Program Information
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Fall 2017: Prague, Czech Republic
August 28, 2017 - December 16, 2017
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo contributed by L. Henker.
Interest Meetings:
09/21/2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM037 Memorial Hall
10/26/2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM109 Memorial Hall
02/15/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM217 Willard Hall
02/16/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM217 Willard Hall
03/02/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMClayton Hall Conference Room - 100 David Hollowell Dr.
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
03/23/2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMUnofficial Meet and Greet - Trabant Food Court
04/13/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMClayton Hall Conference Room - 100 David Hollowell Dr.
05/11/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMClayton Hall Conference Room - 100 David Hollowell Dr.
Program Notes
All applicants to the UD Prague Fall Semester program are required to:

1. Meet a minimum GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale).
2. Complete an on-line application by the deadline (and be honest on the form).
3. Ask a professor to submit a recommendation on your behalf.
4. Schedule an interview (IGS will contact you), and arrive on-time.
5. Download, complete and return the Prague Interview Questionnaire at least 24 hours before your interview (see Word doc found at the bottom of this webpage).

Failure to complete these steps may result in your disqualification from the program.
Program Description
Participants on the Prague program will experience the history and beauty of this dynamic capital city. Czech citizens will remind you that their country is part of Central (not Eastern) Europe, and one look at a map proves them correct. Prague is a city of stunning architectural, social and political contrasts. From 15th century government buildings to 1970's apartments to super-modern 21st century office complexes, Prague has much to interest the eye. Look a bit deeper to discover a culture and people who have adapted and thrived through centuries of political change. Take the time to ask people to share their stories, and you'll be amazed by what you'll learn.

The University of Delaware collaborates with CEA, which is the organization that coordinates all of the on-site program logistics. Based at Anglo-American University (AAU), the oldest private university in the Czech Republic, their campus is located in Thurn-Taxis Palace within Prague's baroque historical Mala Strana quarter. The newly renovated historical palace combines the beauty of typical Prague architecture with state-of-the art facilities and technology. All AAU buildings have WiFi, and students have access to a computer lab, student lounge, cafeteria, counseling center, career office and library. The university is surrounded by the city’s main historical attractions and is just a few minutes walk from Old Town Square over the famous medieval Charles Bridge.

All classes are taught in English by international faculty. Participants take classes with other international students as well as American students from other universities. AAU currently enrolls approximately 700 students.

Excursions differ each term, but semester students are typically offered three opportunities to explore outside of the city, plus multiple group outings within Prague. Past excursions have included a 4-day visit to Krakow/Auschwitz, a daytrip to Kutna Hora, and a daytrip to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Ceský Krumlov. All excursions are included in the Program Fee.

Internships are available for an added cost of approximately $200 (charged through your UD student account). Additional materials are required for internship participants (cover letter and resume). Students who opt for an internship enroll in BUAD 364 as one of their courses. See the course information below for details. Although specific placements are not guaranteed, students have interned in the fields of marketing, management, journalism, communication, international relations, and more.

Community outreach opportunities are also available through the iShare Volunteer Program. Share your time, knowledge, and skills within the local Prague community. Provide support in an academic environment in the areas of teaching, writing, and English, or participate in the local media by acting as a correspondent or photographer.

Accommodations: Students reside in double/triple rooms in apartments, with full kitchens and internet access. Apartments have washing machines (but not dryers) and central heating (but not air conditioning).

Visa: Accepted students are responsible for applying for and obtaining a visa for the Czech Republic. The visa application fee is currently $0.00, but this may change. Students will receive detailed instructions by the IGS Prague Program Coordinator, but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.

The Program Fee includes airport pick-up upon arrival in Prague, housing, group excursions, social and volunteer opportunities, a public transportation pass for the duration of your program and international medical insurance. Your Program Fee also includes a local cell phone that receives calls for free - you just pay for the calls that you make. Students should budget an extra $135 for their visa, $130 for books and supplies, $700-1300 for meals, and an additional $800-1200 for personal expenses (laundry, phone, etc.).

