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Global Experiences

Spring 2016: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Spring Break in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Faculty Leader: Julio Nazario (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SAS Honors Program

Travel Dates: Friday, March 11, 2016 - Friday, March 18, 2016

Class Meeting Times: See dates below, 35 College Avenue Room 102, College Avenue Campus

Course Number: 01:090:230:01, 1 credit

Program Cost: $1,495

The field experience will take students to visit ancient ruins, swimming in underground lakes, hiking a rainforest, sleeping in cities, and meeting with local people in the Yucatan peninsula. Learn applications of history, archaeology, anthropology, and ecological science from local guides. Students will visit Mayan sites such as Chichen Itza and Izamal, key Spanish colonial cities including Mérida, mangroves, and the Kaxil Kiuic Ecological Reserve in the jungle outside Merida. Be prepared to climb pyramids, eat like a local, and snorkel in tropical seas.

Readings: Posted on Sakai

Film Screening: Cracking the Maya Code - NOVA (2008)

Requirements: Participation in the eight day field experience to the Yucatan. Three short response (250 words) one on Mayan site, one on a colonial city, one on ecological preserve. A final group presentation on the ideas encountered in the readings, film and field experience.

  • Friday February 12, 2015 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Overview and frame work of field experience
  • Friday March 4, 2015, at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Film screening
  • Friday, March 25 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Discussion on field experience
  • Friday April 1, 2015 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | The “best ideas” from the field trip presented by students, in a modified version of the international Pecha Kucha standard: (see http://www.pecha-kucha.org/).

* There are 15 available spaces! Please apply early.


Check out our photo montage from the SASHP Global Experience Trip to Yucatan during Spring 2014!
Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=896181780396710&set=vb.287994531215441&type=3&theater

Spring 2016: Forging an Irish Identity

Forging an Irish Identity: Galway, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Paul Blaney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SAS Honors Program

Travel Dates: Friday, March 11, 2016 - Saturday, March 19, 2016

Class Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2:50PM - 5:50PM, 35 College Avenue Room 302, College Avenue Campus

Program Cost: $1,407

Course Number: 01:090:229:H1, 1 credit, 01:090:297:01, 3 credits. (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits).

As part of a Spring 2016 Honors Seminar (Forging an Irish Identity) 01:090:297:01, Paul Blaney will be leading 15 students on a week-long trip to Ireland. In conjunction with the New Brunswick-based Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar, students will enroll in a Spring one-credit field experience, 01:090:229. Building on the literary and historical themes of the seminar, the trip will be based in the city of Galway, on Ireland’s rugged west (Atlantic) coast. Students will travel to Ireland during Spring Break 2016 and will be there for St. Patrick’s Day.

From Galway students will make trips to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as to the Famine Museum in Roscommon. There will be numerous opportunities to engage with Irish history and culture in the form of plays, traditional music, singing and dance. Students will also visit a Gaeltacht region and meet with native speakers of the Irish/Gaelic language.

* Students must be enrolled in the SAS Honors Seminar "Forging an Irish Identity" 01:090:297:01 in order to be enrolled in the one-credit field experience, 01:090:229.

* There are 15 available spaces.  Apply early!

 

Spring 2016 Conflict and Convivencia: Spain’s Three Cultures

Conflict and Convivencia: Spain's Three Cultures, Madrid, Cordoba, Toledo

SpainCityTour

Faculty Leader: Julio Nazario (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SAS Honors Program

Travel Dates: Friday, May 20, 2016 - Friday, May 27, 2016

Class Meeting Times: See dates below, 35 College Avenue Room 102, College Avenue Campus

Program Costs: $1,508

Course Number: 01:959:194, 1 credit

The field experience will take students to visit Christian, Muslim and Jewish historical sites in Spain. The field experience will begin in Madrid with a visit to the Archeological Museum of Madrid and a walking tour of historic Madrid. There will be a rail trip to Segovia, where we will explore the connections of Roman and Jewish history, narratives of the expulsion and visit a Jewish cemetery. Our second rail trip will be to Toledo, Christian Spain and visit the HQ of the Catholic Church in Spain since the Visigoth time. We then take a trip south to Cordoba and Seville to visit the Muslim sites and walk the streets of Muslim stronghold in Spain. In 1492, the Jews were expelled and Christians conquered Muslim Granada (but did not yet expel the Muslims from all of Spain).

Requirement reading: A Vanished World: Medieval Spain's Golden Age of Enlightenment by Christopher Lowney

Film Screening: Cities of Light: The Rise & Fall of Islamic Spain, a two-hour documentary

Course Requirement: Participation in the eight day field experience to the Spain. Students will be assigned before the trip Historical sites, leaders, Philosophers to research and they, the students, will lead the discussion at the sites.

