Four first-hand weeks of learning in Greece and the Aegean
The History Department's intensive, exciting four-week exploration of ancient and modern Greek culture, art, life and worship is led by Dr. Wick, Gordon's professor of ancient and classical history and involves students in classroom study and travel in Greece and Turkey. We will focus on ancient history, culture and landscape; New Testament backgrounds and historical culture; modern orthodox, secular and protestant cultures in Greece.
All students will take HIS291 History of Ancient and Modern Greek Culture and Christianity. Research projects and course journals can focus on one of the three areas listed below.
Fulfills Global Understanding Core when taken with COR210 and 211 through the GEO. Lab Fees apply. See details below.
Athens—Orientation and Introduction
The Aegean—Travel in the Greek islands
Athens & Southern Greece
Northern Greece, Macedonia—Katerini (or Leptokaria) & Thessaloniki
Learning experiences will move with the group as it travels, mixing the flow and details of ancient Greek history with aspects of the New Testament story of Paul and the contemporary currents that form modern Greece.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2014
Please note, applications will be considered for acceptance in the order received.
Non-Gordon students interested in applying to HIS291 click on link at upper left.
Registration for international seminars is handled by the GEO. After accepted students have paid their deposit to the GEO, the GEO will send a list of the seminar participants to the Registrar’s office.
GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING CORE CREDIT
Students wishing to fulfill Global Understanding core through participation in the Greece Seminar must:
Pre-Departure: COR210 New Perspectives in Global Understanding 1 is a 1-day seminar class held in April the semester before departure. For students going studying internationally questions regarding the interpretation of cultural difference, ethnocentrism, and culture’s shaping of behaviour and values are not “academic” questions. They will soon be lived reality. This course equips students to reflect purposefully upon the theory and praxis of what it means to be citizen-sojourners.
Re-Entry: COR211 New Perspectives in Global Understanding is a 1-day retreat in September upon return to campus. This course equips students to ask the deeper questions of their global experience and d take up the challenge of being a citizen-sojourner.
Students will be sent the link for COR210/211 Registration with their acceptance information.
Contact GEO for further details.
Program costs include: tuition, airfare, site fees, meals and lodgings, totaling approximately $4,800-$4990 (to be finalized costs may depending on the airline's fees for fuel insurance and the value of the dollar against the euro).
A $30 non-refundable application fee and a $450 program deposit** must accompany the application and. The remainder will be billed to student accounts. Full details available from Student Financial Services. (**The program deposit will be refunded if the course does not run or if the student is not accepted.)