The Program Fee does not include airfare or airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Prague. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. You are responsible for arriving in Prague at the time indicated by the site director, in order to meet the program staff and take advantage of group transportation. Detailed instructions will be provided at your first orientation meeting.

For more information about the Prague semester program:
  • Attend an Interest Meeting
  • Read entries about Prague on our IGS blog (look for students who participated in the Fall 2016 program)
  • Scroll to the bottom of this page and take a look at the Interest Meeting PowerPoint presentation
  • Also at the bottom of this page, you'll find the Course Rubric, Dates and Deadlines calendar, Interview Questionnaire and general Visa Instructions
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All courses are taught in English. Students take 4-5 courses, of which at least 1 must be a CORE COURSE (see notes in the course descriptions). Semester classes generally meet 3 hours per week for 15 weeks. Students spend an additional 6 hours per week on assignments and background reading for each course. Some courses include midterm exams, while most courses have final exams at the end of the term.

The following courses have been pre-approved for UD students and are usually offered in Prague during Fall Semester. The course list for 2017 will be announced in May 2017 - but note that course offerings are subject to change as the host institution's scheduling may also change. If you are a graduating senior, and need a specific course below for graduation, please email Diane Henker for guidance.
ACCT 352: Law and Social Issues in Business (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LBS 210 Introduction to Business Law
This course gives a general overview of law and legal systems. It covers the nature and sources of law, court systems, and the substantive areas of constitutional law, contracts, torts, criminal law, contracts, agency, and property from and within the EU as well as USA perspective. The course is geared towards providing students with a basic knowledge of all aspects of the law, critical legal thinking, and a comparative approach to the civil and common law systems. Emphasis is placed on a good overview and understanding of most practical legal issues related to business conduct, i.e. on the legal framework and its application to domestic, national, and international commerce.
Restrictions: Not open to accounting majors. Requires junior status.
ART 180: Photographic Approaches (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 252 Digital Photography
Additional Fee: $45.00 * An additional course fee of approximately CZK 1000 is charged to cover expenses associated with this course. Amount in USD is estimated and is subject to change based on exchange rate.

Required Supplies: Students should have, or have access to, a digital camera that allows for manual adjustment of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and focus.

Overview: The aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of photography as a digital medium. Coursework will provide a platform for students to explore technique and process as well as their own creative pursuits. Particular emphasis will be placed on concept development, digital capture, editorial technique, and digital presentation. Post-production software programs will be introduced, but not highlighted in this class.

In addition to practical application, students will be introduced to a variety of contemporary visual artists through gallery visits and discussions. Upon completion of the course, students will have an improved understanding of digital photography in both form and function, laying the foundation for further exploration of the digital process.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 289: Documentary Photography (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 251 Documentary Photography
Additional Fee: $45.00 * An additional course fee of approximately CZK 1000 is charged to cover expenses associated with this course. Amount in USD is estimated and is subject to change based on exchange rate.

Required Supplies: Students should have, or have access to, a digital camera that allows for manual adjustment of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and focus.

