UMAIE Course Number: T4465
SAU Course Equivalency: +THEO 360, Advanced Topics in Theology (four credits)
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Coomber, Assistant Professor of Theology, St. Ambrose University
Prerequisites: One 100-level Theology course
Tentative Dates: December 26, 2014 - January 16, 2015. (Subject to change). SAU Spring semester begins January 14.
Locations: Germany (Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich), Czech Republic (Prague, Terezín, Lidice), and Austria (Salzburg)
Price: $5,790 (subject to change)
Through the backdrop of the Nazi holocaust, "Genocide and Rebellion" offers students a unique on-site opportunity to explore the theological issues that surround both the problem of genocide and also the self-sacrificial decisions of those who choose to resist its evil.
We will travel through Germany and the Czech Republic to track the rise and fall of German National-Socialism and learn how the Reich's Church altered Christian doctrine to support Hitler's goals, while others drew upon their faith in their attempts to stop him.
Our on-site experiences will offer powerful insights into the courageous efforts of such Nazi resisters as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sophie Scholl, Otto Weidt, and the Czech paratroopers who executed Operation Anthropoid. Our travels will also include making the most of the exciting opportunities that German, Jewish, and Czech culture have to offer.
Priority Deadline: April 13, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online study abroad application
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload your form into the online application or return it to 313 Ambrose Hall.
Step 3: Submit a $500 deposit to 313 Ambrose Hall. Makes checks payable to Seminars International.
Step 4: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.
Step 5: Participate in an online webinar to prepare for your study abroad course. Details will be sent out in the Fall.