Study Abroad


The Modernist Moment: Literature Between the Wars

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This course is now accepting applications for the Winter 2014-15 term.

UMAIE Course Number:  T4466
SAU Course Equivalency:  +ENGL 344, Modernism (four credits)
Instructors:  Dr. Cecilia Konchar Farr, English and Women's Studies, and Dr. Kelli Larson, English, St. Catherine University, Minnesota  
Prerequisites:  ENGL 101
Dates:  Jan. 6-27, 2015. SAU Spring semester begins January 16.
Location:  London, Paris, San Sebastian and Madrid
Price:  $6,105-$6,405 (subject to change)

Program description

Think of modernism and we think of experimentation and innovation, of breaking with the past and looking to the future, of wild artistic and literary movements and outrageous philosophies. Modernism set the stage for a twentieth century characterized by unprecedented change and enacted the first half of a drama we continue to play out today.

Together, we will explore the key ideas of modernism as we examine three of its major literary texts-Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises. We will reinforce reading, writing and analytic skills as we locate these two novels (as well as short stories, essays, and poems) in the history, geography, and culture of Europe in the 1920s and 30s. By the end of the course, students will be able to articulate the uniqueness of the modernist moment, the fruitful intersection of European and American cultures between the wars.

What is included

  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Transportation to most course activities while abroad
  • Lodging
  • Continental breakfast daily (exceptions may apply)
  • Other meals (as indicated on course syllabus)
  • Entrance fees for required course activities
  • Planned excursions
  • Administrative costs
  • International health insurance
  • When rail passes or entrance fees are included, they are based on the utilization of youth rates (25 years or younger) and a valid university ID will be required to be shown at the entrance. Any additional amount incurred will be the participant's responsibility

What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Fees for textbooks and materials
  • Meals (when not included in program fees) - approximately $660.00
  • Personal baggage fees

How to apply

Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application. 
Step 2: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Cosgrove Hall, lower level). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Submit a completed Liability Form to Cosgrove Hall, lower level.
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Turn in your payment to Cosgrove Hall, lower level. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose.

Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 13 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.

Application and payment details
  • Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.
  • The $500 deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted into the program, or if the program is cancelled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after September 17.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1.
  • Failure to meet deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.