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Maymester Courses

CDD 240 B: Berlin: Public Art / Public Memory

Chris Balaschak

This is a nine-day study abroad course based in Berlin, Germany. Berlin has a rich civic history, and this course will focus on the ways in which modern Berlin has commemorated war, trauma, separation, and its citizens, through the city’s art, architecture, and civic design. 

The estimated trip cost of this course is $3200 and travels from May 10-19, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

 

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CDD 240 C: Russia in Triumph and Tragedy

Jessica Howell

This is a study abroad trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia for 10 days highlighting the triumphs and tragedies experienced throughout Russian history, allowing students to trace the unique developments of Russian history, politics, economics, and culture. Coursework will emphasize the distinctive characteristics of Russia, particularly those in contrast to western development. Students will further their knowledge through several onsite visits to relevant sites. 

The estimated trip cost of this course is $4920 and travels May 5-15, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudayAbroad.Flagler.edu

 

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CDD 240 D: Strategic Communication for Water Sustainability

Joanna Krajewski

This course examines the interconnected, multifaceted global water crisis, through the lens of a cross-cultural case study of one of the driest countries in the world—Jordan. Students will spend 2 weeks in Jordan exploring how water communication intersects with diversity, politics, inequality, immigration, and other issues, ultimately working to create a social marketing/public relations campaign for a local Jordanian non-profit organization dedicated to water conservation. 

The estimated trip cost of this course is $4860 and travels May 15 – June 1, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

 

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CDD 240 E: Radical Empathy in Documentary Filmmaking

Kevin Mahoney

This course is an introduction to a variety of genres of Documentary film with instruction in ideation, video editing, sound recording, and interview techniques. Films, readings, and visiting speakers center around the idea of striving to better understand and share the feelings of others and to fundamentally change our perspectives from judgmental to accepting, attempting to more authentically connect with ourselves, those of different backgrounds and ages, and elements of the natural world, both living and non-living.

 

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CDD 240 F: LGBTQ+ Activism: Art and Politics

Jay Szczepanski

We will examine LGBTQ+ activism, both political and artistic, from the end of World War II to the present. We will become familiar with the people, movements, and techniques that have contributed to social justice and equality for LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. We will also consider how alliance-building with other marginalized groups can advance minority civil rights in a “majority rules” country. After two weeks of class online, we will fly to and from San Francisco, where we will spend one week, from May 16-23, in San Francisco, CA. The price for this study away is $2900.

The trip cost of this course is $2900 and travels from May 18-25, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

 

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CDD 240: G Immersion in Venice: Travel Writing about the Culture, People, & Future of the Sinking City

Deborah Coxwell Teague

This course will provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of Venice; interact with locals from diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, social classes, and neighborhoods; learn more about strategies for coping with frequent flooding and the rising water levels that threaten to destroy the city, and gain an understanding of how the threat is affecting the lives of the people who call Venice and the islands in the Venetian Lagoon their home. 

The estimated per-student cost is $1930, not including airfare or most meals. Travel is from May 11-21.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

 

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CDD 240: H Water Scarcity, Science, and Sustainability in Jordan

Jessica Veenstra

Students will travel to Jordan, one of the driest countries in the world, to learn about the global water crisis, the region’s water problems, and potential solutions. The students will work with a local Jordanian non-profit organization and meet with local experts to explore how the science of sustainable water use intersects with diversity, politics, inequality, immigration, and many other local and global issues. Students in this course will travel to Amman, Jordan with excursions to Petra and the Dead Sea. 

The estimated trip cost of this course is $4860 and travels May 15 – June 1, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

 

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CDD 240 J: International Relations and Cultural Immersion – Bulgaria

Lisa Fiala

Explore this Eastern European country, to learn more about its pivotal role in the region. Meet local government officials, NGO representatives, traverse ancient Roman roads in Sofia, visit an ethnographic open-air museum, lunch with students and faculty at a local university, and take a Bulgarian language class. Enjoy magnificent caves, waterfalls, and mountains while studying the impact of development programs. This course includes 2 on-campus meeting days prior to travel. 

The estimated trip cost of this course is $2675 and travels May 3-17, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

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CDD 240 L: Law in Action

Chris Moser

This immersive experience will challenge students to compare the popular perception of the legal system to the realities of our local courtroom. Students will evaluate the fairness of the judicial system for racial minorities and the poor and develop an in-depth understanding of particular judicial process(es) through direct observation and critical analysis.

 

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CDD 240 N: The Glorious Subcontinent: Diversity and Citizenship in India

John Young

Through a 17-day study abroad to India (in the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Varanasi), this Flagship engages questions of diversity and citizenship. India is the ideal place to study such issues, as it is the world’s largest democracy and home to a breathtakingly diverse population, with a rich and varied history. 

The estimated trip cost of this course is $2675 and travels May 3-17, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

 

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CDD 240 O: Biases in Mathematics, with a Focus on Women

For centuries now, women have been making huge impacts in mathematics, despite the various challenges and obstacles in their way. This course will explore and research some of the biases (relating to race, culture, etc) that exist in mathematics and their effect on our world, with a focus on women – an underrepresented group in mathematics. We will take a day trip to Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL to see first-hand some of the history made by female mathematicians. In this process, students will learn about other cultures, as well as the roles power and privilege play in forming those biases.

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CDD 240 M Diversity and Opportunities in Contemporary Pop Culture

Yvan Kelly/Allan Marcil

This course includes a 5-day trip to Los Angeles and is designed to explore current trends in the creative, business, and technical fields in television, film, and music production.  How the industry encompasses diversity within itself, through its hiring and through its depiction in its products, will be explored. Students will experience on-site observations in production and business, guided by working professionals on a trip to Los Angeles during Week 2 of the course. Per student cost to be announced.

The estimated cost of this trip is $3670 and travels May 11-27, 2022.

Prior to registration and deposit, students should note the following: All travel costs are estimates. Due to the current pandemic, travel itineraries and activities are subject to change. For cost breakdown and additional information for this course, visit: 

StudyAbroad.Flagler.edu

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CDD 240 P: Diversity in Theatre: My hands, My story

Prof. Christine Fogarty and her students will examine play readings in diversity and collaborate with the deaf community to create a final project called My Hands, My Story.

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CDD 240 Q: Unsheltered: Homeless and Voiceless in St. Augustine

This course will explore several substantive issues by going out in the community and focusing on the homeless experience in St. Augustine. Students will learn how homelessness is defined and who is homeless today, the major contributing factors of homelessness and explore the myths, facts, attitudes and beliefs about people who are homeless. By giving an honest and compassionate voice (final speech) to the individual stories of the homeless, students will challenge their own attitudes and stereotypes about unsheltered poverty victims and use experiential learning to analyze power and privilege.

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CDD 240 R: City in Context: Discovering the Oldest City

This course will provide an interdisciplinary examination of the people, architecture, history, culture, and demographics of At. Augustine. In addition to assigned readings and the investigation of historical documents, students will be exploring the city – both on and off the beaten path – in order to develop long-term sensitivity and reflection about the human experience – social, cultural, economic, and political - in a built environment.

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CDD 240 S: City in Context: Discovering the Oldest City

This course will provide an interdisciplinary examination of the people, architecture, history, culture, and demographics of At. Augustine. In addition to assigned readings and the investigation of historical documents, students will be exploring the city – both on and off the beaten path – in order to develop long-term sensitivity and reflection about the human experience – social, cultural, economic, and political - in a built environment.

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