This Seminar seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through exposure to weekly art events that vary both in type (drama, dance, music, visual art, performance art, and poetry) and size (mainstream events like the Art Institute and Chicago Shakespeare and out-of-the-way ones like the Dance Center of Columbia College and the Hothouse's Backyard Variety Show). Small-group discussions and frequent in-class speakers encourage students not only to enjoy the art they experience, but to evaluate and better understand it. Creativity exercises offer an experiential opportunity for students to broaden their understanding in a hands-on way while the final art project helps students explore their own creativity by engaging an issue or problem encountered during the semester (personal, spiritual, social, philosophical, religious, etc.) through the medium of artistic expression. This course is one of the seminar options for students attending the Chicago Semester Program. See www.chicagosemester.org for more details. Contact Dr. Kaplowitz for enrollment information.
This course examines religious social engagement in urban America through the lens of history. We'll focus on the 20th Century and consider a range of issues, including industrialism, immigration, race relations, and gender roles. Throughout we'll use stories from the past to ask ourselves persistent questions. How do religious rituals and beliefs impact our private and public lives? Does faith inform racial divides? How should religion and the city be connected? The course will include lectures, discussions, field trips, and reading and writing assignments. This course is one of the seminar options for students attending the Chicago Semester Program. See www.chicagosemester.org for more details. Contact Dr. Kaplowitz for enrollment information.
This seminar welcomes students and instructor into a semester-long conversation about modern work and American culture. We will explore different forces shaping our working lives, including gender roles, social position, and the power of corporations. Tossing caution to the wind, we'll think big, trying not only to understand these forces and our response to them, but also probing for deeper theological meaning. In the end, the professor will invite (read: require) students to formulate a vocational vision for their lives. This course is one of the seminar options for students attending the Chicago Semester Program. See www.chicagosemester.org for more details. Contact Dr. Kaplowitz for enrollment information.
In this seminar, we explore the contradictions in a city that is positioning itself as a hub in the global economy, while striving to respect its racial and cultural diversity. Metropolitan Seminar makes use of the city as a laboratory, investigating the trends and social conditions facing its residents and workers. The seminar explores these issues through neighborhood tours, field trips and presentations from guest speakers who present a variety of insights and perspectives. The seminar explores the future of urbanized society, and presents policy options for its future residents. At the heart of the course is the belief that the city, with its problems and possibilities, still has the potential to become the 'good city', even the city of God, depending on how willing its leaders and citizens are to confront the problems we face--problems that are society's not just Chicago's. The city is at once good, fallen, yet also capable of redemption. This theology is the implicit curriculum of the course. This course is one of the seminar options for students attending the Chicago Semester Program. See www.chicagosemester.org for more details. Contact Dr. Kaplowitz for enrollment information. the glob
Once a week, you'll join in a small group to discuss your internship and the city. You'll meet weekly for an hour and a half in a group that brings together students and different colleges and varying backgrounds. You'll also embark on neighborhood visits. Guided by a leader, your small group will tackle a range of topics from the city, to internships, to you. At its best, the group helps you find connections between these topics. To do that, it combines academic work (writing and critical analysis), informational reflection, and communal support. We begin by sharing autobiographies and move into a series of writing assignments and conversations that explore the power of place in shaping human experience, including ours. All the while, we keep tabs on each other to make sure no one gets lost in the rush of a big town, 3 million strong. This course is one of the seminar options for students attending the Chicago Semester Program. See www.chicagosemester.org for more details. Contact Dr. Kaplowitz for enrollment information.
This course will introduce students to major streams of social justice thought, including the history of the criminal justice field and contemporary movements for social justice. We will examine the role of race, poverty, and inequality in people s experiences of the criminal justice system in the U.S. As a class we will discuss how marginalization, segregation, and the lack of access to social resources influences people s experiences of justice. We will also explore two major issues related to justice: mass incarceration and mass eviction. Finally, through conversations and visits with practitioners, advocates, and organizers we will look at models of restorative justice and how communities address issues related to injustice. This course is one of the seminar options for students attending the Chicago Semester Program. See www.chicagosemester.org for more details. Contact Dr. Kaplowitz for enrollment information.
