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

All courses are 20 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 2017-18 course options below and check the course descriptions for more information.

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Business and Professional skills for second years


Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
 HBI202 Interdisciplinary Making and Prototyping  6  20 weeks  Autumn and spring terms at Imperial West
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  • BPES courses are available through the Business School for some students in some departments to take for degree credit. Please speak to your departmental administrator to check if you are eligible.

Global Challenges for second years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
HGC21 Design for Sustainable Development  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HGC22 Visualising Global Challenges  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HGC25 Design for Economic Development  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HGC26 Design for Local Sustainability  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

Languages and Global Citizenship for second years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
ML91 Arabic Level 1 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML92 Arabic Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01 French Level 1  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01a French Post Beginners Level 1.5
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms 
ML02 French Level 2
6 20 weeks  Autumn and spring terms
ML03 French Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML04 French Level 4 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML05 French Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML11 German Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML12 German Level 2  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML13 German Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML14 German Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML15 German Level 5
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML21 Italian Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML22 Italian Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML31 Japanese Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML32 Japanese Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML33 Japanese Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML111 Korean Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML112 Korean Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML61 Mandarin Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML62 Mandarin Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML63 Mandarin Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML80 Chinese Writing Skills 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML51 Russian Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML52 Russian Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML41 Spanish Level 1
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML42 Spanish Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML43 Spanish Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML44 Spanish Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML45 Spanish Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

Science, Culture and Society for second years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
HSCS2001 Communicating Science: The Public and The Media  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2003 Creative Writing  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2004 Development of Business and Economic Ideas  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2005 Why be good? Problems in Moral Philosophy  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2007 Music Technology  6  20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2008 Philosophy and the Sciences  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2009 Politics  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2010 Science and Policy  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2012 Advances in Modern Psychology  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2013 Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
HSCS2014 Music & Western Civilisation  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

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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