Study Abroad 2012-2013

Great Britain

PHIL 2306:    Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 2303:    Logic

Come discover your ideal life while immersing yourself in the cultural legacies of England, Scotland, and Ireland. This course is a learning community whereby Dr. Sanders and Professor Thorsby team teach both Introduction to Ethics and Logic. Students must register for both courses to attend the study abroad program. The Ethics course will challenge students to reflect upon how they should live their lives, while exploring the major problems and questions of moral philosophy from ancient to modern times and critically evaluating and applying various ethical theories and principles to historical and contemporary moral dilemmas. It is through the Logic course that students will learn how to properly evaluate and apply various ethical theories, as the primary focus of the Logic course is to assist students in developing skills to critically analyze arguments, and thereby analyze beliefs. By combining these two courses in a study abroad opportunity, students will be challenged to reflect upon and logically analyze their current lives in order to discover for themselves their ideal life. In working towards this goal, the study abroad is designed to expose students to the historical and political relevance of Great Britain to the United States while focusing on how aspects of Great Britain’s history has influenced the American student’s belief structure. Additionally, students will be challenged to critically examine their own beliefs while immersing themselves in a variety of diverse situations from traditional afternoon tea at the Roman Bath in England to bush-craft survival training in the Highlands of Scotland to visiting the Titanic shipbuilding grounds and Museum in Ireland. Students participating in this study abroad not only have the opportunity to earn college credit for both ethics and Logic, but they will also be presented with potentially life-changing learning opportunities.

  • Course start date: Mid-May
  • Course length: 6 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 2 weeks abroad
  • Approximate cost: $3,911
  • Notes regarding cost: Includes lodging, travel, and any required tours, most meals. Tuition, standard LSCS registration fees, passport and/or required visa fees are not included.

These courses are based out of LSC-Cy-Fair but are open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information email Maria Sanders at Maria.A.Sanders@LoneStar.edu; or Mark Thorsby at Mark.Thorsby@LoneStar.edu.


Greece-Program Cancelled

ENGL 2307:   Fundamentals of Creative Writing

Find the inspiration you’ve been seeking as we make a writer’s trek through lands where some of the most celebrated ancient and contemporary literary texts were composed. Walk the same path Homer once walked, sit beneath a tree where Odysseus’ palace once stood, gaze in wonder at ruins that served as thriving temples in times gone by. You will contextualize and deepen your understanding of vital works of poetry, prose, and drama through travel, and you’ll witness the thread of continuity between the past and present through the literary arts, gaining a sense of the incredible importance of writing, story, myth, and lore within living and historical culture. Let the sites, myths, and surroundings that inspired some of the greatest writers of all time inspire you too! Together we will explore prominent literary sites and museums in Athens, Kefalonia, Ithaka, Olympia, and Hydra, discussing great works and composing and sharing our own great works along the way.

This course is based out of LSC-Tomball but is open to students from all Lone Star campuses. It  will be offered during the May minimester, with dates of travel between 5/18/13 and 6/2/13.

For more information email Melissa Studdard at Melissa.J.Studdard@lonestar.edu.


Ireland

ANTH 2351:     Cultural Anthropology

  • Course start date: Mid-May
  • Course length: 3 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 10 days
  • Approximate cost: Please see: www.efcollegestudytours.com/1228850.
  • Notes regarding cost: Tuition, standard LSCS registration fees, passport and/or required visa fees are not included.

This course is based out of LSC-Kingwood but is open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information, email Molly Cueto at Molly.M.Cueto@lonestar.edu.


Italy-Art Appreciation

ARTS 1301:   Art Appreciation

Why stay cooped up in a classroom when you can experience the great masters of art in Italy? Our Art Appreciation course will walk you through history and down the cobblestoned cities of Rome, Assisi, Orvieto, Siena and Florence. Fulfilling your Fine Arts credit can be enriching and entertaining. Discovery is just an email away.

Course instruction: May 13 – May 17, 2012; Trip dates: May 18 – May 31, 2013

  • Course start date: Mid-May
  • Course length: 3 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 14 days
  • Approximate cost: $3500
  • Notes regarding cost:  Includes all breakfasts, most dinners, all entrance fees to museums, churches and outings, transportation fees, private motor coach, hotel and portage costs, hotel city taxes, airfare and airfare surcharges, and local tour guides.  Students should also plan for the following additional costs: Approximately $200 for additional meals, $300 tuition, gratuities approximately $30 (to be determined), travel insurance through LSC-K ($25) and possible souvenirs/expenditures. Tuition, standard LSCS registration fees, passport and/or required visa fees are not included.

This course is based out of LSC-Kingwood but is open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information, email Kelley Revuelto at Kelley.N.Revuelto@lonestar.edu or Cory Cryer at Cory.R.Cryer@lonestar.edu


Italy-Drawing-Program Cancelled

ARTS 1316:    Drawing I or 

ARTS 1317:    Drawing II

Art in Italy

Walk in the footsteps of Italian Renaissance Master Artists who embraced the practice of studying great artists and their art as a development of their own artistic skill. Immerse yourself in the contributions of Italian art and culture as you create and study art in locations that inspired some of these great artists such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Raphael, and Botticelli.

“Art in Italy” is an immersion in the same artistic tradition. You will sketch and draw at studios in Florence as well as on location at  inspirational Tuscan, Campania and Chianti locations while you earn college credit for Drawing I or Drawing II.  Visit museums such as the Uffizi, Galleria Academia, Pitti Palace, and San Marco which contain some of the greatest Roman, Greek and Renaissance artworks in the world. The summer program is based at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence and the Vesuvian Institute in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

At the completion of the study abroad your portfolio of artworks will include work derived from a variety of field trips and studio experiences. Some of these include visits to medieval towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Amalfi as well as visits to Pompeii, vineyards located in Chianti and at the base of Mt. Vesuvius, Tuscan farms, and a buffalo mozzarella farm.

