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Study Abroad Courses (2016-2017)

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.

For information about how to apply to study abroad, please click here.

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

ART 38800 Special Topics: Advanced On-Site Drawing (GE-FineArt)

The purpose of the course is to refine basic drawing skills through direct observation of on-site subjects available only in a Plein-aire class. Students will explore a variety of different techniques and subjects. The student should aspire to develop on the fly visual problem solving skills while developing a plastic proficiency. Studying linear perspective where it was developed is a once in a life time experience and should eventually be experienced by all serious art students. Artists have traveled into the field for hundreds of years to bring back to the studio information that could not be found elsewhere. Obviously our travel will take us to Florence the home of the Renaissance and some major artistic giants.

Prerequisites: ARTH 22200 and ARTH 22400; or permission of the dean

Course Offered: Summer 2017

Travel Destination: Italy

Travel Dates: May 22 – June 13

Estimated Cost: $5700

Costs Cover: Tuition, all transportation (to Florence and surrounding cities), lodging while abroad, daily breakfast and some meals while abroad, professional tour director, entrance fees to 22 museums and churches (Uffizi, Pitti, Academia, Vatican, etc.), two full-time Lindenwood faculty members, insurance, administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: University elective; GE-Fine Art

State Department
Italy Quick Facts

Supplemental Information: Students can also enroll in ARTH 38702 concurrently and earn 6 hours of credit during the term.

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For more information contact: Dr. James L. Hutson, jhutson@lindenwood.edu

ART 58607 Advanced On-site Drawing

The purpose of the course is to refine basic drawing skills through direct observation of on-site subjects available only in a Plein-aire class. Students will explore a variety of different techniques and subjects. The student should aspire to develop on the fly visual problem solving skills while developing a plastic proficiency. Studying linear perspective where it was developed is a once in a life time experience and should eventually be experienced by all serious art students. Artists have traveled into the field for hundreds of years to bring back to the studio information that could not be found elsewhere. Obviously our travel will take us to Florence the home of the Renaissance and some major artistic giants.

Prerequisites: Permission of Dean

Course Offered: Summer 2017

Travel Destination: Italy

Travel Dates: May 22 – June 13

Estimated Cost: $7,681

Costs Cover: Tuition, all transportation (to Florence and surrounding cities), lodging while abroad, daily breakfast and some meals while abroad, professional tour director, entrance fees to 22 museums and churches (Uffizi, Pitti, Academia, Vatican, etc.), two full-time Lindenwood faculty members, insurance, administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Major and University Elective

State Department
Italy Quick Facts

Supplemental Information: Students can also enroll in ARTH 38702 concurrently and earn 6 hours of credit during the term.

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For more information contact: Dr. James L. Hutson, jhutson@lindenwood.edu

ARTH 38702 Special Topics: Art and Culture of Renaissance Florence (GE-CrsClt)

This course introduces students to the art and history of Florence (Firenze), Italy through international study. Florence, the “birthplace” of the Renaissance, has justly maintained its reputation as an educational and artistic center since the late Ducento (1200s). During the trip, the major Florentine periods and artists shall be discussed, especially Giotto and the Duomo Campanile in the Trecento (1300s), Brunelleschi’s Dome, Donatello’s David in the Quattrocento (1400s), and Michelangelo’s David (il Gigante) of the Cinquecento (1500s). As well, the major museums and monuments will be visited and investigated, such as the Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, Sta. Croce, Baptistery and Cathedral. Through on-site lectures and tours of these historic monuments and great art collections students will gain a firm foundation, especially in Early Renaissance art of the fifteenth century; lectures will be supplemented by readings on the topics and works visited, as well as student presentations and research.

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000; ARTH 22400; or permission of the dean

Course Offered: Summer 2017

Travel Destination: Italy

Travel Dates: May 22 – June 13

Estimated Cost: $5700

Costs Cover: Tuition, all transportation (to Florence and surrounding cities), lodging while abroad, daily breakfast and some meals while abroad, professional tour director, entrance fees to 22 museums and churches (Uffizi, Pitti, Academia, Vatican, etc.), two full-time Lindenwood faculty members, insurance, administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: University elective; GE-Fine Art

State Department
Italy Quick Facts

Supplemental Information: Students can also enroll in ARTH 38702 concurrently and earn 6 hours of credit during the term.

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For more information contact: Dr. James L. Hutson, jhutson@lindenwood.edu

ARTH 58606 Art and Culture of Renaissance Florence Art History Study Abroad: Florence, Italy

EDU 29810 Special Topics: Exploring Educational Culture in the British Isles: England, Ireland and Wales Study Abroad (GE-CC)

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

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2017

Travel Destination: United Kingdom and Ireland

Travel Dates: May 9-19

Estimated Cost: $3,900

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; tour, entrance, and activity fees; administrative fee.

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Education minor; university elective; general education cross cultural

State Department

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

HIST 29012 Selected Topics: History and Culture in England— Yorkshire (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. 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 2017

Travel Destination: United Kingdom

Travel Dates: June 7 - 20

Estimated Cost: $3,523

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 cross cultural

State Department

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

MGMT 39010 Special Topics in Management: Go Green - Scotland & Ireland

Sustainability and Green Energy have become a major focus for businesses around the world. As businesses are looking forward to the future they are implementing sustainable and environmentally responsible innovative operations in the global marketplace. This course will examine how the adoption of green principles, policies and practices by businesses throughout Scotland and Ireland are helping them to be more environmentally responsible while improving revenues. Topics will include environmental management, saving energy, lowering business costs, utilization of green technologies and techniques.

