Orientation for enrolled students May 31st 11:00am-1:00pm Library 237

Dear Summer in London Participant,

Next Wednesday, May 31st is the date of your pre-departure program orientation. At this orientation, both ACCENT and your program faculty will present important program information on topics such as academics, health and safety, housing, and essential guidelines for preparing yourself for your time abroad.

Attendance at the program orientation is mandatory. The orientation will be held on the De Anza College campus at 11AM on the 31st in Library Room 237. The orientation should end around 1PM.

If you will be unable to attend the orientation for any reason, please be sure to contact us ASAP, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Please come prepared with any questions you may have.


– Application: finalaccentapplication

London Program Schedule Final

– Scholarship Application: local-scholarship-application17

Please submit the Scholarship Application to Anthony Delaney or Julie Pesano

– Dates: Classes begin at De Anza  7/3/17. Study in London 7/11/17 – 7/29/17

– Housing and London International School Accent: http://accentintl.com/london/

Cost: $3200 plus airfare

  • Airfare: You are welcome to join the group rate or book your own. Please make sure to arrive in London by 7/11.

group-flight Information and details

– Financial Aid: Contact Nina Van at vannina@deanza.edu (408) 864-5431

Scheduled excursions:


-Stratford-Upon-Avon, including The Royal Shakespeare Company

– Globe theatre tour, Shakespeare houses, and visit to Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.

-Literary walking tour.

-British Library Tour.

-Dickens Museum and guided walking tour.

-Shakespeare walking tour in London.


 EWRT 1A/02 :Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

Equity and Social Justice in a Multicultural UK 

This course will focus on contemporary issues of race, class, ethnicity and gender in a growing multicultural UK.  Although England has a history of racial and ethnic diversity, other countries, such as Ireland and Scotland, have only recently begun to grapple with the complex set of issues inherent in an emerging multicultural community.   The texts for this course will feature both contemporary and historical essays on race, class, ethnicity and gender in England, as well as current articles on equity, social justice and multiculturalism throughout the UK.  We will use critical thinking and diverse argument patterns to explore England’s history with, and approach to, equity and social justice, while comparing it with that of other countries in the UK.

EWRT1B/1C: Reading, Composition and Critical Thinking

Trying to Make London My Home: The Role of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Punk on the British Music Scene. 

In 1963 American blues legend, Sonny Boy Williamson, went to London to record a song called “Trying to Make London My Home.”  Among the musicians, the session featured the British band, The Yardbirds, with an up and coming 18 year old Eric Clapton.  This course will explore the rich history of the influence of American musicians and American music on the British music scene.  Students will explore great British artists like Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Clash, The Smiths, The Beatles, Billy Bragg, Oasis, Cold Play, etc. and the role American rock, blues, jazz and punk had on those musicians and that music.  Our text will be rooted in the albums themselves—both the lyrics and the music.  We will supplement this with articles, essays, biography and autobiography, and other texts.  Last, but not least, we will take to the local music clubs to get a firsthand experience of the contemporary British music scene and the culmination of all that has come before.

ELIT 10, 78Z   Introduction to Fiction 

Show Me the Money!: A Marxist Approach to English Literature

 Tradesman and nobles, groundlings and princes, cockney and oxbridge – these are the examples in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dickens’ Oliver Twist, and Swift’s Modest Proposal, that help us understand class structure and the power of the pound.  This class will take a Marxist approach to British Literature by exploring it through the lens of socio-economic class, allowing us to understand how the hierarchy of the aristocrats to peasants has evolved and affected the current perspectives of English society and money. We will also take excursions to Stratford-upon-Avon, Cambridge, Bath, or Brighton to examine differences and effects of socio-economic class in the past and the present. Other writers to explore might include Swift, Mary Shelley, Austen, Joyce, and Woolf.

 ELIT 17 Introduction to Shakespeare / ELIT 12 Introduction to Drama

The Bawdy Bard: Shakespeare’s Use of Sex, Gender, and Language in His Plays

With London as a backdrop, “all the world’s [or city’s] a stage” for the Shakespeare scholar.  In this class, we will examine a variety of the plays around the theme of sex, courtship, and gender. We will delve into the sophistication of the double entendres, bawdy puns, gender stereotypes, and dating rituals. Some of the major plays we may read will be Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet.  Along with a Stratford excursion and Globe performance, there are Shakespeare city tours, endless productions in London theaters (most notably The Royal Shakespeare Company), and original manuscripts at the British Library to experience.