Centre for Global Competency - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

Study Tours

A study tour is a credit-bearing course in which the majority of the academic work is accomplished through group study and travel outside the UCO campus. It provides a group of students with an applied, supervised experience at an off campus location, whether foreign or domestic, for a minimum of two or more overnights, and enhances the student's classroom knowledge of an academic discipline(s) through first hand exposure. Once on site, travel during the study tour is an integral part of the learning process.

Study Tour Posting Request (for faculty members only): If your Study Tour has been approved by Academic Affairs, you can request to the Centre for Global Competency to post the study tour on this website. Please click here to submit the "Study Tour Posting Request"

Name: Paris: Culture and Commerce
Credit hours: 3
Professor in charge: Dr. Saba Bahouth
Dates: Twice a year / Spring Break and August. Check website below for exact dates.
Cost: $3,495, in three payments
Destination: Paris and the surrounding region
Comments: This Study Tour course is offered twice a year, during the Spring Break and in early August.
Website: Paris: Culture and Commerce

Name:Study Tour to South Korea
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: Dr. Youngtae Shin / yshin@uco.edu / 405-974-5524
Dates: March 15, 2014 / March 23rd, 2014
Cost: $3,538.70
Destination: South Korea
Comments:  This Study Tour is intended to help students learn about Korea through textbooks and hands on experience by physically visiting various cultural and historical sites. As such, the pre tour will require extensive reading on Korean History and Culture. Credit hours for study tour (pol 4970) vary, but this course will be three credit hours. 
No Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission to enroll
Tentative Pre-travel Class meeting times and Place: 2-3:50 on the following dates: January 17, Feb 2, 9 16, 23, and March 9 at LAR 120
Post Travel: 2-4PM, April 6 at LAR 120
Contact Dr. Shin at yshin@uco.edu or call her 405-974-5524 for any questions or comments.

Name: Polish Landscapes of Remembrance
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: Michelle Brym / mbrym@uco.edu / 405-974-5665
Dates:June 16, 2014 / June 29, 2014
Comments: This course will explore how the collective remembrance of World War II, the Holocaust and Communism shapes the cultural landscape of Poland. Through course readings, site visits and class discussions students will learn about the often contested process in the preservation of historical objects and memorialization of historical events. Students will travel to seven Polish cities. In these cities we will visit WWII sites of remembrance such as Auschwitz, view the remains of Soviet realist architecture as well as explore the preservation of folk culture. There is no prerequisite for the course although instructor permission is required to enroll. Contact Dr. Brym mbrym@uco.edu or Heidi Vaughn hvaughn@uco.edu for more information.

Name:Germany Study Tour: Kaisers, Crackpots, and Captains of Industry
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: Michael Springer / mspringer@uco.edu / 405-074-5453
Dates: May 17, 2014 / June 1, 2014
Cost: $3,150
Destination: Dublin, Ireland, Munich and Berling, Germany
Commnets: When you take this course you will explore a destination rich in history, culture, art and architecture. In Munich and Berlin we will visit the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein (Europe’s most visited castle), the BMW auto factory, the modern Reichstag and the Nazi-era Dachau Concentration Camp. We will also explore world famous museums (see works by Leonardo, Raphael, Dürer, Bruegel, Rembrandt and more) and less well-known sites such as Lucas Cranach’s print shop in Wittenberg, and KaDeWe in Berlin, continental Europe’s largest department store. As an added bonus, the tour includes layovers in Dublin, the Irish capital city, where we will see a few sights and enjoy some Irish music! The Germany course offers three options for credit: Humanities (contact Dr. Brodnax, mbrodnax@uco.ecu), German (contact Dr. Nollert, hnollert@uco.edu), or History (contact Dr. Springer, mspringer@uco.edu). The ability to speak German is not required, but a thirst for adventure and a desire to learn about Germany while exploring Munich and Berlin are expected. Cost for this study tour is $3150 + tuition—a great deal for 14 days on the ground in Europe. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting learning experience!

Name: Cultural Study Tour of England
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: Kato Buss / kbuss2@uco.edu / 405-974-5512 - Timothy Petete / tpetete@uco.edu / 405-974-5849
Dates: May 15, 2014 / May 26, 2014
Comments: Cultural Study Tour of England focuses on selected theatrical, literary, and historical contributions. By visiting a multitude of cities and venues, the course will provide students opportunities to learn, to experience, and to assess the arts and humanities of England.For more information, please contact Dr. Timothy Petete (tpeteteatucodotedu) or Dr. Kato Buss (kbuss2atucodotedu).

Name: Puebla, Mexico: Mexican Education/Culture, History, and Pedagogy
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: April Haulman / ahaulman@uco.edu / 405-974-5139
Dates: June 6, 2014 / June 20, 2014
Cost: $3,000
Destination: Puebla, Mexico

Name: Layers of Rome
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: Sarah Kyle / skyle@uco.edu / 405-974 - 5856
Dates: June 1st / June 15th, 2014
Cost: $3,395
Destination: Rome,. Italy
Walk the Via Sacra among the Forum ruins!

Explore the Colosseum!

Trek up Palatine Hill, home to the emperors!

Admire works by Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Caravaggio in churches and world-class museums!

Experience the grandeur of the Baroque at St. Peter’s Basilica!

Trace Romantic Rome in the footsteps of the poets Keats and Shelley!

Discover Rome from caput mundi to la dolce vita!

Wander through Ostia, Rome’s ancient seaport!

Layers of Rome Course Objectives: 

Our aim is to offer a transformative learning experience, one that enables students to become citizens of the World. We believe that after spending two weeks in Rome, students will have command of an historic city that has deep roots in the rise of Western Civilization. This course offers an unforgettable learning opportunity that students will retain for the remainder of their lives. 

Name: The Many Cultures of Andalucia Spain
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: Guillermo Martinez / gmartinezsotelo@uco.edu
Dates: May 19th / June 2nd, 2014
Cost: $3,300
Destination: Cordoba, Spain

Name: Madrid & Barcelona
Credit Hours: 3
Professor: Dr. Maria Teresa Moinette / mmoinette1@uco.edu / 405-974 - 5850
Dates: June 3rd / June 18th, 2014
Cost: $3,500
Destination: Spain
Comments: Learn travel writing in English or Spanish while visiting the two wonderful cities of Madrid & Barcelona, with side-trips to Segovia, Toledo, and Figueras. You can also swim in the Mediterranean! 

Name: London Dublin Study Tour
Credit Hours: 3
Professor:Dr. Randal Ice / rdice@uco.edu / 405-974-2157
Dates:Tuesday May 20th, 2014 / Saturday May 31st, 2014
Cost: $3495
Destination: London, UK and Dublin, Ireland
Comments: This is the longest running study tour at UCO. It is co-sponsored by the Colleges of Business and Liberal Arts. We will visit London and Dublin, seeing various cultural, political and business sites, including the British Museum, Parliament, Trinity College, St. Paul's Cathedral, Lloyd's of London, The Bank of England, The Tower of London, and many other sites. There is an extension worth 3 additional credits available before the study tour starts. It is entitled Applied Research in London and allows students to work on a specific topic in the various libraries and archives of London under faculty supervision. The class is very popular and fills quickly, so interested students should see Dr. Ice in Thatcher Hall, Room 146 as soon as possible. Watch our YouTube video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0KHjH_Y3PM.


For more information about Study Tours by Colleges, please click on the following links:
College of Education and Professional Studies

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