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Off-Campus Extended Study Courses

The following Off-Campus Extended Study courses are open to first-year students. Incoming first-year students are welcome to apply for these now. The application process begins by contacting the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement: email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Study. Further information about the application process is available at Applying for Off-Campus Extended Studies Courses.

 

Winter Term 2015

ENG 183A. Italian Film and Filmmaking
HIST 183A. China and Hong Kong: Tradition and Change
HIST 183B. French Revolution 
S&A 183SA. Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Mexico
UNIV 183C. Thailand and Vietnam: Culture, Technology and Economic Development 
UNIV 183F. O'Keefe Country: Ghost Ranch
UNIV 183J. Madrid to Malaga: Spanish Immersion

May Term 2015 

UNIV 183B. South Africa After Mandela
M L 183MA. History, Art History, and Language of Northeastern Italy

 

Winter Term 2015 (Jan 5-22, 2015)

ENG 183A. Italian Film and Filmmaking 
Peter Graham, Elizabeth Wright
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit)

A 16-day trip to Arezzo, Italy (in Tuscany), to study at the L'Accademia dell'Arte. We will study Italian Cinema since World War 2, viewing 10-12 films, from Bicycle Thief and La Dolce Vita to Cinema Paradiso and La Grande Belleza (Best Foreign Film this year). All classes at the L'Accademia dell'Arte will be held in English. Students will read, analyze, and discuss various readings on Italian film; then will write a 5- to 7-page paper on one of the films, a close reading that contextualizes recent Italian film history.

Students will also make a 3-minute video on ""place"-written, shot, and edited in Italy. We are not after perfect videos; we want to give students a brief introduction on how to write, construct, shoot, and edit narrative film. Students will provide their own cameras or take them out on loan from DePauw or simply use their Smart phones. Students will edit on their laptops, using iMovie.

The group will also travel to Rome to visit the famous Cinecitta studios.

Priority will be given to film studies majors/minors and this course counts toward film studies majors/minors. Recommended courses for participation in this course are Intro to Film, Screenwriting, or any other film course.

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

HIST 183A. China and Hong Kong: Tradition and Change 
Yung-chen Chiang, Li-feng Chiang
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit)

 

 Through study and site visits in China, this course brings to sharp relief a Chinese paradox. While the nation boasts to have an ancient culture of traditions, it goes all the way out to jettison the old to embrace the new; while it holds on to communism, it latches on to a capitalistic economic regime; while it garners the reputation as a rising economic superpower, it delivers low living standards to the majority of its people.

The objective of the course is to enable students to appreciate how history continues to matter and how the dramatic economic transformation in China is reshaping the landscape, skyscape, and, most importantly, the lives of the people.

This is an 18-day historical and socio-economic study tour. The six cities featured in this study project are:

  • Beijing: the capital that showcases an extraordinary juxtaposition of tradition and modernity
  • Xi'an: the capital for 12 ancient dynasties, home of the famed Terra Cotta Army of the First Emperor
  • Guilin and Yangshuo: a backpackers' paradise famous for its unique geological (Karst) formation
  • Shanghai: a showcase of China's postmodern cityscape
  • Hong Kong: the last jewel in the British colonial crown and a success story of cultural fusion

Additional Notes:

This course can count towards a History major or minor. Recommended courses for participation are History 107A Introduction to China & Japan, Chinese 161 Elementary Chinese and Chinese 261 Intermediate Chinese language.

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

HIST 183B. French Revolution 
Barbara Whitehead
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit) 

This three-week class will study the course of events that make up the French Revolution. Beginning with the 1787 Assembly of Notables and ending with the crowning of Napoleon Bonaparte as first emperor of France, we will trace the path of this landmark event in world history as it played out in the streets of Paris. After a week of intensive study on campus consisting of lectures, discussions, movies, and student presentations, the class will relocate to Paris where we will spend approximately eleven days walking in the footsteps of the revolutionaries. Sites visited will include: Versailles, Les Halles, Place de la Bastille, the Palace of the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, Musee Carnavelet (City Museum of Paris), Hotel de Ville, La Conciergerie, Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame, Cluny Museum, L'Arc de Triomphe, Place Vendome, and Malmaison.

