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Upcoming Travel Courses

Winterim 2016 Travel Courses

Summer 2016 Travel Courses

Course Information:

Belize - Tropical Ecology & Conservation - BIOL 352V
Faculty Leader: Glenn Johnson
Semester Offered: Fall 2015
Travel Time: Winterim 2016 (12/27/15 - 1/9/16)
Estimated Cost of Participation: $4050

Course Description:
The goal of this course is to provide students with an experience that leads to an understanding of wildlife and other natural resource conservation in the tropics. Following completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) explain wildlife ecology, habitat, and conservation terms as they relate to the tropics, 2) have an understanding of modern ecological and evolutionary theory that applied to how tropical ecosystems function and are structured and why, or if, they are different from temperate ecosystems, 3) possess a critical understanding of the threats to tropical ecosystems, particularly from anthropocentric factors such as land use, natural resource extraction, fire regimes and climate change, 4) develop field observation skills and 5) hone ability to effectively communicate ideas to others.

How and When to Apply:
Contact Glenn Johnson to discuss the course and ask for instructor permission to register. A nonrefundable deposit will be expected at the time of registration in the Office of Extended Education, Raymond Hall 206.

Additional Information:
Students must have a valid passport, visa or travel papers (if required), and be sure any vaccinations are completed. Contact the Office of International Education & Programs for more information.


Mexico - Mathematical Origins - MATH 130V

Faculty Leaders: Cheryl Miller & Blair Madore
Semester Offered: Fall 2015
Travel Time: Winterim 2016 (1/1/16 - 1/14/16)
Estimated Cost of Participation: $2900

Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce students tot eh origins of mathematics in several non-European cultures, namely Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India and Arabic Islam, and Mesoamerica. The students will demonstrate knowledge of, and an appreciation for, the mathematics of each culture as well as understanding of how this was influenced by the location, beliefs, and interaction between cultures. Students will learn how strong a role number system plays in the development of a culture's mathematics and science.

How and When to Apply:
Contact Cheryl Miller or Blair Madore to discuss the course and ask for instructor permission to register. A nonrefundable deposit will be expected at the time of registration in the Office of Extended Education, Raymond Hall 206.

Additional Information:
Students must have a valid passport, visa or travel papers (if required), and be sure any vaccinations are completed. Contact the Office of International Education & Programs for more information.


Hawaii - Hot Spot Geology - GEOL 395V

Faculty Leader: Dylan Blumentritt
Semester Offered: Fall 2015
Travel Time: Winterim 2016 (1/8/16 - 1/20/16)
Estimated Cost of Participation: $5000

Course Description:
We will begin by exploring the volcanically active Big Island (also named Hawaii). There will be recent lava flows, lava tubes, hikes across smoldering craters, a green sands beach, ascents to 14,000+ feet and possibly some snorkeling. The second half of the trip will be a visit to the much smaller island of Kauai where we will see how these hotspot islands evolve over time. Here we will see rain forests, water falls, deep canyons, slumps into the sea, and possibly more snorkeling. All the while experiencing unique island culture. This trip will involve several mandatory long hikes (5+ miles) and non-mandatory ocean interaction, so please be ready.

How to Apply:
Contact Dylan Blumentritt to discuss the course and ask for instructor permission to register. A nonrefundable deposit will be expected at the time of registration in the Office of Extended Education, Raymond Hall 206.


Australia - Australian Outback/Coastal/Metropolitan Life - EDUC 495/GRED 595
Faculty Leader:
Nicole Feml
Semester Offered: Spring 2016
Travel Time: Summer 2016 (6/20/16 - 7/11/16)
Estimated Cost of Participation: $6000

Course Description:
Students will gain an understanding of the Australian way of life including the Outback, Coastal and Metropolitan life by being immersed in the culture.

How and When to Apply:
Contact Nicole Feml to discuss the course and ask for instructor permission to register. A nonrefundable deposit will be expected at the time of registration in the Office of Extended Education, Raymond Hall 206.

Additional Information:
Students must have a valid passport, visa or travel papers (if required), and be sure any vaccinations are completed. Contact the Office of International Education & Programs for more information.


Croatia - The Violent Dissolution of Yugoslavia - POLS 395
Faculty Leaders:
Michael Popovic and Gaylynn Welch
Semester Offered: Spring 2016
Travel Time: Summer 2016 (7/6/16 - 7/28/16)
Estimated Cost of Participation: $5550

Course Description:
This course is a survey of the history of Yugoslavia/Balkan region with a concentration on the 20th century with a main focus on World War I, autocratic Yugoslavia, World War II, socialist Yugoslavia, and a detailed analysis of the wars connected to the violent dissolution of Yugoslavia, with a primary concentration on the "Homeland War" in Croatia.

How and When to Apply:
Contact Michael Popovic to discuss the course and ask for instructor permission to register. A nonrefundable deposit will be expected at the time of registration in the Office of Extended Education, Raymond Hall 206.

Additional Information:
Students must have a valid passport, visa or travel papers (if required), and be sure any vaccinations are completed. Contact the Office of International Education & Programs for more information.