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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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Winter Term information

Barbara Fields Timm,
Melanie Finney

183DA: O'Keeffe 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'Keeffe--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 courses: O'Keeffe: Art, Environment and Cultural Contexts; Digital Landscape Photography; Introduction to Southwest Silversmithing; Writing the Southwest Wild; The Spirit of Clay: Micaceous Pottery; and Rocks, Ruins and Bones: the geology, paleontology and archeology of Northern New Mexico. Note: there may be changes to course offerings until Ghost Ranch finalizes these. Students will additionally participate in a variety of cultural excursions that may include: visits to Native American pueblos for ceremonial dances, Bandelier National Monument (home to cliff-dwelling ancient Puebloans), Los Alamos (home to the first nuclear weapon), the Rio Grande Gorge, and other sites exploring the natural and human history of the area. Optional excursions may include Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, skiing in Los Alamos, and Field Trips to Taos and Santa Fe's museums, galleries, and restaurants, among others. Cultural Presentations/events at Ghost Ranch include Northern NM Culture, Wellness & Yoga, Georgia O¿Keeffe Landscape Tour, Coffee House & Open Mic, Fireside Speaker Series, Ropes Challenge Course (TBD), Horseback Riding, and hiking in the 20,000+ acres surrounding the ranch. Dates: Mon, January 3rd through Monday, January 24th.

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

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Erica Hanrahan

183IK: Softball Tour Hawai'i 2022 (off-campus)

Members will play 6 games in Australia and New Zealand. It was significant that we chose these two countries because Australia is the only country outside of the United States to medal in all Olympic games that Softball has been a representative sport. New Zealand is the birthplace of fastpitch softball. In Hawai'i three D2 universities will play DePauw in double headers.

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

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Khadija Stewart,
Allana Johnson

183IN: Technology and Economy of Energy Sustainability in Senegal (off-campus)

Senegal has long struggled to expand power accessibility to many of its rural areas (in 2017, only 60% of the population had access to power). This was largely due to the country's reliance on petroleum for energy production. In 2007, Senegal established a ministry for biofuels and renewable energy and in 2013, it created the National Renewable Energy Agency (Aner) to promote and develop sustainable energy alternatives including solar, wind, biomass, tidal power and hydropower. The country has thus far succeeded in converting 30% of its energy production to sustainable resources.

Senegal is now home to the largest wind farm in West Africa (Parc Eolien Taiba NDiaye, completed in January 2020). The largest solar power plant in West Africa (inaugurated in 2018) and has converted areas in its southern part to produce crops that can be converted into biofuels or renewable fuels. Senegal has also commissioned the building of one of the largest hydropower plants in Africa (the Sambangalou Hydroelectric Power Station to be completed in 2025). In summary, Senegal is a country that is in the middle of switching its energy reliance from fossil fuels to a variety of renewable resources, which makes it an ideal case of study for our course. Our course will investigate the various technologies used in renewable energy (solar, wind and hydro) as well as the economics of using renewable energy and how it affects the local and national economy of Senegal.

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.