Taking Courses in London
The Temple London program incorporates 14 weeks of study with a Temple faculty-led course and three to four elective courses. The semester is divided into two phases with an orientation at the start and at midterm break, for a total of 15 and a half weeks.
Each student must enroll in
- a Temple faculty-led course (see below),
- a key course (required for study pathway students and recommended for all students), and
- 3–4 additional electives and/or internship credit (see below).
Weeks 1-7: Phase 1: Academic Courses
The majority of the elective courses listed below are offered in the first 7 weeks of the program. The Temple faculty-led course runs throughout the entire 14 week program.
Week 8: Mid-Semester Break
Weeks 9–15: Phase 2: Academic Pathway
Semester students will choose one of two pathways: internship or study. Students who choose the internship pathway will begin their internship placements following the mid-semester break. Internships are completed Wednesday through Friday each week for the second half of the semester. Students who choose the study pathway will continue a key course and begin a new course (or courses) following the mid-semester break.
Temple Faculty-Led Course
Each Temple student will enroll in a Temple faculty-led course to help them contextualize their experiences in London in a broad, academic manner. This course spans both semester phases, and the subject matter varies each semester. Course descriptions are included below.
Electives and Internships
All courses listed below are offered during the fall and spring semesters, and students must select their top 10 choices of the following key courses, electives and internships in addition to the required Temple faculty-led course (described above). All students must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be eligible for financial aid and be in compliance with U.K. laws.
Students interested in examining British culture more deeply, and in some cases through a particular lens, are encouraged to enroll in one of the four key courses. It will span both semester phases and is required for study pathway students and encouraged for internship students.
NOTE: You may only enroll in one key course per semester.
All Temple London fall and spring students may apply for internships. Internships usually consist of three full days of each week of unpaid work at professionally relevant British organizations in London. Internships are organized ahead of time on behalf of students by the Temple partner FIE (Foundation for International Education). Internships are found each semester in a variety of industry areas, such as film, journalism, marketing, media, public relations, TV and theater or relevant departments within other companies.
Faculty Program Leaders
Fall 2020: Sherri Hope Culver, Media Studies and Production
Sherri Hope Culver serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University, USA where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production. The CMIL is recognized as a global chair of media and information literacy by UNESCO/UNAOC and is a member of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). Sherri’s teaching and consulting centers on the business of media, with a focus on children's media. She has worked with Nickelodeon, Participant Media, YouTube Kids, PBS, Sprout, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Sherri collaborates internationally with researchers, educators, media companies, schools and nonprofit organizations on projects connected to children & media. Prior to her academic position, Sherri served in several leadership positions in public media.
Summer 2020: LiRon Anderson-Bell, Advertising and Public Relations
LiRon Anderson-Bell is a strategic communication and digital media veteran with 20+ years experience across entertainment, consumer products and the pharmaceutical industry. Her specialties are public relations, crisis communication, and digital and social media marketing.
Ms. Anderson-Bell's professional background includes roles at MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comcast Cable, Okayplayer.com, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CDNOW.com, The ROZ Group, WURD Radio, Time Warner Cable, The Terrie Williams Agency, and Manning, Selvage & Lee.
She has served on executive and/or advisory boards of the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society, the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, New Life Family Development Center and MiND/Independence Media. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and resides in Philadelphia with her husband and children.