2015 SJU Summer Program in Greece

Summer Program in Greece

Study & Travel in: Athens, Santorini, Syros, Crete

Dates: May 20-June 22, 2015

Courses:

PSY 100 Introductory Psychology with Dr. Patrick Garrigan

Course Description: How does a baby learn to walk, talk, and recognize her mother’s face? Why do we dream? What is stress, and how can you reduce the stress in your life? These are just a few questions that we will explore in Introductory Psychology.  Psychology is a broad discipline that investigates thought processes, feelings, and actions. Topics that will be covered in this course include: child development, motivation, memory, emotions, group dynamics, and psychological disorders. Studying abroad in Greece will give us the opportunity to examine first-hand how this unique culture influences human behavior. What psychological constructs are universal? When and why do we see cultural differences? Contents of this course have direct application to a number of related disciplines, such as: legal studies, teaching, marketing, business administration, biology, English literature, politics, and criminal justice. POL 321 Religion & American Politics with Dr. Francis Graham Lee Course Description: Religion and American Politics examines the unique role of religion in American public life, the legal-constitutional issues that arise, its effect on voting behavior, and future developments arising from the rise of Evangelicals, decline of Main Line Churches, and the transformation of the Catholic Church caused by the rise of the Hispanics.

Language of Instruction: English Credits: 3 credits per class Cost: Please contact Lindsey Martin at the Center for International Programs (lmartin@sju.edu) Deadline: February 1st, 2015 Where to apply: http://internationalprograms.sju.edu

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Lindsey Martin Coordinator for Study Abroad Center for International Programs Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 T: 610.660.3461, F: 610.660.1697 Web: internationalprograms.sju.edu
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2015 SJU Summer Program in Rome

Summer Program in Rome

Study & Travel in: Rome, Sorrento, Florence

Dates: June 29-July 28, 2015

Courses:

PHL 355: Philosophical Issues in Christian Doctrine with Dr. Joseph Corabi

Course Description: The primary purpose of this course will be to investigate the internal coherence of Christianity–that is, whether we can make sense of Christian doctrine as a logically consistent body of claims about God, human beings, and the relationship between the two that “hangs together” in a plausible way.  As part of the course, we will visit a number of sites in and around Rome that have played a major role in the historical development of Christianity. ENG 449 Travel Writing: Rome with Dr. April Lindner

Course Description: In Travel Writing–Rome, we will use our travels in Italy as a lens through which to explore the elements of creative nonfiction in general and travel writing in particular.  The places we go, the people we meet, and the things we see and do along the way will provide the subject matter for your writing. You will keep a journal, do in-class invention exercises, and write three full-length travel essays.  We will also be reading travel memoirs as models of effective travel writing.  A large portion of our class will be spent workshopping, which means we read each other’s essays and give constructive feedback.  A portfolio of your revised writing will be due after the study tour is over.

MGT 120 Essentials in Management OR IBU 370 International Topics with Dr. Stephen Porth

Course Description: This course is an introduction to management and international business, focusing on the management functions of planning, leading, organizing and controlling. Contemporary theories, principles and practices of effective management will be discussed. The course will emphasize the macro (environmental) level of management and include the behavioral and micro levels as well. Since the course is taught in Rome, we will emphasize the European Union and especially Italy by exploring two interrelated issues: (1) the interpersonal, and especially cultural, dimensions of management in Europe and Italy, and (2) the strategic dimensions of managing in Europe and Italy. We will take advantage of our setting in Rome by visiting companies and government organizations in Italy as a way to understand the theory and practice of management.

ITA 306: The Roman Experience with Professor Fulvia Serra Eligible Students: ITA 202 level proficiency or above Course Description: The purpose of this course is to improve students’ oral and written command of Italian through an intensive full-immersion experience. The course is organized thematically around two main areas: issues in contemporary Italian society and Roman political and social landscapes. Students will read accounts of recent events that took place in Rome from 1945 to our days. They will also read daily newspaper articles on local cultural and social issues. While visiting the sites where the events took place students will be asked to comment on their observations both in writing and in group conversation. They will acquire a very personal appreciation of Rome and will formulate oral and written analyses on social, historical and political issues. This will allow them to create a spatial and visual connection with the extensive study of modern and contemporary Italian history that is part of their curriculum at SJU.

