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Science in Society: Switzerland & Germany Short Program

Switzerland & Germany provide the perfect backdrop to study the interaction between culture and science.

Visit the CERN Accelerator, the European Space Agency, the heart of German Automobile Design, even Einstein's home in Bern on this program.

The Science in Society Learning Community provides students the opportunity to expore some of the most important sites in Europe for technology, innovation, physics, engineering and scientific discovery.  Students will spend Spring term at Augustana studying both the history of physics & engineering in Europe and the representation of science in literature and film as part of this program before embarking on a 3 week tour of Switzerland and southern Germany, where they will visit both the sites of historic discoveries and locations on the cutting edge of design and research today. 

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ONLINE APPLICATIONS REMAIN OPEN!!!

Academics: This is a 6-credit Learning Community comprised of two courses; 

Physics 305 (PP): History of Physics & Engineering in Central Europe (Taught by Dr. J. Dyer)

German 318 (PL, G): Science in Literature & Film.  (Taught by Dr. L. Seidlitz)

Students who participate in this program must enroll for both courses during the Spring Term of 2015 in order to travel with the program to Europe.  

This program is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors.  It does not require prerequisites in Physics or a knowledge of the German language. All coursework and readings are offered in English. 

Seniors should pay special attention to the timing of this program.  Senior students who need any portion of this coursework in order to complete degree requirements may not graduate in the spring. They must apply as a summer graduate, but can choose to participate in the commencement ceremony if they wish. Contact the Registrar for your questions. 

Cost:  $4,300 (tentative). 

Program includes airfare, lodging, inter-city transportation, group site visits, health insurance and some group meals.  Price does not include non-group meals or discretionary spending.   Students may elect to purchase their own airline tickets to/from Frankfurt, Germany.  Doing so will reduce the stated program cost.  Students interested in this option should speak with one of the program faculty to confirm their desire to opt out of a group flight.

Contacts:  For more information on this program, please contact Dr. Dyer (Physics) or Dr. Seidlitz (German)