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Study Abroad Courses (2017-2018)

The general education designation, if applicable, is listed after the course title. Additional information can be found by following the links, and you must contact the professor to discuss details of the course.

Every student must be approved to study abroad before paying any money toward a study abroad course. For information about how to apply to study abroad, please click here.

Travel dates may vary slightly from what is shown on this website.

ANT 39020, IR 39020, NPA 39020 Culture and Change in Java and Bali

In this study abroad course, students will travel to Indonesia to gain first-hand experience of the diverse cultural traditions in Java and Bali. In addition, this trip will help students understand the management, leadership, and interdisciplinary aspects of the nonprofit organizations supporting cultural traditions in the area. Special emphasis will be given to how sustainable systems are created for global impact. Students will visit major cultural and educational sites. 

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000; ANT 10000 with a C or better or ANT 12000 with a C or better or IR 10000 with a C or better or NPA 10000 with a C or better; permission to study abroad. Students should be able to walk and stand for several hours at a time. Students should be able to climb stairs/hills. Students should be able to tolerate hot and humid weather. Students participating in any water related activities should be able to swim. Students should be able to cope with long flights and travel itineraries. Students should be flexible in their diet. Although we will make every attempt to accommodate dietary restrictions and limitations, in some settings there may be limited availability of Western foods or other preferred foods. Students should be able to cope with sharing a room with a roommate, traveling with others day after day, and being in foreign and unfamiliar environments.

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: Bali and Java in Indonesia

Travel Dates: May 12 – May 24

Estimated Cost: $3,741

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Anthropology major; Anthropology minor; International Relations major; International Relations minor; Nonprofit Administration major; Nonprofit Administration minor; university elective

State Department

For more information contact: Prof. Christina Pomianek, Prof. Dale Walton

ART 38734 Study Abroad: Fashion Design, Culture & History: Paris, France (GE-HC:FC/HD) (GE-CrsClt)

This study abroad course shall investigate how cultural attitudes can be viewed through the development of fashion in Paris and Bordeaux. With on-site visits to various fashion design houses, fashion museums and design institutes, students shall be exposed to the manner in which Paris has influenced art, culture and fashion in the West.

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000 with a C or better; ART 37100 History of Costume and Fashion; or permission of the department; approval to study abroad. Students need to be able to walk at least 1-3 miles a day over cobblestone roads.

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: France

Travel Dates: May 10 - 19

Estimated Cost: $5,623

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Fashion design major; fashion design minor; university elective; general education

State Department

For more information contact: Dr. Chajuana Trawick, ctrawick@lindenwood.edu

ART 58646 Study Abroad: Fashion Design, Culture & History: Paris, France

This study abroad course shall investigate how cultural attitudes can be viewed through the development of fashion in Paris and Bordeaux. With on-site visits to various fashion design houses, fashion museums and design institutes, students shall be exposed to the manner in which Paris has influenced art, culture and fashion in the West.

Prerequisites: ENGL17000 with a C or better; ART 37100 History of Costume and Fashion; or permission of the department; approval to study abroad. Students need to be able to walk at least 1-3 miles a day over cobblestone roads.

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: France

Travel Dates: May 10 - 19

Estimated Cost: $5,524

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Fashion design major; fashion design minor; university elective; general education cross cultural

State Department

For more information contact: Dr. Chajuana Trawick, ctrawick@lindenwood.edu

EDU 29131/EDU 59131 Special Topics: Innovation and Design in Global Education

This course provides unique insight into innovative teaching practice and learning space design using world leaders Finland and Sweden as models. Analysis of Finland’s common classroom practices, multi-national assessment tools, teacher preparation models, and cultural/political support for their model of education will be conducted during in-class meetings and in various sites in Finland. Analysis of learning space design when faced with a modest budget and limited physical space will be conducted during in-class meetings and in various locations in Sweden.

