Studies Abroad: Salzburg Summer II
Students take two classes for 6 total credits:
- BIO 308 Human Physiology - Dr. Kyle Flann
- SW/SOC 357 Perspectives on Gender and the Body - Dr. Anissa Rogers. This course counts for an upper division CAS credit and/or as the Introductory course for the Gender and Women's Studies Minor.
- English 112: Thinking through Literature / English 391: Women Abroad: the Spaces of Women’s Writing [391 will be cross-listed as a Gender/Women’s Studies course] - Dr. Molly Hiro.
- English 112/391 investigates writing by and about women who travel to new places, experience gender differently while abroad, and/or think expansively about gender and space. The first half of the course will study women’s relationships to physical space, from Virginia Woolf’s argument about a “room of one’s own” to stories of the growth of female independence through travel and exploration. In the second half, we will focus more narrowly on American women’s narratives of travel to and through Europe, considering how such physical relocations prompt new realizations about national, ethnic, class, and gender affiliations.
- English 112/391 is a reading- and writing-intensive course. In addition to completing the readings, students will develop the skills of close, analytical reading and argumentative writing. Writing tasks will include short, informal responses, a formal argument paper, and a revision of that paper.
This program will allow students to have a first-hand look at the culture and language of Austria. This experience includes excursions to various parts of Austria and Germany, possibly including Munich, the Austrian Lake district, the salt mines at the Celtic village of Hallstatt, and the church and convent of Chiemsee.
Includes: six credit hours, housing, museum admissions, excursions in Salzburg, and insurance. The cost does not include food or airfare.
Students must arrive in Salzburg by 6 pm on June 29, 2016. Students must depart by 10am on August 5, 2016.
Students will stay in the University of Portland Center in Salzburg, only a fifteen-minute walk from the city center and ten minutes from the central railway station. The center has double rooms with private baths, as well as kitchen and laundry facilities. Classrooms, library, and computer facilities are also available at the center.