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Summer Program - Summer 2013
Middlesex University
London, England

Courses offered at Summer School are taken from across the university’s curriculum and in some cases have been specifically designed to fit the summer timetable. Our credit bearing courses are worth either 15 or 30 undergraduate credit points based on the standard Middlesex 120-credit academic year. Credit is easily transferable to many institutions. For students from the USA, 15/30 Middlesex credit points are approximately equivalent to 4/8 North American credit points. The level of previous knowledge required for each course is indicated under each course listing, either as part of the text or under the heading of 'prerequisites'.

Students will receive a certificate of attendance and transcript for credit bearing courses upon completion of the course. Classes are taught by Middlesex lecturers or outside practitioners.

Note:  Courses are listed below as 15 or 30 credits.  Supplemental fees may apply depending on your desired course.  GSE has the ability to enroll students in an additional course upon request, for a supplemental fee.  Contact GSE for additional information.

The standard tuition rate includes a 15 (UK) credit course. Enrollment in a 30 (UK) credit course costs an additional $1,000.

Subject Areas include: Accounting, Arts, Business, Computing, Education, Film, Languages, Law, Personal Development, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sports Science, and Writing

(scroll below for a brief description of the courses and click the link for a more detailed course description)

Accounting

ACC2211 Managerial Finance and Accounting - 30 credit course
This course will develop and enhance your understanding of the role of accounting in business organisations; it will improve your accounting skills and train you to use those skills in a range of different business situations.

Arts

CMW3013 Fantastic London - 15 credit course
We will introduce you to some of the best fantasy books set in London and to the writing techniques the authors have used. We’ll be exploring London itself with four walks and four opportunities to taste the food of London.

CMW3014 Playwriting For London - 15 credit course
With a variety of seminars, workshops and theatre visits; this module gives you the opportunity to study, create and analyse theatre plays. At the same time you will relate them to the stages and spaces used for the production of new plays in London.

RCT1002 World Religions in London - 15 credit course
This field trip based course, consisting of visits to sacred art collections, participating in pilgrimages and religious festivals in London, will allow you to absorb yourself in the diversity of multi-faith London and the religious related activities organised by a spectrum of institutions.

Business

Advanced Diploma in Personal and Professional Development
The aim of this programme is to develop personal, professional and business skills in order to provide a bridge between previous study and Masters level study for those who do not meet the formal entry requirements. It is also suitable if you wish to pursue professional study for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualifications. The course comprises of two modules taught over two week long periods with coursework to complete between teaching weeks.

ACC2211 Managerial Finance and Accounting - 30 credit course
This course will develop and enhance your understanding of the role of accounting in business organisations; it will improve your accounting skills and train you to use those skills in a range of different business situations.

ECS1260 Economics for Business and Management - 30 credit course
An introductory course for non economists that covers the basics of the discipline, highlighting how these impact on the decisions the business makes. The focus will be on economic issues both at micro and macro economic levels.

HRM2013 Human Resource Management - 30 credit course
This course explores a variety of key concepts in organisational behaviour. By the end of the course you will be familiar with theories and policies relating to employee resourcing, employee reward, employee relations, and employee training and development.

HRM3120 Individual and Organisation Change - 30 credit course
You will learn how to increase your knowledge base about your own self, skills and values as well as your reactions to change processes from an organisational perspective. This will provide you with the tools needed to market yourself in the workplace and general career life planning.

HRM3125 Leadership and Management - 30 credit course
This course will provide you with grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership.  Alongside this, you will develop your communication and team building skills through workshops.

MGT2525 Business Context and Strategic Environment - 30 credit course
The module aims to provide an integrated view of internal and external business environment of organisations and to serve as an introduction to strategic analysis.

MGT2330 Managing Operations - 30 credit course
This module aims to broaden and expand students knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes.

MKT3130 International Marketing - 30 credit course
This module will allow the students to become familiar with the nature of a selection of international issues and gain an understanding of their implications on the firm’s marketing strategies and activities, and the wider environment.

MKT3150 Advertising and Sales Promotion - 30 credit course
Learn how to develop an advertising campaign and related communication strategies to help prepare yourself for employment in an advertising agency or for responsibilities in the promotion or marketing department of an organisation.

STX1115 Quantitative Methods and Applications for Business - 30 credit course
This module encourages students with little mathematical background or a fear of mathematics to develop confidence and ability in quantitative skills for business and management areas, which can be built upon in further study.

Economics

ECS1260 Economics for Business and Management - 30 credit course
An introductory course for non economists that covers the basics of the discipline, highlighting how these impact on the decisions the business makes. The focus will be on economic issues both at micro and macro economic levels.

Education

EDU3327 The Role of Counselling Theories and Skills in Education - 15 credit course
Explore the social and emotional influences on the child and how these affect their learning and educational experiences as well as the theories and strategies employed by school counselors and others in attempting to meet children’s social and emotional needs.

Film Studies

TVP2000 Digital Film Making - 30 credit course
This engaging and highly practical course will provide you with a detailed consideration of single camera production genres, viewing environments, technologies, operating skills, roles and practices. A number of film making workshops will take place covering camera, lighting, sound and editing.

FRE1757 European Cinema - 15 credit course
This course, taught in English, provides the opportunity to gain an insight into recent and contemporary western European cinema. It will involve a thematic and stylistic analysis of a variety of French, German, Italian and Spanish films and their influence on more contemporary European cinema.

Human Resource Management

Advanced Diploma in Personal and Professional Development
The aim of this programme is to develop personal, professional and business skills in order to provide a bridge between previous study and Masters level study for those who do not meet the formal entry requirements. It is also suitable if you wish to pursue professional study for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualifications. The course comprises of two modules taught over two week long periods with coursework to complete between teaching weeks. 

