T4205 CHILE 2014: LAND OF CONTRASTS Samuel Ogdie, Augustana College and Cathie Ogdie
Santiago, Concepcion, Temuco, Valdivia, Puerto Varas, Chiloé, Iquique, Antofagasta, San Pedro de Atacama
To many, Latin America is a mysterious and unfamiliar land. Where would one begin to uncover these mysteries? An excellent choice is Chile. Chile is representative of Latin diversity, economic and political stability, as well as offering a relatively safe and unique educational experience for student travelers.
T4208 CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY IN NORTHEAST BRAZILWAIT LIST ONLY Olivia Lima, Augustana College and Paulo Lima
Salvador, Cachoeira, Fortaleza, Morro de São Paulo
Students will explore the ways human thought and behavior may be culturally constrained - and also potential universals in human nature - through their study of research in cross-cultural psychology, and their personal immersion experience in northeastern Brazil.
T4211 FROM THE ANDES TO THE SEA: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN ECUADOR Marianne Leonardi, St. Ambrose University
Quito, Otovalo, Cuenca, Guayaquil
An unforgettable program that explores the unique and diverse customs of Ecuador through everyday communication interactions, including hiking through the Andes, chatting with locals, shopping in markets, and exploring the food, history, dance, religion, economics, and music of this amazing country.
T4215 CUBA: PEOPLE, ARTS, AND HISTORY Pilar Cabrera and Daniel Gerling, Augustana College
Cuba (Havana, Varadero, Viñales) and Miami, Florida
Go beyond the many myths on Cuba and discover its people, arts, and history.
T4201 ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY IN ROME Ivancica Schrunk, University of St. Thomas and Thomas Schrunk
Rome is a prime historical and archaeological world metropolis, where we explore history, art, architecture and historical figures whose genius shaped Roman culture and politics.
T4204 BRITISH WRITERS AND THE WOMAN QUESTION Jane Carroll and Geri Chavis, St. Catherine University
London, Bath, Yorkshire
This course explores the “Woman Question,” the debate over women’s roles and status in England from the late 18th century through the early 20th century, focusing especially on the novels, poetry and essays written by women of the era, including Wollstonecraft, Austen, Bronte, Woolf and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
T4212 GENDER, RACE, CLASS AND MASS MEDIA: LONDONWAIT LIST ONLY Bernard Armada and Mark Neuzil, University of St. Thomas
This course uses London, England, as a “living laboratory” to explore the crucial roles that journalistic, advertising and entertainment media play in creating, reinforcing and disseminating cultural values about gender, class, race and ethnicity.
T4210 EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS IN TANZANIAWAIT LIST ONLY Sheryl Feinstein, Augustana College and C. Dawn Zibricky, Elmhurst College
Moshi, Iringa, Zanzibar
This course explores the education and health systems in Tanzania, giving students a practical understanding of life in a developing country.
T4202 ASTRONOMY OF THE SOUTHERN SKIESWAIT LIST ONLY Terrence Flower, St. Catherine University
Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea
This is a rigorous course in Astronomy taught on-site in Tahiti where the Polynesian people made many contributions in early history.
T4203 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THAILAND Reynold Nesiba, Augustana College
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Salong, Chiang Saen, Phuket, Krabi
Through an integrated set of readings, site visits, lectures, and experiential activities, The Political Economy of Thailand will introduce students to this exotic, Buddhist, newly industrialized, export-led, constitutional monarchy of 67 million people in Southeast Asia.
T4207 THE CULTURES AND RELIGIONS OF MODERN ISRAEL Paul Parker and Roxanne Assaf, Elmhurst College
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Nazareth, Haifa
This course is an exploration of the six religions of modern Israel from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, and from Haifa through Jerusalem to Bethlehem: Judaism, Samaritanism, Christianity, Islam, Druze, and Bahá’í.
T4214 HAWAI’I: MULTI-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS Debra Petersen and Tim Scully, University of St. Thomas
In Hawai‘i: Multi-cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations, we examine the concepts, theories, and realities of the way individuals and groups work and communicate in organizations where culture and multiculturalism plays a primary or prominent role.
T4218 ISLAM IN TURKEYWAIT LIST ONLY Adil Ozdemir and Halise Ozdemir, University of St. Thomas
Istanbul, Mardin, Urfa, Gaziantep, Cappadocia, Konya, Izmir, Bursa, Edirne
It is no mere coincidence that President Obama chose Turkey as the first Muslim country to visit and as a site for an important address to what gets referred to as the Islamic world.
T4220 RELIGION AND CULTURE IN THE VILLAGES OF INDIA Edward Ulrich and Barbara Sain, University of St. Thomas
Cochin, Kottayam, Tekoy, Kurisumala, Thekkady, Periyakulam, Madurai, Tiruvannamalai, Mahabalipuram
This course explores the religious diversity of India, focusing on Hinduism, Islam, and Eastern Christianity.
T4221 INDIA'S RELIGIOUS HERITAGEWAIT LIST ONLY Mladen Turk, Elmhurst College
Chennai, Madurai, Mamallapuram, Aurangabad, Delhi, Agra
“India's Religious Heritage” is a stunning introduction to the religions, beauty, diversity, history, and challenges of the world’s largest democracy.
T4224 WEST MEETS EAST: U.S. CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS WITH JAPAN Louise Edwards-Simpson and Cecilia Konchar Farr, St. Catherine University
Kyoto, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Yokahoma, Honolulu
For the course “West Meets East: U.S. Cross-cultural Encounters with Japan” we will travel to both Japan and Hawaii, visiting important historical and cultural sites as we aim to understand the partnership, conflict and mutual fascination that developed as Americans encountered the Japanese—and as many Japanese became American.