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Study Away program announces three new courses for summer 2012

WKU Study Away announces three new courses during Summer Term 2012 — a literature course in Chicago, a fashion design course in Las Vegas and a geography course that will lead students through Mammoth Cave and the Black Hills region of South Dakota.

  • “Life and Literature of Chicago” is a two-week honors colloquium in Chicago where students will explore its rich history, culture, architecture and literature. Students will visit the birthplace of Hemingway, tour the Frank Lloyd Wright home and explore numerous museums and other significant Windy City landmarks. Travel takes place May 16-29.
  • “Fashion/Design Market Trends” is an online course, with a four-day Study Away component. Students will gain an understanding of the market concept and how it works, as well as attend a major industry event: the Magic Tradeshow in Las Vegas. Magic is a three-day apparel and clothing industry event that will provide a focused opportunity to explore the business and learn the most influential names in the industry. Travel dates are Aug. 20-23.
  • “Geographic Concepts and Skills for Teachers” is designed for teachers and geographers at the graduate level. Students will study the similarities and differences between Mammoth Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park. The course will bring together students from Kentucky and South Dakota to explore the surface and underground areas in and around each cave system together. Students will gain training on integrating the content into their curriculum, experience field study and form a network of support for future collaborations. Participants will earn a certification in Project Underground. The course will take students to Mammoth Cave June 5-8 and the Black Hills region of South Dakota June 9-14.

Registration for summer courses begins in mid-March. For details regarding WKU Study Away opportunities, go to www.wku.edu/studyaway. For information on WKU Summer Term, go to www.wku.edu/summer.

Study Away is a unit of Extended Learning and Outreach.

Contact: Jerry Barnaby, (270) 745-2231.

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