Earn 15 College Credits

Mentorship Program in England students will take 15 credits of classes (five 3-credit courses) and study on an accelerated semester schedule over twelve weeks - with classes starting in mid-September and ending in mid-December. The curriculum is cohort based, with students taking their courses with the AU Mentorship group.

The Mentorship Program in England features the following American University classes that are core to the Mentorship Program.

Course Descriptions

Intercultural Understanding: SISU-130 (3 credits, counts toward AU's General Education Area 3)

Students will examine the interactions among members of different cultural groups and develop cultural awareness, empathy, and interactive competency. It is a combination of lecture, discussion, guest speakers, and experiential learning activities which focuses on such themes as intercultural negotiations and social media technology and its intercultural effectiveness. This course counts toward AU Gen Ed Area 3.

The AU professor, who is in country with the students, will use the Intercultural Understanding and Introduction to College Inquiry classes to incorporate experiential research and projects related to England, using the city and its surroundings as a classroom. To supplement the curriculum, there will be several experiential excursions in England throughout the semester.

Introduction to College Inquiry: SPEX-125 (3 credits, counts as elective credit)

This course develops questioning, research, and problem-solving skills. While collaborating with peers, students will use the practice of inquiry to examine the intellectual endeavors that influence society with a focus on research topics related to England. This course counts toward AU elective credits.

The AU professor, who is in country with the students, will use the Intercultural Understanding and Introduction to College Inquiry classes to incorporate experiential research and projects related to England, using the city and its surroundings as a classroom. To supplement the curriculum, there will be several experiential excursions in England throughout the semester.

College Writing (online): WRTG-100 (3 credits, counts toward AU's writing requirements)

This course prepares students for the writing required throughout their academic career. Students are encouraged to think as a writer - to anticipate the responses of a reader, to explore the depth and breadth of a subject, and to work with language to best express their self and understanding. This course is taught online and counts toward AU's writing requirement.

Beyond the AU courses, the program includes two courses taught by Bath Spa University that will count toward AU degree requirements. The BSU elective courses for Fall 2017 will be:

Economics and Globalisation, BSU (3 credits, equivalent to AU's ECON-100: Macroeconomics and counts toward AU's General Education Area 4)

An introduction to a range of skills, principles and concepts as applied by economists to understand issues of relevance to business and management. This knowledge will guide you towards a better understanding of the economic environment and develop an appreciation of the opportunities available to, and limitations imposed upon, business strategies in this environment. This module is designed to provide you with an introduction to macroeconomics and globalization with an emphasis on its applicability to the analysis of contemporary business environment and strategies. Credits earned from Economics & Globalization count towards AU's General Education Area 4 as ECON 100.

Visions of Business and Leadership: BSU (3 credits, equivalent to an AU MGMT-100 level course)

This course will dive into the richness of contemporary and historic cultural resources to explore an understanding of business, organisational structures, group behaviour, interpersonal influence, motivation and leadership. Rapid cycles of revolutionary technology, and global economic and political change will shift the landscape in which business is conducted and require faster, more creative and more adaptive business and leadership behaviour. An understanding of yourself, your leadership and enterprise vision, your ethical and moral viewpoints, are the compass points you will begin to establish during the investigations in this course, and that will guide you in future decisions and actions. Credits earned from Visions of Business & Leadership count towards AU General Education Area 4 as a MGMT elective.

An Introduction to Bath Spa University

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Bath Spa University offers pre-degree study, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees, focusing primarily on arts and humanities subjects, supported by a strong outcomes-based provision. Whatever path students wish to follow -- research, enterprise and teaching -- they provide the full range to ensure students can tailor their learning to support their future career direction.