Study Away programs support on-campus courses with off-campus research or projects. These are the upcoming programs.
Upcoming Study Away Programs, 2017-2018
Iyabo Osiapem, Linguistics
LING 420: Caribbean Linguistics. COLL 300 credit possible. Faculty and select students will travel to Barbados during fall break to study the three major languages on the island, Barbadian English, Bajan, and British English. Students will review, use, and analyze language usage, as well as experience the Barbados community and culture, and visit the Cave Hill linguistics laboratory and location of The Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage.
Iyabo Osiapem, Africana Studies
AFST 251: Caribbean languages and Identities. COLL 300 credit possible. This course can serve as the language requirement for Africana Studies. The goal of this course is to take a select number of students during Spring Break to Barbados to collect language data to be used for either senior thesis or projects. Students will learn more about the history of the island and the effect that English colonization has on the population.
Francie Cate-Arries, Modern Languages and Literatures
HISP 150, “Madrid Capital, 1808-2018”. This Freshman Seminar taught in Spanish explores how Spanish writers and artists from the 18th century to the present inscribe the "place" of Madrid--literary landscapes, imagined spaces, geographical locations--according to changing concepts of Spanish history, cultural identity, and modes of representation. We study the representations of Madrid in art, literature, journalism, and film.
Carey Bagdassarian and Patty Zwollo, Biology
BIOL 404, Salmon Tales: Biology, Complexity, and Story. COLL 300 credit possible. This 8-day course takes place in South-Central Alaska and explores the biology of migrating sockeye salmon. An arching theme throughout is a critical consideration of differences between wild and hatchery salmon, both biologically and metaphorically. Fieldwork involves the capture of migrating salmon and collection of immune samples for analysis. This biology will be nestled into the larger-‐scale river ecosystem with a general exploration of complex systems. Native (Athabaskan) and non-native narratives tying the salmon to the land will be explored through on-site observations, readings, visits to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and guest lectures. A crucial component of the course is learning about safety and travel in remote landscapes. There will be an on-campus component in the Spring prior to the field component that includes three 2-hour meetings. Two of these meetings will focus on the purpose and objectives of the course and on the logistics of the field component. Background readings will be assigned at this time. Additionally, there will be one 2-hour lab experience to train students on basic lab skills.
Camilla Buchanan, Kinesiology and Health Sciences
KINE 460, East Africa Project. COLL 300 credit possible. Faculty and select students will travel to Narok County, Kenya to participate in a five week service-learning experience at the Olderkesi Primary School to work with girls in grades 5-7. Students will work to mentor the young female students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will encourage them to remain enrolled in school until they complete grade 8 and to aspire to enroll in secondary school.
Harmony Dalgleish, Biology
Biology 404, Fire Ecology Field course. COLL 300 credit. Faculty and students will travel to Flint Hills, Kansas, the largest remaining tract of tallgrass prairie in the world, to study the evolutionary and societal history of fire and the global importance of fire both ecologically and economically. During the field experience, students will speak and interact with a variety of stakeholders in the region: NGO land managers, research scientists, extension agents, and ranches.
Paula Pickering, Government
Government 390, The Bosnia Project. COLL 300 credit possible. This course prepares volunteers for the Bosnia Project for participating in a 4 week international community engagement and research experience in Sarajevo. It critically analyzes literature explaining political and social problems in post-war Bosnia and assessing efforts by international and local non-governmental organizations to promote inter-cultural communication skills and reconciliation.
Marc Raphael, Religious Studies
The Third Reich, National Socialism, and the Jews in Germany and Prague. Select students and faculty will travel throughout Germany and Czech Republic for 11 days exploring first hand major Holocaust sites. Some sites included Munich, Dachau Concentration Memorial Site, Documentation Centre at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Nuremberg Trials museums in Nuremberg, Prague, Terezin, Military History Museum in Dresen, and the Wannsee Conference Center in Berlin. Can fulfull COLL 300 for students taking RELG 309 "The Holocaust", or other related 3-credit courses, in Spring 2018 or in 2018-19.
Jacqueline Rodriguez, School of Education
EDU 360, Globalization and Education. COLL 300 credit possible. This course critically examines how globalization-- and the ensuing political, economic, and social effects-- has impacted education (broadly defined). Students will examine these effects both domestically and internationally, deliberate how to best prepare students as global citizens, and research solutions for addressing global challenges and inequities.
John Swaddle, Biology
Biology 404, Evolution of Organisms UK Field Course. COLL 300 credit possible. This course is a study away enhancement to BIOL312 Evolution of Organisms. Students enrolled in this course will attend class with BIOL312 students in the spring semester but then also participate in a structured study away program in early June, based in London, U.K. Students will visit the home of Charles Darwin, interact with numerous British scientists, and work in the extensive collections of the British Museum of Natural History and Kew Gardens. There will also be several cultural trips in and around London. While in London, students will apply some of the concepts taught in the spring lecture course and also write a paper that analyzes the cultural differences between the US and UK in terms of how evolutionary science is communicated to the public. Pre-requisites: BIOL220 or BIOL225.
Betsy Konefal and Silvia Tandeciarz, Global Studies
LAS/HIST/HISP, Beyond Recollection: Memory as Possibility After State Terror. COLL 300 credit possible. This 4-credit course with its Study Away component in Guatemala involves an interdisciplinary research and teaching exploration of the multiple ways these periods of violence and terror are being unearthed, and the “memory work” being done by a new generation of Argentines and Guatemalans who are recovering histories of opposition and remembering their protagonists. The course aims to open spaces to study a subject with no clear disciplinary boundaries. A wide range of cultural and historical documents can be powerful tools in shaping recollection: art, literature, and film offer impassioned interpretations of events that not only reflect and intervene in the debates of their time, but seek to move their audiences and generate action; official paper trails, witness testimony, legal trial proceedings, and exhumed bones reveal detail, nuance and causation, factors that often challenge established narratives of the past. We will compare these difficult histories and seek to understand and reflect on people’s responses to them across three generations and in a variety of contexts.
Iyabo Osiapem, Africana Studies
LING 420: Caribbean Linguistics. COLL 300 credit possible. This course introduces students to the study of Anglophone languages of the expanded Caribbean. The primary goal of this course is to explore research on their history, structure, and sociocultural aspects of their development. We will survey, examine, and discuss scholarly materials that bear on language use in the Caribbean considering sociocultural, ecological, and sociohistorical contexts. This course will cover all components of the study of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, historical, and sociolinguistic) in varieties available in the literature. We will address topics such as current views on the formation of pidgin and creole languages, definitive characteristics of these languages, and the relationships among them.