January Term Courses
J-Term 2022: December 29, 2021 - January 15, 2022
Human Rights 355: Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean
International Relations 355: Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean
Political Science 355: Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean
Diplomacy is about balancing multiple, sometimes competing, priorities. How can the US promote human rights in North Africa while also fighting terrorism? How does the US elicit cooperation from NATO allies while also getting them to pay their fair share? This study tour surveys how US diplomats balance multiple goals and foreign policy challenges while working with partners from other governments, international organizations, and civil society in Europe and North Africa. The Mediterranean region is one where the most pressing foreign policy challenges of the day converge, from migration to counterterrorism and climate change to great power competition with China and Russia. This course will introduce students to the tools the US uses to address these challenges, from public diplomacy to military partnerships.
Cross-Cultural Studies 395: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Europe and the Islamic World
French 395: Cultural History of France and the Islamic World
History 395: Cultural History of Europe and the Islamic World
Political Science 395: European Politics and the Islamic World
Religious Studies 395: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Europe and the Islamic World
Spanish 395: Cultural History of Spain and the Islamic World
This seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in France, Morocco, and Spain. Students participate in a series of briefings from leading academic, literary, and political experts on the European relationship with the Islamic world. In each city, students attend daily lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars from IAU in addition to local guides and experts in the fields of politics, art history, history, and culture. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of immigration to Europe and its current socio-cultural implications on the region.
French 101: Beginner French I
French 102: Beginner French II
IAU's French Language and Culture January Term Program is designed for students interested in a language and cultural immersion experience in the Mediterranean region of Southern France. IAU's exceptional out-of-classroom experiences include homestays, regional field studies, and extracurricular activities such as wine tastings and cooking courses. Students receive intensive language instruction and have an immersive experience in the local culture during this three-week program.
Anthropology 301: The Artist and the City
Literature 375: The European City in Literature
Communications 375: The European City in the Visual Arts
Geography 201: Europe and its Cities
Business 325: International Business
Marketing 325: International Marketing
Economics 325: Doing Business in Europe
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Art 371: Museums of Europe: from Van Gogh to Gaudí
Art History 374: Museums of Europe: The Curatorial Process from Van Gogh to Gaudí
Museum Studies 374: Museums of Europe: The Curatorial Process from Van Gogh to Gaudí
How does one preserve or even rejuvenate an artist's legacy? This January Term traveling seminar will focus on a selection of European museums in Amsterdam, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Barcelona dedicated to artists across a variety of disciplines, including painting, photography, sculpture, and architecture. Through discussions, museum visits, and other methods, students will analyze different curatorial methods of specific European museums as well as study original works by various artists with an emphasis on critical analysis. Students will collaborate with and learn from professionals in arts administration, practicing artists, and art history scholars linking the curatorial process to the history and content of specific works housed in specific museums. Students participating in this Museum Studies January Term program will have the opportunity to experience the inner workings of world-renowned museums and study the artworks that reside in them from this new perspective.
North African Studies
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There is a strong social-service component to this seminar, as students will visit NGO's and meet with creative ordinary citizens who are striving to invent solutions to their most vexing problems such as fighting poverty and providing education to their children.
Photography: History & Digital Practice in Europe
Enrolling students for J-Term 2023Art 173: Photography: An Introduction to Digital Practice in France, Spain & the Netherlands
Art 373: Photography: Advanced Digital Practice in France, Spain & the Netherlands
Art History 377: The History of Photography in France, Spain & the Netherlands
History 377: The History of Photography in France, Spain & the Netherlands
European Studies 378: Photography: Digital Practice & History in France, Spain & the Netherlands
Psychology 370: Multicultural Psychology
Psychology 385: Psychology of Peace and Violence
Psychology 390: Psychology of Divided Societies
Psychology 595: Special Topics in Psychology - Graduate Seminar
Sociology 390: Sociology of Divided Societies
Cross-Cultural Studies 390: Empires, Colonies, Hegemony
Human Services 425: Special Topics in Human Services
Spanish Culture & Society
Enrolling students for J-Term 2023Art History 338: Spanish Culture and Society
Cross-Cultural Studies 338: Spanish Culture and Society
The Spanish Culture and Society January Term Seminar in Seville, Granada, and Córdoba is hosted by the International College of Seville (ICS) and is designed for students wishing to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Spain. Over two weeks, students will live with local Spanish hosts in Seville, participate in field studies throughout southern Spain, enroll in courses focused on Spanish culture and society, and participate in cultural activities such as flamenco shows, cooking classes, city walking tours, boat cruises, tapas tastings, and even a special New Years Eve dinner. Faculty members, as well as local guides and specialists, will deepen students' understanding of the people, customs, and culture of Spain in a hands-on, experiential learning environment.
Enrolling students for J-Term 2023Theatre 385: Theatre Alive - Theatre in Ireland and England
Literature 385: Theatre Alive - Theatre in Ireland and England
English 385: Theatre Alive - Theatre in Ireland and England
Plays and playwrights are not bound by time or geographically drawn borders. They speak to each other and influence each other across time and space. This course will focus on major playwrights, both historical and contemporary, of arguably the greatest theatrical tradition of all time – that of England and Ireland. From Shakespeare to writers like Synge, O’Casey, and Shaw to modern playwrights like Martin McDonagh, Carol Ann Duffy, David Hare and Caryl Churchill, we will look at what made those playwrights so influential in their own time as well as how they continue to influence contemporary writers. We will look at plays as literature on the page, and in performance on stage, as they are meant to be encountered. We will also visit key historical sites in order to greater understand the political and intellectual circumstances in which these writers were working and in which their successors continue to work. Special attention will be paid to Shakespeare as a writer for the stage and a man of the theatre, with visits to theatres to hear and see plays, backstage tours, and critical discussions of directorial, design, and acting choices. Plays to be studied are to be determined as productions are announced.
Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean
Geography/Marketing/Wine Studies 303: Regional Wine Trade and Economics
Hospitality Management/Wine Studies 307: Wine and Food Pairing
Marketing/Wine Studies 302: Wine Marketing and Analysis
Environmental Studies 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin
International Relations 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin
Geography 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin
The Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean J-Term Seminar focuses on the appreciation of gastronomy and wine while exploring regional and local delicacies. Students will learn to appreciate how these products are produced, understand how they impact the environment, and will begin to recognize how our consumption choices may be a potential solution or hazard to the global environmental crisis. In this multi-country traveling seminar, students will have the opportunity to taste Spanish, French, and Italian wines, speak directly with winemakers and industry experts, and visit cultural sites in Spain, France, and Italy.