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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Program Cost: January Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0 Subject Areas: Communication and Journalism
Housing Options: Hotel Language Prerequisite: None
Non-UST Students: No Internship Available: No
Service Learning: No Program Sponsor: UST
Research/Independent Study: No
Program Description:

UST: British Roots of American Journalism

Program Highlights
  • 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
  • Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • 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.
Priority Application Deadline: April 10, 2021
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

Financial Aid/Scholarships
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:
Prof. John Keston 
Prof. Michael O'Donnell

On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |

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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.