Earn Credit for:

ARTS 1316: Drawing I

An introductory course in freehand drawing. The course fulfills core requirement as a fine art credit

or

ARTS 1317: Drawing II

Requires completion of Drawing I

 

These courses are based out of LSC-Cy-Fair but are open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information contact:

Laura Fisher

Professor of Art

LSC-CyFair Office: ART 113 O

Phone: 281-290-3401

Email:  Laura.L.Fisher@LoneStar.edu

 

Italy-Design-Program Cancelled

ARTC 2347:   Design Communication II

Graphic Design Goes Global

Go from designers-in-training to being better prepared for the virtual office as you immerse yourself in Italian culture and experience their Slow Food Movement to better understand advertising. Virtual offices have opened up a graphic designer’s client base to include clients from other cities, countries, cultures, and social norms. This study abroad will give you a full immersion program on the importance of understanding your client, where they come from, and knowing their target audience.

Get hands on experience and explore the Tuscany and Campania regions of Italy while earning course credit toward your Visual Communication program. Experience the Italian Slow Food Movement and see how their environment and community directly impact how they produce and promote their alternative to “fast food”. The summer program is based at the Santa Reperata International School of Art in Florence and the Vesuvian International Institute in Castellammare di Stabia and includes many field studies in the Tuscany and Campania regions.

 

Visit Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Sorrento, Pompeii, Amalfi and many more areas of Italy. Participate in field trips directly related to slow food such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar and wine productions, a buffalo mozzarella farm and a pasta production company. Students will visit the Slow Food Office in Florence to learn about the history of the slow food movement and see how it directly related to advertising and marketing of the products.

 

Earn credit for:

ARTC 2347: Design Communications II

(required course for Visual Communication degree/Graphic Design track)

 

  • Course start date: Mid-May
  • Course length: 6 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 2.5 weeks
  • Approximate cost: $3595
  • Notes regarding cost: All fees associated with field trips (transportation, entrance fees, some meals) included in cost. Not all meals are included; however students will have kitchen facilities with shared apartment to keep food costs down. Tuition, standard LSCS registration fees, passport and/or required visa fees are not included.

This course is based out of LSC-Cy-Fair but is open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information contact:

Julie Brasher

Visual Communication Professor

LSC-CyFair Office: ART 113-P

Phone: 281-290-3921

Email:  jbrasher@lonestar.edu

 

Panama-Program Cancelled

LMGT 1393: Special Topics in Logistics/International Global Supply Chain

Take a tour of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Panama. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Panama Canal is the international gateway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.  This study abroad course will allow you to experience the global supply chain up close. During your two week visit to Panama, you will travel across the Bridge to the Americas, visit the Panama Canal Authority Building, Panama Canal expansion zone, Miraflores Visitor Center, City of Knowledge, and the Panama Canal Railway. You will also visit a major ocean carrier, warehousing and distribution centers, and ride the Pacific Queen through the Miraflores Locks.

 

  • Course start date: Mid-May
  • Course length: 4 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 12 days
  • Approximate cost: $2400
  • Notes regarding cost: Includes some meals. Tuition, standard LSCS registration fees, passport and/or required visa fees are not included.

This course is based out of LSC-Cy-Fair but is open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information email Ruben Howard at Ruben.A.Howard@LoneStar.edu


Spain-Program Cancelled

ARTS 1301: Art Appreciation

  • Course start date: Second week of July (Summer II) 
  • Course length: 4 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 10 days
  • Approximate cost: $3,267 per student with a minimum enrollment of 12 students
  • Notes regarding cost: International airfare (round trip US-Spain), hotel accommodations in Madrid and Barcelona (breakfasts included), 3-day rail pass, museums passes, art project, metro passes (Madrid and Barcelona). Tuition, standard LSCS registration fees, passport and/or required visa fees are not included.

This course is based out of LSC-North Harris but is open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information email Eric Sims at Eric.T.Sims@lonestar.edu


Tanzania

Destination Africa: Psychology in Tanzania: Exploring Risk and Resilience among Orphans and Vulnerable Children

A Study Abroad/Service Learning/Life Changing Adventure!

PSYC 2301:     General Psychology

PSYC 2319:     Social Psychology

Come join us for a summer of experiencing a vibrant and unique culture while working directly with children in need. Earn up to 6 credit hours in Psychology and a service learning designation on your transcript. Top it off with an unforgettable safari to some of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves, including the Serengeti and Ngoro Ngoro Crater! 

See program flyer. Follow the Tanzania program's adventure on their blog.

  • Course start date: First week of June (Summer I) 
  • Course length: 6 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length):  Approximately 3 weeks
  • Approximate cost: $3,978
  • Notes regarding cost: Does not include passport fees, immunizations, snacks, souvenirs and any additional (non-required) activities students might choose, tuition, or standard LSCS registration fees.

These courses are based out of LSC-CyFair but are open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information email Lori Richter at Lori.Richter@LoneStar.edu or Davida Rodgers at Davida.L.Rodgers@LoneStar.edu


United Kingdom-Cambridge-Program Cancelled

ENGL 2322:     British Literature I

ENGL 2323:     British Literature II

  • Course start date: Second week of July
  • Course length: 6 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length):  2 weeks
  • Approximate cost: $3,100
  • Notes regarding cost: Room and full board (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and $1700 for roundtrip airfare  from IAH to Gatwick and train service from Gatwick to Cambridge. Tuition, standard LSCS registration fees, passport and/or required visa fees are not included.

These courses are based out of LSC-Tomball but are open to students from all Lone Star campuses.

For more information email John Rollins at John.B.Rollins@lonestar.edu