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Germany, Switzerland, France

Location: Germany, Switzerland, France

Semester: Spring 2020

Course Information: International Studies – 3 Credit Core Course

Course Code: IS 398 Germany

Lead Faculty: Dr. James Duncan

Travel Assistant: Dr. Lynneth Miller

Course Title: Printers and Protestants: A history of the Printing Press and the Reformation

Course Description: This interdisciplinary course will examine the interplay between the emergence of the commercial printing press and the development of the Protestant Reformation. In-class study will be supplemented with a 12-day trip to Switzerland (4 days) and Germany (7 days) visiting the places that hosted the key moments and people of the press and the Reformation. The course will pay particular attention to Johannes Gutenberg (Mainz), Martin Luther (Wittenberg, Erfurt and Eisenach) and Johannes Calvin (Geneva). With an afternoon (day) trip to France.

Travel Dates: May 10, 2019 to May 22, 2020

Estimate: $2,650.00

Housing/Accommodations: In local hotels

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Eligibility Requirements: Anderson students are eligible to enroll in an international study course (AU Abroad) with their advisor’s approval. This includes freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, scholarship eligibility depends upon class rank, GPA and financial need. 

Scholarship Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to help reduce the cost of the travel fee, which is an additional charge as part of student’s registration for the program. The AU Abroad scholarship ranges up to $1,000.00 and is awarded upon eligibility, GPA and financial need.  To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship, students must be a junior or senior. However, students who are sophomores in the nursing and/or education major are eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship. (This exception is made because nursing and education majors have limited availability for classes in their junior and senior year.) First-year students are not eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship but can register and take any international studies course with academic approval. 

Registration: Students can register for an international studies course by registering for the class with their semester courses during the regular semester registration cycle. Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding how the IS 398 (AU Abroad) course will be used before registering for the class. AU Abroad is an international studies course, and is designed as a core course. 

Payment: Payment can be made in person at Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by depositing funds within the semester account in which the class will take place. Please advise Anderson Central that the pre-payment is for AU Abroad, as well as the semester and which country you will be traveling. Pre-payment does not propose course registration availability.

Payment can be made to Anderson Central in person or online. Payments must be made toward the Spring 2020 semester. Please indicate that it is for IS 398 Germany travel fee. 

Payment Details: October 26, 2019 $600.00
                              November 10, 2019 $600.00
                              November 26, 2019 $400.00
                              December  4, 2019 $400.00
                              December 11, 2019 $650.00*  Balance minus any approved AU Abroad Scholarship. Scholarship must be approved by financial aid and the Center for Global Engagement. See AU Abroad Scholarship for eligibility criteria. (All payments are non-refundable.)