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UNIV 183

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

Faculty-led domestic and international study and service courses that provide students opportunities to explore and experience other cultures, learn in new environments, develop skills not readily acquired elsewhere, and deepen their understanding of the global community. Curricular offerings earn .5 course credit and count toward satisfying the Extended Studies requirement; co-curricular offerings do not carry academic credit but do count toward the Extended Studies requirement.

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May Term information

Bill Fenlon

183A: Winter Term in Service: Belfast (off-campus)

Peace Players/Belfast is a co-curricular service course designed to bring students to the center of the on-going conflict between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, regarding the centuries-old battle for religious and political independence, and to allow them the opportunity to participate in recent reconciliation efforts aimed at children, which have included sports and mentoring through the auspices of Peace Players International/Ireland. Students will spend the service portion of the trip working in support of Peace Player's daily mission and in assisting with the implementation of its annual 'Spring Jam'-a citywide basketball tournament which works to bring together catholic and protestant youth. This experience will be augmented with readings, visits to historically significant sites, and meetings with reconciliation specialists and regional historians. The final 3 days of the course will be spent in Dublin, Ireland, where students will further explore Irish history and be encouraged to reflect on the differences between the two countries. The course is designed to be immersive in nature- examining conflict, culture, history and social change through daily interaction with the Northern Irish people, in particular - and participatory in mission - allowing students the opportunity to coach and mentor youth via the interactions and challenges of healthy competition.

For more information about this course, including costs, please visit the Horizons off campus study system at https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs then select "May" in the Term dropdown menu and click Apply Search. For DePauw Extended Studies offerings, the provider will be DePauw University Extended Studies. To apply to participate in this course, select the "Welcome" tab in Horizons and login.


Jennifer Adams

183B: The Netherlands: History, Art, Politics, and Culture (off-campus)

This course is aimed at introducing you to one of the most unique, most colorful, and most historically significant countries in Europe: The Netherlands. Well known for their tulips, windmills, and cheese, The Netherlands is a country that is teeming with history, art, politics, and culture. The course is divided into four segments: Dutch History, Dutch Art, Dutch Politics, and Dutch Culture. Each segment contains both an international and comparative perspective. It also explores contemporary issues in the context of their historical backgrounds. We will work closely with faculty members from the University of Amsterdam to help frame our course of study each week. The course is designed to expose students to the many unique aspects of Dutch history, art, politics, and culture. At the end of the course, students will better understand Dutch history. Students will be able to identify political, economic, social, and cultural connections between The Netherlands and the rest of the world. Students will be able to explain contemporary issues in Dutch culture that impact the global community.

For more information about this course, including costs, please visit the Horizons off campus study system at https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs then select "May" in the Term dropdown menu and click Apply Search. For DePauw Extended Studies offerings, the provider will be DePauw University Extended Studies. To apply to participate in this course, select the "Welcome" tab in Horizons and login.


Winter Term information

Staff

183DB: DePauw-Kelley Program (off-campus)

DePauw - Kelley Program
Develop the leadership skills to thrive in any career

Meeting Times: Daily; 1 week at IU campus starting Wednesday January 4, remainder of the time at DePauw with site visits to companies in Indianapolis.

Housing: Move into DePauw on-campus residence on TUESDAY January 3. Bus will leave for Bloomington at 8 am on Wednesday morning. Bloomington hotel accommodations will be made for students.

Estimated Fees: $2000 (financial support will be provided for those that have financial need).

Prerequisites: Not open to First-Year Students; Must be in attendance for the entire session; Business attire required for some portions of the course.

Gain a holistic understanding of how an organization operates from every angle--operations, marketing, ethics, finance, and management--through hands-on experience with case studies and technical practice using Excel. You will learn from Kelley's best professors as you complete a consulting project for an Indiana business or nonprofit. Upon completion of course work, students are invited to attend the Kelley School Career Fair.

