J-Term 2018 Study Abroad Course Offerings

640 X 188 px

UMAIE Literary Passports: Travel and Transformation

Program Highlights

  • Join us on a literary adventure of travel and self-discovery as we journey through France, Italy, and Spain, reading the writings of bygone travelers inspired by these same pilgrimages of self-exploration
  • Prerequisites: One of ENGL 201-204
  • Fulfills: ENGL 297 - second Literature & Writing core; WAC - Writing to Learn

Instructors
Dr. Kelli Larson and Dr. Catherine Craft-Fairchild

Academic Overview
Join us on a literary adventure of travel and self-discovery as we journey through France, Italy, and Spain, reading the writings of bygone travelers inspired by these same pilgrimages of self-exploration.  As we read the fiction of Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain, the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the memoirs of Frances Mayes, we will stroll down the same boulevards, study the same art treasures, and wander through the same Old World gardens and architectural wonders that influenced our authors.  Like the literary travelers before us, we will reflect on and grapple with our position as global citizens in the twenty-first century through class discussion and brief writing assignments.  Goals of the course are to gain greater familiarity with British and American writers, to explore intercultural connections, and to engage in self-reflective and analytical writing.

Evaluation
67%        Papers
10%       Journals
23%       Participation

Location and Tentative Dates
January 2     Depart MSP
January 23   Return to MSP 

More information about this course can be found on the Study Abroad website.