Ecology, conservation, and stewardship of wildlife species and their habitats. Includes growth and structure of natural and managed populations, environmental and human social factors affecting wildlife communities, and wildlife conservation. The course is set in the context of historical development of field from management, to ecology, and the land ethic of Leopold. Includes management and stewardship of non-game and endangered species, and long-term prospects of wildlife in changing environmental, climatic, and social contexts. Prerequisite: one course in biology, or permission of professor.
Ecology, identification, systematics, culture, and care of aquatic plants and animals, and adaptations to freshwater environments. Aquatic life is studied in lakes, ponds, bogs, marshes, streams, and in the laboratory. The course assesses human impacts on aquatic species and ecosystems, presents procedures for the stewardship of aquatic habitats, and introduces aquatic restoration ecology. Prerequisite: one year of general biology or one semester each of general zoology and general botany. (4-credits; 100 contact hours)
Principles, analysis, and impact of chemical movement and distribution - both natural and human-induced - in natural environments focusing primarily on the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Sampling and analytical methods are included for water, soil, and air. Work is conducted both on site in natural habitats and the laboratory. Prerequisite: one year of general chemistry and one semester of either biochemistry or organic chemistry. (4-credits; 100 contact hours)
Field and lab identification, systematics, natural history, and ecology of vascular plants as components of natural communities. Ecological features, including stratification, history, plant zonation, adaptation, and animal interactions are examined. Relationships of plant families and higher groups are covered. Project and/or plant collection required. Prerequisite: one year of general biology or one semester of botany. (4 credits; 100 contact hours)
Off campus courses offered by Judson University at the Shedd Aquarium with agreement of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA).
Off campus courses offered by Judson College with agreement of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA).
Travel and study for a semester in Europe at the Salzburg, Austria campus of Alderson-Broaddus College. Courses (12-18 semester hours) taught by by both American and European professors include the following; Conversational German, European Culture, Special Issues, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business and Education. Offered in the fall semester only.
The Australia Studies Centre (ASC) is offered in partnership with Christian Heritage College (CHC), a CCCU affiliate member in Carindale, a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland. The ASC is designed to integrate the firsthand observation and study of Australian culture, history, religion, politics and Indigenous cultures together with experiential service learning and formal instruction in Christian Studies, Business, Ministries, Social Sciences and Education and Humanities. The Australian school year is divided into two semesters, Semester 1 (Feb.-June) and Semester 2 (July-Nov.). The program is comprised of two core units designed especially for ASC students and two elective units or an internship.
The University College Dublin offers the highly-qualified Judson student the opportunity to study architecture at a large university in a foreign, yet English-speaking, setting. The architecture program at UCD parallels the education at Judson and offers a broad-based architecture and design education, focused primarily toward preparing future practitioners. Additional emphases include issues of place and cultural identity in architecture in conversation with increasing globalization and urbanization. The large scale of the university is offset by the small scale of the school of architecture, which is somewhat set apart from the main campus, and by the modest scale and cost of the city of Dublin. UCD has a robust support system for receiving European and North American students, which includes[on or off campus] housing assistance, orientation and weekend excursions. Subject areas include Agriculture, Food & Nutrition; Architecture & Planning; Arts & Humanities; Business; Engineering; Law; Nursing & Midwifery; Science; Sport and Exercise; and US & International Affairs
The American Studies Program (ASP) in Washington, D.C. connects you and your faith to the institutions and leaders who are impacting issues in public policy and strategic communication. You are independent, but not alone. Future politician or not, you will nurture the leader within during your experience in ASP. As the plane begins to make its final approach to Reagan National, you're given your first tour of our nation's capital. Hop on the Metro, cross the Potomac and you're here, surrounded by national landmarks. You're just minutes away from the American Studies Program (ASP) living and learning facility in D.C.'s quaint Capitol Hill neighborhood. You're now 25 blocks from where the President puts on his shoes and just eight blocks from the Capitol building. Sharing similarities while respecting differences may just be the one test you never knew you'd be taking. Whether in Public Policy or Strategic Communication, you will engage in what it means to be in community and to be a leader. Continue this conversation as you interact in a dozen on-site visits with expert scholars and policy makers. Internships, professional mentorships, and service opportunities offer the chance to further define your vocation. You have a heart for cultivating change that will better our world. There is no better place to start than at ASP in Washington, D.C. Being a catalyst of change starts the moment you meet your roommates. It is planted in your words as you tutor an at-risk child and becomes rooted in the active role you play in your internship. Guided by mentorship, community engagement and fellowship with others, this is change that will bear the best fruit. Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Jim Halverson
