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Course dates 2016-17

Autumn term
All courses - 25 Oct - 13 Dec
Spring term
19 week courses - 10 Jan - 21 Mar 
8 week courses - 17 Jan - 7 Mar

Language levels explained

Imperial Horizons classes for first year undergraduates take place on Tuesdays from 16.00-18.00. This is a dedicated time slot for your year group to allow all students to participate. 

Business & Professional Skills, Global Challenges and Science, Culture & Society are 8 weeks long and take place in either the autumn or spring term. You are encouraged to take an Imperial Horizons course in each term. These are non-credit courses. 

Languages & Global Citizenship are 19 weeks long and run over the autumn and spring terms. These courses are worth 6 ECTS and can be taken for credit towards your degree where your department allows. They are also available to take for extra credit. 

Please see the 2016-17 course options below and check the course descriptions for more information.

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Business and Professional Skills for first years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
 HBI01  Introduction to Management   0  8 weeks Autumn OR Spring term
 HBI02  Professional Skills for Employability 
 0  8 weeks Autumn OR Spring term
 HBI03  Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge  0  8 weeks Autumn OR Spring term
 HBI04  Introduction to Making and Prototyping  0   8 weeks Spring term only

Global Challenges for first years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
HGC11 The World Today  0 8 weeks Autumn term only
HGC12 Sustaining Our Future
 0 8 weeks Spring term only
HGC13 Collaborative Mini Research Project  0 8 weeks Spring term only

Languages and Global Citizenship for first years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
ML91 Arabic Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML92 Arabic Level 2 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01 French Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01a French Post Beginners Level 1.5 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms 
ML02 French Level 2 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML03 French Level 3 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML04 French Level 4 
19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML11 German Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML12 German Level 2 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML13 German Level 3 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML14 German Level 4 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML21 Italian Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML31 Japanese Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML32 Japanese Level 2 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML111 Korean Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML61 Mandarin Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML62 Mandarin Level 2 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML51 Russian Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML41 Spanish Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML42 Spanish Level 2 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML43 Spanish Level 3 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML44 Spanish Level 4
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms

Please note that it is not possible to join a language course for the Spring term only. 

Science, Culture and Society for first years

Autumn term options

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
HSCS1001 Creative Thinking                                                                              
 0  8 weeks  Autumn term only
HSCS1003 History: Science and Empire  0  8 weeks  Autumn term only
HSCS1004 Introduction to Philosophy 
 0  8 weeks  Autumn OR Spring term
HSCS1006 Introduction to Psychology 
 0  8 weeks  Autumn OR Spring term
HSCS1011 Science, Art and Design 
 0  8 weeks  Autumn term only
HSCS1012 Sound Technology 
 0  8 weeks  Autumn OR Spring term
HSCS1013 Understanding the Nature of Music  0  8 weeks  Autumn term only

Spring term options 

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
HSCS1002 Emergence of Modern Medicine  0  8 weeks  Spring term only
HSCS1004 Introduction to Philosophy 
 0  8 weeks  Autumn OR Spring term
HSCS1006 Introduction to Psychology  0  8 weeks  Autumn OR Spring term
HSCS1012 Sound Technology 
 0  8 weeks  Autumn OR Spring term
HSCS1014 Creative Platforms: Online Writing, Branding and Social Media (NOT RUNNING in SPRING 2017)  0  8 weeks  Spring term only
HSCS1015 Cultural Anthropology  0  8 weeks  Spring term only
HSCS1016 Science Fiction 
 0  8 weeks  Spring term only

Imperial Horizons courses listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed.  Courses run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The College reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue courses.

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