Begin with several days in London, exploring the Tower, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The Globe Theatre and more! Then explore one of the most interesting, historic cities in Western Europe. Stay right in the heart of old Oxford at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; walk the halls of the world famous Oxford University; go punting on the Thames; re-live the sites of the Harry Potter novels; investigate centuries-old “town-gown” relations of Oxford; eat jacket potatoes in world famous pubs; get lost in the endlessly fascinating Blackwell’s bookstore and on and on. The trip also includes day trips to Bath and Stratford –Upon-Avon and a theatre performance in Stratford.
Course instructors include CMRS faculty and EC English professors, Dr. Ted Lerud and Dr. Mary Kay Mulvaney, Director of the Honors Program. (See summer itinerary on the reverse side.)
The course earns 1.0 Honors Program credit and carries EXP and G tag credits. (Open to non-HP members by instructor permission.)Course participants must attend two preparatory class sessions in late April and early May. Dates TBA.
*Note: City-as-Text© methodology is based largely upon the work of cultural anthropologist, Clifford Geertz, and the work of learning theorist David A. Kolb, author of Experiential Learning: Experience as a Source of Learning and Development, who was informed by Dewey and Piaget. Kolb posits a model of learning as a circular process moving from “concrete experience” to “observation and reflection” to “formation of abstract concepts and generalizations” to “testing implications of concepts in new situations and then repeating the cycle.”
Trip estimate: $4490 travel costs includes: airfare, accommodations, theatre performances, “tube” pass, site admissions, daily breakfast, and some dinners (plus $750 summer tuition fee)
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Mulvaney firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dr. Ted Lerud email@example.com
Oxford flyer 2015.pdf