Vienna, Austria - Spring 2012
This term offers Augustana students an opportunity to study the culture of one of the world's great metropolises. The program consists of three closely integrated courses that will explore various aspects of Viennese and Austrian culture, concentrating on the last two centuries.
- During the Winter Term preceding our time in Austria, students will attend a one-credit pre-departure seminar. The commonality among the three courses taught abroad is the idea of Dream and Reality - "Träume und Wirklichkeit."
- Music 300 will focus on the centrality of Vienna in late 19th century and early 20th century. Taught by Dr. Daniel Culver it will carry a PP suffix.
- The science course taught by Dr. Pamela Trotter will carry a PN suffix and will focus on Austrian scientists and their theories, such as germ theory of disease (Semmelweiss), genetics (Mendel), the second law of thermodynamics (Boltzmann), quantum theory (Boltzmann, Schrödinger), and the philosophy of science (Popper, Wittgenstein, Gödel).
- A third course will be taught by a local Viennese scholar of History and will focus on Austrian History, particularly the rich history available to students out and about in Vienna.
- Vienna term students tour famous churches like Stephansdom, see operas at the Volksoper and Staatsoper, listen to classical works at the Musikverein, walk through the famous Schönbrunn Palace and enjoy some of the world's greatest coffee shops. Weekend excursions include Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Krawkow, Poland - including Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
For a printable flyer about the Vienna program, just click here.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Daniel Culver, Director of Vienna Term