London: Literature, Art, and Artifact

London: Literature, Art, and Artifact (ENG 510, 3 credits)

Western State Colorado University in partnership with Western Extended Studies announces a new graduate course and professional development opportunity for educators in one of the world's most vibrant cities. 

ENG 510, 3 credits

June 15 - June 26, 2018

Instructors: Dr. Kelsey L. Bennett (Honors Program Director, English) and Nicole Becwar, MLS (University Librarian and Archivist)

Course Description 

This course, to be held during the Summer Teacher Institute, provides high school English teachers with the unique professional development opportunity to earn graduate credit through deepening their training by immersing themselves in the rich and influential literary and artistic culture of London.  The course includes the distinctive component of original interdisciplinary research and on-site exploration in London’s most exciting and diverse museum and library collections and places associated with significant contributions to western literary, artistic, and intellectual history.

While in London, students engage humanities-based artifacts and performances with the aim to provide educators with a wealth of new material to implement concrete objectives within the classroom.  Examples of on-site visits include: Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London; art and art history at the National Gallery, the Tate, and the Victoria and Albert Museum; research at the British Library; Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group at Bloomsbury; John Keats’s house on Hampstead Heath; the Charles Dickens Museum; Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey, among others.

Benefits to educators: 
•Work with experienced Western State Colorado University faculty and librarian mentors to develop fresh and new ideas for the classroom;
•Build a network of colleagues from across the state while taking an opportunity to learn find inspiration in one of the most vibrant centers of learning in Europe;
•Stay in economical self-catered apartments in the historic and centrally-located University of London;
•Experience firsthand places, productions, and artifacts associated with the authors you teach in class, and discover others to add to your curriculum.

Course cost of $2600 includes the following:
•Lodging
•Ground Transportation
•Entrance fees and tickets
•Course fees

 Airfare and food are not included.  By staying in the self-catered apartments at the University of London, you control how much you spend on food and incidental costs.

 This course is limited to 9 educators. Spread the word to interested colleagues!

If you are interested in this trip, please contact:

Kelsey L. Bennett, Ph.D.
Honors Program Director
TAY 110A, Honors Center
Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, Colorado
970.943.7021
kbennett@western.edu