Faculty Led Programs

Student travel awards

Students who participate in faculty-led study away courses may be eligible for a modest stipend supporting travel costs. These awards are based on a student's financial need, prior study abroad experience, class standing, and other factors. To apply for a travel award, students should contact the faculty member(s) leading the course.

A generous grant to the College provides special assistance to students participating in study away courses led by the History Department faculty; upcoming courses in this category are marked by an asterisk (*).

Winter 2018

  • Florida - Students enrolled in "Coastal Marine Ecology" will spend the first eight days of the Winter Term on campus, followed by ~14 day trip to south Florida (Seahorse Key, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, The Florida Keys, and other locales). Plan to attend the Informational Meeting, March 10th, 12:35-12:55pm Boone 216, if you are interested in this off-campus course! (Faculty: Walser, Himler)
  • Great Britain & South Africa: Research in the Transatlantic Colonial Experience - This course will enable students to engage in research on the transatlantic Anglophone colonial world. Through archival and field work, students will execute an original research design and gather data on lived colonial experiences, colonial justifications, and the socio-political aftermath of colonialism in former colonies. After students have completed a pre-requisite preparatory course in the fall (Fall 2017), this faculty-led off-campus course will take students to archives, museums, and historically relevant sites in England and South Africa. After the completion of the trip, students will complete a final research paper for the History or International Political Economy senior seminars, or through a one-credit writing seminar. Fall 2017: POE 392- Field Research Methods & Prep. Winter 2018: ~3 weeks of travel to Great Britain (London, Kew) and South Africa (Cape Town, Stellenbosch). Spring 2018: Senior Seminar in IPE/History or 1-credit writing seminar. Cost: ~$4,000 includes flights, accommodations, some meals, and some museum/site fees. Course recommendations: Political Economy of Development (POE 3511) and/or a 300-level History course with a completed Research Intensive. (Faculty: Hern, Kim)

Summer 2018

  • Scotland: Reading the Mountains - This May/June trip to Scotland is an interdisciplinary study of northern Britain's mountains through the lenses of natural history, geology, literature, and creative nonfiction writing. It is a 4 credit trip with a 1 credit prep course. Most of the trip will be spent in remote villages and involves rigorous hiking in the mountains. The course is open to all majors, though Environmental Studies majors/minors are encouraged to apply. Permission to enroll in this course is determined by formal applications as well as personal interviews. Details to follow Fall 2017. (Faculty: Knickerbocker, Goode)
  • Israel: Identities in Israel - This course is an on-site interdisciplinary study of the identities in Israel from antiquity to the present in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Negev, and the North. We will gain an understanding of the development of the most important components of ancient Israel and modern Israeli daily life, society, and culture. We will explore the search for identity, dialogue and search for peace among many sectors of contemporary Israeli society-Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Bedouins both men and women through the study of Arabic and Hebrew, literature, art, architecture, costume, gastronomy, and urbanization. This three credit course will take place in May 2018. The cost is roughly $3,700 includes flights, internal travels, and lodgings. Possibilities for scholarships. (Faculty: Francesconi)

Summer 2017

  • Mexico: The City as Place and History - Mexico was home to some of the great urban-centered civilizations of the world like the Maya. Its landscape is dotted with remnants of stone cities and monuments, some of which date to thousands of years ago. During the colonial period from 1492 to the 1820s, the Spanish built, sometimes directly on top of pre-Columbian buildings, their cities. The narrow streets, shops, public squares, markets, and churches represent Spain's cultural, political, and economic conquest of the Americas. Today, Mexico is home to one of the great megalopolis of the world, Mexico City, which is home to over 20 million people. Through history and literature, this course offers an opportunity for students to explore ancient, colonial, and modern cities in one of the most culturally rich and complex countries in the world. This six credit course (two in Spring and four in summer) is open to all majors and minors. There are no pre-requisites. Cost is roughly $3,500 for 23 days of travel to southern and central Mexico. (Faculty: Gonzalez, Kim)

