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Summer 2010 Course Offerings

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African landscape. OIP

Africa

South Africa

The History and Literature of South Africa

Dates: August 1 - 28
Fulfills: English major elective, History major/minor elective, African and African Diaspora Studies minor elective

Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,700 (includes housing, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $35

Course familiarizes students with South Africa’s major historical events beginning in the colonial period through the post-Apartheid period.
Professor Zachary Morgan, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and Professor Cynthia Young, Department of English

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Asia

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Making Art in Bali: Works on Paper

Dates: May 28 - June 19
Fulfills: Fine Arts Core, Fine Arts major/minor elective

Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $1,500 (includes housing, breakfast, some dinners, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $30

Introductory level visual arts course designed to appeal to both art and non-art majors. Focus is on using easily portable materials and is limited to works on paper.
Professor Andrew Tavarelli, Department of Fine Arts

Mussourie, India

Creative Writing Workshop: Writing Out of Place

Dates: May 25 - June 15
Fulfills: English major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $1,200 (includes housing, all meals, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $30

Writing workshop foregrounds the experience of the journey and questions the notions of “place” and “displacement.” Writing is always a complex negotiation between what is known and what is imagined, what is seen and what is projected or interpreted. This negotiation is greatly intensified for the person “out of place”—a condition that a traveler inhabits.
Professor Suzanne Matson, Department of English

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Europe

London, England

Contemporary Theater and Drama in London

Dates: June 1 - June 21
Fulfills: Theatre major elective, English major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $3,000 (includes housing, all activities connected to the course, and a London transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: Included in the program fee

For five hundred years, the performance of plays in London has been the cultural heartbeat of England. The course measures that heartbeat by examining the current theater scene in London and the legacy which has led to it.
Professor Scott Cummings, Department of Theater

Literary London: Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf

Dates: June 1 - June 21
Fulfills: English major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,700 (includes housing, all activities connected to the course, and a London transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: Included in the program fee

Course introduces major works of British literature in the spaces and places where they were conceived, written, and experienced, from Shakespeare’s Globe Theater to Virginia Woolf’s Bloomsbury.
Professor Elizabeth Wallace and Professor James Wallace, Department of English

Bordeaux, France

Intensive Intermediate French

Dates: May 30 - July 3
Fulfills: A&S language requirement
Credits: (6 credits)
Tuition: approximately $4,000
Program Fee: approximately $3,000 (includes housing, two meals per day, all activities connected to the course, and a Bordeaux transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $45

Students experience local culture and cuisine while improving their French. The five-week course is the equivalent to a full year of Intermediate French. 
Professor Andréa Javel, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Post-Intermediate Independent Study

Dates: May 30 - July 3
Fulfills: A&S language requirement
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $3,000 (includes housing, two meals per day, all activities connected to the course, and a Bordeaux transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $45

Students who have completed the intermediate level of French can apply for independent study.
Professor Andréa Javel, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Germany

Intensive Intermediate German

Dates: May 30 - July 3
Fulfills: A&S language requirement
Credits: (6 credits)
Tuition: approximately $4,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,700 (includes housing, breakfast with occasional family dinner, and all activities connected to the course)
Medical Insurance: Included in program fee

Five-week German language course offers intensive instruction to students who have completed their first year of German language acquisition. Through site visits, excursions and classroom work, the course will expose students to contemporary German culture, business, and politics.
Professor Ruth Sondermann, Department of German Studies

Athens, Greece

Christianity and Philosophy in Greece

Dates: May 28 - June 19
Fulfills: Philosophy major elective, Perspectives Program elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,300 (includes housing, lunch, and all activities connected to the course)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course focuses on the relationship between Greek and biblical thought while helping students to better understand the definition and range of Christian philosophy.
Professor Jeffrey Bloechl, Department of Philosophy

Dublin, Ireland

Irish Culture

Dates: June 6 - 26
Fulfills: Irish Studies elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,800 (includes housing, breakfast when traveling outside Dublin, all activities connected to the course, in-country transportation, and transportation pass while in Dublin)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course explores the history of Ireland -North and South- and tracks the changes that have taken place. It consists of lectures, visits to Irish sites, and a series of talks by leading figures in Irish culture, politics, and business.
Professor Mike Cronin, Irish Studies Program

Introduction to Business Law

Dates: June 1 - 24
Fulfills: CSOM Core Intro to Business Law
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,600 (includes housing, all activities connected to the course, and a Dublin transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course provides students with an understanding of the law as it impacts the contemporary business decision-making process.
Professor Richard Powers, Department of Business Law, Carroll School of Management

