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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

Steven Timm

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

Isle Royale National Park is the least visited site in the National Park system as sits in the northwest corner of Lake Superior nearly sixty miles from the shore of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's difficult to get there (accessible only by boat), the terrain is rugged, the weather can be hostile (it has snowed in July), and the mosquitos and blackflies can be relentless. But views of the aurora borealis are unfettered, the wolves sing at night, and the mystique of the island rises like mist from every bog, beaver pond, cave and rocky peak. This designated wilderness area is home to the longest continuous wolf/moose population study, backcountry trails, 50 inland lakes, and nearly 400 islands. Students will backpack for two weeks on the island while immersing themselves in the history of human habitation, the ecology, literature, flora, fauna, lore, legends and mythology of this unique and mysterious archipelago. We'll prepare with directed research projects, assigned readings, expedition planning, and once there, we'll record and interpret our observations and discoveries through a series of writing projects. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply.

Priority will be given to Backpacking experience a plus, but not required. Certification in CPR, First Aid, or Red Cross Senior Life Saving also a bonus in the selection process. Students will need to provide their own backpacking gear.

For more information about this course, including costs, please visit the Horizons off campus study system at https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/ then select "Search Programs" and enter "DePauw University Extended Studies" in the provider dropdown. To apply to participate in this course, select the "Welcome" tab in Horizons and login.


Bill Fenlon

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

This trip is 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 teenagers, which have included sports and adult-mentoring through the auspices of Peace Players International. With student experience augmented by readings, site visits, and meetings with regional historians, reconciliation specialists and oral historians, students will spend the service portion of the trip working with Peace Players on the annual "Spring Jam"--a citywide youth basketball tournament which works to bring together catholic and protestant youths.

The trip is designed to be immersive in nature-- examining conflict, culture, history and social change through meeting and site visits in Belfast and beyond-- and participatory in mission, offering DePauw students the chance to coach, mentor, and lead, local participants through the challenges and interactions of competition. This, while working with the leaders of the Peace players project.


Winter Term information

Sherry Mou

183B: Chinese Traditions and Culture through the Lens of Taiwan (off-campus)

The course will take place in Taiwan, which preserves much of Chinese tradition and was the major site for Ang Lee's Oscar-winning Life of Pi. Designed for people interested in exploring Chinese language and culture, the course will provide opportunities not only to observe but also to participate in Chinese culture. During the 18-day visit to the semi-tropical island, students will spend the first two thirds studying the Chinese language in the mornings and taking field trips in the afternoons. Students who do not yet know Chinese are welcome and will be placed at the beginning level; native speakers who do not need language training are also encouraged to join the trip, and they will study Taiwanese literature and film instead of the language. The final third of the course is a four-day tour around the island, and students will put to good use all the skills they have learned previously. At the end of the program, students will have a basic and better understanding of the Chinese and Taiwanese culture, society, and history through classes, lectures, field trips, and tours.

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 "Winter" 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.


Staff

183C: Healthcare and Medical Education in Cuba (off-campus)

Students have the opportunity to experience health care delivery and related services in Cuba (topics may include)-Training health professionals for the world's underserved communities -visit to the Latin American Medical School(ELAM)and Salvador Allende Teaching Hospital to exchange with US medical students and faculty -A secondary or tertiary teaching hospital -A community polyclinic and neighborhood family doctor-nurse office to talk with health care providers and patients-Community transformation workshops and their impact on community health -Exchange with members of the Henry Reeve Disaster Response Contingent, first responders in Pakistan, Haiti and now in the Ebola crisis -Maternal-child health programs-The Older Adult University: a continuous learning opportunity-Art and health in Havana communities Just a glimpse of what you will be able to see in Cuba. Students will have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and see how health interfaces with the environment, culture and education.

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 "Winter" 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.


Alexander Komives

183E: The Science of Two Cities: London and Paris (off-campus)

This Winter Term experience will focus on the historical roots of some of the most important and revolutionary ideas in science that continue to influence our lives today. We will be visiting two countries where some of the most influential scientists grew up, lived and worked. Specifically, we will travel to London and Cambridge, in England and Paris. In each place, we will meet as a group to discuss the people and ideas linked with the city and country, visit scientific and cultural sites, visit academic centers and hear from experts about important historical influences. We'll examine the influence of Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Francis Crick and James Watson. We will visit the Greenwich and Paris Observatories, both of which were built to address the problem of determining longitude. We'll visit the Pantheon, as well as the Madame Curie and Louis Pasteur museums. We will also visit art museums such as the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. There will be history of science readings related to the above topics, as well as associated writing assignments, many of which will require students to critically evaluate the ideas being presented to them by (a) speakers, (b) readings, (c) class discussions, and (d) relevant sites.


