International Studies in Interdisciplinary HumanitiesIHU 268
Provides an interdisciplinary study-travel experience focused on examining two or more aspects of the Humanities in a region outside the United States. Involves reading, writing, and travel. Expenses for travel and overseas study must be paid by the student. (15/60-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate an understanding of the region using two or more perspectives from the Humanities.
- Read about the culture of the region before travel. Choose two or more humanities disciplines (e.g. art, music, language, history, literature, communication, philosophy) as focus of reading.
- Compare and contrast how each of the chosen disciplines contribute to the culture of the region.
- Discuss the impact of the chosen disciplines on the culture of the region.
Visit multiple sites and experience the culture of the region. Write a paper or journal that will integrate personal experiences and relevant information from Humanities readings.
- Visit sites in the region.
- Experience the culture of the region.
- Record experiences.
- Communicate ideas clearly through chosen written format.
Design and complete a project that reflects upon, summarizes, and presents what was learned through the reading and the travel experience.
- Apply broad principles of chosen Humanities disciplines to the travel experience.
- Describe how personal attitudes and perspectives affect one's own perceptions of and interactions with a new or different culture.
- Examine changes in personal attitudes and perspectives as a result of the travel.
- Evaluate travel experiences as part of overall educational goals.
- Present project to instructor and/or class through oral, written and/or multimedia formats.