Course: HUMN 398C (3 Credits)
Location: Cambridge, England
When: To be announced
Register By: To be announced
King's College Chapel
Great St. Mary's Church
Queens' College grounds
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Punting on the River Cam
Discover one of the oldest and most famous university cities in the world. Human settlements existed on the present site of the City of Cambridge well before the Romans built a fortified camp on the current Castle Hill, and the city has housed a university since the early 13th century. Starting from a handful of scholars fleeing judicial persecution in Oxford, the university has since grown to dominate the town and establish itself as one of the leading centers of teaching and learning in the world. This course takes a look at both the physical university - the beautiful buildings and grounds of its colleges - and also at the university as an intellectual institution, as a place in which philosophical, political, economic and scientific ideas that have revolutionized our world were born.
This course is dedicated to the memory of Jim Council (1929-2010), Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Senior Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and UMGC Collegiate Associate Professor, who created the course and taught it for eight years.
For your convenience, UMGC coordinates the hotel and excursion arrangements for a flat fee of $650 per student per field study course. This fee will be charged to your student account and covers seven nights of lodging (double occupancy room), as well as local transportation costs and entry to all excursions. Single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee of $200.
The $650 fee does not include travel to and from the city where the course is held. Students must make their own travel arrangements to the course.
Textbooks can be ordered through webText Europe - a secure, online textbook service designed to make your textbook ordering quick and simple. You can also receive on-site assistance from your local program coordinator. For a detailed listing of required textbooks and early reading assignments, please see the current course syllabus found in the schedule.
You may register for the 3 credit field study course with your local program coordinator or online at MyUMGC. Tuition assistance or financial aid can be applied toward tuition costs. For more information, contact the UMGC Field Study Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or e-mail email@example.com.
Before completing your travel plans, please verify with your local program coordinator or the Field Study Office at UMGC Europe Headquarters that the course will be held as scheduled. If you drop/withdraw from a field study course after the registration deadline, you will be charged a fee of $100.
A field study course packs all of the 48 contact-hours of other courses into adventure-filled days on location, so you can earn one to three credits at an accelerated pace. In addition, rather than taking place in an education center, a field study course takes place in a historical European city where the subject being studied has its roots. You will visit historical sites and museums as well as participate in lectures that bring it all together for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
For more information, please visit the Field Study Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
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