In addition, career coaching sessions will be led by visiting employers, alumni, and Hubbard Center staff. In these sessions, you will learn to articulate your skills and strengths as a liberal arts student for a variety of industries and develop a robust on-line professional portfolio.

Over 50 students have participated in this elite course created for DePauw students, securing internships in multiple industries as a direct result of the class. DePauw - Kelley Program students are guaranteed up to $3000 to support unfunded internships in the area of non-profits, government and start-ups in the state of Indiana.

Hear what alumni from last year's class have to say about the program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk9JROyoDxY

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Barbara Timm

183DC: O'Keefe Country: Winter Term at Ghost Ranch (off-campus)

Located in the beautiful and isolated mountains of Northern New Mexico--the home and inspiration for painter Georgia O'Keefe--Ghost Ranch affords students the unique opportunity for complete immersion in a rich, multi-faceted cultural experience, and intensive study with talented faculty in one of the following areas: Sustainability Practices: Agriculture & the Earth, Black and White Landscape Photography; Art & Writing: The Spirit of Place; Introduction to Silversmithing in the Southwest Tradition; An Inner Journey: Still the Mind, Open the Heart; Indigenous Pottery and Southwest Culture; Southwest Weaving and Culture; and Outdoor Adventure at Ghost Ranch. Students will have opportunities on the ranch to meet with area residents and artisans, medicine men, monks, ranchers and local personalities. In addition to the courses listed above, students will participate in a variety of cultural excursions: visits to Native American pueblos for ceremonial dances, Dar al Islam (a Muslim Mosque), Bandelier National Monument (home to cliff-dwelling ancient Puebloans), Los Alamos (home to the first nuclear weapon), Earth Ship (a self-sufficient community that is off the grid), the Rio Grande Gorge, and other sites exploring the natural and human history of the area. Optional excursions include skiing in Los Alamos, shopping/site seeing in Taos, and hiking in the 20,000+ acres surrounding the ranch. Students will also have the opportunity to visit Santa Fe over winter term, and take full advantage of the many museums, galleries, and restaurants in the city.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Peter Graham

183DD: Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals (off-campus)

Every year in January, thousands of filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, agents and producers make a winter pilgrimage to Park City, Utah, for two of America's most important and prestigious film festivals: The Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. If Hollywood is the Mecca of slick, multi-million dollar studio movies, then Park City is the homeland for independent film.

This Winter Term class will give students a working vocabulary to talk and write about film. Students will learn important techniques of film, including photography, camera angles, camera movement, lighting, editing, and sound. Class will begin in Greencastle with a week-long course in the history of independent film. In addition to reading excerpts from film textbooks, magazines, and newspapers, we will watch some of the great work that has emerged from these festivals over the years. In order to study independent films, students will also need to know some background of the Hollywood Studio System, which we cover during the first days of class.

Once settled in Park City, students will see at least 12 movies, review them, and post those reviews on the our class blog. There will be a wide variety of films shown at these festivals--from feature films, dramas and documentaries, to foreign films, animation, and shorts. The group will also attend and report on two film workshops, technology seminars, and/or lectures by film professionals such as programmers, film critics, directors, and film composers. Students will blog on these events as well. Finally, students will interview at least one professional filmmaker or actor and write a formal profile of 6-7 pages.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Khadija Stewart

183IA: Science and Research Development in India and Sri Lanka (off-campus)

The purpose of this course is to study science and technology development in two countries: India and Sri Lanka. Of the two countries, India is the more known country. However, India's known more for technology outsourcing than for technology development and research. During the last few years, the Indian government has been encouraging more development and research and the amount of publications and production in the country has increased significantly. The goal of this trip is to uncover the science research initiatives in India by visiting some of the top research universities and institutions including the legendary India Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Department of Science and Technology (a government agency that encourages research in science and technology) in new Delhi.

