Where: Bavaria and Berlin
Who: Open to all students
When: May 10–18, 2013
This study abroad program will offer students seven days in Germany where they will visit the cities of Munich, Fussen, Dachau, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Potsdam, and Berlin. Students will see history come alive as they explore these remarkable cities. Students will witness the majestic beauty of the Neuschwanstein Castle, will tour Marienplatz where they will view the Rathaus-Glockenspiel, and visit the Frauenkirche, the most renowned cathedral in Munich. In Dachau students will visit the Dachau Concentration Camp, the first camp of its kind established by the Natzi Party in Germany. At the Der Alte Pinakothek Museum, participants will view masterpieces created by Raphael, Rubens, and Rembrant. In Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a well preserved medieval town, students will visit the Medieval Crime Museum, the Church of St. Jacob, and the Imperial City Museum. In Potsdam, the group will explore Sanssouci Palace, the former home of Fredrick the Great, and view works of art by Dyck, Caravaggio and others at the Picture Gallery. Finally, the program will conclude in the city of Berlin where participants will visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and other culturally significant sites.
Costs: Approximately $2,600
Included: Round-trip airfare and train fare to major destinations, hotel accommodations for 7 nights, full-time, on-site guide(s)/instructor(s): Professors Paulette Marek (English) and Michael Mckeown (History), and travel insurance.
Not included: Tuition for EUH 2905 and/or ENC 2905 (3 credit hours minimum required), required books, entrance fees to museums and sites (approx. €70.00 (roughly $90.00) minimum for mandatory sites), local transportation, baggage fees, meals (estimated at $300.00), and additional spending money.
Course & Credits:
ENC2905 – German Literature in Translation (3 Credit Hours) will explore some of the greatest German literature of all time and examine how these works have influenced Western culture. Students will read Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, and short stories by Heinrich von Kleist, Franz Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm among others. From a first-person point of view, ENC 2905 will allow students to experience the beauty and tragedy of a nation which has cultivated the height of intellectualism and the depths of unspeakable horror.
EUH 2905 – Germany through the Ages (3 Credit Hours) will examine the late Middle Ages, the Reformation, the Hohenzollern dynasty, especially Frederick the Great, the Unification of Germany, Germany under National Socialism and the Cold War. The study abroad trip to Germany will focus on various areas of Bavaria and Berlin that pertain to those periods of history.
Professor Paulette Marek
Professor Michael McKeown