Dec 03, 2023
EDSN 224 - Travel Study
PREREQUISITES: ENGL 111 - English Composition , Program Advisors Approval
PROGRAM: Environmental Design
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 1
PRACTICUM HOURS MIN: 2
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2019
This course offers the student an opportunity to research and explore the attributes of another country or region through world travel. Students will attend preparatory sessions on travel planning and management, research techniques, cross-cultural communications skills, study and observational methodologies, itinerary development, and post- trip summary, reflection, and application processes.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Research and demonstration of a basic understanding of the destination country or area of study in the topics of history, culture, society, arts, economics, politics, and technology.
- Synthesis of research into a report demonstrating descriptive and analytical communication skills in thinking, writing, and presenting.
- Planning and organization of the travel experience through preparation of the travel documents, supplies and equipment, budget, lodging and transportation, emergency procedures and contacts, and detailed itinerary for the duration of the study term.
- Demonstration of an ability to communicate cross-culturally and interact constructively with a culture within a territory other than one’s own.
- Development of an understanding of study methodologies and concepts for analyzing cultural patterns and applying these methods during the travel study.
- Organization and documentation of the travel experiences (e.g., journal, photography, blogs, etc.).
- Preparation of a study abroad summary and visual presentation which could include career application, cultural analysis and comparison, and self-reflection on the accuracy of one’s own world view.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- Travel orientation and expectation
- Research and reporting strategies
- Travel planning and preparation
- Cultural awareness and development strategies
- Study methodologies
- Recording and communicating the travel experience
- Reflection and application summary presentation
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)