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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.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
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Current Semester Information

M McVorran

183B: South Africa After Mandela (May Term 2015)

South Africa After Mandela (WTIS) (May Term)

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/ 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.


Khadija Stewart

183C: Thailand/Vietnam

Thailand and Vietnam: Culture, Technology and Economic Development (Winter Term)

The purpose if this course is to learn about the history, culture, technological and economical development of the countries of Thailand and Vietnam. During this course, students will have a chance to experience new cultures and countries and study the impact of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)'s Committee on Science and Technology (COST) on Southeast Asia, specifically the countries of Thailand and Vietnam. The Committee on Science and Technology (COST) was established in 1978 to further develop the member countries technologically and economically.

Students enrolled in this course will visit several research universities in both countries that benefited from COST and ASIAN through grants, scholarships and fellowships. They will also visit ASEAN and COST headquarters in both countries and get the chance to discuss the goals and effects of COST on Southeast Asia. Students will be able to interact with researches, research students, and ASEAN COST officials and learn about not only the goals and achievements of COST but also understand and study some of the ongoing research projects. In addition, students will be immersed in the wonderful Thai and Vietnamese cultures and get a chance experience and visit various sites and landmarks to learn about the history and cultures of both countries.

This course may be of interest to students curious to learn about the history, culture, technological and/or economic development of Southeast Asian countries.

Additional Notes:

Recommended courses for participation are any course on southeastern Asia or Asia in general.

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.


Steven Timm

183C: Wilderness Writing: Backpacking Isle Royale (May Term 2015)

Wilderness Writing: Backpacking Isle Royale (May Term)

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: WTIS Belfast (May Term 2015)

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"â¿¿a citywide youth basketball tournament which works to bring together catholic and protestant youths.

The trip is designed to be immersive in natureâ¿¿ examining conflict, culture, history and social change through meeting and site visits in Belfast and beyondâ¿¿ 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.


Mary Kertzman

183E: Explore Moroccan Culture

Exploring Moroccan Culture Through Its Music and Dance Traditions (Winter Term)

Morocco has been a crossroads of culture from ancient times. This course focuses on three major regions: Fes/Volubilis, the Tafilalt Oasis/Sahara Desert, and Marrakech/High Atlas Mountains. Through the lens of its music and dance traditions we will explore Morocco's history, geography, art, religion and cultural diversity.

Our time in Fes will be spent in Fes el-Bali, the historic old medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage city. Our tour will include important historical landmarks. Fes is a center for skilled artisans working in traditional styles, and we will visit several artisan workshops. In the Moroccan Sahara we will ride camels into Erg Chebbi, one of the highest sand dune regions in the Sahara, visit the 1300 year old ruins of Sijilmassa, walk along exposed rock layers filled with Devonian era fossils, and view Neolithic rock art created nearly 10,000 years ago. Marrakech is a melting pot of people from many cultures. Here we will stay in the ancient medina, a short distance from the famous Jemaa el-Fna (a UNESCO World Heritage site), a large open square filled with musicians, dancers, story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats and performers of all types.

The course will meet on campus for 4 days (Jan. 2 - 5) and 17 days off-campus (Jan. 6 - 22). Assignments will include reading, writing, individual and group presentations and an individual independent project.

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.


Barbara Timm

183F: O'Keefe:Ghost Ranch

O'Keefe Country: Ghost Ranch (Winter Term)

Located on a working ranch in the stunning, isolated landscape of Northern New Mexico - the home and inspiration for painter Georgia O'Keefe - Ghost Ranch affords students the opportunity for a rich, multi-faceted cultural experience.

Course requirements include participation in scheduled events and site visits, readings, discussion, and journaling in addition to intensive study in one of the following courses:

  • FROM EARTH TO HERB: AN ART AND SCIENCE OF WELL-BEING (SW 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

Cultural excursions 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), Earth Ship, the Rio Grande Gorge, 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/ 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.


Douglas Harms

183G: WTIS El Salvador

Service Engagement in El Salvador (Winter Term In Service)

This course will study service and service engagement within the context of service in a rural community in El Salvador. During the course we'll examine various activities that might be considered "service" and wrestle with issues related to service including moral and ethical considerations, costs and benefits of service to both the servant and those being served, and relationships between service and advocacy.

During the course we'll be living in a rural Salvadoran community and working with members of that community on three projects, described later. We will study the history of El Salvador, particularly the complex political, economic, and military relationships between the US and El Salvador. We will meet with several Salvadoran political leaders and visit several historic sites (for example, Universidad Centroamericana where four Jesuit priests, a cook, and the cook's teenage daughter were murdered by the Salvadoran army in 1989) and have conversations with people who have expertise in the relevance and significance of these sites.

