Course: HIS/PHI 236U, 3 credits
This class is an on-site investigation of medieval North Africa and Europe. While westerners tend to view the period through a Christian perspective, many aspects of European history bear the imprint of Arabic culture and Islam. The impact and legacy of Islamic culture, politics, philosophy, and religious thinking throughout medieval North Africa and the Latin West will be studied -- in particular, how Christians, Jews, and Muslims collaborated with, influenced, and sometimes conflicted with one another. Important themes of the course include the legacy of Islamic philosophical thought on the west, the development of medieval Christian orthodoxy in light of schism and alternate belief, the Crusades, and the impact of religious ideology on political conflicts. Applicant selection will be done by the instructor. *Course details subject to change*
Prerequisites: Christianity and Western Culture, or Western Humanities II
Gen. ed: “Z” Cross-Cultural Experience
Gen. ed: “U” World Cultures
Charles Goldberg, History, email@example.com
Carrie Peffley, Philosophy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrollment 29 students (applicant selection will be done by the professors)
Where: Morocco, Spain, and France
Tentative Dates and Itinerary:
Jan 3 Depart from MSP
Jan 4 - 5 Marrakech, Morocco
Jan 6 - 7 Ait Zat, Morocco
Jan 8 Marrakech, Morocco
Jan 9 - 11 Cordoba, Spain
Jan 12 Granada, Spain
Jan 13 - 15 Cordoba, Spain
Jan 16 - 17 Barcelona, Spain
Jan 18 Lagrasse, France
Jan 19 - 24 Paris, France
Jan 25 Return to MSP
Estimated program fee: $4,990 (excluding tuition*) includes: round-trip airfare from MSP, inter-country and intra-country transportation, course-related excursions, room, all breakfasts, meal stipend, and iNext travel insurance. Students are responsible for some meals, optional entertainment/transportation expenses, passport, telephone, and other personal expenses.
Students can choose to do three separate payments for their interim course starting in the fall semester. Students can also use loans by checking with the financial aid office.
*See policies for more information
PRIORITY DEADLINE –
PLEASE NOTE: THE PRIORITY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 31st
• After this date, you will receive notice of your application status (tentative approval, wait list, conditional, etc).
• Non-Bethel students may be considered for course participation after the priority deadline.
PLEASE NOTE: Final acceptance is contingent upon approval from Bethel’s Business Office in the fall. Students with account balances over $2000 in early September will not receive final approval or be allowed to participate in the program.
• Once a course reaches its maximum enrollment students may be placed on a wait list. Students must submit all application materials to be on the course wait list.
• A non-refundable confirmation deposit will not be required until a cancellation occurs and wait list student moves to accepted status.
• The cost of interim tuition is covered for students who are full-time both fall and spring semesters. Students who are not full-time both semesters will need to pay the appropriate interim tuition costs in addition to the stated program fee.
• Students should review individual course descriptions and consult faculty to know exactly what is and what is not included in the program fee.
• Costs listed in spring promotional material are approximate and are based on a minimum of 15 students per course. Every effort is made to operate the program at the stated price. However, the OIS reserves the right to adjust fees due to dollar devaluation, fuel surcharges and general inflation. Final course costs will be set in September.
• Students will receive a payment schedule for their course in the fall. The program fee will be divided into three payments due September 1, October 1, and November 1. (Students taking out additional loans for their program will not be expected to meet those payment deadlines.)
CANCELLATION DEADLINE & REFUND POLICY
• An accepted student must submit in writing their cancellation to the study abroad office on or before September 17th to avoid further penalty beyond the loss of their $150 deposit. Withdrawal forms are available in the study abroad office (CC320A).
• Decisions as to whether courses with low enrollment will be offered will be made on or before September 17th. If a course is not offered due to low enrollment students may transfer to another open course or receive a full refund.
• If an accepted student withdraws after September 17th, they will not only forfeit their $150 deposit, but may be responsible for additional costs. After this date, course instructors and/or the study abroad office begin making payments to reserve airfare, room, board, etc. Even if the student has not made additional payments, money may have been spent to hold their position and there may be unrecoverable costs. Depending on the date of cancellation, the entire course fee may be forfeited. If the cancellation occurs after Nov. 13th, the student will be responsible for the entire program fee.