Three short response (250 words) one on Muslim site, one on a Christian site, one on a Jewish site. A five page paper on the ideas encountered in the readings, film and field experience.

Meetings: Two meetings before the field experience and two meeting after we come.
1) First meeting: Overview and frame work of field experience, Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:30pm-4:50pm
2) Second meeting: screening of Film, Friday, May 6, 2016, at 3:30pm-4:50pm
3) Third meeting: Discussion on field experience, TBA
4) Fourth meeting: “Best ideas” from the field trip presented by the students. The format for the presentations will be a modified version of the international Pecha Kucha standard: (see http://www.pecha-kucha.org/). TBA.

* There are 15 available spaces. Please apply early.

 

Spring 2016: Sister Republics: The Netherlands and America

 Sister Republics: The Netherlands and America

Faculty Leader: Jennifer Jones (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), History

Travel Dates: March 11- March 18, 2016

Class Meeting Times: Wednesday, 12:35-1:55p, Hickman Hall, Douglass Campus

Program Costs: $1,500

Course Number: 01:959:193, 1 credit and 01:090:112:12, 1 credit. (Honors Students will receive a total of 2 credits).

Join Dean Jennifer Jones and fifteen Rutgers Honors students who will serve as “ambassadors” for Rutgers on this historic Rutgers 250th anniversary mission to our “sister university,” the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. This field experience in Utrecht is tied to the Spring Honors Colloquium, “Sister Republics: The Netherlands and America,” and will take students to key historic and cultural sites in Utrecht. Rutgers students will meet and engage with Honors students and faculty at the University College Utrecht (UCU), a small international honors college within the University of Utrecht. Students will explore and debate issues with which both American and Dutch researchers are wrestling, including adaptation to climate change and rising sea levels, the impact of globalization on local and national economies, and the rise of ethnic and religious intolerance.

 

Outside the classroom, students will explore the city of Utrecht, taking in the history, culture, and social life of this important crossroads on the banks of the Rhine River. Utrecht is a youthful and vibrant city with a diverse, multi-ethnic population of over 300,000 Students will have ample opportunities to enjoy the pleasures of this charming city – from strolling centuries-old canals and exploring the distinctive wharf cellars, to experiencing the fun of riding a bicycle through medieval streets, and enjoying the many cafes and restaurants in the city center.

*There are 15 available spaces. Please apply early.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016.

Students accepted to the program will receive a special permission numbers to enroll in 01:959:193 (1 credit field experience) AND 01:090:112:12 (1 credit) .

TO APPLY, SEE THE STUDY ABROAD WEBSITE HERE!

 

Spring 2016: A Tale of Two Uprisings: Warsaw & Krakow, Poland

 A Tale of Two Uprisings: Warsaw & Krakow, Poland

Faculty Leader: Nancy Sinkoff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Jewish Studies/History

Travel Dates: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Saturday, May 21, 2016

Class Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday 2:50-4:10PM 

Program Cost: $1,408 (includes room, limited meals, tours). Airfare may be subvented through competitive grants administered by the Center for European Studies and GAIA. Jewish Studies majors/minors may also be eligible for grants through the department.

Course Number: 01:959:192, 1 credit, 01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292, 3 credits

In connection with the spring course "Exile under Nazism and Communism"  (01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292) Professor Nancy Sinkoff (Jewish Studies/History) will lead 15 students on a week-long global field experience, "A Tale of Two Uprisings," to Poland immediately after the semester. Building on the literary and historical themes of the course, high achieving students will visit two cities, Warsaw and Cracow, with day trips to Nowa Huta (The New Steel Mill), east of Cracow, and to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the Nazi concentration and death camps.

In Warsaw, students will explore the numerous sites commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943), the Warsaw Uprising (1944), and visit Polin: The Museum of the Jews of Poland as well as the Warsaw Uprising museum, History House, the Stalinist Palace of Science and Art, and the site of the new Museum of Modern Art. Students will also enjoy a bicycle trip to Wilanów Palace and a visit to the Poster museum. In Cracow, students will tour the oldest covered European medieval market, explore the architectural heritage of Poland's Jewish community as well as visit Oskar Schindler's factory. Together we will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. There will be opportunities to engage with Polish and Polish-Jewish history in the form of theatre, performance art, and food. Students will also meet with Polish university students.

* There are 15 available spaces, first come, first serve.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016.

Students accepted to the program will receive a special permission number to enroll in 01:959:192 (1 credit field experience).

TO APPLY, VISIT THE STUDY ABROAD WEBSITE HERE


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