Sri Lanka is the lesser known of the two countries. Sri Lanka is also a destination for technology and IT outsourcing, though less popular than India. Sri Lanka's government is actively trying to move the country towards science research and development, which is evidenced by the creation of the National Science Agency of Sri Lanka. Important visits that will be the highlight of this course include a visit to the Ministry of Technology and Research, the National Science Agency of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Institute of Science and Technology.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Douglas Harms

183IB: Winter Term in Service: Nicaragua (off-campus)

A significant portion of our time in Nicaragua will be spent working with Nicaraguans in the community of Zacataloza on a service project constructing a school in the community. Through this context, the primary objective of the course will be to gain an understanding of the Nicaraguan people, particularly their situation within the context of recent history and the complex relationships they have with the United States. Studying this relationship between our two countries will help students gain a perspective on the role we (as US citizens) have played and are currently playing in the lives of people in Latin America.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Marius Conceatu

183IC: Global Crossroads: East Meets West in Vietnam (off-campus)

This 2017 Winter Term culture course in Vietnam blends history, architecture, art, and personal experience to provide a gateway to the intricacies of an ancient and complex culture. A veritable shock of civilizations, with its rich and durable French cultural influence, Vietnam is an ideal case study of tumultuous relations between the East and the West. The course offers students theoretical as well as practical tools which will allow them to forge not simply an academic and intellectual appreciation of Vietnamese culture and its significance for contemporary America, but a deeply personal understanding of modern-day Vietnam. Critical texts on history and politics, works of fiction, and a number of films prepare students for a journey into the country's cities and natural landscapes which they will document in photo-video journals. We assess the Francophone imprint on Vietnam by looking at cultural production (architecture, food, language, literature, etc.) and by making sense of its developments and underpinnings. The ultimate goals of the course are to equip students with a critical framework allowing them to engage meaningfully with a foreign culture; to facilitate the students' acquisition of relevant knowledge through direct contact with the culture examined; and to help them develop the skills necessary to both express subjective impressions and to reflect on them critically.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

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Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


CJ Gomolka

183ID: Contemporary Cuban Identities (off-campus)

This course is designed to provide a cultural and political introduction to Cuba with a specific focus on contemporary Cuban identities. We will actively endeavor to understand the perspectives of Cubans (workers, students, professors, artists, social and political organizations, and others) and to experience contemporary Cuban culture firsthand through site visits to old Havana, museums and historical places, community-based organizations, and rural communities. Site visits will take place daily and provide concrete illustrations of the critical issues with which we will engage, including politics, sexuality and gender, healthcare and social services, urban life and community development, and linguistic heritage in Cuba. Importantly, we will consider the stakes of these issues as they relate to the historic and rapidly changing nature of relations between Cuba and the United States, thus seeking to contextualize the potential profits and perils of increasing American diplomatic, economic, and social engagement with the island, as well as the ways in which contemporary Cuban citizens and their identities are implicated in these changes.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Clarissa Peterson

183IF: Life After Mandela: South Africa (off-campus)

This course is designed to expose students to South African life since the death of Mandela. When the news of Mandela's death traveled across the world, media outlets broadcast a South Africa that was harmonious. In these images, people (black and white) lived together and suggested that South Africans now enjoyed a life that consisted of interracial harmony. On the contrary, many reports in the smaller media outlets alerted the world to the wide racial gaps in the country. They lamented the different unemployment rates, income gaps, health issues, and education realities to name a few. Students will see and experience these realities in South Africa. It is one thing to read about these differences, but the feeling when you are there makes these racial realities painfully clear. The feeling of being in a supermarket and all of the whites cutting in front of you or watching the way that different classmates are treated based on their race are examples of the more subtle ways race plays out in this country. These subtle actions were not captured in the pictures that flooded the television after Mandela's death, but are the reality of life in South Africa. Students will see most of the important landmarks, Hector Pieterson Memorial, apartheid museum, house of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, a shanty town in Soweto, Constitutional Hall, and Robben Island among others.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Staff

