Honors Study Abroad

When are the Honors Study Abroad Information sessions?

Students may come and go during any part of the information session as their schedules allow.

  • November 2: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. (Crockett Hall, Rm. 226)
  • November 8: 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. (Crockett Hall, Rm. 110)
  • November 9: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Crockett Hall, Rm. 110)
  • November 15: 12:30 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. (Crockett Hall, Rm. 110)
  • November 16: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Crockett Hall, Rm. 110)

Additional information can be found here. (Program ID 17TA10721)

When will the course meet?

There will be five class meetings at Richland on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm (April 1, 8, 22, 29, & May 6, 2017 ), followed by travel for ten days with a departure date of May 18, 2017.

What will we study?

The Spring 2017 flex-term Honors Study Abroad program offers travel to Belgium, Germany, and Austria for three hours of Honors credit. Students may sign up for Professor David Robison’s Honors HIST 1302 (U.S. History II), or students may take the course as Honors HIST 2312 (Western Civilization II) if they have already completed HIST 1302. The course, “The Kaiser, the Nazis, & the Cold War: Discover the Impact of German-American Connections on Global Development” will utilize a guided, problem-based approach to consider a broader question: How does the United States’ approach to the European system of political and military alliances in the 20th century serve as model for conflicts faced by nation-states today? As our subject matter, we will examine multiple global concerns including utilization of military force, migrating populations, and economic development. Subtopics may include fair trade, global climate change, scarcity of natural resources, imperialism, nationalism, corporate citizenship, and the role of the United Nations.

Where will we go?

Explore Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, Reichtag, & the glittery Kurfürstendamm commercial district—three locations that have long defined the relationship between Germany and the United States. Experience Munich’s Hofbräuhaus, a mix of Old World and modern cultures. Travel to the Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium, a WWII Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, and the beautiful city of Salzburg that inspired Mozart–just a handful of the many experiences that are a part of this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity!

For questions contact
Kathleen Sullivan Stephens, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Richland Honors Academy
El Paso Hall, Room E-056A