Language of Instruction: English Credits: 3 credits per class Cost: Please contact Lindsey Martin at the Center for International Programs (lmartin@sju.edu) Deadline: February 1st, 2015 Where to apply: http://internationalprograms.sju.edu

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Lindsey Martin Coordinator for Study Abroad Center for International Programs Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 T: 610.660.3461, F: 610.660.1697 Web: internationalprograms.sju.edu
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2015 SJU Summer Program in China

SJU Summer Program in China

Study & Travel in: Beijing, Nanjing, Yangshuo, Guilin, Shanghai, Suzhou

Dates: June 25-July 24, 2015

Courses:

HIS 358 Contemporary China with Dr. James Carter

Course Description: The history of China since 1976. Major topics covered will be the death of Mao and the end of the Cultural Revolution; the opening of relations with the United States; Deng Xiaoping’s rise; opening and reform; China’s “economic miracle”; the one-child policy; the 1989 democracy movement and its aftermath; China’s challenging rise as a global economic and political power; the environmental challenge accompanying China’s economic development; and the Communist Party’s strategies and tactics to maintain power.

MHC 221/MHC 655 Workforce Diversity with Dr. Lucy Ford Course Description: Managing diversity is becoming increasingly important to contemporary organizations and is likely to become even more critical in the future as the population and workforce become even more heterogeneous, and organizations increasingly do business across the globe.  As these changes occur, a strong emphasis is being placed on inclusion in the workplace as a moral imperative and as a business competitiveness issue.   Managing an inclusive environment means creating a workplace that respects and embraces differences, recognizing the unique contributions that individuals from all walks of life can make, and creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees. A key element in driving inclusion is being open, aware and committed to integrating diversity into the business. It is important that every perspective, viewpoint and idea is welcomed, shared and considered. An effective inclusion initiative equips every employee and manager with knowledge and tools for becoming a mindful member and effectual leader of diverse teams. With that said, immersion into a foreign culture is an ideal opportunity for students to develop openness, awareness, and commitment to inclusivity.

Language of Instruction: English Credits: 3 credits per class Cost: Please contact Lindsey Martin at the Center for International Programs (lmartin@sju.edu) Deadline: February 1st, 2015 Where to apply: http://internationalprograms.sju.edu

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Lindsey Martin Coordinator for Study Abroad Center for International Programs Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 T: 610.660.3461, F: 610.660.1697 Web: internationalprograms.sju.edu
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SJU Summer Program in China

TBC Spring 2011

UNIVERSITY: Saint Joseph’s University

PROGRAM_NAME: SJU Summer Program in China

LOCATION: Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin and Hong Kong

PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION: Saint Joseph’s University Center for International Programs welcomes consortium member students to join its 2013 Summer Program in China June 5–July 4, 2013. Students may select from among the following courses taught by SJU faculty: HIS 358: Contemporary History, taught by Dr. James H. Carter; MKT 331: International Marketing, taught by Dr. Feng Shen; and REL 355: Immortals, Ancestors, Ghosts and Gods: Super Humans in Chinese Religion, taught by Dr. Susan Andrews. All students are charged a program fee (airfare, hotels, some meals, entry to sites, emergency medical insurance…) and summer tuition, per class. The application deadline is February 1, 2013 however, our summer programs often fill up well before the February deadline. CIP accepts applications and deposits on a first-come, first-served basis. For course descriptions, application details, and estimated program fee, kindly contact Mary Anne Kucserik at CIP at 610-660-3477 or at mkucseri@sju.edu

PROGRAM__HIGHLIGHTS: The SJU Summer Program is taught and led by its own SJU faculty and is accompanied by a coordinator throughout the 4 week immersion. The itinerary begins in Beijing to historic sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Summer Palace and much more! From Beijing, the group continues on to Nanjing University for class (taught by SJU faculty) and additional visits to Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin/Yangshou and Hong Kong, before returning to the US.

TYPE: Island Program

DATES: June 5–July 4, 2013

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English

ELIGIBILITY: There are no pre-requisites for HIS 358 or REL 355. MKT 331 has a pre-requisite of MKT 101: Principles of Marketing

CREDITS: 3 per class

HOUSING: hotels

COST: Please contact Mary Anne Kucserik at the CIP office at mkucseri@sju.edu

DEADLINE: February 1, 2013

WHERE_TO_APPLY: Please contact Mary Anne Kucserik at the CIP office at mkucseri@sju.edu for materials

LEAD_CONTACT:

Mary Anne Kucserik

EMAIL: mkucseri@sju.edu

PHONE: 610-660-3477

WEBSITE: http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/cip/studyabroad/events.html