International Education

O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843
azimmerman@oakland.edu

image of London with a red telephone booth and the text "Cross and Crown in London"
For more information, contact:

Professor Randall D. Engle, Ph.D.
engle@oakland.edu

Cross and Crown in London, England

Travel to London for a two-week vivid travel and learning experience with Dr. Engle. "Cross and Crown" will be offered as a Summer II course with the first four weeks on campus, so no need to take the summer or semester off work. One particular focus of this course will be the establishment of the Church of England:  why did the Tudors' establish their own Church for England, and how does it compare to other branches of Christianity? Then, it’s off to England to see the sights learned about in the classroom.

Where You
Will Be

In London, the students and professor will be housed in flats in Richmond Court. Full English breakfasts are included. Students will be responsible for other meals in London. With Imperial College as home base, the class will be within walking distance from tube stations and in close proximity to all things Tudor: St. James Palace, Lambeth Palace, Westminster and Whitehall. Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle are a short train ride away as well.

What You
Will learn

The first half of the Cross and Crown course on campus through lectures and reading will provide historical background of the Tudor monarchy that enables understanding and analysis of the cultural development of England. The second portion of this course, two weeks in England, is designed to provide a vivid travel experience with immersion in English culture and encourages analysis of England's cultural and ecclesiastical development. Journaling and daily meetings will guide this understanding and analysis.

What To
Bring

Bring layered travel clothing: England in June is most likely mild and rainy, or hot and dry. You'll want to be prepared for all types of weather. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, as is an umbrella and all bathroom necessities. Our rooms will have all linens and pillows provided.

Requirements

Students will register for the Religious Studies Special Topics class during Summer II. There are no pre-requisites. Register for the trip and make deposits. Students must have a current passport.

Cost
Cross and Crown, London
Number of Credits4
Program Cost$2,200 (Estimate)
Application deposit$300 (due by February 15, 2019)
Meals not included$500 
ExcursionsIncluded
Airfare$1,100
Books and suppliesIncluded
Extra costsPassport, personal incidentals, additional out-of-pocket costs will be negotiable and minimal.