Global Field Study Courses

Fall 2019

*AUC = Arcadia Undergraduate Curriculum 
AUC fullfillments shown with an asterisk (*) are anticipated but pending, awaiting final approval.

GFS 308 Dominica

Location: Dominica
Travel Dates: approx 1/2 through 1/10/20
Instructor: Tom Brinker
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM- 5:40 PM
AUC Fulfillment: GE/GCR, SS
Travel Fee Range: $2,595-$2,695

GFS 308: This is an interdisciplinary upper level four credit course offered by Arcadia University that studies the pre-history, politics, economics and/or artistic heritage of a foreign culture. It is not intended for tourists, but rather for individuals with a sincere interest in learning about and interacting with people and events in another culture. In January, we travel to the Capitol, Roseau, and throughout Dominica during our visit. This course runs from October 2019- March 2020.

Why Study in Dominica

The trip to Dominica will take you out of your comfort zone and will strengthen you in more ways than you can imagine. It will open your mind and give you the chance to really see how other cultures live. Less developed regions of the world can be difficult to witness firsthand, but there's no better way to change your perspective on life than to witness how little people in the rest of the world have and live with on a daily basis. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to visit and interact with factories, power plants, organic farming, community leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, local citizens and high ranking civil servants.

Includes: airfare, accommodations, in-country travel, and a group meal.

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


AH 325 Leonardo da Vinci: Art, Myth, and Innovation

Location: Milan,Italy, and Amboise and Paris, France
Travel Dates: approx 12/28/19 through 1/5/20
Instructor: Jill Pederson
Meeting Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:20-2:20 PM
AUC Fulfillment: CE
Travel Fee Range: $2,900-$3,100

AH 325:  This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, and as a result there are many important exhibitions scheduled to honor him. The travel portion of the course will begin in Milan, Italy, where Leonardo spent more than twenty years and created some of his greatest artistic works and scientific inventions. Moving on to Amboise, France,  we will explore some of Leonardo's architectural designs and hydraulic inventions. Finally, we will move to Paris where we will have the exceptional opportunity to see the Leonardo exhibition at the Louvre Museum.  The semester-long seminar course will explore the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci- perhaps on the of the best known, but most misunderstood artists of the Italian Renaissance. We will investigate the artist's body of work in the form of painting, drawing, and architecture. We will also examine his training in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, and his possible role as a sculptor.  An analysis of the so-called "Leonardeschi" in Milan will shed light on the historiographical reasons for this term, while also questioning its validity. Additionally, we will consider the cultural consequences of Leonardo by looking at the manner in which he has been reinvented throughout the ages. From Vasari to Pater to Freud, the persona of Leonardo has been handed down and refashioned in a variety of ways that have distanced us from our historical understanding of this man and his artistic production.

Includes: airfare, accommodations, group activities, ground transportation, and some meals

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.