PREVIOUS FACULTY LED TRIPS

Winter 2017

  • *What is a Chinese Temple? - Temples have historically served as one of the foundational institutions in Chinese society. This course provides an introduction to the history and culture of Chinese temples. It culminates in a research trip to China during winter term, when students will document through written and visual media the key architectural features and practices of a selection of temples in southwestern China. There will be a prerequisite course for the off-campus study experience offered Fall 2016. Cost will be approximately $4,000 per students. Applications will be accepted after Spring Break. (Faculty: Snyder-Reinke)
  • England - Art, History and Literature is an on-campus (Fall 2016) and an on-site (Winter 2017), interdisciplinary study of the history, art, architecture and literature of 18th,19th and 20th century London. The course will consider the place of London as one of the great world cities: as a center of commerce and art, an imperial and post-colonial metropole, and as a site continuing to exist as a city operating at the center of modern world economics and culture. The three-week London daily itinerary will feature visits to museums, galleries, the theater, musical events and other cultural activities. Learn more on the London course website. (Faculty: Claassen, Maughan, Schaper)
  • Winter Wilderness Experience - A perfect fit for students who are curious and possess a sense of adventure. The 4-week program based in Stanley and Idaho's spectacular Sawtooth Mountains features an interdisciplinary and experiential program in the study of place; environmental literature, creative writing and wilderness studies; backcountry telemark skiing; and an overnight ski tour to yurts in the Sawtooth Mountains with professional guides. Learn more on the Winter Wilderness Experience website. (Faculty: Knickerbocker, Dixon)
  • Scotland and Lake District - This May/June trip to Scotland and the Lake District (northwest England) is an interdisciplinary study of northern Britain's mountains through the lenses of natural history, geology, literature, and creative nonfiction writing. It is a 4 credit trip with a 1 credit prep course. Most of the trip will be spent in remote villages and involve rigorous hiking in the mountains. The course is open to all majors, though Environmental Studies majors/minors are encouraged to apply. Permission to enroll in the course is determined by formal applications as well as personal interviews. (Faculty: Knickerbocker, Goode)

Winter 2016

  • Ecuador - This study abroad in Ecuador during January is designed for students interested in pursuing healthcare professions. As a collaborative trip between the Biology and Modern Foreign Languages departments, students will take the following courses: Spanish for Healthcare Practitioners, Readings in Health Science and a Health Science Internship in which students observe medical practices in an Ecuadorian facility. The first week of winter term will prepare students on campus for travel to Ecuador. Students then will spend two weeks in Ecuador participating in guided excursions, clinical observations, and language, culture, and healthcare studies. The final week will allow time for reflection and debriefing. (Faculty: Daniels, Daniels)
  • Florida - Students enrolled in "Coastal Marine Ecology" will spend the first two weeks of the Winter Term on campus, followed by a 10-12 day trip to south Florida (Gulf Coast Barrier Islands, Everglades National Park and The Florida Keys). (Faculty: Walser)
  • Southeast Asia - Students will travel to Thailand and Burma to examine the religious and political legacies of the three most influential classical civilizations in Southeast Asia - Sukhothai, Bagan and Angkor. The long shadow cast by these civilizations illuminates the difficult relationship between monarchy and democracy in Thailand, military rule and human rights in Burma, and Cambodia’s genocide and troubled democracy. The first part of the program consists of a two credit preparation course intended to provide students with a deeper understanding of the history, society, and political economy of Southeast Asia, focusing on Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia. The second portion of the course consists of a study tour to the region, during which time students and professors will experience firsthand many of the sites and topics covered in class. (Faculty: Dayley, Snyder)
  • Paris and Venice - This course (3 credits) IND 300 is open to all current, full-time College of Idaho students. The course is an on-site interdisciplinary study of the history and material representations of European civilizations. Students will gain an understanding of the relationships between mainstream and micro cultures within the French and Italian contexts through the study of literature, art, architecture, costume, gastronomy, and urbanization. The course includes three days of instruction on campus, one week in Paris and one week in Venice. (Faculty: Francesconi, Maughan)