In the summer of 2022, Centre is hoping to offer several options for study around the world.  Some of the programs that are offered most years include Strasbourg and Barbados and others will be new courses. Please note that graduating seniors are eligible for these courses.

Unveiling for these programs will be on Nov 11, 2021. Deposits will be made of $500 on March 11 and the payment in full will be due on May 2nd.

 

 

 

 France: "The French Experience"

The French Experience

Tentative Dates: TBA

Dr. Marc Demont (marc.demont@centre.edu) 

The course offers a double approach to the question of French identity, a theoretical approach and an experiential one. With the theoretical approach we will focus on the notion of experience and its relationship with national (but not only) identity. Instead of adopting a more traditional approach which tends to define national identities in terms of shared values and knowledge, shared practices, or a shared access to rights and duties, our approach allows not only to link all these dimensions through one single notion (experience), but also to complexify the notion of national identity. With the experiential approach, students will be exposed to “French” experiences and will have the opportunity to identify more closely with the French "lifestyle".

There is no prerequisite in Economics or French.

To apply, please provide the following information to both Marc.demont@centre.edu and karen.ryan@centre.edu:

• One paragraph explaining the reason for your interest in this course.

• Year of graduation from Centre

• Major

• GPA

• Years of French language study (NONE is necessary, but this will help us determine eligibility for a language-related scholarship)

Information is available at CentreInStrasbourg.com

For the dates, please add: Tentative dates TBA.

Cost:

TBA

 

Barbados: Primate Research 

Research in Primate Behavior BNS 
Tentative dates TBA

 

This course offers students the opportunity to study monkeys in their natural habitat. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the behavior of green monkeys; develop proficiency in the methods and data analysis techniques commonly used in field research; gain an appreciation for the rich culture, history and ecology of Barbados, especially as the relate to green monkeys. Students will work with local farmers to develop and test a strategy to mitigate crop raiding. Throughout the course, students will conduct field observations of the monkeys during the day and review book chapters and articles as the basis for discussion during class meetings. After students have collected appropriate behavioral data, they will conduct statistical analyses, and present their findings.

 Directed by Profs. Melissa Burns-Cusato and Brian Cusato. Estimated cost, $3000 (airfare not included).

 APPLICATIONS DUE February 11, 2022.

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11th and the remaining  is due by May 2.

 

 


   

 View the Barbados CentreTerm 2021 Video

 

Apply for the Barbados course:

Download Application (DOCX)

 El Salvador : American Thought and Philosophy and Liberation Theology in El Salvador

Dr. Rick Axtell (rick.axtell@centre.edu) and Eva Cadavid (eva.cadavid@centre.edu)  (REL, PHI) (REL/LAS) 

Dates: TBA 

PHI course: This course will introduce students to three central concepts in Latin American thought and philosophy: Identity formation, environmental sustainability, and social empowerment with a focus on gender issues. Students will be expected to engage with the community through a practical project and make connections to identity formation in El Salvador. The students will create a website at the end of the term that will synthesize the theory with the practical projects. REL course: Students will study liberation theology with an emphasis on the integrative analysis upon which the theological method depends. The course will examine the socio-economic and historical situation in Latin America (and El Salvador, in particular), out of which liberation theology arose; the social analysis employed; and the reconstruction of Christian theology that results. We will hear directly from members of Christian base communities how liberation theology functioned in El Salvador’s revolutionary context and beyond.

Apply to the above directors by 11 February. Deposit of $500 due on 11 March, 2022 and the final payment due on May 2nd.

Quebec: Political Thought and Separatism 

"Quebec Political Thought and Separatism". POL/IST 348

Dr. Rahim Mohamed

This course will introduce students to perspectives on Quebec's self-image as a culturally and linguistically 'distinct society' within Canada. It will explore how nationalistic and sovereigntist sentiments continue to shape the politics of Quebec as illustrated by, for example, the ongoing electoral success of separatist sister parties the Bloc Quebecois (federal) and Parti Quebecois (provincial). Finally, the course will use the case of Quebec as a window into the uncertain international norms surrounding secession - drawing comparisons between Quebec and other substate regions with strong separatist movements, such as Scotland and Catalonia.

Application form is available here and you apply directly to the director Dr. Rahim Mohamed (Rahim.mohamed@centre.edu)  

Cost:TBA

Applications due by Feb 11,2022.

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11th and the remaining  is due by May 2.

