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ARTS 305/405: Study Abroad: Architecture, Design & Culture (New Zealand)

This 3-week intensive Wellington, New Zealand summer course immerses students into a culture that solves architectural problems through a sophisticated appreciation for design, aesthetics and conceptualization. The program introduces students to critical inquiry through shared principles and theories of art, architecture and design, as experienced in New Zealand’s cultural capital. Using the city as our classroom, students will visit well-known sites, museums and monuments as well as hidden gems that reinforce concepts presented in readings, lectures and class discussions.

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Dates: July 10-30, 2017

Time: Course meets in Wellington, New Zealand

Instructor: Sally Levine

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art Studio, New This Year, Study Abroad

CLSC 318/418: Archaeological & Epigraphical Field School

This interdisciplinary course takes place in situ in the Mediterranean and will be attached to an active archaeological project. Students will learn the methodological principles of archaeological and epigraphical fieldwork by participating in activities such as surveying, excavation, museum work, geophysical survey, artifact analysis, and other scientific techniques. In addition to work in the field and museum, students will receive an introduction to the history Greco-Roman culture through visits to major archaeological sites in the region. Examples of active archaeological projects may vary, depending on the year. Offered as CLSC 318 and CLSC 418.

Dates: June 11-July 7, 2017

Time: Course meets in Corinth, Greece

Instructor: Paul Iversen

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Classics, New This Year, Study Abroad

ECHE 362D: Chemical Engineering Laboratory in Denmark

Chemical Engineering Laboratory in Denmark. A version of ECHE 362 taught during the summer at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, Denmark. Prereq: ECHE 260 and ECHE 360 and ECHE 361 and ECHE 363 and ECHE 364.

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Dates: June 30-July 28, 2017

Time: Course meets in Lyngby, Denmark

Instructor: Mohan Sankaran

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Chemical Engineering, Study Abroad

ENGR 200T: Statics and Strength of Material

An introduction to the analysis, behavior and design of mechanical/structural systems. Course topics include: concepts of equilibrium; geometric properties and distributed forces; stress, strain and mechanical properties of materials; and, linear elastic behavior of elements.  Prereq: PHYS 121.

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Dates: May 28-June 13, 2017

Time: Course meets in Tianjin, China

Instructor: Xiangwu Zeng

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Engineering, Study Abroad

ENGR 225B: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer: Botswana

Elementary thermodynamic concepts: first and second laws, and equilibrium. Basic fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transfer: microscopic and macroscopic perspectives. The course will be taught at the University of Botswana, and engineering applications will be discussed in the context of regional issues specific to Botswana.  Prereq: CHEM 111, ENGR 145, and PHYS 121. Coreq: MATH 223.

 

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Dates: May 30-June 17, 2017

Time: Course meets in Botswana

Instructor: Daniel Lacks

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Engineering, Study Abroad

ETHS 306: The Cuban Experience: an immersion in its culture and society

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 306, SPAN 406, and ETHS 306. Prereq: SPAN 202.

 

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Dates: May 13-June 4, 2017

Time: Course meets in Cuba

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Ethnic Studies, Study Abroad

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.

Dates: June 1-21, 2017

Time: Course meets in Paris, France

Instructor: Cheryl Toman

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

HSTY 219: Berlin in the Tumultuous 20th Century (Germany)

The tumultuous but short twentieth century began and ended with a united Germany, with Berlin as its capital. But in between, Berlin, and Berliners, experienced the extremes of the economic, technological, and cultural progress that the century brought, and the devastation, violence, division, and uncertainty that it also brought. This course, taught with Berlin as its laboratory, introduces students to the German tumult of the twentieth century. We will read about historical events and developments, and then visit the places where those events and developments occurred. We will address persistent questions, such as why and how did Hitler come to power; what was life like behind the Berlin wall; why is there a Forever 21 across from the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial Church; how does one come to grips with a history like Germany’s in the twentieth century; and what has life been like for ordinary Berliner/innen. Students are welcome to take this course before they have any background or acquaintance with the German language, although the instructor expects students to be able to navigate independently in Berlin after he provides them with an introduction. German proficiency will enrich the student’s experience in Berlin, and the instructor hopes that some of the students who enroll will already be pursuing the study of the German language. The instructor further hopes that students who have never before studies German language will be inspired to begin to learn German after they return to Case Western Reserve. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar. Counts for CAS Global & Cultural Diversity Requirement.

Dates: May 15-June 2, 2017

Session: May Term

Time: Course meets in Berlin, Germany

Instructor: Kenneth Ledford

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New This Year, Study Abroad

SPAN 306/406: The Cuban Experience: an immersion in its culture and society

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 306, SPAN 406, and ETHS 306. Prereq: SPAN 202.

For more information, please visit the course website.

Dates: May 13-June 4, 2017

Time: Course meets in Cuba

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

WLIT 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.

WLIT 308/408 does not have a language requirement.

 

For more information, please visit the course website.

Dates: June 1-21, 2017

Time: Course meets in Paris, France

Instructor: Cheryl Toman

Departments: Study Abroad, World Literature

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