Dominican Transnational Cultures
Travel Dates: January 4, 2019-January 13, 2019
Class Meeting Times: Monday, 1:40pm-4:40pm, LSH A215, Livingston Campus
Program Cost: $1390
Course Number: 01:090:295:01, 3 credits, 1 credit for Study Abroad. (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits).
This course is tied to the Interdisciplinary Seminar Dominican Transnational Cultures (01:090:295:01). This is a reading-intensive seminar that investigates the ways in which transnationalism in the Dominican case (and that of many Latin American countries) goes as far back as the moment of “first encounter” with Europeans in the 15th century. Students will become familiar with texts ranging from recent novels and articles to some of the first writings done by European priests and travelers in the Americas. The juxtaposition of materials will be further enriched by a focus on the Spanish part of the island of Hispaniola as point of arrival and departure of a myriad of racial/ethnic groups, though a special emphasis will be placed the importance that Haitian presence has had historically and demographically in Dominicans’ evolving project of national identity. In this way, students will come to appreciate the various ways in which the present “transnational moment” in Dominican life in the country and elsewhere has been shaped by historical events and evolving negotiations.
* Students must be enrolled in the SAS Honors Seminar "Dominican Transnational Cultures" 01:090:295:01 in order to be enrolled in the one-credit field experience.
* There are 15 available spaces. Rolling admission. Click here to apply through the Center for Global Education.
Students accepted to the program will receive special permission numbers to enroll in the 1 credit field experience AND 01:090:295:01 (3 credit honors seminar).
A Tale of Two Uprisings: Warsaw & Krakow, Poland
Travel Dates: May 20, 2019 - May 29, 2019
Class Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday 4:30PM-5:50PM
Program Cost: $1450 (includes room, limited meals, tours)
Course Number: 01:959:192, 1 credit, 01:090:297:H4, 3 credits
In connection with the spring course "Between Nazism and Communism" (01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292) Professor Nancy Sinkoff (Jewish Studies/History) will lead 15 students on a week-long global field experience, "A Tale of Two Uprisings," to Poland immediately after the semester. Building on the literary and historical themes of the course, high-achieving students will visit two cities, Warsaw and Cracow, with day trips to Nowa Huta (The New Steel Mill), east of Cracow, and to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the Nazi concentration and death camps.
In Warsaw, students will explore the numerous sites commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943), the Warsaw Uprising (1944), and visit Polin: The Museum of the Jews of Poland as well as the Warsaw Uprising museum, History House, the Stalinist Palace of Science and Art, and the site of the new Museum of Modern Art. Students will also enjoy a bicycle trip to Wilanów Palace and a visit to the Poster museum. In Cracow, students will tour the oldest covered European medieval market, explore the architectural heritage of Poland's Jewish community as well as visit Oskar Schindler's factory. Together we will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. There will be opportunities to engage with Polish and Polish-Jewish history in the form of theatre, performance art, and food. Students will also meet with Polish university students.
*Space is limited, so apply now!
Students accepted to the program will receive a special permission number to enroll in 01:959:192 (1 credit field experience).
TO APPLY, visit the study abroad website here!