We will be living and working in the rural community of El Roble, where we'll work with residents to help rebuild a school, record oral histories of survivors of the civil war, and replace computers and conduct technology workshops.

Though there are no prerequisites for this course, any Latin America history course (e.g., HIST 115, 116, 382, 385) would be beneficial, as would familiarity with Spanish.

Roughly two thirds of the team will be composed of students with interest/experience in the two project areas, and one third of the team will be composed of students fluent in Spanish.

Applicants must attend one of the information sessions or make arrangements to meet with Dr. Harms. Information sessions are offered at the following times:

  • Monday, April 14, 4:00-5:00
  • Wednesday, April 16, 4:00-5:00
  • Thursday, April 17, 11:30-12:30

All information sessions will be held in Julian 151.

Students must also be available to participate in four meetings during fall semester. Although the dates have not been set, all meetings will be on Wednesday evenings between 7:00-9:00.

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.


Raj Bellani

183I: DPU-Kelley Mngt Program

DePauw-Kelley Liberal Arts Management Program (Winter Term)

The Liberal Arts Management Accelerator Program is designed specifically for DePauw students and draws from their strengths in fields of study in in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. This course will teach students how for-profit businesses, nonprofit agencies, creative industries, and entrepreneurial start-ups and social entrepreneurship organizations are created and function. Students will learn about roles within organizations and see how the skills they have acquired in pursuit of their liberal arts education can be deployed successfully in organizations. Additionally, students will learn how to evaluate business opportunities, develop new business models and apply their liberal arts education to establish new management practices to lead successful organizations.

Employers are increasingly seeking students from liberal arts backgrounds for their critical thinking, problem solving and communications skills (Occupational Outlook Quarterly Winter 2007-2008). It is these skills that ensure lifelong professional and personal success. The Liberal Arts Management Program builds on the strengths of a liberal arts education to give DePauw students an extra advantage. More than ever, students go to college to get a job (Higher Education Research Institute 2013). The workforce in the United States consists of about 143 million people, and almost 80 percent of these jobs are in the private, for-profit sector (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013). If students want to improve their chances of acquiring a job after college, they need to understand how their knowledge and skills make them employable in the private sector. Additionally, they must understand the types of managerial positions that these skills map to within organizations.

The course materials, discussions and exercises are:

Integrative: The course highlights the relationships among various functional areas in business using innovative pedagogy and a team of Kelley faculty from different disciplines.

Applied: Real world cases, companies, and projects bring the content to life by presenting authentic business issues and challenges.

Decision Oriented:The emphasis is on the fundamental decisions that business people have to make to ensure the success of an enterprise.

This course will be a hybrid of off-campus and on-campus instruction. A maximum of 50 students can participate in this program.

Additional Notes:

Sophomore Standing or Higher

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.


Maria Luque

183J: Madrid to Malaga

Madrid to Malaga: Spanish Immersion (Winter Term)

A detailed course description will be forthcoming. For more information about this course, including costs, and to apply to enroll, please visit https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/ then select the "Search Programs" tab and enter "DePauw University Extended Studies" in the provider dropdown.


R. Martoglio

183K: WTIS Ecuador

WTIS Ecuador with Timmy Global Health (Winter Term)

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/ 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.


Jeffrey Kenney

183M: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates: Multiculturalism and Globalism

The United Arab Emirates came into existence as a nation-state less than fifty years ago. Originally a small country made up of various Arab Muslim tribes of meager means, it now houses the tallest building in the world, one of the largest industrial free zones and man-made port, and is host to people from at least 90 different countries from across all continents (except Antarctica). The fast-paced changes that have created the modern UAE make it a prime site to study, and to experience, globalization and its impact on national economy, native culture, immigration patterns, urban planning and architecture, tourism, national identity, and the politics of creating global citizens. Through visits to museums, mosques, traditional bazaars, modern malls, financial centers, skyscrapers and seven-star hotels, students will gain some understanding of the history of the country and how it has transformed into a globalized economic center of the world over the years. Students will also interact with journalists, academics and long-term residents of the country, both citizens and expatriates.

Additional Notes:

Many courses at DePauw would serve the student well in preparation for this course. Courses on Islam (RELS 132, 252, 352, 354, HONR: Islam, Coffee, Globalization), the Middle East (HIST 121, 122, ANTH 290: Middle East), Urban Studies (HIST 290: Mexico/Urban History, UNIV 190: Intro Urban Studies), Development (ANTH 355, HIST 353), and Arabic, in addition to several other courses that address these topics, and those of multiculturalism and globalization.

For more information on this course, including costs, visit the Horizons website: https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/?s=programs. Select "DePauw University Extended Studies" from the provider pulldown menu.