Social Sciences, Study Abroad Program

Course Description

Students travel to a foreign country with roughly a third of the class devoted to study prior to travel, a third to directed travel and study in the chosen country, and a third to analyzing experiences abroad. Any visas, passports, immunizations, or other travel requirements are the students’ responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Document the connection between studying and the challenge of living in a foreign culture.
  • Explain important issues and events in the history of the region or country visited.
  • Assess the interaction between the political and social structure of the host society.
  • Identify key elements of the region’s material and artistic culture.
  • Converse with beginner proficiency in a foreign language.


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