Duke in London: Arts




This course surveys London as a site of dynamic cultural production, whose participation in the global marketplace of artistic commodities reveals the city's restlessly transnational, cosmopolitan character. Studying local institutions, students are introduced to the complex relationship among art, state, and the global cultural marketplace; studying a multiracial and multiethnic community, they become familiar with theories of globalization, neoliberalism, and cosmopolitanism, as well as migration and so-called national identity. Students also participate in excursions including dance, opera, and theatre productions and visits to museums and other sites of cultural importance.


Students enroll in one course, offering one Duke credit. No pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory options or auditing are permitted for the course. The course may count towards major requirements in the English Department and the Department of Theater Studies (Theater Studies Major Area 2).

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Sunset view of the Thames River in London with a view of The Shard skyscraper.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • DANCE 251AS
  • MUSIC 216AS
Typically Offered