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Study Away adds 3 summer courses

Three new courses have been added to the WKU Study Away lineup during summer 2012: Art & Literacy in LA, Mississippi Delta and U.S. National Parks.

  • ART 496/496G – Art and Literacy is a three-credit hour course designed for visual art, elementary and arts & humanities pre-service teachers. Students will travel to Los Angeles to meet inner-city students from Hobart Boulevard Elementary School. Students there qualify for free breakfast and lunch, and many speak English as a second language, yet they excel far beyond their fifth-grade level. Their success is attributed to teacher Rafe Esquith who has created a successful model of language, visual, dramatic arts and music, and WKU students will explore his teaching methods and gain hands-on experience in his classroom.
  • Sociology 346 – Social Inequality and Community Development Solutions: Mississippi Delta is a three-credit hour course that will explore the roots of inequality within the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest areas in the country. Students will visit the Delta to study the history and culture of the region, visit places to explore issues of education, health and poverty and meet with community development professionals and leaders in the region to explore possible solutions.
  • GEOG 471/GEOG 475/JOUR 131 – U.S. National Parks is a multidisciplinary immersive experience combining resource management and environmental science with photography and study of place. Students will study the protection and management of U.S. wild lands and how to photograph them and turn them into art. Students will begin the two-week camping trip in Albuquerque, making stops at the Petrified Forest National Park, Crater Volcano National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, Little Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and many more.

Registration for summer courses is going on now. For details regarding WKU Study Away opportunities, visit www.wku.edu/studyaway or contact Jerry Barnaby at jerry.barnaby@wku.edu. For information on WKU Summer Term, visit www.wku.edu/summer.

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

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