SUMMER 2024 Travel Course Offerings

Course Topic and Destination Leader
AHT 285T Technology in Art (Venice) Fassl
The course is designed as a field study in Venice and will focus on the 60th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale and its collateral events as its primary resource, as well as study the history of technology within art, fashion, and visual communication as exhibited in the Venice museums, archives, depositories, private collections, and production sites. Special attention will be placed on the interaction between human and machine during creative processes that lead to art installations, design blueprints, and other manifestations of creativity. The course cost covers accommodations in Venice, local public transportation, museum and exhibition entrances, and some extracurricular activities. Students are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Venice. Please consult Professor Fassl prior to making your arrangements. Please make sure to meet all registration and deposit deadlines. A supplement may apply.
CLCS 258T Discovering Morocco Saveau
(This course must be taken in conjunction with ML 100) Experiential learning is the main focus of this Academic Travel course that takes place in the capital of Morocco, Rabat. In this full immersion program, students will experience what they learn in the classroom throughout the whole session by acculturating themselves to the norms and expectations of Moroccan culture on a daily basis during their stay, visiting different places, engaging in various interactions with the locals, and exchanging with scholars specialized in their fields. The course first provides students with a historical overview of Morocco since its independence in 1956, focusing in particular on the monarchies of Hassan II and Mohammed VI, the current king; examines gender relations in the light of the Mudawana; explores the ethnic make-up of Moroccan society, in particular its Amazigh component; considers Sufism in its relationship with Islam, in particular as a counter-power to Islamic rigorism; studies the place of the individual in a society where the collective ego prevails. All the themes studied are substantiated with presentations by Moroccan scholars working in the field of sociology, gender, ethnic, religious and music studies, and field trips to Fez, Meknes, and Essaouira. This Academic Travel course carries a supplemental fee: CHF 1200 (for 2 courses/6 credits).

No one-credit courses schedule for SUMMER 2024