CCSA Winter 2016/17: London & Dublin: Two Capitals
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Priority Deadline: September 16, 2016
Final Deadline: September 30, 2016
Credit: 3 credit hours
Experience the holiday season in two unique cities. Divided not just by the Irish Sea, but by a long history of conquest and rebellion, as well as settlement and cultural intermarriage; each city tells its own distinct story. Both are long time seats of government, arts, and business in their own countries, with ties stretching out across the world.
Includes several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover, or Stratford & Warwick in England, and a day trip to Glendalough and Powerscourt in Ireland. Program participants reside in local hotels. Program includes group flight from London to Dublin.
A GROUP FLIGHT OPTION is available at additional cost and includes:
- roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities
- roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site
The following courses are offered on this CCSA program. For more information regarding academic content of individual courses, visit our website or email faculty at the address listed below each course description.
Before applying for any course, please make note of course prerequisites, which must be completed, or waived by the course instructor, prior to the program's departure date. By combining this intensive study abroad experience with directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.
Britain and Ireland: Ancient and Celtic
Course Description: Explore Ancient Britain and Ireland. Learn how their Megalithic pasts have led to the Iron Age Celts. How might those ancient societies have survived later invasions in veiled form and led to nineteenth and early twentieth century folk life?
By visiting museums and ancient sites, such as Stonehenge, Avebury (tentative), the Great Chalk Horse of Uffington (tentative) and the British Museum in Britain, and Bru Na Boinne and the National Museum in Ireland, students can get a firsthand understanding of the cultural sweep that millennia of invasion and assimilation had in the preservation of ancient traditions in the form of folk life.
( Dr. Michael J. Simonton | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD ) Email
Art / Photography
Trav·e·logue: Inspired Photographic Journeys
Course Description: A photography course focused on documenting the visual journey students experience as they travel across London and Dublin.
Digital photography will be the primary medium through which participants experience and observe a sense of “self” as they engage British and Irish cultures. Discussions, journaling, critiques, one-on-one mentoring and photographic fieldwork will make up the daily schedule. Upon return to the States, students will participate in online sharing and critique of their photographs. The course will culminate with each student producing a selfpublished book of photographic work.
Prerequisite: It is recommended that students have at least one semester of experience in photography and/or digital imaging. However, the course is open to photographers of all skill levels with permission of instructor.
(Prof. Darrell Kincer | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD) Email
Film Studies / Literature
London and Dublin in Film
Course Description: Being the center of the world’s largest empire, London assumed a superior position in the arts. During colonization, Ireland developed a strong arts culture of its own. English films follow world trends such as the Golden Age (1930s-1940s), New Cinema (1960s), and multiculturalism (2000s). Irish films refer explicitly to historical traumas such as the Uprising and Troubles; they’re filmed in the green wilds and gritty cities of Erin. We’ll visit film museums and the locations of movies by auteurs such as Alfred Hitchcock, Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, and sample the film archives at the British and Irish Film Institutes.
(Dr. Jill Franks | 3 Cr. Hrs. | (UD/GR) Email
Public Health / Social Work / Nursing / Healcare Admin
A View of Health/Healthcare in London/Dublin through Multiple Lenses
Course Description: Join faculty and students from other CCSA universities in exploring the state of health and the healthcare systems in London and Dublin. This exploration will include visits to historical sites, museums, and health care institutions including opportunities to interact with health care professionals from diverse disciplines and local consumers of healthcare.
(M. Susan Jones, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD/GR) Email
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline, as priority is given to early applications.