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Choose any combination of four courses of instruction from each term which, when added to the 3.0 units you receive for BISC 101, give you a total of 15.0 units per term. Select the course code or course title for a more detailed look at the overall scope, intended learning outcomes, experiential learning opportunities and assessment methods. 

Core courses

Course Code Description

BISC 101/3.0

Acting Globally

This is an introductory course, complementing and extending BISC 100, focused on skills and approaches from a number of disciplines (Film and Media, Geography, History, and Sociology). Academic skills will be honed by centering on centrifugal forces of mobility, exchange and action. Processes such as warring, colonizing, trading, connecting and leading are highlighted.


Art and Music

Course Code Description

ARTH 117/3.0

Art and Architecture c.1750 to the Present Day

A chronological survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in western culture from c.1700 to the present day. The art works will be studied at British galleries, museums and architectural monuments.

Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.

EXCLUSION    No more than 9.0 units from ARTH 116/3.0; ARTH 117/3.0; ARTH 120/6.0.

MUTH 232/3.0


An introduction to opera through the study of selected works from the Baroque era to the 20th century. Equal attention will be paid to literary, musical and visual aspects.


Course Code Description

PHIL 259/3.0

Critical Thinking

A discussion of the general principles of reasonable discourse, with a focus on persuasive and cogent writing.

SPAN 112/3.0

Beginning Spanish

The continuation of SPAN 111. Also for students entering the University who have some knowledge of Spanish but have not completed 4U Spanish or equivalent. For these students an assessment exam or interview with an academic adviser is required before registration.

PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in SPAN 111/3.0 or SPAN P10/3.0; EXCLUSION    No more than 6.0 units from SPAN 111/3.0; SPAN 112/3.0; SPAN P10/3.0; ONE‐WAY EXCLUSION    May not be taken with or after SPAN 201/6.0; SPAN 204/3.0; SPAN 205/3.0; SPAN 301/3.0; SPAN 302/3.0; SPAN 303/3.0; SPAN 304/3.0; SPAN 401/3.0; SPAN 402/3.0.

Social Sciences

Course Code Description

ECON 112/3.0

Introductory Macroeconomics

An introduction to macroeconomic analysis of the economy as a whole, including the determination of national income, the price level, interest rates, the money supply, and the balance of payments. The principles of monetary and fiscal policy are also examined. ECON 111 and ECON 112 are together equivalent to ECON 110.

EXCLUSION    No more than 6.0 units from ECON 110/6.0; ECON 111/3.0; ECON 112/3.0.

HLTH 102/3.0

Personal Health and Wellness

This course has been designed for undergraduate students who want to enhance their personal health awareness, knowledge, and practices. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning opportunities, this course offers an introduction to the concepts of health and wellness from a personal perspective.

ONE‐WAY EXCLUSION    May not be taken with or after 12.0 units in KNPE (formerly PPHE; PHED; KINE)

Science and Mathematics

Course Code Description

ASTR 101/3.0

Astronomy I: The Solar System

A non-mathematical introduction to the science of astronomy for non-specialist students. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of astronomy; and introduction to the tools and techniques of modern observational astronomy; the historical development of our understanding of the Earth, Moon, and Solar System; space exploration of Mars, Jupiter, and other planets; the nature of the Sun; and the origin and uniqueness of our Solar System.

GEOL 104/3.0

GEOL 104/3.0 The Dynamic Earth

An introduction to the internal structure of the earth and to the dynamic processes which have shaped the earth's surface. An integrated study of global tectonics and continental movement, rock genesis, mountain building, glaciation and geological time. Laboratories give an overview of the earth scientist's toolbox including rock and mineral identification, geochronology, geomorphology and structural geology. Field trip to local exposures may be offered.

Science Program-only

Course Code Description

BIOL 103/3.0

Introductory Biology of Organisms

An introduction to the basic themes and concepts of modern biology spanning organizational levels from organisms to ecosystems in an evolutionary context.



NOTE: Course offerings are subject to be changed or cancelled for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if any changes impact their Plans of Study.

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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