The Contemporary Music Center provides students with the opportunity to live and work in the refining context of community while seeking to understand how God will have them integrate music, faith and business. The CMC offers three tracks: Artist, Business and Technical. The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers and producers. The Business Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications and related majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters and entertainment industry entrepreneurs. The Technical Track prepares students for careers in live sound, concert lighting and studio recording. Students within each of the tracks receive instruction, experience and a uniquely Christ-centered perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to create and market a recording of original music. Each track includes coursework, labs, directed study and a practicum. CMC students earn 16 semester hours of credit. Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Warren Anderson, Dr. Robert Kania
The Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Versailles is a premiere academy of architecture physically situated within the historic palace at Versailles. Highly-qualified architecture students, with functional verbal and written French language skills, may elect to spend the Spring semester of third year studing in this storied environment, focused on the intersection of design with ecological and sociological intricacies in an urbanizing world. Candidate students are subject to acceptance by ENSA-Versailles.
The Focus Leadership Institute exists to provide a unique Christian educational community that nurtures passionate and persuasive leaders who are committed to Jesus Christ, equipping them to promote healthy families, vibrant churches, and a civil society. The curriculum at Focus Leadership Institute is multidisciplinary and focuses on topics related not only to psychology, sociology, and family studies, but also to leadership, social ethics, public policy, philosophy, and theology. Individualized one-on-one attention and guidance from skilled professors and mentors nurtures the student's spiritual, vocational, and life goals. Regardless of whether a student's major is in marketing, biology, history, engineering, education, religion, or any other academic discipline, a semester at the Institute will help participants see the world from a distinctively Christian family world view.
Judson has a formalized agreement with The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences to send a few highly qualified students to the Dessau Summer School or Architecture from mid-May through Mid-July each year. Anhalt University is the site of the famed Bauhaus School from the early twentieth century, and the Dessau Summer School of Architecture develops its thematic focus from the relevance and significance of the Bauhaus tradition. Students will enjoy coursework in design, drawing, technology and German language anad will have required and elective the opportunities to travel to nearby Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden as well as German and European sites farther afield. The program draws international participants, and instruction is in English.
Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, offers Judson students the opportunity to spend a semester studying in a magnificent nineteenth-century manor home. Field trips, seminars, lectures, extended travel weekends, and co-curricular opportunities will give students invaluable opportunities to immerse themselves in British culture. The curriculum at Harlaxton College is based around a six-credit course, the British Experience, which is taught by their British faculty. Harlaxton also offers a wide variety of additional classes taught by both British faculty and visiting faculty members. Harlaxton College is owned and operated by the University of Evansville.
The Hong Kong Baptist University, founded in 1956, is committed to a distinctive mission of higher education that incorporates teaching, research, and service, and which inculcates in all who participate, a sense of value that extends beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. The University seeks to achieve and foster excellence, intellectual freedom, and the highest of ethnical standards. These commitments are greatly influenced by the University's heritage of Christian higher education within a Chinese cultural setting. Located in the heart of Kowloon, the University is comprised of three campuses. These three campuses jointly offer students quality higher education in a modern, fully equipped, highly technological environment. Study Abroad participants are enrolled in subjects taught in English from across the university-wide curriculum. The following are the areas of study: Art, Business, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, and Social Sciences.
