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ETHS 306: The Cuban Experience

This is a three week study-abroad intensive course that takes place at Editorial Vigía, in Matanzas, Cuba. The course combines the unique advantages of a total immersion environment in Spanish with a classroom curriculum that includes conversation practice and study of relevant cultural, literary and historical issues. Students complete three hours of classroom instruction and an hour and a half of publishing workshop four days per week. In this workshop, they work in the edition of a bilingual book. In addition, they participate in organized visits to historic sites and museums connected to the culture curriculum. The focus of the culture curriculum is the study of Cuban history and culture through its literature, visual arts, films, and music. After applying and being accepted in the program, students meet for personal advising with the program director and attend four different one hour orientation-information meetings in the spring semester. After successful completion of the study-abroad program, students receive 3 upper-level credits in Spanish. The course is interdisciplinary in approach and provides students with the tools they need to analyze and understand the complexities of modern Cuba. Students will have formal classes taught by their professor and talks and meetings with specialists on Cuban literature, art, architecture, history and other aspects of culture and society. In addition, they will attend lectures, participate in discussions, and take field trips that will expose them to many aspects of Cuban culture, such as art, architecture, music, dance, film, literature, artisan work, folklore, history and urban growth. Offered as SPAN 306SPAN 406, and ETHS 306. Prereq: SPAN 202.

For more information, please visit the course website

Dates: July 8-July 29, 2018

Session: Study Abroad

Time: TBA

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

FRCH 101: Elementary French I

Emphasizes conversational skills. Students are expected to achieve control of sound system and basic sentence structures of French. Students must complete assignments at the Online Language Learning Center in addition to attending scheduled class meetings.

Dates: June 4-June 29, 2018

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTuWThF 9:00-10:45a

Instructor: Charlotte Sanpere

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

FRCH 308/408: The Paris Experience

Three-week immersion learning experience living and studying in Paris. The focus of the course is the literature and culture of the African, Arab, and Asian communities of Paris. Students spend a minimum of fifteen hours per week visiting cultural centers and museums and interviewing authors and students about the immigrant experience. Assigned readings complement course activities. Students enrolled in FRCH 308/408 do coursework in French. WLIT 308/408 students have the option of completing coursework in English. Graduate students have additional course requirements. Offered as FRCH 308, WLIT 308, FRCH 408, and WLIT 408. Counts for CAS Global & Cultural Diversity Requirement. Prereq: FRCH 202.

For more information, please visit the course website

The first 10 undergraduate students who enroll in The Paris Experience (FRCH 308) will receive a $1000 scholarship from the the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction to go towards their study abroad language program. To be eligible, students must be CWRU undergraduates who have completed the initial study abroad application and submitted their deposit to the Office of Education Abroad. Only students enrolled in the language version of the course where the study abroad program is cross-listed are scholarship eligible. For additional questions, contact the Office of Education Abroad at studyabroad@case.edu.

Dates: May 13-June 2, 2018

Session: May Term

Session: Study Abroad

Time: Course meets in Paris, France

Instructor: Cheryl Toman

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

FRCH 338: The Cameroonian Experience

We’re sorry to report this course has been canceled.

Immersion learning experience living and studying in Cameroon. The focus of the course is the culture, literature, and language of Francophone Cameroon, with some emphasis on Anglophone Cameroon. Students spend a minimum of fifteen hours per week visiting cultural sites and attending arranged courses at the University of Buea. Students will prepare a research paper. Coursework is in French. To do coursework in English, students should enroll in WLIT 338 or ETHS 338. Offered as ETHS 338, FRCH 338, and WLIT 338.  Counts for CAS Global & Cultural Diversity Requirement. Prereq: FRCH 202.

For more information, please visit the course website

The first 10 undergraduate students who enroll in The Cameroonian Experience (FRCH 338) will receive a $1000 scholarship from the the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction to go towards their study abroad language program. To be eligible, students must be CWRU undergraduates who have completed the initial study abroad application and submitted their deposit to the Office of Education Abroad. Only students enrolled in the language version of the course where the study abroad program is cross-listed are scholarship eligible. For additional questions, contact the Office of Education Abroad at studyabroad@case.edu

Dates: May 26-June 6, 2018

Session: May Term

Session: Study Abroad

Time: TBA

Instructor: Gilbert Doho

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

ITAL 308: The Italian Experience

A three-week summer study abroad course spent at a university in an Italian city well-known for its cultural and linguistic heritage and at other important sites during travel. Focus: Language immersion and processing of cultural experience. Main features: 1. Intense collaboration with an Italian university. Students interact with Italian peers; seminars are co-taught by Italian faculty. 2. Creation of an individual journal that synthesizes students’ perception of and reflections on their experience, records the progress of their final project, and documents their improvement in language proficiency. 3. Final project. Students meet M-F in a formal setting for advanced language study designed to improve proficiency in speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. They attend seminars on varied topics in literature, history, and civilization. Visits to museums, galleries, and attendance at cultural events are included.

For more information, please visit the course website

The first 10 undergraduate students who enroll in Italian Experience (ITAL 308) will receive a $1000 scholarship from the the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction to go towards their study abroad language program. To be eligible, students must be CWRU undergraduates who have completed the initial study abroad application and submitted their deposit to the Office of Education Abroad. Only students enrolled in the language version of the course where the study abroad program is cross-listed are scholarship eligible. For additional questions, contact the Office of Education Abroad at studyabroad@case.edu.

 

Dates: May 14-18 on Campus; May 22-31 in Italy

Session: May Term

Session: Study Abroad

Time: TBA

Instructor: Denise Caterinacci

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2018 Summer, Study Abroad

SPAN 306/406: The Cuban Experience

This is a three week study-abroad intensive course that takes place at Editorial Vigía, in Matanzas, Cuba. The course combines the unique advantages of a total immersion environment in Spanish with a classroom curriculum that includes conversation practice and study of relevant cultural, literary and historical issues. Students complete three hours of classroom instruction and an hour and a half of publishing workshop four days per week. In this workshop, they work in the edition of a bilingual book. In addition, they participate in organized visits to historic sites and museums connected to the culture curriculum. The focus of the culture curriculum is the study of Cuban history and culture through its literature, visual arts, films, and music. After applying and being accepted in the program, students meet for personal advising with the program director and attend four different one hour orientation-information meetings in the spring semester. After successful completion of the study-abroad program, students receive 3 upper-level credits in Spanish. The course is interdisciplinary in approach and provides students with the tools they need to analyze and understand the complexities of modern Cuba. Students will have formal classes taught by their professor and talks and meetings with specialists on Cuban literature, art, architecture, history and other aspects of culture and society. In addition, they will attend lectures, participate in discussions, and take field trips that will expose them to many aspects of Cuban culture, such as art, architecture, music, dance, film, literature, artisan work, folklore, history and urban growth. Offered as SPAN 306SPAN 406, and ETHS 306. Prereq: SPAN 202.

For more information, please visit the course website

The first 10 undergraduate students who enroll in The Cuban Experience (SPAN 306) will receive a $1000 scholarship from the the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction to go towards their study abroad language program. To be eligible, students must be CWRU undergraduates who have completed the initial study abroad application and submitted their deposit to the Office of Education Abroad. Only students enrolled in the language version of the course where the study abroad program is cross-listed are scholarship eligible. For additional questions, contact the Office of Education Abroad at studyabroad@case.edu.

Dates: July 8-July 29, 2018

Session: Study Abroad

Time: TBA

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

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