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ARTS 305/405: Study Abroad: Architecture, Design & Culture

This 4-week intensive Paris, France summer course immerses students into a culture that solves design and 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 one of Europe’s culture capitals. 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.

For more information, please visit the course website

Dates: May 20-June 17, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Sally Levine

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio, Study Abroad

CLSC 326/426: Rome on Site: The Archaeology of the Eternal City

How did the city of Rome grow from a village of thatch-roofed huts to the center of a multicultural empire that stretched from Scotland to Syria and from the Danube to the Sahara? Who were the ancient Romans who saw and oversaw this rapid expansion of power? And how can we trace their rise, political transformations, and later successors through the material remains of their capital city? We’ll examine these topics and more during an 18-day study tour of the major archaeological sites and museums of Rome and its neighbors, including day trips to the Etruscan tombs at Tarquinia and Cerveteri, the archaeological playground of Ostia, the hill-top city of Palestrina, and the ongoing excavations at Gabii, as well as an extended trip to the Bay of Naples to explore the spectacular remains of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Prereq.: Instructor Approval. Fulfills Global and Cultural Diversity Requirement.

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Dates: June 9-June 27, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Evelyn Adkins, Mark Hammond

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Classics, New 2019 Summer, Study Abroad

ENGR 200T: Statics and Strength of Materials in Tianjin, China

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.

For more information, please visit the course website.

Dates: May 29-June 11, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Time: MTWR 9:00-11:55

Instructor: Xiangwu Zeng

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Engineering, Study Abroad

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: May 13, 2019-June 2, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Ethnic Studies, Study Abroad

FRCH 328/428: Science and Technology in France

The course is an exploration of the development of science and technology in France, its rise in the 18th and 19th century, its subsequent decline until the mid-20th century, and its more recent renaissance–from both a scientific and humanities perspective. A significant component will focus on the contributions of women to science in France. Students will visit historical sites such as Marie Curie’s laboratory and the Foucault pendulum, as well as current research facilities such as the Soleil Synchrotron outside of Paris and the Large Hadron Collider in France/Switzerland. To supplement these site visits, readings will come from the fields of science and technology (e.g., popular journals such as Scientific American), history, and French literature–either in French or English translation as appropriate for the student and the enrollment choice.
Offered as: FRCH 328, FRCH 428, WGST 333, WLIT 353 and WLIT 453.

Dates: May 12,2019 - May 31, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2019 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

Dates: May 13-June 2, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

WGST 333: Science and Technology in France

The course is an exploration of the development of science and technology in France, its rise in the 18th and 19th century, its subsequent decline until the mid-20th century, and its more recent renaissance–from both a scientific and humanities perspective. A significant component will focus on the contributions of women to science in France. Students will visit historical sites such as Marie Curie’s laboratory and the Foucault pendulum, as well as current research facilities such as the Soleil Synchrotron outside of Paris and the Large Hadron Collider in France/Switzerland. To supplement these site visits, readings will come from the fields of science and technology (e.g., popular journals such as Scientific American), history, and French literature–either in French or English translation as appropriate for the student and the enrollment choice.
Offered as: FRCH 328, FRCH 428, WGST 333, WLIT 352 and WLIT 453.

Dates: May 12, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2019 Summer, Study Abroad, Women's and Gender Studies

WLIT 353/453: Science and Technology in France

The course is an exploration of the development of science and technology in France, its rise in the 18th and 19th century, its subsequent decline until the mid-20th century, and its more recent renaissance–from both a scientific and humanities perspective. A significant component will focus on the contributions of women to science in France. Students will visit historical sites such as Marie Curie’s laboratory and the Foucault pendulum, as well as current research facilities such as the Soleil Synchrotron outside of Paris and the Large Hadron Collider in France/Switzerland. To supplement these site visits, readings will come from the fields of science and technology (e.g., popular journals such as Scientific American), history, and French literature–either in French or English translation as appropriate for the student and the enrollment choice.
Offered as: FRCH 328, FRCH 428, WGST 333, WLIT 352 and WLIT 453.

Dates: May 12, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2019 Summer, Study Abroad, World Literature

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