Central Europe – Fall 2016
Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary
This cross-cultural semester will explore the role that dissident artists played in resisting oppressive regimes such as Nazism in Vienna and Communist dictatorships in Prague and Budapest. It will also explore the role that art is now playing in bridging Europe’s East-West divide and integrating minority groups such as Turkish people. Travel within three countries located at the cross-roads of Europe will reveal their interconnected pasts as students also become acutely aware of the oppression faced in these lands by minority groups and people of dissenting opinions. Students will find their American conceptions of the romanticized European city complicated, even as they learn to appreciate nuances in the cultures of three contemporary European metropolises.
Estimated Cost: on campus tuition, room and board plus $2,500 travel fee (cost may be adjusted due
to changes in currency exchange rates and air fares)
Semester Leaders: Justin Poole, Theater Department, and Amanda Poole
Enrollment: 22 students
Credit: 15 semester hours
CCSSC 201 Cross-Cultural Social Science: Cultural Identity Formation and European Integration
in Former Hapsburg Lands (3 SH)
CCLNG 160 German Language (3 SH)
CCREL 311 Religion and Identity in the Former Hapsburg Lands (3 SH)
CCHIST 311 Art and Revolution: Political Dissident Artists from 1900 to the Present (3 SH)
CCTHET 301 Art and Integration: Art as a Means of Cross-Cultural Exchange (3 SH)
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