History, Art and Identity in the Heart of Europe
Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg
Introduce yourself to the culture and identity of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, three contrasting monarchies in the heart of Europe. The course begins in Amsterdam, from where we travel to Luxembourg, then to Europe's capital Brussels. From there, we continue to the bustling sea port of Antwerp and the exquisite coastal town of Ostend. We conclude our journey in Leuven, home of one of Europe's oldest universities. On our way, we trace important cultural, historical, and political developments on daily fieldtrips. From the medieval towns in Flanders over the Dutch "Golden Age" up to the contemporary (multi)cultural, liberal, and European identity of the Low Countries. We engage with international politics, art, and culture through trips to Utrecht, Haarlem, The Hague, Liège, Bastogne, Ypres, Ghent, Bruges, and many other cities. Guided visits to the Dutch House of Representatives and the European Parliament are also included.
The Travel/Study Course Dutch 177 is open to students from all departments on the Berkeley campus as well as students from other universities, also outside the United States. It satisfies the UC Berkeley Arts & Literature or Historical Studies L&S Breadth Requirement, and it is also part of the Dutch Studies Minor or Major. Students from other departments are encouraged to consult with their advisor to see which other major/minor this program may fulfill. Visiting students are encouraged to talk to their advisor about transfer of credit to their home institution.
This course has no requirements. No language-teaching is involved. For more information, please contact the program director: Prof. Jeroen Dewulf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dates: July 5, 2015 – August 1, 2015
Total Cost** $4,685 - $5,009
Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for details. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.
* Program fee includes room, some meals, excursions and other program-related costs. For estimates of these costs, and to discuss how they factor into financial aid, please call Summer Sessions and speak to one of our Study Abroad program advisors.
** Total cost does not include round trip airfare, textbooks, extra meals or personal expenses.