Prerequisites: MGMT 16022 Introduction to Business and Free Enterprise; successful completion of the Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) or ENGL21000. The traveling component of this course involves quite a bit of walking, so students should plan accordingly.

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2017

Travel Destination: Scotland and Ireland

Travel Dates: May 11-19

Estimated Cost: $3,646

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; tour fees; administrative fee.

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Business Administration major; university elective

State Department
United Kingdom Quick Facts
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For more information contact: Dr. Karolina Schneider,kschneider@lindenwood.edu

MUS 38633 Special Topics: The Musical History of Vienna

The intent of this course will be to showcase Vienna’s rich musical history, and its context in relation to the entirety of Western music. Music from the 1400s to the present will be studied and analyzed, and put into both theoretical and historical perspectives. Students will focus on several of Western music’s most recognized composers and their association with the city, and see landmarks and museums dedicated to the preservation of their memory. Additionally, students will be able to experience the social and historical aspects of the composers and their music (either familiar or not), providing depth to their current musical studies.

Prerequisites: All students must have successfully passed ENG/ENGL 17000 and have at least sophomore standing. Students also must have either received a C or higher in both MUS14100 and MUS35500 OR have received special permission from the department. Students must also be aware of the physical demands required of this trip, and ready to spend the majority of their days walking through museums or on city-wide tours.

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2017

Travel Destination: Austria

Travel Dates: May 15-26

Estimated Cost: $5,160

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time enrollment), all transportation (to, from, and within Austria), lodging while abroad, breakfast and some meals while abroad, professional tour director, entrance fees, insurance, administrative fee, and the estimated cost of daily expenses.

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: Music major, music minor, University elective

State Department
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For more information contact: Dr. Jeffrey Barudin, jbarudin@lindenwood.edu

TA 38642 11 Special Topics: Theatre in London and Ireland (GE-Fine Art)

This course will explore theatre in London and Ireland to include the current trends in production and a comparison of the UK styles in acting, design, and directing. Students will read, analyze, attend, and critique six to eight theatrical productions of diverse genres. There will be at least two workshops with working professionals in the industry as well as visits to The Theatre Museum in Covent Garden and a backstage tour of the National Theatre. The course will also include a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon where the students will immerse themselves in the world of Shakespeare: his childhood home, his gravesite, the Shakespeare Museum, and a workshop and performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The literary portion of the tour includes a Dickensian walking tour while in London (an aspect of particular interest to our students due to our yearly production of A Christmas Carol) and a literary tour in Dublin shaped around the works of Beckett, Wilde, and Joyce. Students will also immerse themselves in the environment by listening to the various dialects of each region, noting the differing sound changes in London and Dublin.

Prerequisites: ENGL 17000 with a C or better

Course Offered: Spring Semester 2017

Travel Destination: United Kingdom and Ireland

Travel Dates: May 8-19

Estimated Cost: $5,045

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; tour, entrance, and activity fees; administrative fee.

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: General education cross cultural

State Department
United Kingdom Quick Facts
Ireland Quick Facts

For more information contact: Prof. Donna Northcott, dnorthcott@lindenwood.edu

ANT 39021/IR 39021 Special Topics: Culture and Change in Java and Bali

In this short-term study-abroad course, students will travel to Indonesia to gain first-hand experience of the diverse cultural traditions in Java and Bali. Students will visit major cultural and educational sites. During each of these visits and lessons, we will discuss important and diverse cultural traditions of Indonesia, the religious and cultural pluralism of Indonesia, and the continued importance of these distinct traditions the modern era. Students will also have the opportunity to explore Indonesian culinary traditions including dining at warung, kaki lima, and padang restaurants. Each morning, students will participate in a debriefing and introductory lesson including important key terminology in the Indonesian language and important norms of behavior. Each evening, after the events of the day, students will participate in a discussion and will write about their observations and experiences. Finally, students will work together to prepare presentations about their experiences for the Lindenwood Student Research Symposium and Exposition (SRSE). All students will receive an Incomplete in class until they have completed their SRSE presentations.

Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 17000 AND C or better in ANT 10000 OR ANT 11200 OR IR 10000; 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: Fall 2016

Travel Destination: Java and Bali

Travel Dates: December 13 – 22. Please note that we depart for Indonesia on December 11. We will cross the international date line on this overnight flight, arriving on December 13.

Estimated Cost: $4,619.70

Costs Cover: Tuition (assuming full time enrollment), all transportation (to, from, and within Indonesia), lodging while abroad, some meals while abroad, entrance fees, tour fees, insurance, visa fee, airport taxes, administrative fee

Graduation Requirements Met by the Course: University elective

State Department
Indonesia Quick Facts

Supplemental Information: Students can also enroll in ARTH 38702 concurrently and earn 6 hours of credit during the term.

For more information contact: Dr. Christina Pomianek,CPomianek@Lindenwood.edu; Dr. Dale Walton, DWalton@Lindenwood.edu

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