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International Studies in Interdisciplinary Humanities

IHU 268

International Studies in Interdisciplinary Humanities

IHU 268

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.