183IG: Winter Term in Service Ecuador with Timmy Global Health (off-campus)

Students will travel to Tena, Ecuador to work alongside medical professionals and members of the U.S. non-profit, Timmy Global Health. Students will set-up and work in medical clinics located in rural communities in the Amazon basin. This portion of the winter term will last 10-12 days. Upon returning to DePauw, the class will meet daily to discuss issues related to global health, the work of non-profit organizations and the ramifications of international medical service.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Maria Luque

183IH: Madrid to Malaga: Spanish Immersion (off-campus)

Learn or reinforce beginning Spanish language on location in the southern province of Andalusia. After several days in Madrid, visiting major attractions, students will take 50 hours of intensive Spanish in Malaga at the center for Curso de Espanol para Extranjeros (Spanish Course for Foreign Students) affiliated with the University of Malaga. Native instructors with degrees in Spanish linguistics and foreign language pedagogy will teach small sections (10 students per class), five hours daily. After the midday break there will be opportunities to visit cultural sites in Malaga and practice speaking Spanish with native speakers. Weekends excursions will take the group to Cordoba, Granada, Gibraltar, Marbella and Sevilla. While in Malaga, students will live with host families. We expect students to have greater incentive and motivation to learn the language and experience the "feel" of immersion. Malaga, an important port city on the Mediterranean coast, enjoys a mild climate year round, with June temperatures in the 80s.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

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Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Pedar Foss

183II: The Architecture of Sport: Soccer in Italy (off-campus)

Ancient sport peaked during the Roman Empire. Arenas for chariot racing and mortal combat sat alongside baths and gymnasia, where exercise, training and ball-play became the ancestors of modern soccer, rugby and football. Romans monumentalized sporting architecture, building venues for hundreds of thousands of people -- sport as mass spectacle, social diversion, and political manipulation. This course examines the ancient history of sport and its venues in Italy, from the Roman period through the Medieval and Renaissance, by visiting Rome, Perugia, and Firenze (Florence). Students will participate in soccer training led by Italian coaches, play matches against local teams in each city, and attend professional matches. We will also examine statues, paintings, and mosaics of ancient athletes, and study the archaeological evidence for their performance, play, and presentation. In particular, we will consider the Roman sport of harpastum, and will trace its survival through the Medieval period to its Renaissance re-emergence as calcio storico, which connected with the English game in late 19th-c. Italian ports to become calcio ('soccer', but literally 'kick'), the national sport of modern Italy, four-time World Cup winners.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

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Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


Carl Haas

183IJ: Sport in Australia (off-campus)

This co-curricular course will allow members of the men's lacrosse team to learn about and experience the unique sports of Australia. Sport has been an essential element of the Australian psyche since the country's settlement (Horton, 2012) and understanding its sports gives visitors greater insight into Australia's people, history, and broader culture. Preparation for this off-campus experience will entail reading Wray Vamplew's Sport in Australia: A Social History. There will be an on-campus portion prior to departure that will allow for orientation and education. Once in country, student-athletes will practice and train for lacrosse, gain exposure to international competition by playing three contests with Australian lacrosse teams, attend a sporting event (e.g., cricket, rugby, or Australian rules football) and explore one of the many athletic venues in Sydney (e.g., Olympic Park, NSW Hall of Champions) and Melbourne (which is home to the National Sports Museum). Participants will also be allowed limited free time to choose their own activities.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "Winter" into the Term search box.


May Term information

Steven Timm

183DA: Wilderness Writing: Backpacking Isle Royale (off-campus)

This May Term 2017 course will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study and interpretation of Isle Royale in Lake Superior. A designated wilderness area, Isle Royale is located in the northwest section of Lake Superior and comprises nearly 900 square miles of forests and inland lakes. Students will spend four days on campus and fifteen days on the island backpacking from Rock Harbor to Windigo on the Greenstone Ridge, with a return hike on the more ambitious and less forgiving Minong Ridge. The premise for this course is that by being fully immersed in a locationÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ¿physically, emotionally, and intellectually, one develops a more informed understanding of place and an enhanced ability to derive and interpret experience. After directly experiencing the ecological balances and complexities of natural processes and human interventions, students will produce a collective text for public performance.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "May" into the Term search box.


