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Students can choose five courses of instruction in the Winter Term. Choose from our wide range of Upper Year offerings that are applicable to a variety of majors. Each course is comprised of at least 36 learning hours, including course-specific experiential learning opportunities. You may opt to study at the BISC for the Fall semester, the Winter semester, or both semesters.

The semester has 12 teaching weeks, with mid-term trip taking place in week 7. Exams take place in weeks 13 and 14.

Course Clusters

Why not consider our new course clusters. These allow you to take a trio of complementary courses towards your chosen degree. You then choose an additional 6.0 units from the range of elective course offerings.

Please 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.

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.

ARTH 222/3.0

Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

This course offers a unique opportunity to study the art of Manet, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh, where many of the paintings studied will be viewed on gallery visits to London and Paris. Some of the classes will take place in the Musée D’Orsay in Paris and the National Gallery and Courtauld Institute in London. Further classes at Herstmonceux Castle explore gender debates, the French nude and Paris as the fashionable centre of modernity.

NOTE: Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux. 

PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above or permission of the Department

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.

British Cultural Studies

Course Code Description

IDIS 305/3.0

British Studies II

An interdisciplinary introduction to the broad development of British life and culture, focusing on cultural and political conflicts in British society. The course usually combines British art history, history, literature and geography.

Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.

PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above.


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.


Course Code Description

ENGL 291/3.0

Literature on Stage and Screen - A Study in Sherlock

A study of the relationships between literary texts written in English, from classics to contemporary popular fiction, and their adaptations in a range of media, comprising close analysis, historical and cultural investigation into national and transnational formulations of adaptation, and discussion of the processes and theories of adaptation.

PREREQUISITE     A grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0.  

FILM 337/3.0

FILM 337/3.0 Cinema and the City

An intermediate study of representations of the city in cinema and visual culture, the social histories from which these representations emerge, and the changing environments in which cinema is viewed.

PREREQUISITE    (Registration in a FILM Plan, STSC or COCA Specialization and 12.0 units in FILM) or (Level 3 and registration in a GPHY Plan and GPHY 101/3.0, GPHY 227/3.0, GPHY 229/3.0). Or permission of the instructor.

INTS 306/3.0

Culture, Identity and Self

An introduction to the theory and formation of cultural identity with some reference to cross-cultural issues.

PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above.

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 II

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.


Course Code Description

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.

Social Sciences

Course Code Description

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)

HLTH 332/3.0

Foundations for Understanding Disability

This course is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of disability and disability‐related issues as they pertain to health, well‐being, and quality of life. It will include an examination of the historical treatment of persons with disabilities through present day.

PREREQUISITE    (Level 2 or above and registration in a HLTH, KINE, or PHED Plan) or registration at the BISC; EXCLUSION    No more than 3.0 units from HLTH 332/3.0; HLTH 397/3.0‐001 (2015‐16); HLTH 402/3.0 (2014‐15 or earlier); KNPE 333/3.0.

HLTH 350/3.0

Topics in Global Health

This course examines global health from a variety of perspectives, including anthropological, epidemiological, and sociological, to help understand the cultural and historical patterns shaping global health inequalities. With an emphasis on resource‐poor countries, specific topics may include infectious and non‐communicable diseases, nutrition and maternal health.

PREREQUISITE    [(Level 3 or above and registration in a HLTH, KINE, or PHED Plan) or registration at the BISC] and HLTH 101/3.0.

KNPE 335/3.0

Healthy Aging

This course looks at what happens to the body as we age, including an examination of the physiological, psychological and emotional changes that occur during the aging process.  The role of a healthy lifestyle in achieving quality of life as we age is a key perspective.

PREREQUISITE    (Level 3 or above and registration in a PHED, KINE or HLTH Plan) or registration at the BISC; COREQUISITE    HLTH 332/3.0.

POLS 338/3.0


European Integration

An examination of the European union and the forces towards integration: origin, politics and future.

PREREQUISITE    (12 units in POLS at the 200 level or above) and (a GPA of 2.0 on all units in POLS), or permission of the Department.

POLS 398/9.0

Specialized Program in International Law and Politics

This course provides foundational knowledge about the relationship between international politics and international law. It then explores more specific aspects of international law, including international criminal law and the Law of Armed Conflict, and situates the central statutes, customs, and institutions of international law within the broader context of global governance.

NOTE:Only offered at the Bader International Study Centre as part of the Field School in International Law and Politics.

PREREQUISITE    (12 units in POLS at the 200 level or above) and (a GPA of 2.0 on all units in POLS), or permission of the Department.

PSYC 333/3.0

Human Sexuality

An overview of typical sexual behaviour and its variations. Topics include the history of sex research, the sexual response cycle, sexual dysfunction, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Particular attention will be paid to current issues in sex research and theory.

PREREQUISITE    PSYC 235/6.0 or PSYC 236/3.0 or PSYC 251/3.0 or PSYC 271/3.0 or PSYC 370/3.0.

PSYC 342/3.0

Psychology of Social Influence

This course reviews theory and research on the processes by which people exert influence on one another’s behaviours, beliefs, emotions, and attitudes. Topics of study include conformity, compliance, obedience, and persuasion. The course will focus on both the theoretical and applied implications of social influence research.


PSYC 397/3.0

History of Modern Psychology

A survey of the history of modern psychology, from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th. The more important empirical findings of psychology and related disciplines will be examined together with their theoretical explanations. The course will lead to an examination of the causes of differential scientific progress in the various subfields of psychology.


NOTE: Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections. 

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Herstmonceux Castle
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