEC 350 (3 units)- Signals and Systems
Professor: Dr. Thomas Schubert
Fulfills: It is a required course for all EE majors typically taken in the spring semester of the Junior year.  It is a prerequisite for ELEC 430 (Applied Electromagnetics), ELEC 460 (Control Systems), ELEC 470 (Communication Systems and Circuits), and some electives. This course alson serves as an approved technical elective for mechanical engineers.
Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 121, ELEC 201 and Math 310

ELEC 350 (Signals and Systems) is a core electrical engineering (EE) course that builds the foundations for three senior EE courses:  Communication Systems and Circuits, Applied Electromagnetics, and Control Systems.  The London area has been a hub of developmental activity in all of the foundational areas for ELEC 350.  Of particular note is the work of James Clerk Maxwell (electromagnetics), Michael Faraday (electromagnetics), and Gulielmo Marconi (communications).  Either within London or in the near vicinity are sites featuring the work of these three pioneers: 1)  Faraday Museum of the Royal Institution (London); 2) Exhibit of Marconi artifacts at the Museum of History of Science (Oxford); and 3) Exhibit of Maxwell artifacts at the Cavendish Museum at the University of Cambridge.  Information technology and signal coding are topics in Communication Systems and radar is a topic in Applied Electromagnetics.  Note: Taking this course over intersession allows students to take ELEC 460 in the Junior year (rather than spring of the senior year).  That can be beneficial if the student is interested in a controls-based senior project the following year.  Moving ELEC 460 earlier leaves more room for technical electives in the senior year.

ENGL 240/420 (3 units)- Shakespeare/Advanced Shakespeare
Professor: Dr. Maura Giles-Watson
Fulfills: Core Curriculum literature requirement
Pre-requisite(s): No pre-requisite for ENGL 280; ENGL 280 is pre-requisite for ENGL 480

There is no better place to study Shakespeare than on the banks of the Thames, the alleys of Eastcheap, and amidst the architecture and vistas that he knew. Although Shakespeare’s texts provide us with some of our richest literary experiences, the playwright hardly thought about publication. The theater was a living, money-making scheme, shaped by its location in the slums, by immediate political situations, and by the actors and patrons who entered the gates of the playhouse. This course will teach Shakespeare as one of history’s great artists – whose greatness was forged within the contingencies and pressures of the real world. Much of that world is still there to be studied and experienced.

ENGR 121 (3 units)- Engineering Programming
Professor: Dr. Ernie Kim
Fulfills: Required course for all engineering students (engineering core requirement)
Pre-requisite(s):MATH 150 or permission of instructor

This course serve as both an introduction to software engineering (programing) and as an introduction to computers, digital arithmetic, digital logic, device control, team work, and an iterative software design process. One hundred years ago we would have taught you how to use a slide rule and how to make scale models of designs. Now we teach you how to use a computer. Computers are not “smart”. You are smart. You will be far more capable of leveraging your intelligence if you master the use of computers, which for engineers means at least understanding how computers work and how they are programmed. Even if you do not end up directly programming a computer in your career, you will almost certainly work with programmers. The better able you are to empathize with the challenges faced by programmers and communicate with them in their jargon, the more successful you will be. This course will cover the rudiments of digital math and logic. You will learn enough about computer organization and architecture to make more informed computational purchasing decisions (a smart phone is just a very portable computer). We will be discussing networking protocols, both high-level (Ethernet) and low-level (GPIO and UARTs). You will learn to read sensors and switches and control motors. We will spend a very limited amount of time using Excel as a programming environment, but our major focus will be on low-level programming using C. The C programming language will provide the foundational and conceptual framework for a broader understanding of how processing works. If you continue on in a software science, C will help you to understand how Python, JavaScript, Haskell, Ruby, etc. actually work underneath the covers of their high-level programming interfaces.

PSYC 355 (3 units)- Abnormal Psychology
Professor: Dr. Michael Ichiyama
Fulfills: Major requirement for the Psychology major Clinical Line.  Upper Division elective for the Behavioral Neuroscience major. Upper Division elective for the Psychology and Biomedical Ethics minors.
Pre-requisite(s): PSYC 101

The purpose of this course is to help you gain a foundational understanding of the very large area in psychology concerned with abnormal, or deviant, behavior. The contemporary literature on the etiology, prevalence, classification, and treatment considerations relating to abnormal behavior and mental disorders is reviewed. This course assumes an integrated multi-path perspective and focuses on adult psychopathology.Emphases will be placed on: (a) clarifying common misconceptions and stereotypes regarding abnormality and “mental illness”; (b) gaining awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of current diagnostic models for classifying mental disorders; (c) understanding the interactive roles of theory and research in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior; and (d) examining abnormal behavior within the context of human diversity, particularly regarding issues related to gender and culture. 


COST
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost link in the box at the top of this webpage. 

HOUSING 
Students will stay in shared rooms in apartment-style student housing in central London--students will be divided in two apartment buildings.  

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students who hold a US passport DO NOT need a visa for the London Intersession Program. Students holding a passport from a country other than the US should visit the UK Embassy Visa and Immigration page to determine whether a visa is required. 

EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Walking tour of London
Optional day trip to Oxford
Welcome and closing meals
Embedded course-related activities



To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)