James Joyce’s Ireland

Dates: July 31 - August 21
Fulfills: English major/minor elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,500 (includes housing, all activities connected to the course, and a Dublin transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Students gain a unique perspective on Ireland through the writings of its greatest twentieth century author. Participants become familiar with Joyce’s Dublin and other Irish locations through excursions to cultural, historical, and contemporary landmarks.
Professor Joseph Nugent, Department of English

International Comparisons in Child and Family Social Policy

Dates: July 31 - August 21
Fulfills: Human Development major elective (CDEP)
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,500 (includes housing, all activities connected to the course, and a Dublin transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Seminar designed to provide participants with a foundation of knowledge concerning current social issues involving children and families. Offers a comparative understanding of how different industrialized countries address such social issues through public policy.
Professor Rebekah Levine Coley, Department of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Lynch School of Education

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Parma, Italy

Ecology of an Ancient Landscape *Cancelled*

Dates: Three weeks in June
Fulfills: Environmental Studies minor elective
Credits: (3 credits)

Introduces basic concepts of Ecology, such as the interaction of resources and conditions with living organisms, adaptation and homeostasis, population dynamics, and migration. Those concepts are reviewed and used to explore the relationship between human civilization and environment in the region of Emilia-Romagna.
Professor Eric Strauss, Department of Biology and Professor Paolo Menozzi, Professor of Ecology, University of Parma, Italy

Florence, Italy

Art and Architecture of Renaissance Florence

Dates: May 30 - June 19
Fulfills: Fine Arts Core
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $3,200 (includes housing, breakfast and dinner, all activities connected to the course, and a Florence transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course focuses on the artistic and architectural works created in Florence during the 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries. It helps to better explain the essence of Renaissance Florence and its importance and influence throughout the centuries.
Professor Susan Michalczyk, Arts and Sciences Honors Program

Conjuring the City: Florence and Dante's Inferno

Dates: May 30 - June 19
Fulfills: Romance Languages & Literatures major/minor elective, Theology major elective, Philosophy major elective, and History major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $3,200 (includes housing, breakfast and dinner, all activities connected to the course, and a Florence transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course explores the city of Florence, one of the first great urban centers of commerce and art in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and its dark shadow as the infernal city of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Professor Laurie Shepard, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Rome, Italy

Catholics in Rome and America: Current Ethical Issues

Dates: May 23 - June 12
Fulfills: Theology major/minor elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,400 (includes housing, breakfast and some dinners, all activities connected to the course, and a Rome transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Introductory survey of the evolution of the church in Rome and America. It investigates major architectural sites, artistic monuments, and significant traditions in the history of moral theology.
Professor Francis Kilcoyne, Department of Theology

Italian Migrations

Dates: July 25 - August 14
Fulfills: History major elective, International Studies major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,200 (includes housing, some meals, all activities connected to the course, and a Rome transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

The course focuses on the history of Italian migration from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It examines film, literature, and folk music, as well as historical texts.
Professor Kevin Kenny, Department of History

Venice, Italy

Drawing from the Venetian Masters

Dates: June 6 - 27
Fulfills: Fine Arts Core, Fine Arts major/minor elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,400 (includes housing, breakfast, all activities connected to the course, and a Venice transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Introductory-level studio art course examines the process, materials, and issues addressed in exploration of the basic principles and concepts of making visual artwork.
Professor Stoney Conley, Department of Fine Arts

The Imaginary City: Why Writers Love Venice

Dates: June 6 - 27
Fulfills: Philosophy major elective, Romance Language major elective, English major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,400 (includes housing, breakfast, all activities connected to the course, and a Venice transportation pass)

A detailed exploration of the world's most beautiful and enigmatic city through fiction, essays, cinema, philosophy and on-site wanderings. What can this dream city built on water teach us about the fundamental questions of truth, beauty, and human existence.
Professor Kevin Newmark, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, A&S Honors Program

Venice and New Orleans: A Comparative Study of Two Imperiled Cities

Dates: June 6 - 27
Fulfills: Political Science major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,400 (includes housing, breakfast, all activities connected to the course, and a Venice transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Focuses on two great cities that are perennially imperiled by floods. It examines how floods and the threat of flooding have shaped Venice and New Orleans physically, politically and culturally.
Professor Marc Landy, Department of Political Science

Madrid, Spain

Contextos: Introduction to Literary Analysis

Dates: August 1 - 21
Fulfills: Romance Languages & Literatures major/minor elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $1,800 (includes housing, all meals, all activities connected to the course, and a Madrid transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Introduction to literary analysis, focusing on texts from the Spanish and Spanish- American literary traditions, from the Medieval period to the 20th-century.
Professor Sarah Beckjord, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Spanish Art History: from Atapuerca to Picasso