The Hong Kong Baptist University, founded in 1956, is committed to a distinctive mission of higher education that incorporates teaching, research, and service, and which inculcates in all who participate, a sense of value that extends beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. The University seeks to achieve and foster excellence, intellectual freedom, and the highest of ethnical standards. These commitments are greatly influenced by the University's heritage of Christian higher education within a Chinese cultural setting. Located in the heart of Kowloon, the University is comprised of three campuses. These three campuses jointly offer students quality higher education in a modern, fully equipped, highly technological environment. Study Abroad participants are enrolled in subjects taught in English from across the university-wide curriculum. The following are the areas of study: Art, Business, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, and Social Sciences. Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Jim Halverson
INHOLLAND University is a fully accredited institute of higher education situated in the cities of Rotterdam and The Hague. It was founded in 1986 by the amalgamation of various small-scale institutes of higher education, of which the history of some date back to the end of the 19th century. INHOLLAND has its roots in the Christian traditions of the Netherlands and offers the following semester programs in English to foreign students who wish to study in Rotterdam: School of Business, Communications, Management and Legal Studies, Social Work, and Education.
LASP is designed to extend your program of study by providing experiential learning not available on your home campus. All students take immersive Spanish classes (based on your written and oral placement exam). These are foundational for building relationships and gaining insight into Latin American cultures. In all classes, assigned readings, guest speakers, and learning trips are carefully planned to devqelop critical reflection about your surroundings. Sharing a cafecito, working alongside a local small business owner, and having three unique homestays will all expand your view of the cultures of this vibrant region. Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Jim Halverson
Over forty years of experience in higher education has made LdM one of the most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions in Europe. LdM prides itself on offering academic and professionally-oriented courses designed to complement a variety of study abroad programs as well as enrich students' knowledge, education and skills. Students can choose from over 400 different courses in 34 subject areas, which are taught in English at LdM's three locations: Florence, Rome, and Tuscania. Courses fall under four main academic divisions: Arts and Sciences, Creative Arts, Design, and Italian Language and Culture.
The L.A. Film Studies Center exists to provide a space for people who are passionately driven to create stories. We train students in the craft of expressing their authentic voice while walking out their faith journey. What does it look like to make films that are as focused on method as message? How do you tell stories that ring true without robbing your audience of their right to come to their own conclusions? How can you truly be yourself and tell your story in the midst of Christian community? LAFSC provides a well-rounded yet in-depth understanding of what makes the business of Hollywood run. Workshops combined with electives teach you relevant production processes and protocols, as well as the vital skills of collaboration. Talent and literary agencies, managing companies, film developers and postproduction facilities are just some of the exciting internship options. Faculty Coordinator: Prof. Terry Wandtke
Located in Amman, Jordan, the Middle East Studies Program (MESP) immerses students in the daily life, language, food, culture, religion and politics of one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world. Learn firsthand from locals how to work, play, and serve in the Middle East as you become their neighbor-and soon, their family-while learning adventurously at MESP. The heart of the Middle East Studies Program is the authentic community you'll forge with these neighbors, families, and peers. Grounded in Christian liberal arts, MESP engages the religious culture and politics of the Middle East. You'll examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from every perspective, live with a local family during a week-long homestay, and worship with your roommates in the morning. You'll sit at the feet of native experts to learn about topics most precious to the region and then serve that region through a long-term service project.
Designed specifically for students seeking an academically rigorous and robust experience, SSO seeks to brighten the brightest of minds. In tutorials, students meet one-on-one with acclaimed Oxford scholars to go head-to-head on topics chosen from hundreds of subjects within the disciplines of history, literature, languages, philosophy, musicology, art, science, and more. Alumni often report returning to their home campuses, graduate schools or careers feeling akin to athletes having trained at high altitudes, now capable of performing at levels more challenging with new capacity and relative ease.
