ENG 399: ENGLAND Literary Landscapes (Spring 2014 course with May abroad)
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ENG 399 offers an exciting educational experience to students of all majors. We will explore history, geography, and culture of England to better understand literary and artistic settings over a broad time range. In May, students will get to tour the country, visit splendid castles and cathedrals, see amazing theater performances, and have opportunities to walk among England's beautiful countryside.
Highlights: London, Bath, Canterbury, Oxford, Lake District, and Stratford-upon-Avon, plus several other areas.
Course Requirements: Students must participate in and successfully pass required spring 2014 course component pre-departure; excursions, class discussions, and journaling while abroad is expected. This 3-credit course requires that both the on-campus and travel portions both be completed together.
Pre-requisite: any ENG 200-level or above course or instructor approval.
Cost: approximately $3,800/pp (includes RT airfare, accommodations, breakfasts, some dinners, transportation while abroad, and entrance fees to sites). Deposit due December 2013.
Contact Info: Dr. Gretchen Cohenour (email@example.com) Frith 322 (434) 791-5767
Equestrian Studies in Germany
ES299: Class will be a 2 hour credit course which will meet during the Fall 2013 semester at Averett once a week to do research, logistics, and studies. Then we will attend riding courses in Germany. There will be theory session incorporated and students will have to do various assignments during their time abroad. This course is designed to provide students with insight to the equestrian community in Germany. They will be exposed to the equestrian culture in Germany as it pertains to dressage, eventing, and stable management. They will have an opportunity to ride under a German instructor and recieve feedback on their riding technique and theocratical knowledge. The students will have the chance to compare and contrast the German equestrian culture with the American equestrian culture. Contact Meaghan Byrne at mbyrne@Averett.edu for more information.
This course is designed to present an introductory knowledge of the dynamic history and contemporary society of Québec. The class will consist of two parts: during the spring 2013 semester students will engage in pre-departure orientation sessions on québecois history, literature, and film to establish general context for the upcoming trip; in May 2013 students will travel to Québec City for a week where they will visit historic landmarks and museums as well as engage in the current québecois culture through excursions and free time in the city.
When: May 23-29, 2013 (graduating seniors are welcome!)
Contact: Dr. Catherine Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost: $1700 (financial aid and scholarships apply!)
Details: 1 credit hour. No language prerequisites. Trip cost includes round-trip airfare, lodging, local transportation, travel/health insurance, breakfast/some dinners, and all entrance and excursion fees.
Deposit TBA (probably $200 in January; currently under contract) but registration for the course is open (check Spring 2013 on Self-Service).
BIO 399: Natural History of Belize/Coral Reef Ecology (2 credit hours)
This special studies course is a study of the plants and animals of the Central American country of Belize and will also provide an overview of coral reef ecology. Some coursework will take place on campus during the Spring semester with the centerpiece of the course being an 8-day travel component to Turneffe Atoll which is located 30 miles offshore of Belize City. At the Blackbird Caye Research Center we will work with naturalist guides to identify the many species of birds, reptiles, plants, and other organisms found on the islands of the atoll. Daily snorkeling will allow for a study of the coral reef and its inhabitants. Also included will be a visit to the Blue Hole, a dive site made famous by Jacques Cousteau, where we will snorkel, as well as a visit to Half Moon Caye National Monument where additional natural history studies will take place. Snorkle instruction is included. There are special fees associated with this course. Please contact Professor Meder at 309 Frith Hall, 434-791-5770, or email@example.com for more information.
Averett Honors in Florence, Italy
“Modern Italy—History, Politics, Culture, and Society” Three weeks in May (Travel component for Honors 301). Spring Semester 2013 on Danville campus.
“Renaissance Art” (additional 3 hrs. credit) Taught by art historian on-site in the CAPA International Education Center, the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia Museums, and the Piazzas of Florence.
Averett Honors in Florence is open to members of the University’s Honors Program whose costs will be subsidized partially by institutional funds and also, if space permits, to other academically eligible students approved by the Honors director. Please contact Dr. Trakas for additional information (ext. 15741 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
GPS International Travel Study Week (June 28-July 6 2013)
Where: Ireland, the land of U2, James Joyce, Guinness, Richard Harris, and Katherine Heigl. Dublin the Irish capital is one of the major business centers in Europe which makes it ideal as a travel study site.
What: BSA 499 and BSA 599 International Travel Study. These may substitute for the graduate and undergraduate International Business course requirement. Alumni are also welcome to participate. Students and alumni must participate in excursions, class discussions, journaling, and complete assigned readings.
Who: The first 20 students and alumni to register and pay for the trip. Dr. Eugene Steadman, Business Department Chair, and Dr. Michael D. Parsons, Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies will lead the trip. You will need a valid passport.
How Much: The cost of the trip is $1,100 plus airfare and tuition. This covers housing, a welcome dinner, local transportation, a day trip to Kilkenny, a tour of the Guinness brewery, and a walking tour of Dublin. You will be responsible for meals, personal expenses, and airport transportation. We are still negotiating for a lower rate based on number of participants. Cost is based on Euro exchange rate of 1 Euro = 1.31 and the USD. Final cost may fluctuate based on exchange rates and total number of participants. Estimated airfare is $1,200.
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For More Information Contact: Michael D. Parsons, Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies. email@example.com
Upcoming AU travel courses will also include:
Program exchange between the Dept of Education and the University of Wales, Trinity Saint-David. September 2013 (tentative). Contact Dr. Pam Riedel for more info at 428 Frith priedel@Averett.edu