HRM2013 Human Resource Management - 30 credit course
This course explores a variety of key concepts in organisational behaviour. By the end of the course you will be familiar with theories and policies relating to employee resourcing, employee reward, employee relations, and employee training and development.

HRM3120 Individual and Organisation Change - 30 credit course
You will learn how to increase your knowledge base about your own self, skills and values as well as your reactions to change processes from an organisational perspective. This will provide you with the tools needed to market yourself in the workplace and general career life planning.

HRM3125 Leadership and Management - 30 credit course
This course will provide you with grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership.  Alongside this, you will develop your communication and team building skills through workshops.

Languages

FRE1700 French 1 - 15 credit course
Suitable for students who have little or no knowledge of French, and who want to write, read, speak and understand simple, basic French.  A variety of topics will be covered.

Law

LAW2114/LAW2050 Consumers and the Law - 30 credit course
You will examine the general principles underlying the legal protection given to consumers under both civil and criminal law and the ways in which those principles are applied.

LAW2120 Law for Business - 30 credit course
This module will examine the laws regulating the conduct of business and business organisations. The first part of the module sets the context and provides essential material on English Business Law (English Legal System, Contract, Tort and Employment) whilst the second part covers Company Law and Corporate Governance.

Marketing

MKT3130 International Marketing - 30 credit course
This module will allow the students to become familiar with the nature of a selection of international issues and gain an understanding of their implications on the firm’s marketing strategies and activities, and the wider environment.

MKT3150 Advertising and Sales Promotion - 30 credit course
Learn how to develop an advertising campaign and related communication strategies to help prepare yourself for employment in an advertising agency or for responsibilities in the promotion or marketing department of an organisation.

CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing
This qualification is designed for Middlesex University students who want to build on the knowledge they have already gained in their Marketing degree. The qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of two units (Marketing Management and Project Management in Marketing) as exemptions for the other units will be have been awarded. The content of the course has been put together following consultation with employers to ensure that you gain relevant competencies for various stages of your marketing career.

Personal Development

HRM3120 Individual and Organisational Change
You will learn how to increase your knowledge base about your own self, skills and values as well as your reactions to change processes from an organisational perspective. This will provide you with the tools needed to market yourself in the workplace and general career life planning.

Political Science

DEV3005 Contemporary Issues in the Third World
This module considers some of the key environmental and developmental issues confronting the contemporary ‘Third World’, exploring the nature and origins of the problems they face, and the solutions presented by a range of development actors. This module is suitable for all those studying any of the social sciences and combines well with PO3601 Politics of the European Union.

POI2351 Theory of International Politics - 15 credit course
This topical course will allow you to examine the main theories of international politics and their application to interstate relations. Realist, Liberal, Marxist and Social Constructivist approaches are analyzed and applied to the study of diplomacy, sovereignty, foreign policy and war.

POI3601 Politics of the European Union
You will be introduced to the political institutions and policies of the EU. The history and theory of European integration is explored along with analysis of the decision making process and key policies.

Psychology

PSY0010 Introductory Psychology - 30 credit course
This engaging course provides an access route into the BSc Psychology degree at Middlesex University. You will be introduced to contemporary theory and research and cover topics such as social psychology, cognition and individual differences.

PSY1014 Foundation Research Methods in Psychology - 30 credit course
This module introduces students to quantitative & qualitative techniques employed in psychological research.  It may be particularly useful for students who are considering taking the Middlesex University Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

PSY2015 Interpersonal Skills, Understanding and Influence - 15 credit course
This course covers the theory and practice of interpersonal skills and covers topics such as listening skills, influencing skills, conflict resolution, working in teams and detecting deception.

PSY2220 Know Your Own Personality and Emotional Intelligence - 15 credit course
This module provides an introduction to cutting-edge psychological theory, research and applications from the field of individual differences - namely Personality and Emotional Intelligence.

PSY2550 Positive Psychology and Personal Happiness - 15 credit course
You will be introduced to the theory and practice of positive psychology, to equip you with the tools to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Through seminars and practical experiences we explore how you can make the most of your past, present and future.

PSY3755 Atypical Childhood Development - 15 credit course
This module is designed to introduce you to the origin & consequences of types of atypical childhood development & relate these to issues of, inclusion, intervention, education & childcare.

Sports Science

SES1220 An Introduction to Sports Massage - 15 credit course
This course provides you with an understanding of the role of sports massage in athletic health care.  You will have the opportunity to practice sports massage techniques and acquire specific and unique understandings of human anatomical function.

SES1215 Applied Anatomy - 15 credit course
You will be introduced to the concepts of muscular-skeletal anatomy and its application to human movement. The relationship within sport performance, structure and function is also explored.

Writing

CMW3013 Fantastic London - 15 credit course
We will introduce you to some of the best fantasy books set in London and to the writing techniques the authors have used. We’ll be exploring London itself with four walks and four opportunities to taste the food of London.

CMW3014 Playwriting for London - 15 credit course
You will have the opportunity to study, create and analyse theatre plays at the same time as relate them to the stages and spaces used for the production of plays in London. Seminars and playwriting workshops will run in conjunction with theatre visits.

ELS3321 Shakespeare and Sexuality - 15 credit course
This module studies texts by Shakespeare and contemporary dramatists in the context of Renaissance England, and as manifestations of some important concerns of the culture of the time: masculinity and femininity and sexuality.

ELS3323 Gender and the Postmodern - 15 credit course
Gender is a central way in which we think and imagine ourselves. This third level module examines how gender has been configured within twentieth-century literary texts, and the role of writing in producing gendered identities.



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