 

 

Italy: Ancient Rome in Modern Italy

Ancient Rome in Modern Italy (CLA, ARH)  Download Course Flyer.

Dr. Danielle LaLonde ( Danielle.lalonde@centre.edu)and Amy Frederick (amy.frederick@centre.edu

Travel with an art historian and a Latin professor to Naples, Rome, and Florence to explore how ancient Romans lived and how modern Italy has embraced their legacy. Our classroom will be the piazzas, churches, cafes, train stations, museums, and streets of Italy, and with monuments and ancient sites such as Pompeii, the Colosseum, the Vatican, Florence’s Duomo, we will investigate how the political and cultural needs of each historical period have continually reshaped the legacy of ancient Rome.

No prerequisites or prior knowledge required!

DATES (tentative): May 25ish-June 12ish

COST: $4000 (includes airfare, all activities, accommodations and 2 meals a day)

APPLICATIONS DUE February 11 (more details on application will be circulated soon).

 A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11h and the remaining  is due by May 2.

 

 

 

USA: (Miami, FL) “Latin American and Caribbean Art in Miami”

“Latin American and Caribbean Art in Miami”

Dr. Peter Haffner (Peter.haffner@centre.edu)   

Miami is a crossroads of the Western Hemisphere. It is the southernmost major city of the US and is home to substantial populations hailing from Latin America and the Caribbean. The city is also a thriving hub of the international art world with many world-class museums and art collections. In this course, students will have the opportunity to encounter the visual-arts cultures that intermingle in the city by experiencing them first-hand through visits to museums, galleries, artists’ studios, and cultural centers found throughout the city.

 Applications are due by February 11 to the director mentioned above.

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11th and the remaining  is due by May 2.

Spain: Islamic Influences in Spain 

AL-ÁNDALUS: The Legacy of Islamic Spain  

AL-ÁNDALUS: The Legacy of Islamic Spain SPA 261 (Prerequisite required SPA 220 or equivalent)  

Dr. Alicia Juncos (alicia.juncos@centre.edu) Dr. Juncos is a native of Spain. 

The course introduces the history and culture of Al-Andalus and The Iberian Peninsula, which was under Muslim control during the historical period of 722 to 1492. We will visit Cordoba, Granada, Sevilla, and Malaga, recognized as the major sites with an intricate and unique heritage. The course focuses on exploring and getting insights on the architecture and art created during the Umayyad, Almoravid, Almohad, and Nasrid Dynasties. We also plan to visit significant monuments such as Mezquita-Catedral and in Cordoba, Alhambra, and the Generalife in Granada, among other monuments. The course will cover the social and cultural exchange between diverse communities that coexisted peacefully in the Peninsula— Christians, Jews, and Muslims—and further, explain the role of Arabic influence on the Spanish language. The integral topic of discussion during the course will be to analyze questions regarding "otherness" representation and the lasting impact of Islam in Spanish canonical works such as El Poema Del Mio Cid, and El Conde Lucanor.

 

To apply to for this course please contact the director at alicia.juncos@centre.edu  

Cost: TBA  Apply by February 11, 2022.

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11 and the remaining  is due by May 2.

 

 

Colombia: Intensive Language Course 

The J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Course during summer 2021 Led by Dr. Genny Ballard. 

The J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Course during Summer 2022.

During this 21-day course, students will study both on the Caribbean coast as well as in the coffee regions of Colombia. Students will stay in homes and hostels as they interact with Colombian university students in Barranquilla, famous for Carnival, this is a modern coastal city with high-rises.  And Manizales, a city in the mountainous coffee-growing region of western Colombia. We will also go to Cartagena de Indias, a historic city of preserved beauty lying within an impressive centuries-old colonial stone wall. Students will spend time in Tayrona National Park, which is a magical slice of Colombia's Caribbean coast, with stunning stretches of golden sandy beach backed by coconut palms and thick rainforest. Behind it all rise the steep hillsides of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world's highest coastal mountain range During this 21-day course, students will study both on the Caribbean coast as well as in the coffee regions of Colombia. Students will stay in homes and hostels as they interact with Colombian university students in Barranquilla, famous for Carnival, this is a modern coastal city with high-rises. And Manizales, a city in the mountainous coffee-growing region of western Colombia. It’s known for its cultural events, steep streets and views.

 

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Dates: TBA.

Cost TBA(this course is subsidized by the J. David Grissom Intensive Language Study Abroad Award).

 

A $500 non-refundable payment is due by March 11 and the remaining  is due by May 2.