Recommended courses: History 111, 112, 338 and any French classes.

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

S&A 183SA. Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Mexico
Angela Castaneda, Matthew Oware
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit)

Have you ever heard or used the phrase "man up" or wondered what it means to be a "good" mother? In this Extended Studies course we explore these questions as well as other issues related to gender, sexuality and reproduction. Specifically, our course provides a multidisciplinary experience for students by analyzing texts that bridge perspectives from sociology and anthropology as well as offering students the opportunity to learn quantitative and qualitative methods such as participant observation, survey, interview, and community-based education techniques. This course also includes a cross-cultural experience with a two-week off-campus component to be held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico-and a one-week on-campus component to facilitate pre-departure and re-entry programing. While in Mexico, we will work with CASA, a grassroots, youth-driven organization, which provides comprehensive education and health services to adolescents and their families. CASA has nine programs which include: family planning, human rights, gender equity basic health care, professional midwifery, prevention of violence and childhood development. Students will work with CASA peer health counselors, participate in training sessions and observe how these key themes are implemented in communities through CASA's programming at their maternity hospital, midwifery school, daycare center, public library, and community outreach programs.

Enrollment in Professor Oware or Castaneda's 2014 First Year Seminar course OR permission from instructor. Please note that we have reserved a limited number of spots for upperclass students. Contact one of these instructors for more information.

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

 

UNIV 183B. New Yorking
Christopher Lynch, Charles Edberg
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit)

In class at DePauw and two weeks in New York, students will explore the history, art, and culture of "the City." As a group we will visit an array of institutions and meet with people working in different professions: we will visit Broadway theaters, jazz clubs, classical music halls, contemporary classical music venues, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Historical Society, and more; and we will meet professional musicians, actors, journalists, artists, and designers to hear about their career paths and what it's like to work in their respective fields. Students will also conduct individual work, which could result in either traditional papers or artistic projects. Prior to the trip, the professors will help students arrange individual experiences in New York that will inform these projects, which might investigate or be inspired by, for example, a historical event, an institution, a certain profession, or a type of or approach to art.

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

 

UNIV 183C. Thailand and Vietnam: Culture, Technology and Economic Development 
Khadija Stewart, Loutfi Jirari
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit) 

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

UNIV 183F. O'Keefe Country: Ghost Ranch
Barbara Timm
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit) 

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

 

UNIV 183J. Madrid to Malaga: Spanish Immersion
Maria Luque, Maria Forcadell
(Winter Term, 0 course credit) 

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

May Term 2015 (May 27 - June 19)

UNIV 183B. South Africa After Mandela
Marcelle McVorran
(Winter Term, 0.5 course credit) 

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.

M L 183MA. History, Art History, and Language of Northeastern Italy
Michael Seaman, Roberta Seaman
(May Term, .5 course credit) 

This course explores Italy through an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on the history, art, architecture, and language of an area that has undergone significant cultural transformation over two millennia. Northeastern Italy, at the crossroads of three distinct cultures (Italian, Germanic and Slavic) is an area that has seen countless invasions since the Roman period and is therefore a unique territory that bears witness to continuous cultural transformation. History has left it uniquely rich not only in art and architecture but also in a fusion of cultures. There are in this small area eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, noted for their outstanding value to humanity (we will visit seven), with two other cities currently on the UNESCO wait-list and slated for approval soon (we will visit these two cities as well). Our interdisciplinary course is composed of two basic parts, each taught by one of the instructors: History and Art History of Northeastern Italy (Prof. Michael Seaman and Italian Language and Culture (Prof. Francesca Seaman). More detailed information (e.g. cities to be visited, language covered, art to be studied, syllabus, and daily course schedule) is available upon request. Daily buffet breakfast and 14 carefully planned group meals are also included.

Some priority is given to students who find it more convenient to study abroad during May Term. If because of studies, athletics, or finances, or some other reason you find it difficult to study abroad during the fall or spring semesters, or during January Term, and therefore prefer May Term, please indicate your reasons for a May preference somewhere on your application.

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. Incoming DePauw students should contact the Hubbard Center for Student Engagement prior to applying for available programs. Email opportunities@depauw.edu or call 765-658-4622 to talk with an adviser about Extended Studies.