Dana Dudle

183F: O'Keefe Country: Arts and Culture at Ghost Ranch (off-campus)

Ghost Ranch, a working ranch and artists community in the stunning, isolated landscape of Northern New Mexico, was the the home and inspiration for painter Georgia O'Keefe. Winter Term at Ghost Ranch affords students the opportunity for a rich, multi-faceted cultural, scientific, and artistic experience. Requirements for this course include participation in one of several intensive, experiential courses offered by professional experts in local arts and culture. The courses meet for about five-six hours per day, five days a week. Course titles from January 2015 are listed below; January 2016 offerings will be listed when available: - FROM EARTH TO HERB: AN ART AND SCIENCE OF WELL-BEING (Southwestern Medicinal Herbs) - WEAVING THE TAPESTRY, LEARNING THE ART - SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES IN ACTION: AGRICULTURE AND THE EARTH - DREAMS MADE OF FIRE: WRITING INSIDE THE MESA, taught by Joe Heithaus - EXPANDING SPIRITUALITIES: LEARNING FROM THE SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO - CLAY FROM THE EARTH: THE MAKING OF MICACEOUS POTTERY - OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AT GHOST RANCH - INTRODUCTION TO SILVERSMITHING IN THE SOUTHWEST TRADITION

Outside of the studio/classroom, the Ghost Ranch course will include scheduled hikes in the fossil beds and mesas of Northern New Mexico, cultural lectures, local tours, and excursions. Tours of Ghost Ranch include examination of Georgia O'Keefe's painting sites, fossil beds, and local geological features. Cultural excursions may include 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), the Earth Ships of Taos, the Rio Grande Gorge, art galleries in Santa Fe, and other sites exploring the natural and human history of the area.

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 "Winter" 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.


Robert Hershberger

183G: Winter Term in Service: El Salvador (off-campus)

A significant portion of our time in El Salvador will be spent working with Salvadorans on two service projects relating to technology literacy and water. Through this context, the primary objective of the course will be to gain an understanding of the Salvadoran 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 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 "Winter" 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.


M McVorran

183H: Winter Term in Service: South Africa After Mandela (off-campus)

With the collapse of the apartheid system in South Africa, the new ANC government implemented policies that sought to minimize anticipated violent retaliation by indigenous African groups. These were known as 'Truth and Reconciliation' policies. Nelson Mandela was a primary force behind the acceptance of these controversial policies. Without his powerful presence many fear that these policies will unravel. A primary objective is to investigate how 'truth and reconciliation' is understood and implemented in school curricula, community organizations and in the popular culture of the townships.

This course is proposed as a three week experience that will provide opportunities for authentic and eye-opening interactions with teachers, students and community leaders in Cape Town, South Africa. Students will volunteer each morning at the project sites to support the work being done there. Each evening reflection times are scheduled with local guides and project leaders. There is free time after dinner.

All students are welcome to apply. Special consideration may be given to majors and minors in Education Studies; Political Science, Black Studies and Conflict Studies.

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 "Winter" 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.


Steven Timm

183J: Wilderness Writing: Paddling Florida's Everglades (off-campus)

What is the impetus that drives politicians to agree, regardless of political affiliation, that saving Florida's Everglades is a good idea? What is it about The Everglades, with conjured images of alligators and poisonous snake sliding into brackish waters, of mangrove forests too thick for humans to traverse, of mosquitoes and biting insects that drive a person to frenzy, that continues to spark our imaginations and fosters the desire to protect and restore? Florida's Everglades, the largest sub-tropical ecosystem on the continent, has a rich and complicated natural and human history. Home to hundreds of common, rare, and uncommon species, this unique and fragile preserve is designated a World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Significance. This course will examine various aspects of The Everglades through research, through the physical challenge of paddling the length of the Wilderness Waterway, and through observing, documenting, and sharing personal and creative interpretations garnered along the way. We'll link the aesthetic experience and interpretation of place with the challenge of and extended and complete immersion in this wilderness area.

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 "Winter" 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.


Staff

183K: 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 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 "Winter" 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.


Khadija Stewart

183M: Studying Science and Technology in Thailand and Vietnam (off-campus)

The purpose of this course is to study the impact of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)'s Committee on Science and Technology (COST) on two Southeast Asian countries: Thailand and Vietnam. The Committee on Science and Technology was established in 1978 with the following goals: Further sustainable development through science and technology, technology as a foundation for economic development, and further science and technology by developing a critical mass of scientists, developers and research personnel. In this course, students will study the history, mission and achievements of COST and visit several research universities in both countries that benefited from COST and ASIAN through grants, scholarships and fellowships. They will also visit other location (such as the largest hydro dam in Vietnam, the museum of power and technology in Hanoi, among others). Students will be able to interact with researches, research students, and officials and learn about not only the goals and achievements of COST but also understand and study some of the ongoing research projects.

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 "Winter" 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.


May Term information

Staff

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.