Anglo-File: British Culture and Society
A series of lectures by British experts in London and a number of exciting field trips provide the student with an opportunity to develop an overall appreciation of British culture and society. The London lectures cover such crucial aspects of British society as government, education, family, religion, healthcare, womens issues, social class, population trends, the military, the monarchy, sports, and economics. The course will study these aspects of society from a social change perspective. Field trips include the Houses of Parliament, old London’s east side and the Docklands, the historical cities of Canterbury or Cambridge, the National Gallery, the British Museum, and Stratford – on – Avon, allowing each student a personal insight into the diversity of United Kingdom of Great Britain’s and Northern Ireland’s, historical, social and cultural environment.
Finally the Sociology class will join the World War II class and venture to France and visit the battlefields in Normandy and explore French culture in Paris.
- SOC 499/599 (6 semester hours)
- LondonAWAY! experience: Normandy for 2 nights/Paris for 2 nights
- Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Kenneth Clinton
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Dr. Kenneth “Rock” Clinton is a Professor of Sociology and the
Associate Vice President for Global Programs at Texas A&M University -
Commerce. He has been involved with the British Studies Program since
1983. He has served as Director of the Honor’s Program and as
Department Head in Sociology and is a recipient of multiple teaching
and service awards at Texas A&M University - Commerce. His academic
areas of interest are Minority Groups, Social Psychology, Marriage and
Family and Collective Behavior. His Ph.D. was awarded in 1972 from
Washington State University. He is former President of the United Way
in Commerce, Texas, former President of the Alumni Association at
Texas A&M University - Commerce and former President of the Delta Tau
Delta Fraternity. He is a strong believer of internationalization,
globalization and study abroad.