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AU Abroad Course - Germany and Switzerland

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Location: Germany and Switzerland

Semester: Spring 2015

Course Information: 3 credits – General Elective

Lead Faculty: Associate Professor of Communication Dr. James Duncan

Faculty Travel Assistant: Professor of Christian Studies Dr. Ryan Neal

Course Title: IS 398 – Printers and Protestants: A history of the printing press and the Reformation.

Course Description: The development of the printing press unleashed a flood of information that the other world changers harnessed. This class will look at the close relationship between Gutenberg's print shop in Mainz, Germany, and Martin Luther's 96 Theses, which were posted on a church door just 300 miles away. Class will review the economic, industrial, scientific and religious changes wrought by the rise of cheap and plenteous printing, paying particular attention to how Luther and the Reformers used the press to advance their movement.

Travel Dates: TBA (Spring break – March 2015)

Housing/Accommodations: Local hotels

General Travel Itinerary: The class will visit Gutenberg's Mainz and  Luther's Wittenberg in Germany, Calvin's Geneva in Switzerland, and other important sites. Students will begin with the trip worshipping at the church where Calvin and John Knox preached, then spend a night at Luther's monastery.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be eligible juniors or seniors (at least a 2.5 gpa) and who have not attended a previous AU Abroad program.

Cost of Travel: $2200.00 which will be added to the students bill at time of registration.

Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to reduce the cost for travel, which is an additional fee from tuition and fees and charged as part of student's registration for program. Scholarships of up to $1,000.00 are given to all who apply. Scholarship amount depends upon GPA, class standing and financial need.

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