Centre Study-Abroad Options for Summer 2013
Baden-Baden in Germany and the Vosges Mountains in Alsace.
Students can take part in an archeological excavation of a Roman-
period synagogue at Cana of the Galilee this summer with Prof.
This coming summer, Centre is offering exciting options for study around the world. France: Early Summer Strasbourg and the many K.I.I.S. options continue from past years to provide summer opportunities abroad.
France: Early Summer Strasbourg Program (HUM 269)May 20-June 10
Students live in Centre's Strasbourg apartments while exploring the city and the region. Class excursions will transport students to Germany across the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains in Alsace. Students with no French will get "survival French" training at the beginning of the course. The second weekend is free for individual travel in Europe from Thursday-Sunday evening; the last few days of the course are conducted in Paris. This option is not available to students who have studied or plan to study for a full term in Strasbourg. More information will be available on Monday, January 7 at 4:10 p.m. in the Davidson lounge of Carnegie. For this course, you must first be approved by Leigh Cocanougher at the Center for Global Citizenship and then pay a $500 non-refundable deposit at the Cashier's Office by Monday, March 4; the additional $2,100 is due May 1. This trip qualifies for senior subsidy support. Taught by Prof. Dan Manheim. Cost (includes airfare from Louisville, room, board, and excursions): $2,600.
France: Painters, Soldiers, Saints, & Spies—A Cultural & Historical Exploration of Normandy (FRE 320 or HUM 200)
In 1956, for political reasons, the French government divided Normandy into two distinct regions. For most people, however, this new administrative classification changed little or nothing. That's because, whether they derive from the cities, the sea ports, or the dairy farms, modern Normans are keenly aware of the fact that they have, for centuries, shared with their neighbors a common history, culture, and traditions. In this course, we will learn about the people, the practices, and the major events that have helped to shape this vibrant area whose inhabitants' lives have forever been linked to their land, weather, and tides. This trip qualifies for senior subsidy support. Contact: Prof. Patrice Mothion or Prof. Julie James. FRE 320 has a prerequisite of FRE 220; HUM 200 has no prerequisite. Cost (includes airfare from Louisville, room, board, and excursions): $3,600.
Germany: German Cultural Geography (GER 350)
How does space affect Germans' sense of their culture, politics, and even language? This German-language immersion course leads students to direct encounters with the "cultural geography" of Germany through a week's stay in Berlin and visits to Hamburg, Bremen, Leipzig, the former West German-East German border, and the medieval Neuenburg Castle near Leipzig. We will expand upon our ability to discuss space by experiencing it directly: we will discover the language, geography, urban organization, transportation networks, commerce, and daily life of Germany on site, and we will investigate ways the past is preserved there, including architecture, museums, gardens, monuments and memorials, and a concentration camp. Participation in this trip is limited to students with a minimum of successful completion of GER 210 or its equivalent. Contact Prof. Ian Wilson. Approximate cost: $3,750.
Archaeological Excavations in Israel
The archaeology excavations of the ancient village of Shikhin will take place July 5-August 5. Spanning the lifetime of Jesus, this ancient village perched on a low knoll in the lush hills and broad valleys of Lower Galilee. Shikhin distinguished itself for many reasons, including its pottery making. Its potters gained a reputation for throwing vessels that were not likely to break. Consequently, throughout the Roman periods Shikhin became a supplier of bowls, cooking pots, storage jars, jugs, and oil lamps for many towns in the Galilee. According to the rabbinic texts, the village was home to a number of wealthy and influential residents. This is the second season of excavations at Shikhin; while the first season made some spectacular finds, there is much yet to be uncovered. Two Centre students participated in the excavations in 2012. Students will enroll in a 4-credit course through Samford University that will transfer to Centre. Interested students should contact Prof. Tom McCollough. Cost (not including airfare): $2,750.
Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Summer Programs
The KIIS summer programs are excellent financial values, and students earn three to six hours of academic credit. Programs this summer are planned for Argentina, Austria, Berlin, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greece, Istanbul, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Munich, Paris, Prague, Quebec, Salzburg, Slavic Europe, Southern Spain, and Tanzania. Get specific information about each trip on the website, www.kiis.org; fliers for the various programs are also available in the Center for Global Citizenship in Carnegie. Interested students need to first get clearance from Leigh Cocanougher in the Center for Global Citizenship before registering online. Once registered, students should fill out a form in the Registrar's office if they wish the K.I.I.S. summer credits to be transferred to Centre. The upcoming K.I.I.S. program directed by Centre professor Genny Ballard qualifies for senior subsidy.
Costa Rica.June 12 - July 10, 2013
Pura Vida! The K.I.I.S. summer program in Costa Rica offers students the opportunity to experience firsthand the sights and sounds of the tropics while living with Costa Rican families. This four-week program, situated in one of the most advanced democracies in Latin America, offers students a wide range of study options. It is a country of diverse geography, with active volcanoes and protected rainforests. During the program, students live with two different families—one in the north in San Ramon and one in the south in Colorado. After flying into San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, and the program begins at the Arenal Volcano and then moves to San Ramon where students meet their host families. Through classroom activities and field trips, students have the opportunity to walk in tropical rainforest canopies, experience Caribbean culture in Puerto Viejo, Limon and visit the Bocas del Toro Islands in Panama. The program ends with a visit to Corcovado National Park on the Pacific Ocean. As we travel throughout several different regions of Costa Rica, students learn about Latin American dance and music while developing a greater understanding of the political and socioeconomic factors that led to their production. We consider local responses to globalization and environmentalism as we visit farms, markets, ports, and multinational corporations. We critically analyze sustainability initiatives such as Eco-tourism and agricultural cooperatives. We learn from local guest speakers about inequality, corruption, and rigid class structures and how creative people work to turn challenges into opportunities. We also consider the rich cultural diversity of rural Costa Rica, exploring Afro-Caribbean and indigenous communities. All of the courses and program locations make use of the diverse surroundings to study Ecology, Spanish, Costa Rican culture, and to visit rural schools. Cost (includes airfare from Louisville): $3,925. Contact Prof. Genny Ballard for more information.