HUM 128: Perspectives on the Twentieth Century
Western Europe 2013
June 3–25, 2013
This program explores the Western European nations of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France while focusing on the history and impact of World Wars I and II that took place on this landscape. The course will incorporate visits to all four countries as well as lectures and visits to museums, battlefields, concentration camps, and other historical locations.
Visit the CIA World Factbook pages on Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France for general information about their geography, people, government, economy, transportation, and more.
- CIA World Factbook page on Germany
- CIA World Factbook page on the Netherlands
- CIA World Factbook page on Belgium
- CIA World Factbook page on France
HUM 128, Perspectives on the 20th Century: The West in a Global Context (GE–Area V, 3 units)
This course specifically considers: (1) several wars and the values and agendas that motivated them, (2) the rejection of colonialism and what followed from it, (3) an examination of totalitarianism in its several forms, (4) attempts to develop global community and some of the challenges in doing so, as well as (5) developments in philosophy, literature and the visual and film arts, technology, science, economics and politics. Our explorations will include the media of contemporary culture, and texts, both hard copy and electronic.
The General Education upper division area V is focused on Culture, Civilization and Global Understanding, and the goal of area V courses is to expose and teach students to appreciate human expression in cultures outside the United States and understand how that expression has developed over time.
This program is open to all upper division applicants who will have passed the Writing Skills Test (WST) by February, 2013.
German, Dutch, and French language ability is not required as classes are conducted in English.
This program takes place in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France with transportation by train or bus provided between cities. Student housing will consist of double occupancy rooms at centrally located budget hotels. CISabroad onsite staff will be available 24/7.
As a U.S. passport holder, you will be allowed to enter Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France without a visa for up to 90 days. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.
There is currently no US travel warning for Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, or France. For more information about safety abroad, visit the relevant US Department of State Travel Information pages:
- US Department of State Travel Information page for Germany
- US Department of State Travel Information page for the Netherlands
- US Department of State Travel Information page for Belgium
- US Department of State Travel Information page for France
Cynthia Rostankowski, Humanities
|SJSU Special Session Tuition (3 units @ $250 each)||750|
|Program fees, lodging, class materials and local tours approx.||3,989|
*Airfare and meals are not included.