Dr. Timothy Berg, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 12, 2013 – July 22, 2013
Students register for 2 or 3 courses from the set menu of options listed below. Each course is worth 3 credits.
British Life & Culture (SOC 299x)
Taught by a faculty member of the University of Worcester, this is an overview of various socio-cultural facets of English life. Whenever relevant, discussions will focus on differences that exist between England and the United States.
English Literature & Performance (ENG 423 or THEAT 299 or THEAT 318)
This course combines the disciplines of literature and theatre. It will be taught by a member of the University of Worcester faculty.
Introduction to Art History (AHS 100 or AHS 301)
Taught by a University of Worcester faculty member, this course will introduce students to art history methodology and interpretation of art in its social context. It will take advantage of the accessibility to art and design from all over the world in the UK’s museums and galleries.
The Aesthetics of Place (HONR 390 or HIST 299x or ENGL 299x or PHIL 299x)
This course will be taught by Dr. Timothy Berg, who has been selected as the summer 2013 on-site program director. The course is a hands-on engagement with the diverse and complicated ways British and other European peoples have engaged notions of place and identity through art, aesthetics, music, literature, philosophy, history and other form. Students will use historical and contemporary examples and experiences from British and European culture and history to help shape their own notions of how we as individuals fit into this process of space and place. Students will design individual projects relating to the course content on aesthetics to their major fields of study and to the context of Worcester and England at large. Course topics will dovetail with some of the courses offered by University of Worcester faculty, particularly the courses on Art and English Literature & Performance.
*Honors students interested in the possibility of transforming or augmenting a course to satisfy an Honors College requirement should contact Dr. John Emert, Associate Dean of Honors College. Permission will be given on an individual basis and will depend on the student’s past honors work, current honors work, and overall plan of study.
This program is located in Worcester, England, a charming town of 80,000 2-1/2 rail hours northwest of London. It is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Malvern, near the Welsh border. The famous towns of Oxford, Bath and Stratford-On-Avon are all within one hour of Worcester.
Worcester is an historic town. Its grand 11th century Normal cathedral holds the remains of King John, signer of the Magna Carta. It is also the place where Oliver Cromwell headquartered
his efforts to overthrow the monarchy in the mid-17th century. Participants live on the campus of the University of Worcester (UW), which has a reputation for excellence in scholarship and is a
prime destination for students who want to study abroad in England. While on campus students have library and sport facility privileges accorded to regular UW students.
Housing and Meals
Worcester Centre participants are housed in a private room with private bathroom/shower in a residence hall on the campus of the University of Worcester. The program fees include meals from Monday breakfast through Friday breakfast. These are provided by the university’s dining services.
Round-trip transportation will originate in and return to Indianapolis. In Worcester transportation connected with program activities will be covered.
One of the outstanding features of the program is the “Cultural Package.” This consists of course-related field trips plus weekend excursions to places of cultural and recreational interest such as museums. A two-night, three-day weekend to London is provided in the program’s cultural package.
Estimated Cost: $7,285 Program Fee + 6-9 hours BSU Tuition
(Tuition charges based on credit hours, residency and Undergrad/Grad status)
The program fee includes:
Round trip airfare from Indianapolis
Some meals (Monday breakfast - Friday breakfast)
Interested students should meet with an advisor in the Study Abroad Office (Student Center, Room 102), to discuss the program and obtain application materials. Appointments can be made by calling (765) 285-5422.