UMAIE Course Number: T4661
SAU Course Equivalency: IS210, Selected Topics in Culture and Civilization (four credits)
Instructors: Dr. Louise Edwards-Simpson, Asst. Professor of History and D'Ann Urbaniak Lesch, Assistant Director of St. Catherine University's Community Work and Learning program, St. Catherine University
Dates: January 3-25, 2016. (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 15)
Location: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Yokahoma, Honolulu
Price: $7,415 (subject to change)
This course will travel to Japan for two weeks and to Hawaii for a third, to visit important historical and cultural sites as we aim to understand the partnership, conflict and mutual fascination that developed between the nations of Japan and the United States, starting in 1853 with the opening of Tokyo harbor, extending to the Edo period of rapid modernization and Japanese emigration to Hawaii, through the World War II era and on into the present day. In addition to our site visits, we will meet with local academics and share classroom experiences with Japanese college students in the cities of Yokohama and Hiroshima, and we will read creative and historical works by Japanese, U.S. and Japanese-American authors as we seek insight into the complex connections between these two nations.
Application deadline - April 13, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.