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Quarter Abroad London - Courses

Internships and Culture in London

On this Quarter Abroad program, you can:

  • Earn 13-18 quarter units
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

Students from other UC campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.

Host Institution


Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.

Courses (14 units)

  • English (ENL) 177. Harry Potter in Context (4 units) 
  • English (ENL) 177 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)
    This course explores how, Harry Potter, one of the most beloved young adult series in the world was shaped by medieval British literature, Shakespeare’s plays, gothic fiction, and even the architecture of Oxford. We will read Harry Potter alongside older English classics, and visit sites of inspiration and fandom to consider the phenomenon of Harry Potter within the unique cultural context that London provides.
  • English (ENL) 163. British Life and Culture (4 units) 
  • English (ENL) 163 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)
    Taught by a local London faculty member, this course aims at facilitating student orientation by helping students to connect their experience in London within the broader context of British society. The course will enable individuals to develop an understanding of British society as an integrated whole which is more than the sum of its parts. This in turn should encourage critical discussion and reflection about the differences between US, British, and European cultures, and the collective relationship that individuals have with their own societies. Syllabus
  • English (ENL) 192. Internship (6 units, Pass/No Pass) 
  • Students will intern approximately 20 hours per week at their program site and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center. For more details on the internship process, please refer to the Placements tab.


This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements. Program-specific requirements listed below:


ENL 3 or UWP 1 or equivalent.*

Sophomore class standing (45 quarter units or above).

*Equivalents include: Comparative literature (COM) 1, COM 2, COM 3, COM 4; Native American Studies 5; UWP 1V, UWP 1Y; or equivalent courses for non-UC Davis students.

Note: International students may be required to take a language test as part of the visa process.

  • Prerequisite Equivalents for Other UC Students
  • UC Berkeley: CW R4A (Reading and Composition) & Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above)
    UC Irvine: WR 39A (Intro Wrtng & Rhet) & Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above)
    UCLA: English 4 (Critical Reading and Writing) or courses under "Writing II Requirement" & Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above)
    UC Merced: Writing 1 (Academic Writing) or Writing 10 (Reading & Composition) & Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above)
    UC Riverside: ENGL 4 (English Writing) & Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above)
    UC Santa Barbara: ENGL 10 (Intro to Literary Study) or Writing 1 (Approaches to University Writing) & Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above)
    UC Santa Cruz: LIT 1 (Literary Interpretation) or Writing 2 (Rhetoric and Inquiry) & Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above)
    UC San Diego: Sophomore Class Standing (45 quarter units or above) and applicable course from below
         Revelle = Humanities 1 and 2
         Warren = Warren Coillege Writing Program WCWP 10A and 10B
         Thurgood Marshall = Dimension of Culture DOC 1, 2 and 3
         Sixth = Culture, Art and Technology CAT 1, 2 and 3
         Eleanor Roosevelt = Making of the Modern World MMW 1, 2 and 3
         John Muir = Muir College Writing Program MCWP 40 and 50