Stirling Fall 1 2019: Natural Sciences, Sports Science, Humanities & Business

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Course list Stirling Fall 1 2019: Natural Sciences, Sports Science, Humanities & Business

Stirling Fall 1 2019: Natural Sciences, Sports Science, Humanities & Business (September 5, 2019 - December 14, 2019)
Catalog Code: VSRF3119

 

As an ISA-Veritas student at the University of Stirling, you will have access to courses from many different subject areas. Students can select courses from a wide offering of modules (courses). Classes are taught by university professors and the courses are with locals and other international students.


Program Highlights:
  • US-Style medium size campus in the lush heart of Scotland
  • Pedestrian friendly with frequent bus service into town. City center is two miles away from the university
  • Housing located on or near campus
  • Centrally located in Scotland with easy access to the cities in the south and the Highlands in the north
  • Known for its exceptional and very modern sporting facilities. The university has an athletic track, fitness suite, golf course, sports hall, tennis courts, pools, artificial pitches, squash courts, and so much more.
  • Strong course offerings in the following subjects: Sport Studies, Biological Sciences, English, History, Computer Science, Social Science, Humanities, and Business

Students will enroll in the following:

  • International Missions Practicum Veritas course (1-3 credits)
  • Global Missions Perspectives Veritas course required when minimum enrollment is met
  • Three courses (60 SCQF) at the University of Stirling

VERITAS COURSES

Participation in Veritas courses is required in order to enhance the Veritas experience.

Cross-Cultural Leadership (3 credits/45 contact hours)

 

This course examines the impact of culture on concepts of leadership, values, expectations, and patterns of communication to demonstrate the importance of leading with cultural sensitivity and to assist students in developing their own strategies for effectively communicating and negotiating with individuals from varied cultures. Studies are also devoted to the development and current conditions of minority/majority relations through the study of socio-political and economic causes; consequences of prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes and realities. (Download syllabus here)

*This course only runs if the minimum enrollment is met.  Check with your program manager to confirm

International Missions/Service Learning Practicum (1-3 credits)

The practicum will enrich the program and mission experience through reflection assignments, research, and journaling. Participation is required in order to enhance the mission experience. Students will receive one credit upon completing the assignments and service participation. Students may elect to submit a log of hours for up to two additional credits. (Download syllabus here)

 

COURSES AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

Sample Courses

Course Credit

  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
  • Students studying at the University of Stirling are expected to take the full course load during their period of study. For a single semester, a full course load is equivalent to 60 SCQF units.
  • Each module is usually worth 20 SCQF, with the recommended equivalent being 5 US semester credits/module.
  • To meet the 60 SCQF credit requirement, students take 3 courses per semester.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA-Veritas offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below and in the University of Stirling course catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels assigned to each course.
  • Level 8 courses are generally first year courses, level 9 are normally second-year courses which require some background knowledge, and level 10 courses are usually third and fourth-year courses which are at an advanced level and require a considerable background in the subject area.
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Glasgow Fall 1 2019: Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

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Course list Glasgow Fall 1 2019: Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Glasgow Fall 1 2019: Business, STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts (September 10, 2019 - December 21, 2019)
Catalog Code: VGSF3119

 

Program Highlights:

  • US-Style campus in an urban setting
  • Located in the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the city center with easy access to transportation
  • Housing located on or near campus
  • The university welcomes students from more than 120 countries worldwide.
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Washington Accord (WA), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The University of Glasgow is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research universities.
  • Strong course offerings in the following subjects: Business, History, Political Science, Cultural Studies, Engineering, Geography, and Pre-Medicine.
  • Over 60 subject areas to choose courses from!

Students will enroll in the following:

  • International Missions Practicum Veritas course (1-3 credits)
  • Veritas Cross-Cultural Leadership course required when minimum enrollment is met
  • Three-four other courses (60 host credits) at the University of Glasgow

VERITAS COURSES

Participation in Veritas courses is required in order to enhance the Veritas experience.

Cross-Cultural Leadership (3 credits/45 contact hours)

This course examines the impact of culture on concepts of leadership, values, expectations, and patterns of communication to demonstrate the importance of leading with cultural sensitivity and to assist students in developing their own strategies for effectively communicating and negotiating with individuals from varied cultures. Studies are also devoted to the development and current conditions of minority/majority relations through the study of socio-political and economic causes; consequences of prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes and realities. (Download syllabus here)

*This course only runs if the minimum enrollment is met.  Check with your program manager to confirm

 

International Missions/Service Learning Practicum (1-3 credits)

The practicum will enrich the program and mission experience through reflection assignments, research, and journaling. Participation is required in order to enhance the mission experience. Students will receive one credit upon completing the assignments and service participation. Students may elect to submit a log of hours for up to two additional credits. (Download syllabus here)

COURSES AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

for the most updated course listing please check out the University of Glasgow's online course catalog

As an ISA student at the University of Glasgow, you will have access to courses within all four Colleges: Arts; Medical, and Life Sciences; Science and Engineering; and Social Sciences. In addition, you may study in one of Glasgow's specialist partner institutions, the Glasgow School of Art or the National (Bag)Piping Centre, or take specialty courses such as Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre Health Students, Service Learning, and Medical Humanities.
 

Special Courses Just for Study Abroad Students:

Service-Learning (Fall semester only): Perfect for students who want to combine academics with voluntary work in the community, this course option is a great way to gain hands on experience in public policy. Students will enroll in one course (Service in the Community) and complete an 8 week placement, 6 hours a week, at a welfare agency in Glasgow. Past placements include: caring for the elderly, assisting in local classrooms, helping the disadvantaged, and advocating for asylum seekers. Students looking to do this course must successfully pass a background check and obtain a Tier 4 Visa.
 
Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students: This very special course is aimed at Pre-Med or Pre-Health students intending to apply to medical school in the USA. Designed to give future applicants an edge over their peers, this course goes over such concepts as medical terminology, concepts of regional anatomy, and basic radiology. Students wishing to participate in this prestigious program must be going into the junior year of study and have a 3.40 GPA from their home university.
 
Glasgow School of Art- Studio Art Program for Study Abroad Students: Study abroad students have the opportunity to take one or two classes with the Glasgow School of Art. Subjects typically include: Black and White Photography, Drawing into Painting, and Figurative Sculpture.
 
Bagpipes: History, Repertoire and Performance: Students can take a full semester course in bagpiping for academic credit. Students are taught bagpipes in individual and group lessons and take a historical survey of the bagpipe that places it within its social context.
 

Sample Courses

  • The courses listed below are NOT the final courses offered for Spring 2018
  • The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. 

Course Credit

  • You are expected to take the full course load for your period of study at UoG, which for a single semester student is equivalent to 15 US credits or 60 Scotcat SCQF units.
  • UoG courses are offered at various credit levels from 10 to 40.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • Credit transfer and credits earned are ultimately determined by the student's home university.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA-Veritas offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below and in the University of Glasgow course catalog.
  • Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Glasgow's level classifications of a 1, 2, 3 or 4 level, which correspond with the four year undergraduate degree cycle.
  • Courses classified as level 3 and level 4 are recommended as upper division.

Course Selection

  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations. 

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from the University of Glasgow will reflect ECTS and SCQF credits. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
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