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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
  • Restrictions: St. Kate's applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:


The British Roots of American Journalism
This program has been canceled as of 9/19 due to low enrollment

UMAIE Scholarship


The course will examine the historical antecedents of American journalism from a base in London, exploring topics such as:
  • ancient texts and the development of written communication
  • the United Kingdom’s critical role in the development of communication technology, including the industrialized printing press, photography, radio and television
  • the concept of freesubject to change).
Program Fee/Cost
Estimated Program Cost Included in Program Cost *Tuition Notice
Program Estimate: $7,352 - $7,652
*This includes tuition and administrative fee

The final program fee will be published here in early December, 2018

There is a $500 deposit - $250 due at the time of application and $250 due by July 31st.  Students who begin an application after July 31st will need to submit the full $500 deposit at once. The deposit will be deducted from the total program cost when it is billed in January.
  • Transportation
  • course arrangements
  • hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms,
  • continental breakfast daily,
  • some lunches/ dinners (subject to change).
For this J-Term Global Studies Course, students will receive 4 credits, but will only be charged for one credit of tuition.  The tuition charge is included in the estimate listed, but will appear separately on your bill.

Sophomore standing.

Course Equivalency
Major/Minor Requirement: Elective in Communication Studies 

Required Readings Evaluation  
* 5 percent will be deducted from the attendance score for each day missed. All assignments will be graded on writing mechanics, including spelling and grammar, as well as content.

Faculty Directors
Mark Neuzil, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, (651) 962.5261, email:
Michael O’Donnell, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, (651) 962.5281; email address:

Description of Faculty Directors
MarkNeuzil Dr. Mark Neuzil is professor of communication and journalism at St. Thomas.  He is the author or co-author of eight books and a frequent writer and speaker on environmental issues.  He has taught three courses in London and conducted research on the English writer Izaak Walton and British soldier John Enys.  At St. Thomas, he teaches communication history, environmental communications and media ethics.  This is his 4th time instructing a course to London
MichaelO'Donnell Michael O’Donnell is an associate professor and chair of the Communication and Journalism department at the University of St. Thomas.  He worked for 25 years as a reporter, writer, editor and page designer for newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Along with Buck Ryan of the University of Kentucky, he is the co-author of “The Editor’s Toolbox”, a textbook on editing.  At St. Thomas, O’Donnell teaches visual communication and design, including website design.   This will be his 2nd time co-instructing this course. 
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Application Procedures & Deadline
· Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
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· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2018.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Neuzil and Prof O'Donnell.
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 
  • Temple, Mick (2008). The British Press (Berkshire, England: McGraw-Hill). Referred to as British Press.
  • Copeland, David A. (2006). The Idea of a Free Press (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press). Referred to as Free Press.
  • Kovarik, Bill (2011). Revolutions in Communications: Media History from Gutenberg to the Digital Age (New York: Continuum Press). Referred to as Revolutions.
  • Other readings in PDF format to be distributed through OneDrive and email.
  • A current paper London guidebook and map. Recommended: Benson's MapGuides.Evaluation
  • Attendance, participation, 20 percent*
  • Group guiding, 10 percent
  • Photo journal, 20 percent: Compile 10-20 images with extended captions, including footnotes, that explores one event in British history pivotal in the development or dissemination of a communication medium. All the photos in this journal must be shot by the student on visits to various sites around London.     
  • Video documentary, 20 percent: A video of 3-5 minutes about one site or one historical artifact that the student found to be especially significant or interesting. At least one minute of the finished video should have been shot by the student during class visits; archival footage from the Internet, original photos or archival photos, and interviews of people at the historica lsites are all allowed.
  • Final essay, 30 percent: An essay of 500-1,000 words, not including footnotes and bibliography, analyzing an aspect of British history relevant to journalism as practiced in the United States today.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.