Prerequisites: None

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: Finland / Sweden

Travel Dates: June 2 - 10

Estimated Cost: $4350 + Consultation Fee

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

State Department

For more information contact: Dr. Amy Peach, apeach@lindenwood.edu or visit www.efcollegestudytours.com

EDU 29810 Special Topics: Exploring Educational Culture in the British Isles: England, Ireland and Wales Study Abroad (GE-HC:FC/HD) (GE-CrsClt)

This course introduces students to the cultural and educational perspectives of The British Isles. Students will explore local histories and educational systems and structures. While in Ireland, students will explore the culture, especially religion, history, education, government, and socioeconomics. When in Dublin, students will learn about Irish culture and the educational system at Trinity College, a top ranked global institution, and discuss academia with current faculty, staff and students. Students will also learn about notable Trinity College alumni: Playwright Samuel Beckett; satirist Jonathan Swift; writer and poet Oscar Wilde, and author Bram Stoker.

Students will visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral to learn about the underpinnings of education, religion, history, government, and culture from the English Reformation, under the Rule of Henry VI, to present. While in Wales, students will explore a medieval castle (Beaumaris or Conway Castle) to learn about the historical, architectural and cultural significance of the castle and its inhabitants from the 13th century to the present.

Touring England, students will visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, while learning about The Bard and his many works.  They will also explore Oxford, the world’s oldest university while learning about the evolution of higher education and its global influence. In London, students will learn about the history, culture and government surrounding that of Big Ben, House of Parliament, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, and other major museums and monuments. Students will be meeting with teachers and students from a neighborhood K-12 school district to discuss current educational trends, issues and perspectives.

Through on-site discussions and tours of these historical venues, students will gain a firm foundation of the British Isle’s culture, especially religion, history, education, government, and socioeconomics. Discussions will be supplemented by readings on the topics and venues visited, as well as student presentations and research.

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000 or ENGL 15000; approval to study abroad

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: United Kingdom and Ireland

Travel Dates: May 7-17, 2018

Estimated Cost: $4,767

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: University elective; general education

State Department

For more information contact: Dr. Mary Ruettgers, mruettgers@lindenwood.edu; Dr. Paul Sharp, psharp@lindenwood.edu

EDU 59130 Special Topics: Exploring Educational Culture in the British Isles: England, Ireland and Wales Study Abroad

This course introduces students to the cultural and educational perspectives of The British Isles. Students will explore local histories and educational systems and structures. While in Ireland, students will explore the culture, especially religion, history, education, government, and socioeconomics.

When in Dublin, students will learn about Irish culture and the educational system at Trinity College, a top ranked global institution, and discuss academia with current faculty, staff and students. Students will also learn about notable Trinity College alumni: Playwright Samuel Beckett; satirist Jonathan Swift; writer and poet Oscar Wilde, and author Bram Stoker.

Students will visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral to learn about the underpinnings of education, religion, history, government, and culture from the English Reformation, under the Rule of Henry VI, to present. While in Wales, students will explore a medieval castle (Beaumaris or Conway Castle) to learn about the historical, architectural and cultural significance of the castle and its inhabitants from the 13th century to the present.

Touring England, students will visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, while learning about The Bard and his many works.  They will also explore Oxford, the world’s oldest university while learning about the evolution of higher education and its global influence.

In London, students will learn about the history, culture and government surrounding that of Big Ben, House of Parliament, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, and other major museums and monuments. Students will be meeting with teachers and students from a neighborhood K-12 school district to discuss current educational trends, issues and perspectives. Through on-site discussions and tours of these historical venues, students will gain a firm foundation of the British Isle’s culture, especially religion, history, education, government, and socioeconomics. Discussions will be supplemented by readings on the topics and venues visited, as well as student presentations and research.