This program allows students to spend a summer term studying at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) in Oxford, England. The program includes multidisciplinary study of the Renaissance and Reformation through examination of philosophy, art, literature, science, music, politics and religion of early modern Europe in a choice of lectures, seminars and field trips. Students earn 6-9 semester credits, which are administered directly to member institutions by CMRS. Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Jim Halverson, ext. 1123 rfo7 Z\
Geneva College has historically placed high value on the study of the humanities and expanding the curriculum to Rome broadens that tradition in exciting ways. Imagine the power of learning about the early church while visiting catacombs a block away from where you live; pondering the ideals of the Renaissance while climbing up into Michelangelo's dome atop St. Peter's Basilica; or contemplating the tragedy of Pompeii as you wander through its empty villas. Even these experiences only scratch the surface of what study in Italy has to offer. Geneva College's program is distinctive because it intentionally integrates faith and learning. It is also the only semester-long program in Rome offered by a member institution of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
For 23 years, Semester in Spain, a program of Trinity Christian College, has been offering Spanish courses in Seville. Our program combines challenging academic study (beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) with constant opportunities for students to practice what they are learning. With its location in Seville, Semester in Spain is designed to provide a rich academic and cultural experience as well as foster lasting relationships between our students and their hosts. Seville, Spain provides the exciting backdrop for our program which has advanced international education for students since 1977. Trinity Christian College gives us the foundation to promote spiritual growth and critical reflection while students attend a fall or spring term, summer session or January interim. Courses are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels for our spring and fall semesters. All students planning to enroll in the intermediate or advanced level are given a placement test at orientation. This test is to help students decide which courses will best suit their needs. The summer and January terms offer three courses each term. Students choose their level based on their past Spanish class history.
The Spring semester in Thailand is an intensive 16 week journey to experience Thai life and understand Thai culture and society from an indigenous perspective. You will encounter Thailand in all its amazing ways: through classes in history, sociology, anthropology, languages, politics, education, family and religion, and through an internship that will enable you to draw from your core commitments and serve others through religious, governmental and education institutions. (material taken from www.amazingthailand.org)
Tokyo Christian University is the only fully Evangelical university completely accredited by the national Japanese Ministry of Education. It is an international affiliate of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. TCU has three majors: Theological Studies, International Christian Studies, and Social Work. It is liberal arts based. All students must take courses in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences as well as develop skills in verbal and written communication. TCU has created a special one-semester program for visiting students from English-speaking countries, called the East Asia Institute. This program introduces students to East Asia and Japan both academically and experientially. It covers East Asian history, sociology, art, religion, philosophy, and language (Japanese) and integrates them with in-depth field trips, all within a Christian context dedicated to the integration of faith, learning, and life. The program is flexible and can make some curricular adjustments to meet the student's needs at the home university.
Selected courses offered through Judson University at AuSable Institue of Environmental Studies. Regular tuition is charged plus fees for travel including room and board as posted on the AuSable Institute web site (ausable.org). Courses offered: Insect Ecology of Streams, Forests and Fields; Environmental Law and Policy; Field Biology in Spring; Tropical Agriculture and Missions; Conservation & Development in the Indian Tropics; Animal Ecology; Conservation Biology; Land Resources; Environmental Applications in GIS; Lake Ecology and Management; Restoration Ecology; Watersheds in Global Development; Alpine Ecology; Ecological Agriculture; International Development & Environmental Sustainability; Marine Biology; Marine Mammals; Forest Ecology;
The Uganda Studies Program (USP) partners with Uganda Christian University (UCU) to extend your program of study through both experiential and classroom learning. Apply to one of our three different academic emphases - Social Work Emphasis (SWE), Global Health Emphasis (GHE), or General Studies Emphasis (GSE) - for a semester marked by academic excellence, authentic relationships, and transformational learning. Through courses at UCU, internships in the surrounding communities, field trips throughout Uganda, and cross-cultural relationships with professors and peers, you'll dig deeper into your academic discipline and start to see how these intercultural experiences impact your own life and vocation.
Appropriate courses in botany offered by Judson University at the Morton Arboretum with agreement of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA).
Appropriate courses in the sciences offered at the Morton Arboretum with agreement of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA).