Spring 2020: A Voyage of Discovery

Course Offerings & Registration

Spring 2020 courses will be posted as they are approved by academic partner Colorado State University.

Timeline

  • Courses are listed between 12-9 months prior to the voyage.
  • Syllabi are posted between 9-6 months prior to the voyage, as they are approved by the respective Colorado State University academic department.
  • Course Registration will take place online through Colorado State University’s student portal, RAMweb. Course registration will open in October 2019. Specific registration dates and times will be announced in late summer 2019.

Types of Courses

Between 20 and 25 different academic disciplines will be offered on the Spring 2020 academic voyage.

Number of Courses

Between 70 and 72 classes will be offered on the Spring 2020 academic voyage. The course offerings as noted below do not reflect a complete list.

Course Designations

Lower-division courses are designated with 100 to 299 numbers; upper-division courses are 300 to 499 numbers.

Field Classes

Each course has an in-country Field Class, which you must consider when planning your schedule.

The Core Course – Global Studies

All students must register in IE 300 Global Studies, the signature core course of the Semester at Sea program.  You may then chose three additional courses each worth 3 credits for a total full time load of 12 credits.

This core course for the voyage, Global Studies, is required of all students and provides an integrated, interdisciplinary introduction to each of the countries visited on a given itinerary.  The course examines the traditional and changing systems and values of a country and its cultures, while providing the fundamental knowledge necessary to prepare students for field activities in the host country.

Global Studies is designed to help students deepen their understanding of specific features of contemporary life and culture. This common course is also designed to take maximum advantage of the opportunity for students to think critically about their own societies and global change.  Specifically designed pre- and post-port class sessions examine patterns of cultural interaction and communication to promote intercultural competency and self-awareness among Semester at Sea students.

SPRING 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Spring 2020 Courses & Field Classes


Global Studies - Required Course

International EducationMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: There is no field class associated with Global Studies
TBAManiates3
Field Class: There is no field class associated with Global Studies
TBAManiates3

Course Offerings

AnthropologyMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Introductory Cultural Anthropology (Johnson)
TBAJohnson3
Field Class: Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice (Hemani)
TBAHemani3
Field Class: The Anthropology of Religion (Johnson)
TBAJohnson3
Field Class: Cultural Change (Johnson)
TBAJohnson3
ArtMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Global Encounters in Art (Focus: Art and Religion in Asia and Africa) (Section 1) (Cantor)
TBACantor3
Field Class: Global Encounters in Art (Focus: Art and Religion in Asia and Africa) (Section 2) (Cantor)
TBACantor3
Field Class: Seminar: Art History (Focus: Art in the Age of Discovery) (Cantor)
TBACantor3
DanceMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Understanding Dance (Preeshl)
TBAPreeshl3
EnglishMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Reading Without Borders (Section 1) (Calsoyas)
TBACalsoyas3
Field Class: Reading Without Borders (Section 2) (Calsoyas)
TBACalsoyas3
Field Class: World Drama (Preeshl)
TBAPreeshl3
Field Class: Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry (Steensen)
TBASteensen3
Field Class: Modern Women Writers (Steensen)
TBASteensen3
Field Class: Literature of the Earth (Calsoyas)
TBACalsoyas3
EconomicsMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Principles of Macroeconomics (Strow)
TBAStrow3
Field Class: International Political Economy (Strow)
TBAStrow3
Field Class: Comparative Economic Systems (Strow)
TBAStrow3
EducationMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Educational Psychology (Gloeckner)
TBAGloeckner3
Ecosystem Science and SustainabilityMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Physical Geography (Jolly-Ballentine)
TBAJolly-Ballantine3
GeographyMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Introduction to Geography (Jolly-Ballentine)
TBAJolly-Ballantine3
Field Class: Physical Geography (Jolly-Ballentine)
TBAJolly-Ballantine3
Field Class: Cultural Geography (Ringer)
TBARinger3
Human Development and Family StudiesMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context (Jay)
TBAJay3
Field Class: Risk and Resilience Across the Lifespan (Jay)
TBAJay3
HistoryMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: China in the Modern World, 1600-Present (Huffman)
TBAHuffman3
Field Class: East Asia in the Age of Empire, 1800-Present (Huffman)
TBAHuffman3
Field Class: Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam (Huffman)
TBAHuffman3
Field Class: U.S.-China Relations Since 1800 (Creutzfeldt)
TBACreutzfeldt3
International EducationMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: World Interdependence – Current Global Issues (Focus: Poverty, Inequality, and Policy) (Section 1) (Opp)
TBAOpp3
Field Class: World Interdependence – Current Global Issues (Focus: Global Leadership) (Section 2) (Johnson)
TBAJohnson3
Field Class: Women and Development (Ruiz Morato)
TBAMorato3
Journalism and Media CommunicationMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Feature Writing (Austin)
TBAAustin3
Field Class: International Mass Communication (Austin)
TBAAustin3
Field Class: Journalism, Peace, and War (Austin)
TBAAustin3
ManagementMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Contemporary Management Principles/Practices (Russ)
TBARuss3
Field Class: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (Russ)
TBARuss3
Field Class: International Business Management (Russ)
TBARuss3
MusicMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Exploring World Music (Section 1) (Hemani)
TBAHemani3
Field Class: Exploring World Music (Section 2) (Hemani)
TBAHemani3
Field Class: Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice (Hemani)
TBAHemani3
Natural ResourcesMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Environmental Conservation (B. Johnson)
TBAJohnson3
Field Class: Global Environmental Systems (Jolly-Ballentine)
TBAJolly-Ballantine3
Field Class: Oceanography (Section 1) (Arp)
TBAArp3
Field Class: Oceanography (Section 2) (Arp)
TBAArp3
Field Class: Oceanography (Section 3) (Denning)
TBADenning3
Field Class: Coastal Environmental Ecology (Arp)
TBAArp3
Natural Resource Recreation and TourismMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Principles of Natural Resource Tourism (Phelan)
TBAPhelan3
Field Class: International Issues-Recreation and Tourism (Ringer)
TBARinger3
Field Class: Introduction to Culinary Tourism (Section 1) (Phelan)
TBAPhelan3
Field Class: Introduction to Culinary Tourism (Section 2) (Phelan)
TBAPhelan3
Field Class: Tourism Impacts (Ringer)
TBARinger3
Philosophy and Religious StudiesMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Religions of the East (Jenkins)
TBAJenkins3
Field Class: World Religions (Jenkins)
TBAJenkins3
Field Class: Topics in Comparative Religions (Focus: Comparative Conceptions of Religious Experience) (Jenkins)
TBAJenkins3
Political ScienceMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Current World Problems (Opp)
TBAOpp3
Field Class: International Relations (Creutzfeldt)
TBACreutzfeldt3
Field Class: Comparative Government and Politics (Creutzfeldt)
TBACreutzfeldt3
Field Class: International Political Economy (Strow)
TBAStrow3
Field Class: International Law (Ruiz Morato)
TBAMorato3
Field Class: Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice (Ruiz Morato)
TBAMorato3
Field Class: Urban Policy and Management (Opp)
TBAOpp3
PsychologyMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Positive Psychology (Jay)
TBAJay3
Field Class: Social Psychology (Lefdahl-Davis)
TBALefdahl-Davis3
Field Class: Abnormal Psychology (Lefdahl-Davis)
TBALefdahl-Davis3
Field Class: Psychology of Human Sexuality (Lefdahl-Davis)
TBALefdahl-Davis3
Communication StudiesMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Nonverbal Communication (Sink)
TBASink3
Field Class: Interfaith and Inclusive Communication (Sink)
TBASink3
Field Class: Intercultural Communication (Section 1) (Sink)
TBASink3
Field Class: Intercultural Communication (Section 2) (Wildermuth)
TBAWildermuth3
TheatreMeetsInstructorCredits
Field Class: Introduction to Theatre (Preeshl)
TBAPreeshl3