This course meets in the spring semester and examines sport throughout the world with an emphasis on sports that may be more popular outside the U.S., such as soccer, rugby, and cycling. Students also study sport organizations and structure. In May, the class learns more about the world of sport as they travel to England and France to attend lectures and sporting events, meet with professionals in famous sporting venues such as Wimbledon, the 2012 Olympic sites, Roland Garros, and the Stade de France.
Contact:Prof. Joy Scruggs
Study the history, politics, and literature of ancient Greece on campus in the spring semester
and then spend spring break in Athens, Mycenae, Corinth, Epidaurus, and Delphi
exploring the ancient remains. Athens is one of the oldest and greatest cities
of Western Civilization, with a recorded history that extends back 3,400 years.
During the Classical period Athens was a centre for the arts, learning, and
philosophy. It was the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum.
Visit the Acropolis at Athens, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and the Lions Gate at
Mycenae. Athens provides students the opportunity to visit ancient ruins surrounded
by a vibrant, modern city. Delphi is one of the most beautiful sites in the
world, set on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. From the ruins of the Oracle’s Temple,
students see the breathtaking Gulf of Corinth. Students walk through the ruined
fortress walls of the city in Mycenae, the home of Agamemnon, built over 3000
From Ancient Times - through the Twentieth Century, the cultures of the Italian Peninsula expressed themselves through the visual arts. Trace the development of civilization from the Roman Forum through the Baroque by visiting Rome, Pompeii, Florence and Siena.
Learn how the Italians work to live rather than live to work. Learn what it is liked to be immersed in a culture that is international yet distinctive.
Contact:Prof. Charles Goolsby
Students in this course examine social psychological and other factors related to genocide with a specific focus on the Holocaust. The course meets on campus in the spring semester and then travels to the Czech Republic and Poland in May.
Upon arriving in Central Europe, students first spend time in Prague, Czech Republic,visiting
cultural and historical sites including Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, Charles University,
and the Terezin concentration camp. After taking a train to Kraków, Poland,students
tour the Old Town, the Wieliczka Saltmines, and the nearby concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
Another train leads to Warsaw, Poland, where students learn more about the effects of WWII
and the Holocaust by touring Warsaw and nearby Treblinka, a Nazi death camp.The class also meets with psychology students and faculty from the Warsaw School of Social Sciences.
Contact:Dr. Celeste Gaia
Spain is the second largest country in Europe, next to France, which is located in an
area known as the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is a country that possesses a
magnificent mix of art, culture and architecture. It has a lot of beautiful
cities and towns that vary in culture, language, climate and customs. Some of
the popular cities include Madrid, Granada, Seville and Segovia.
Traveling through Spain students will see many important monuments, attend a theater
performance, visit old urban neighborhoods, as well as experience the modern
Spanish way of life. This trip gives a new perspective on the evolution of
Spanish civilization from the seventh century to the present.