- This course is taught by Professor John Keston and Professor Michael O'Donnell
- The course will examine the British historical antecedents of American journalism from London, including ancient texts, communication technology, the idea of freeMcGraw-Hill, 2008).
- Copeland, David A. The Idea of a Free Press (Northwestern University Press, 2006).
- Kovarik, Bill. Revolutions in Communications: Media History from Gutenberg to the Digital Age (New York: Continuum Press, 2011).
- Knightley, Phillip. The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero and Myth-Maker from the Crimea to Iraq (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).
- Other readings in PDF format to be distributed through OneDrive and email.
- A current paper London guidebook and map. Recommended: Benson's MapGuides.
- Fulfills: COJO 300 Level. Department of Emerging Media ELECTIVE for Journalism, Digital Media Arts, Strategic Communication, may substitute for JOUR 330 Communication History.
20% Attendance and Participation
10% Group guiding
20% Photo Journal
20% Video Documentary
30% Final Essay
Location and Tentative Dates
January 4 Depart MSP for London
January 5-25, 2021 Lecture, discussions, and site visit in London, UK
January 25, 2021 Depart London for MSP
The cost for this program will be posted by May 1.
Total Cost Includes: Tuition, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, accommodations and some meals.
Housing and Meals
Students will live in hotel accommodations in a central London neighborhood. Some group meals are included. Students will be provided with information on grocery stores close to housing and low-cost restaurant options in the area.
Application Procedures & Deadline
Priority Application Deadline: April 10, 2021
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
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- Log in using your St. Thomas username and password.
- Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply during the priority enrollment period, April 1-10. Applications will be accepted after April 10 for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1.
- Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures. You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content.
Students studying abroad during J-Term are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs. Please review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some Other Approved Programs. Please refer to our Scholarships webpage for details and review, Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information.
For more information
On course format and content, contact:
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On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad
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Sustainability & Study Abroad: CO2 Emissions for This Program
The flights for this program release 1.2975 metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. To put that into perspective, this is equivalent to CO2 emissions from 165,476 smartphone charges. Another way to look at this is that it would take 55.2 bags of waste recycled instead of brought to a landfill OR 49.3 incandescent lamps switched to LEDs to offset these CO2 emissions. We encourage students to make decisions to offset their carbon production from studying abroad. Check out the CoolClimate Network’s carbon footprint calculator
to identify and quantify specific behavior changes that can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.