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HUMA 250 - Travel Study


PREREQUISITES: ENGL 111 - English Composition  and Program Advisor Approval
PROGRAM: Humanities
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 1
PRACTICUM HOURS MIN: 2
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2018

This course offers the student an opportunity to research and explore the attributes of another country or region through travel. Students will attend preparatory sessions on travel planning and management, research techniques, cross-cultural communication skills, study and observational methodologies, itinerary development, and post- trip summary, reflection, and application processes. Courses may be repeated for credit.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Conduct research and demonstrate a basic understanding of the destination country or region of study in the topics of history, culture, society, arts, economics, politics, and technology.
  2. Synthesis of research into a report demonstrating descriptive and analytical communication skills in thinking, writing, and presenting
  3. Planning and organization independently or in conjunction with faculty and/or a third-party planning agency 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.
  4. Demonstration of an ability to communicate cross-culturally and interact constructively with a culture within a territory other than one’s own.
  5. Development of an understanding of study methodologies and concepts for analyzing cultural patterns and applying these methods during the travel study.
  6. Organization and documentation of the travel experiences (e.g., journal, photography, blogs, etc.).
  7. Preparation of a travel 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 or other trip specific analysis.


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Travel orientation and expectations
  • 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

 
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