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Summer 2020 Faculty-led Experiences

Honors College students have several amazing international opportunities for faculty-led study abroad experiences in summer 2020.


Nanjing_Confucian_TempleFaculty-led trip: Discover China!

Nanjing: Ancient Capital, Modern City

Dates: May 23 – June 6, 2020
Credits: Earn 3 credits of Honors requirements Honors 380 or Honors 430.
Faculty member: M. Grant Norton
Information Session: December 2, 2019 at 12.30pm in the Honors Lounge.

Stay on the campus of Southeast University, one of the oldest universities in China. Visit the Nanjing Museum, learn about the history of Jiangsu Province and see treasures from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Visit the Imperial Tombs of the Ming Dynasty, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site, and experience the beauty of the Purple Mountain. Explore the city of Nanjing, learn about the history of silk making and porcelain manufacture, and walk along the historic 600 year-old city wall.

For more information about cost and course requirements
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Contact Professor M. Grant Norton, Honors Hall 130
(509) 335-4505
mg_norton@wsu.edu

Jessy Stika
Global Learning Advisor
(509)-335-3141
ip.globallearning@wsu.edu


Faculty-led Spain: Arts & Cultures in Andalucia

Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada

Dates: June 21 – July 5, 2020
Credits: Earn 3 credits of Honors requirements Honors 380 or Honors 430. (You need not have completed 280 or 270 to participate).
Faculty member: Kim Andersen

Join the summer 2020 faculty-led program to Andalucia, Spain!

Study art and cultures in Andalucía in the cities of Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada. Learn how Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures came to coexist. See how Andalucían history left a rich legacy in art, architecture and language. Experience the contemporary, vibrant Andalucían culture

We begin in Madrid and then tour Andalucía’s three main cities of Cordoba, Sevilla, and Granada with an excursion to Motril by the Mediterranean before ending in Madrid. Learn how culture affects art and how cultures produce different expressions.

The purpose of this course is to study the crossing of art and cultures in Andalucía in the cities of Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada. Here, different cultures: Arab, Jewish and Christian came to coexist peacefully according to tradition following the Moorish invasions of the Iberian peninsula in CE 711. Those centuries of Andalucían history left a rich legacy in art, architecture, historical sights, language, and most of all: a contemporary, vibrant Andalucían culture in which all these historical influences find their expression. We will tour Andalucía’s three main cities of Cordoba, Sevilla, and Granada (beginning in Madrid and with an excursion to Motril by the Mediterranean) to try to understand how culture affects art and how cultures produce different expressions.

Course requirements: This is a graded course. Preparatory meetings during spring semester 2020, Research paper and travel journal following trip. See instructor for specific details. No Spanish language requirement. Open to all WSU students.

Required readings include:
A guide book to Andalucia. E.g., Granada Seville Cordoba (Cadogan Guide Granada, Seville, Cordoba) by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls or The Rough Guide to Andalucia by Geoff Garvey and Mark Ellingham; DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Seville and Andalucía by DK Travel; or similar, e.g., Fletcher, R. A. Moorish Spain. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006

For more information about cost and course requirements
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Contact Professor Kim Andersen, Honors Hall 130D
(509) 335-7694
kimander@wsu.edu


IrelandFaculty-Led Ireland: Exploring the History, Culture and Environment of Ireland

Derry, Dublin, Listowel

Dates: May 12 – 25, 2020
Credits: Earn 3 credits of HNRS 370 or SOE 312
Faculty member: Matthew Carroll

One island, two countries: contemporary Ireland, north and south, has sustained and developed its rich and highly textured culture in spite of numerous invasions, waves of immigration, and centuries of war and deforestation. Despite (or perhaps because of) it’s often traumatic history, this beautiful island has a world famous reputation for hospitality and a remarkable willingness to share its history, culture and environment with all who come to its shores. Our course provides a window into Irish history, literature and culture, discovering how the different histories of the north and the south have affected the development and contemporary expression of music, literature, arts and the management of its world renowned landscapes and environment.  We will spend time in three places on the island, one near the border of the North and South, another being Dublin, and the third County Kerry in the West of Ireland.

For more information about cost and course requirements
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Contact Professor Matthew Carroll
(509) 335-2235
carroll@wsu.edu

Kara Whitman
Project Coordinator
(509)-335-7846
kmwhitman@wsu.edu


Faculty-Led Trip: Discover Poland! Now and Then.

Poland

Dates: May 15 – May 29, 2020
Credits: Honors 370, or Honors 430.
Faculty member: Sergey Lapin

Learn about Polish culture and history and get first-hand experience of contemporary life in Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk. Compare and contrast former and current Polish capital cities. Visit Krakow Old Town, Wawel Castle, and one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world: Wieliczka Salt Mine. Enjoy the perfect balance of guide assistance and group activity with ample freedom for independent exploration.

For more information about cost and course requirements
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Contacts:
Sergey Lapin
Faculty Director
(509) 335-3141
slapin@wsu.edu

Jessy Stika
Global Learning Advisor
(509)-335-3141
ip.globallearning@wsu.edu