A Faculty Led Study Abroad is a short-term (typically one to four weeks, though length can vary) travel course that usually integrates experiential learning at the program site (whether domestic or international) with more traditional classroom experiences and assignments. It may also be non-credit bearing—as in a service-learning alternate spring break program. A Study Abroad is designed and led by one or more Flagler faculty members and typically involves about 7 to 30 students, depending on the number of faculty participating in the trip.
On a Faculty Led Study Abroad, the faculty leader(s) takes primary responsibility for the group of students, makes most on-site logistical arrangements (sometimes by contracting with a third-party provider like a tour agency) and is with the students for a bulk of the time abroad: the faculty director teaches the course (for credit-bearing experiences) and also leads and/or participate in all program activities and excursions
Both courses being offered as part of this study abroad program are directly engaged with the myriad strata of history available in Rome: from the Ancient to Renaissance to Modern eras. Dr. Tim Johnson, who will lead the tour, has lead study abroad tours to Rome on numerous occasions in the past, and both his academic work and teaching expertise relate to the topic at hand and the physical environs to be toured. Dr. Chris Balaschak, who specializes in Art History, will complement the tour in terms of a vigorous commitment to the historical monuments and artworks to be seen on tour. To study Roman and Christian culture, and to see important works of Western architecture and fine art, there could be no more appropriate location than Rome, and the surrounding towns of Assisi, Pompeii, and Florence.Program Details
The class will allow students to examine World War II from the 1944 Battle of the Bulge through the 1945 fall of Berlin from numerous perspectives. During the 9 day tour, students will visit a variety of sites in Bastogne, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Salzburg, Dachau, and other historic locations. The itinerary is customized by the professor leading the tour to emphasize areas and sites of particular relevance to the course topic. The program is built around the 70 Year Commemoration of the fall of Berlin and liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp. The uniqueness of the program makes it a once-in-a-lifetime cultural and educational experience for students.Program Details
The role of economics in analyzing natural resource use and formulating policy is explored. Tools of economic analysis are used to compare and contrast various regulatory and market-oriented approaches to dealing with resource conservation and sustainable development.
The relationship between human activity and the world’s natural resources necessitates choices; to live and produce we must utilize environmental resources, but to protect these same natural resources for future generations we must watch how we live and produce. This course uses the economic perspective to study these complex choices. Special emphasis is devoted to analyzing the optimal role for public policy, with a unique, first-hand opportunity to analyze real world issues facing Cuba.
This course will focus on the biology of the marine environment. Emphasis will be on tropical marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, and the newly explored deep sea habitats. Course time will also be devoted to the conservation of the inhabitants and diverse ecosystems that include the symbiotic relationships and food weds that support these species-rich natural communities. The add-on 1 credit field extension is offered as part of the study abroad program and utilizes scuba and/or snorkeling for exploring the undersea world.
This study abroad will provide an excellent opportunity for students to explore. experience. emerge in. study. and appreciate a different culture. language. environment. politics. and social society other than their own. There are many advantages to taking a trip to Southern Spain because it is a verv diverse part of the country with a rich political. social. cultural. and religious history. There are specific cultural ties to Granada for St. Augustine as well. For example the Alhambra is located there.
Program Leaders: Dr. Terri Seron & Barbara Blonder
Department: Natural Sciences
Program Location: Bermuda
Course Title: NAS 203 - Marine Biology
NAS 310 - Field Methods
Dates: 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014
Credit Hours: 5 - 8 hours
Eligibility Requirements/Prerequisites: Environmental Science Minor or Coastal Environmental Science Major
Estimated Student Enrollment: 12
Estimated Cost: $2,950
Program Leaders: Aggie Johnson
Program Location: Cusco, Peru
Course Title: SPA 340A Special Topic, Myths, Legends, and Andean Culture
Dates: 5/31/2014 - 6/29/2014
Credit Hours: 7 to 9 hours
Eligibility Requirements/Prerequisites: SPA 202 and LAS 377
Estimated Student Enrollment: 12
Estimated Cost: $5,500