HWS FACULTY-LED/PARTNER PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2020 & J-TERM 2020-21
BALI, INDONESIA: The Performing Arts of Bali with Professor Chris Hatch (SUMMER)
The Performing Arts of Bali includes an intensive exploration into the rich performing arts tradition of Bali, Indonesia. Students will be immersed in various aspects of Balinese performing arts including Dance, Masked Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance, Shadow Puppetry, and Mask Carving. Our “classroom” will be an actual professionally operating artistic conservatory where students will be working with, performing with, and surrounded by professional artists of Bali. Studio work will be supplemented with attendance at professional productions of different Balinese performing arts allowing students to see what they are studying at a professional level and allowing them to learn and experience how ingrained the performing arts are in other aspects of Balinese culture.
ATHENS, GREECE: Sanctuaries and Cities: Ancient Greece with Professor Jim Capreedy (SUMMER)
Sanctuaries and Cities will examine how monuments and buildings define spaces and reflect values. How can political or social institutions affect the development of civic space? The group will explore places such as Delphi, Corinth, Sparta, and Athens and examine first-hand how the archaeology of these spaces characterized the polis culture of Ancient Greece. In addition to appreciating the wonder of the ancient world through its archaeology, we will investigate how cities, monuments and sanctuaries promoted and reflected the values of the people and characterized the polis culture of Ancient Greece. Students will visit some of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and consider the relationship between culture, history and urban development.
HAVANA, CUBA: Inside the New Cuba: Reconciling Socialism and the Market Economy with Jack Harris (J-TERM/DECEMBER-JANUARY)
Inside the New Cuba will trace the evolution of Cuban society from the 1959 revolution to the present. Drawing upon historical documents, literature, print media, films and music, the course will examine the impact of the revolution on Cuban society, as well as on the contemporary history of Latin America and the US. In many ways Cuba has been an experimental society since the revolution. The theory and practice of socialist thought and its effect on the welfare of Cuban society will be examined through a variety of lenses, including class, race, gender, religion and sexuality.
CARMARTHEN, WALES: Outdoor Education: Theoretical Issues in Outdoor Pursuits with Dean Mapstone in partnership with University of Wales Trinity St. David (SUMMER)
Outdoor Education will be a combination of academic theory and hands-on outdoor activities (including hiking, caving, kayaking, climbing, mine exploration, and coastering) that provide a means for examining a range of academic themes such as sustainability, conservation, changing landscapes, personal and social development, and the duality of risk versus adventure. Students will gain insight into Welsh culture and society through active participation in those activities that are thought to be quintessentially Welsh.
Affiliate summer programs
These programs require a dual application process. Students will first apply and be screened through the CGE. Upon acceptance, students will then need to apply directly to the provider. Each program below has its own deadlines and application procedures.
- Bath, England (ASE)
- Copenhagen, Denmark (DIS)
- Aix-en-Provence, France (IAU)
- Norwich, England (UEA)
- Various locations worldwide (CIEE)
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