Dickinson in England: University of East Anglia

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In the Norwich Science Program, located at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England, students benefit from access to the course offerings and research opportunities of a major research university while participating in the program-specific curriculum offered by the on-site science program director. UEA has highly regarded programs in the sciences, particularly in the areas of psychology, biology, environmental science and chemistry.

Prior to the start of the fall semester in Norwich, a four-week experiential History of Science course is held in London and various locations throughout England. In London, museums, libraries and historical sites are used as natural laboratories for investigating the development of science from the mid-1600s to the present. During the spring semester students spend about five days in the field (over part of their extended spring/Easter break) to do research and work that will supplement coursework taught by a Dickinson professor. At UEA students live in the Village, co-ed university housing that consists of fully furnished single rooms on floors of 12 students who share common areas and a kitchen (a great place for tea time).

Fall Classes

UEA course number Course title Dickinson course equivalent
PSY-4004A Personality and Developmental Psychology PSYC 180(2)
PSY-4006A Social Psychology PSYC 140
PSY-5014B Applied Psychological Sciences  PSYC 480
PSY-5016A Social and Developmental Psychology PSYC 180(3)
PSY-5017B Cognitive and Biological Psychology  PSYC 180
PSY-6001A Psychosocial Perspectives on Relationships and Family Life PSYC 480
PSY-6003A Cognitive Development PSYC 480
PSY-6009A Brain and Cognition PSYC 480
PSY-6010B The Social and Emotional Brain  PSYC 480
PSY-6004A Psychology of Risk PSYC 480
PSY-6014A Social Perception and Behaviour: From Individuals to Relationships to Groups PSYC 480
PSY-6015B Psychology of Language  PSYC 480
PSY-6018A Decoding the Real-World: From Light to Neurons to Experience PSYC 480
PSY-6022B Neurodevelopmental Disorders PSYC 480
PSY-6024A Psychology of Mental Health PSYC 165
PSY-6031B Clinical Neuropsychology PSYC 180
PSY-6026A Being Human: Evolutionary and Comparative Approaches in Psychology PYSC 180(1)
PSY-6030B Psychology of Sleep PSYC 480
PSY-6031B Environmental Psychology  PSYC 480

Spring Classes 

UEA course number Course title Dickinson course equivalent
PSY-4005B Cognitive and Biological Psychology PSYC 180(1)
PSY-4007B Psychosocial Theory PSYC 180 (No group) Intro to Psyc
PSY-5014B Applied Psychological Sciences PSYC 480
PSY-6015B Psychology of Language PSYC 480
PSY-6021B Brains, Minds, and Machines PSYC 480
PSY-6022B Neurodevelopmental Disorders PSYC 480
PSY-6025B Applied Neuropsychology PSYC 180(1)

Courses Not Currently Offered 

UEA course number Course title Dickinson course equivalent
PSY-6008A Social and Affective Neuroscience PSYC 480
PSY-6007A Forensic Psychology PSYC 480
PSY-6013B Clinical Psychology PSYC 480
PSY-6005B Psychology of Substance Abuse PSYC 480
PSY-6011B The Science of Relationships PSYC 480

Psychology courses offered on the UEA program (whether courses are listed here or not) will be counted as Dickinson courses’ and grades received for these courses will be factored into the student’s Dickinson GPA  

Notes on the University of East Anglia (UEA) psychology program:

  1. Students may take more than one PSYC 180 course at UEA. Courses noted as PSYC 180(1) fulfill the 100-level Group 1 requirement, courses noted as PSYC 180(2) fulfill the 100-level Group 2 requirement, and courses noted as PSYC 180(3) fulfill the 100-level Group 3 requirement.
  2. Students may take more than one PSYC 480 course at UEA, but only one PSYC 400-level and one PSYC 300-level course will transfer back as fulfilling psychology major requirements starting with student enrolling as first year students at Dickinson in fall 2022.
  3. Because differences exist in offerings between institutions, students are advised to choose psychology courses from the above pre-approved list.While other courses at UEA may be worthwhile and may complement a student's study of psychology, they will not typically transfer for credit as a psychology course. If a student chooses to take a course that has not been pre-approved, that student must request course approval from the Department of Psychology. The student should provide course syllabi, course descriptions, and samples of assignments in order for the Department to determine whether or not the student should receive Psychology credit for that course. Questions about Psychology course credit should be directed to Prof. Kingston.