2005 May Term Study Experiences
Below are the trips that were offered in 2005. Most of the trips counted for credit in multiple majors.
Southwestern Pueblo Societies
Travel to Four Corners area of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
Estimated Trip Cost: $350 - 480
Travel Dates: May 20 - 29
Instructor: Chuck Tripp
Introduces students to Pueblo peoples of the American southwest. Includes a survey of social, political, and economic aspects of select Native American cultures with a close focus on the Hopi, Zuni, and Acoma peoples. Special emphasis on pre history and indigenous art as political expression in shaping today's societies. A field trip will give students the opportunity to see first hand some of what they have studied. Tours of Hovenweep; Mesa Verde; Chimney Rock; Aztec Ruins; Chaco Canyon; the Zuni, Acoma, and Hopi reservations; El Morro; Petrified Forest National Park; Canyon de Chelly; Wupatki; and other locations in the Four Corners area of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah are included.
Art History Tour of Europe
Travel to Switzerland, Germany, and France
Estimated Trip Cost: $2,900
Travel Dates: May 2 - 22
Instructors: Craig Glidden, Steve Haslam
This is an art history tour focusing on artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Miro, Chagall, Picasso, Leger, Kandinsky, Munch, and Emile Nolde. Travel locations include Bern, Freiburg, Lausanne, Strasbourg, Nancy, Paris, Nice, Antibes, Arles, and St. Remy. We will be traveling by plane, train, and touring bus.
Aviation in Southeast Alaska
Travel to Alaska
Estimated Trip Cost: $2,600
Travel Dates: May 16 - 26
Instructors: Mike Kraus, Larry Hemingway
This course will focus on two major themes: 1) socioeconomic factors influencing southeast Alaska's inter modal transportation systems; and 2) flight operations and safety in the isolated regions of the area. Will also discuss the impact of cutting edge technologies, such as glass cockpits and GPS, on these operations. Lecture dates will be May 9 - 11.
Natural Sciences of Hawaii
Travel to Hawaii
Estimated Trip Cost: $2,850
Travel Dates: May 15 - 28
Instructors: Judy Rogers, David Goldsmith, Robyn Hyde
This class will travel to Hawaii to explore the natural science of the island's unique environment. Class time will be spent hiking through tropical forests to study island ecology; hiking to volcanic outflows and beaches to study island geology; and snorkeling into the near shore ocean to study the chemical, geological, and biological aspects of reef ecology.
Commercial Crossroads of Europe
Travel to Italy, Austria, Czech Republic
Estimated Trip Cost: $3,500
Travel Dates: May 4 - 20
Instructors: Dick Chapman, John Watkins
This course examines the commercial crossroads of Europe in its historical context. The crossroads are limited to the origins of Capitalism, beginning with the Italian Renaissance and its migration in the 17th and 18th centuries to Vienna and Prague. The course examines the specifically distinctive characteristics of Western civilization (if that is possible) vis a vis other civilizations. The distinctiveness of Western civilization lies in the emphasis on rationality. Rationality entails a systematic approach, conveying the idea of balance, harmony, and order. The course takes a comparative approach: comparing modern Western civilization with its emphasis on business with that of the past. An additional purpose is to explore the relationship between culture and economics. Specifically, our purpose is to view culture from a materialist perspective. What does culture inform us about the underlying economic relations? What was the material basis (the technology, machines, tools, and so on) that enabled the production of these cultural artifacts? What do the cultural artifacts inform us about the underlying ideology? How does Western civilization in the past differ from Western civilization today? Includes a trip to Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic. This course meets the international elective requirements for the international business major.
Hopi and Navajo Cultures
Travel to Arizona, southern Utah, and Salt Lake City
Estimated Trip Cost: $577 not including meals
Travel Dates: May 5 - 17
Instructors: Carolyn Jenkins, Marsha Morton
This course introduces students to Hopi and Navajo peoples. It includes social, educational, environmental, political, economic, artistic, health and caring aspects of their cultures. Special emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of health care and teaching in schools. There will be a nine day field trip designed for students to explore health issues, education practices, and ecosystems on Hopi and Navajo reservations in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Students will visit Indian Health Services and private health care facilities, schools on reservations, Hopi and Navajo families, museums, and possibly National Park sites. Students will participate in guided field and river trips. Students will also spend one day visiting related sites in Salt Lake City after the nine day field experience. Students with disabilities needing accomodation should contact the instructors by Jan. 14, 2005. Students will need to bring an additional $200 for meals. Salt Lake City visit date is May 18, 9:00 4:00.
Diversity in Australia
Travel to Australia
Estimated Trip Cost: $2,750
Travel Dates: May 10 - 24
Instructors: David Stokes
Students will be immersed in the Australian culture to explore lifestyles, literature, folklore, poetry, song, art, and other artifacts that represent the dominant population as well as the Aboriginal culture. Students will also look at ways in which the indigenous population fits into broader Australian culture, comparing historical and contemporary experiences and governmental policies that have impacted the Aboriginal populations. Students will visit Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the outback between explorations of museums, beaches, islands, reefs, an Australian Rules football game, and other cultural events. Class meets on campus, 10:00 12:00 on Mar. 12; Apr. 2; May 9; June 11.
London and Literary Business
Travel to England
Estimated Trip Cost: $1,999
Travel Dates: May 17 - 26
Instructors: Georgi Donavin, Georgia White
This interdisciplinary course will identify and explore the intersections of literature and business. Students will experience tours of London, including highlights of 'Literary London' stops. We'll look at how business is described in literature, uses literature (advertsing, tourism) and affects the production of literature (publishing). Then we'll spend 10 days in London and other cities nearby, where literary business takes place. Students will visit great bookstores in London, the British Museum, and the British Library. London walking tours are planned. A trip outside of London will include Oxford, Warwick, Stratford, and possibly Canterbury, which will highlight tourism focused on Shakespeare and others. This course meets the international elective requirements for the international business major. Class meeting dates are May 9 - 12. Deposit of $100 due by Nov. 15; total payment due by Jan. 15.
Japanese Culture and Business
Travel to Japan
Estimated Trip Cost: $2,900
Travel Dates: May 10 - 23
Instructors: Steve Hurlbut, Tomoko Moses
This class will emphasize Japanese culture and the impact of American Japanese cultural differences on business relationships between the two countries. Students will have a three day home stay with a Japanese family (Matsumoto), and spend 3-4 days in a Japanese university dormitory (probably in Kyoto). Other cities include Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagoya. Students will use trains for all in country travel. There will be several factory tours planned (including Toyota) to view Kanban and TQM methodology. This course meets the international elective requirements for the international business major.
NAFTA: Is Free Trade Working?
Travel to San Diego and Mexican border
Estimated Trip Cost: $1,200
Travel Dates: May 15 - 20
Instructors: Alysse Morton, Victoria Whiting
This class will explore the effects of NAFTA by contrasting social, economic and operational aspects of companies and individuals on both sides of the U.S./Mexican border. Through social and cultural interactions, business visits and first hand experience, students will develop an appreciation for the broad ranging effects of NAFTA and have an opportunity to discuss, debate and understand the myriad of implications free trade has on global environments. Three class sessions prior to departure will examine the framework of free trade, the frameworks underlying the ongoing NAFTA debate and general operational environments which drive companies to free trade zones. A significant component of this trip will be a requirement to donate time to a maquilador orphanage to both assist those individuals impacted by NAFTA and to gain a better understanding of life in a free trade zone. This course meets the international elective requirements for the international business major. Meets in class May 3, 5, 10, 12; times TBA. Trip includes travel to San Diego, Tijuana and Rosarita, Mexico.