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London's Black and South Asian Communities: Politics, Culture and History
London, United Kingdom
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|Mininum GPA:||2.5||Class Status:||02-Sophomore|
|Academic Areas:||African Studies, Asian Studies, History, Political Science||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Program Type:||UIC Faculty-led||Housing Options:||Residence Halls|
June 5th- July 5th, 2014
Deadline: March 21, 2014
London has been a major settlement area for two millennia. Its history dates all the way back to the Romans who found this great city. London is known for its diverse range of people and cultures. It is a place where more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. There is a vast amount of Asian and African communities living and struggling because of their immigration title. This program focuses on the history of colonialism, urban politics and housing and immigration policies that have created the basis for political coalition that united diverse groups.Through readings, films and lively interactions with London residents and London-based researchers, students will explore some of the following issues:
• History of colonialism and anti-colonialism
• Women’s organizations and grassroots movements
• Housing and immigration policies and patterns
• Social construction of race, ethnicity and identity
All students will take London’s Black and South Asian Communities: Politics, Culture and History for 6 credits. This course is led by UIC professor Barbara Ransby, Department of African American Studies and History.
- Several excursions and tours to different London neighborhoods and museums
- Guest lectures and conversations with local scholars, artists and activists
Students will be housed in double rooms in residence halls, within walking distance of many central London attractions with excellent public transportations close by.
UIC undergraduate students who have established an overall UIC GPA of 2.5/4.0 with at least 36 hours completed at the time of the application. Graduate students are also eligible to apply. Asian American or African American Studies majors are encouraged to apply, but no specific major is required.
Program Fee $4,830 includes tuition, housing, and field trips. Additional expenses include: airfare, meals, and personal expenses. Financial aid may be applied and many scholarships offered. AANAPISI Scholarship is available for eligible students.
For more information: contact Irina Krymova at the UIC Study Abroad Office at 312-413-7662 or at email@example.com
***This program may be cancelled if minimum enrollment not met***