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000 or English 15000; approval to study abroad

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: United Kingdom and Ireland

Travel Dates: May 7-17, 2018

Estimated Cost: $4,767

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: University elective

State Department

For more information contact: Dr. Mary Ruettgers, mruettgers@lindenwood.edu; Dr. Paul Sharp, psharp@lindenwood.edu

ENGL 280XX The British Arthurian Legend (GE-HC:FC/HD) (GE-CrsClt)

The Arthurian legend is among the most widely-disseminated and best-known of the world’s cultural phenomena. This course traces the development of the Arthurian legend in England from its earliest iterations in the Welsh triads through the early Latin and Anglo-Norman chronicles and into the high medieval romance tradition that rendered King Arthur so popular with the general public and served as its springboard into the 19th century medievalism imaginary, from which we inherit our contemporary images of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

We will pay special attention to literary form and genre, characterization, mythological and biblical allusions, textual transmission and analogues, and comparison with the French, German, and Old Norse romance counterparts to the English tradition. Throughout, we will conduct a sustained observation of and inquiry into the material culture of the Arthurian legend, grounded in the aesthetic principles of New Historicism, an approach which emphasizes the material reality of the past as it is recorded in literary texts and visible in physical artifacts.

Each student enrolled in the class will develop a research program, culminating in a 10-12 page research essay, that is based on some element of material culture that is of interest to him/her—for example, feasting, cooking, jousting, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, games, furnishings, architecture, chivalric trappings, bodies of water, topographic objects, and similar.

Throughout the semester, students will observe, record, and think about the materiality of course texts in association with their chosen topic, researching and drawing up an annotated bibliography to aid them in understanding it in theoretical terms.

The course culminates in a 12-day trip to England, where students will conduct field research into their chosen subject, enriching their research arguments with the incorporation of their hands-on observations as they visit medieval architectural spaces and museum exhibits as well as Arthurian sites.

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000 with a C or better; member of the Honors College or 3.3 GPA; approval to study abroad

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: United Kingdom

Travel Dates: May 2018 TBA

Estimated Cost: $4,500

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Honors credit; university elective; general education

State Department

For more information contact: Dr. Melissa Ridley Elmes, MElmes@lindenwood.edu

HIST 29012 Selected Topics: History and Culture in England— Yorkshire (GE-HC:FC/HD) (GE-CrsClt)

Yorkshire, the largest traditional county in England, experienced the major changes and conflict that England as a whole experienced. From settlement by the Celts, occupation by the Romans, establishment of kingdoms by the Anglo-Saxons, conquest and rule by the Vikings, conquest and destruction by William the Conqueror and the Normans, flourishing of the medieval Church, salvation by candy makers during the industrial revolution to 20th decline and revival, the history of Yorkshire has reflected the history of England. Indeed, for much of that time York was England’s northern “capital” and second city. This course will examine some aspects of human history and culture in the region.

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; and permission of dean; approval to study abroad. A certain level of physical fitness is required as we will probably be walking about 5 miles a day often over rough roads.

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: United Kingdom

Travel Dates: June 6 - 19

Estimated Cost: $3,385

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; food while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: History minor; university elective; general education

State Department

For more information contact: Dr. Jo Ellen Kerksiek, jkerksiek@lindenwood.edu

MRKT 39003 Special Topics in Marketing: Inspired by Iceland

This course will provide a brand and marketing analysis for the hospitality and tourism industry in Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan region (including St. Charles), and give students the opportunity to use that background as they develop a comparative analysis and creation of a brand strategy and marketing plan specifically for the tourism/hospitality industry of Iceland. The course will cover key branding and marketing principles, practices and strategies as applied in the tourism and hospitality industry. This course will also provide knowledge and application of steps to develop tourism and hospitality brands and make decisions to manage or solve tourism marketing challenges.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MRKT 35010 Principles of Marketing; ENGL 15000 and ENGL 17000 or comparable courses; approval to study abroad. The travel portion of the course will involve some extensive walking and other physical exertion which must be noted by any student considering this course. Students with disabilities that impact mobility, please see University Policy and Guidelines, especially those that apply to study abroad.

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2018

Travel Destination: Iceland

Travel Dates: March 11 - 17

Estimated Cost: $3,506

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time spring semester enrollment); round trip airfare from St. Louis; accommodation while abroad; some meals while abroad; local transportation while abroad; entrance and activity fees; administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Marketing elective; business elective; university elective

State Department

For more information contact: Prof. David Arns, Darns@lindenwood.edu; Prof. David Rosenwasser, drosenwasser@lindenwood.edu

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