Maria Hristova

183IA: The Trans-Siberian: Russia from West to East (off-campus)

The 2017 May Term in Russia will allow students to experience first hand the impressive cultural diversity of Russia through a train journey that will take them from Moscow all the way to Vladivostok. We will spend several days in Moscow acquainting ourselves with the 'European' side of Russia. We will visit the key government and cultural sites (the Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Bolshoi Theatre). After forming an understanding of how the Federation's capital sees itself and its Eastern territories, we will embark on a journey, which will put our assumptions and ideas about Russia and what it means to be Russian to the test. The opulence and cosmopolitan feel of Moscow will be left behind in favor of small quaint villages, semi-abandoned industrial towns, and non-European cultural influences. Along the way, we will stop in various historical places, which challenge the mono-ethnic and mono-cultural perception of Russia as an Orthodox Slavic nation. These places include Perm, the recent 'natural gas capital' and Finno-Ugric regional center; Yekaterinburg, 'the Ural capital'; Ulan-Ude and Lake Baikal - the Buddhist centers of Russia, etc. While off the train, we will have a chance to explore the wild and beautiful countryside through day trips and short excursions.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "May" into the Term search box.


Bill Fenlon

183IB: Peace Players--Belfast (off-campus)

Peace Players/Belfast is a co-curricular service course designed to bring students to the center of the ongoing conflict between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom regarding the centuries-old battle for religious and political independence, and to offer them the opportunity to participate in reconciliation efforts aimed at children that combine sports and mentoring under the auspices of Peace Players International /Northern Ireland.

Students spend the service portion of the trip working in support of the Peace Players daily mission and in assisting with the implementation of its annual 'Spring Jam'-a citywide basketball tournament which brings together catholic and protestant youth on mixed teams. This experience is augmented in advance with assigned readings and films, and in Northern Ireland through visits to historically significant sites (Derry and Corrymeela), meetings with reconciliation specialists, and regional writers and historians. The final three days of the course will be spent in Dublin, Ireland, where students will further explore Irish history and be encouraged to reflect on the differences between the two countries.

The course is designed to be immersive--examining conflict, culture, history and social change through daily interaction with the religiously diverse Peace Players staff and the children they serve--and participatory, allowing students the opportunity to coach and mentor youth via the interactions and challenges of healthy competition and to reflect with both fellow team members and similarly-aged Peace Players coaches.

For more information on program costs and how to apply for the program, paste this URL into your web browser:

https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs

Enter "May" into the Term search box.


Sherry Mou

183IC: The Silk Road and the Diversity of Chinese Identity (off-campus)

China's recent "One Belt One Road" national plan has reignited global attention about this ancient trading route. Students in this course will visit major cultural sites along the Silk Road in China and learn about cultural and religious aspects of Chinese society and how they relate to China 1,000 years ago. The Silk Road refers to the Eurasian trade routes that connected the Mediterranean Basin in the west with China in the east. It was the nexus of globalization, economics, political interaction, and religious, artistic, and cultural diffusion. The multifarious cultural and religious exchanges along the Silk Roads materialized in various architectural forms and arts. Students will witness prime examples of all this during their trip; for example, the Muslim Great Mosque of Xi'an from the Tang dynasty period (618-907 C.E.) and the Labrang Monastery (Tibetan Buddhism). Students will get to see China in the context of past and present geopolitics. The course will also help students be aware of the interconnectedness between different cultural spheres and will provide a global perspective on the position of the US relative to China specially and to the rest of the world generally.