Dates: June 6 - 27
Fulfills: Fine Arts Core
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,100 (includes housing, all meals, all activities connected to the course, and a Madrid transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $30

Students gain a comprehensive understanding of Spanish art history from prehistoric manifestations to avant-garde artistic movements.
Professor Ana Pelaez, BC Resident Director Madrid

Istanbul, Turkey

Exploring the Religious Worlds of Istanbul and Anatolia

Dates: May 20 - June 9
Fulfills: Theology major elective, Islamic Civilization & Societies major elective, Cultural Diversity Core
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $2,600 (includes housing, breakfast, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $30

Introduces students to the central features of Islamic religious and devotional life, and provides an introduction to key sites and institutions of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Professor James Morris, Department of Theology

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Architrecture in Latin America

Latin America

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina: History & Culture

Dates: May 22 - July 2
Fulfills: History major elective, Hispanic Studies major elective, Latin American Studies minor elective, Cultural Diversity Core
Credits: (6 credits)
Tuition: approximately $4,000
Program Fee: approximately $1,500 (includes housing, and all activities connected to the course)
Medical Insurance: $45

This introductory course offers an overview of the historical and cultural trajectory of Argentina through essays, literature, and film.
Professors Sergio Serulnikov, BC Resident Director Buenos Aires and Ernesto Livon-Grosman, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Santiago, Chile

Naturalmente II: Democracy in Chile

Dates: August 1 - 21
Fulfills: Naturalmente II
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $1,500 (includes housing, all meals, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course aims to improve the competency of spoken and written Spanish. Focuses on the study of the language in the socio-political context of Chile.
Professor Elizabeth Goizueta, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures 

Liberation Theology in the Chilean Context: Faith, Church, and Social Change

Dates: August 1 - 21
Fulfills: Theology major/minor elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $1,300 (includes housing, lunch, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course will examine the relationship between Catholicism and social change in Chile. Pays special attention to the implications of that relationship for Christian theology.
Professor Roberto Goizueta, Department of Theology

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Introductory Tropical Science

Dates: August 6 - 27
Fulfills: Environmental Studies minor elective, Political Science major elective
Credits: (4 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,600
Program Fee: TBD (includes housing, all meals, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $30

In conjunction with the Monteverde Institute, this course provides students with an  interdisciplinary overview of tropical biology, law, culture, policy, and language as well as the interactions among them.
Professor Peter Auger, Department of Biology

Quito, Ecuador

Global Health Perspectives

Dates: May 30 - June 20
Fulfills: Nursing major elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: approximately $1,200 (includes housing, all meals, and all activities connected to the course)
Medical Insurance: $30

Course involves an in-depth study of global health policy from the perspective of the various stakeholders: populations, governments, NGOs, health care providers and health educators. Socio-cultural, political, economic, legal and ethical perspectives are also addressed.
Professor Joyce Pulcini, Department of Maternal Child Health, Connell School of Nursing

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Middle East

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Politics & Oil

Dates: May 17 - June 13
Fulfills: Political Science major elective, Islamic Civilization & Society major elective, Cultural Diversity Core
Credits: (6 credits)
Tuition: approximately $4,000
Program Fee: approximately $3,300 (includes housing, two meals per day, all activities connected to the course, and in-country transportation)
Medical Insurance: $35

Course addresses the problems of state formation, state-society relations, democratization, and the rise of Islamism and regime stability in Kuwait and other oil-rich Arab Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia.
Professors Kathleen Bailey & David Deese, Department of Political Science

Tel Aviv, Israel

Mediterranean Conflations

Dates: May 30 - June 20
Fulfills: Arabic & Near Eastern Studies minor elective
Credits: (3 credits)
Tuition: approximately $2,000
Program Fee: TBD
Medical Insurance: $30

Through authentic materials such as literature, music, film, gastronomy, and archaeological sites and museums, course seeks to investigate the cultures and the peoples that have criss-crossed the Mediterranean and left their mark on its shores. 
Professor Franck Salameh, Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures

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INTERNSHIPS ABROAD

Dublin

Dates: June 6 - July 31
Credits: (no credit)
Program Fee: approximately $4,700 (includes housing, a number of social activities, and a Dublin transportation pass)
Medical Insurance: $60

Eight-week independent internship program offers students the opportunity to experience Ireland's work culture first-hand. OIP staff will work with students to design the best possible internship based on student's own interests, majors, and previous work experience.

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