• ASE Reading Room in Bath

Academics at a Glance

Wondering where you'll take classes? What you'll study? We have you covered!

Learning Location: The ASE Study Centre — Nelson House — is located in the heart of Bath, within 20 minutes’ walking distance of all of our student residences. And many of our residences are just a block or so away from the center.

  • Class size: Most classes will have 15 or fewer students
  • Study and prep work: Approximately 6 hours per week per course
  • Hours spent in direct learning: 48 per course (192 hours total)
  • Assessment: You will be graded based on written papers, quizzes, and in-class participation, and a final exam for some classes.
  • Credits: 1 per course (4 total)

 All credits are fully approved by Franklin & Marshall College and count toward your 4-year F&M degree.

Course Selection

Like all first-year students at F&M, you will participate in a core course that introduces you to the critical thinking and writing skills you will need to be successful throughout your F&M education. That Connections course — Exploring World War I through Literature, Art and Film  will be taught by your onsite faculty mentor, Professor of German Jennifer Redmann.

Additionally, you will chose three of the following courses to round out your class schedule:

The Life and Times of European Fairy Tales (Professor Redmann)

Introductory Drawing (F&M Assistant Professor of Art Kevin Brady)

Cross-cultural Psychology (ASE Faculty)

Introduction to Economic Principles (ASE Faculty)

Comparing UK and US Political Systems (ASE Faculty)