Overview: This course, subtitled "Between Document and Art' aims to introduce students to documentary photography. Students will become familiar with international documentary photography, both historical and contemporary. During the course students will learn the basic theory and principles of documentary photography. The course places special emphasis on personal documentary projects, with the goal of practical application of theoretical knowledge. Students will gain hands-on experience by creating a documentary photography series themselves. Those who complete the course will have significantly improved their understanding of photography as both a means of documenting events, and as a form of fine art. In addition, by the end of the course students will have improved their practical skills to the point of being able to pursue more advanced work in documentary photography covering a wider range of subjects
ART 334: Figure Painting (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 385 Studio Practice: Materials, Techniques and Methods of Painting
This is a studio course with lectures and demonstrations centered on the topic of the human figure and Expressionism in 20th century art. This course will begin by investigating and defining the essential materials and techniques of painting and in particular the characteristics and history of Expressionist painting and drawing. We will first focus on Austrian, German and Czech Expressionism of the early 20th century and then the later manifestations of Expressionism in America. This includes The New York School or Abstract Expressionism and the West Coast and Chicago schools of Expressionism at Mid-Century. We conclude with the Neo- expressionists at the end of the century in both New York and Berlin.
Prerequisite: ART230 and ART231 or ART236.
ARTH 167: History of Art I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 101 History of Art I
This course is a survey of Art and Architecture in the Western tradition from prehistoric times until the end of the Middle Ages. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the main developments in visual culture during the chosen period, as well as to introduce students to the basic methodology of art-historical studies.
ARTH 239-076: Art and Architecture of Europe: Prague Art and Architecture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 131 Prague Art and Architecture
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Subject matter determined by country in which overseas program is conducted.
Satisfies the following requirements:
BUAD 301: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 248 Introduction to Marketing
Management of the marketing functions, marketing research, product planning, distribution channels, pricing, personal selling, and advertising. Emphasis on consumer and industrial markets.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Restrictions: Requires sophomore status.
BUAD 306: Introduction to Service and Operations Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 415 Operations Management
Analysis of major problems faced by operations managers at different levels of management. Topics include scheduling, forecasting, process design, inventory management and quality management.
Prerequisite: MATH 201.
Restrictions: Requires junior status.
BUAD 364: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS 349 International Internship
The primary goal of this course is to highlight and enhance the educational value of the internship experience. By providing an opportunity to observe and participate in the practical application of theories, concepts and techniques taught in Business Administration classes, this course helps prepare the student for his or her chosen profession. Other important objectives include: enhancing interpersonal communication skills to successfully navigate professional relationships in a multicultural setting, developing an understanding of the country's business culture and practices, and gaining an appreciation for the unique challenges and opportunities inherent to the global marketplace. Note: students who enroll in this course may be charged a separate internship fee by CEA. The fee is approx. $200. Please confirm with the Program Coordinator before registering for this course.
Restrictions: Registration by permission of instructor - student will complete a separate process to apply to the internship course.
BUAD 367: Doing Business in China - approved starting Fall 2018 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 369 Doing Business in China
The objective of this course is to provide its participants with a thorough understanding on the peculiarities of doing business in China. The main focus of the course will be to equip students with the practical skills needed to master doing business in the Middle Kingdom while providing an integrated business perspective on Chinese historical, philosophical, and economic development.
BUAD 421: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 357 Human Resources Management
Emphasizes key human resource management requirements: acquisition of personnel (planning, selecting, recruiting and training) and maintenance of personnel (evaluation, compensation, working conditions and labor relations).
Prerequisite: BUAD309.
BUAD 424: Ethics in the Workplace (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 301 Business Ethics
Examines the behavioral and organizational underpinnings of ethical and unethical workplace behavior, and the various bases (societal, religious, etc.) on which particular management practices can be ethically evaluated. Students are encouraged to develop their skills in articulating and implementing ethical behavior in businesses and other organizations.
Prerequisite: BUAD 309.
Restrictions: Requires junior status.
BUAD 473: Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 328 Consumer Behavior / MKT 329 Buyer Behavior
Explores a variety of topics including: the decision processes associated with buying, consuming, and disposing of products, services, and ideas; social, cultural, and psychological influences on consumer decision making and consumption patterns; the relationship between consumer behavior and marketing decision making.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301.
COMM 263: Communicative Behavior and Culture - MAY NOT BE OFFERED FALL 2017 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 201 Intercultural Communication
Communicative processes in other cultures as well as subcultures in the US will be discussed. Students will become more mindful and aware of their own cultural patterns as well. Difficulties in cross cultural communication will also be discussed.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
COMM 267: Language and Power (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 380
Language defines humanity and represents a unique system of communication. It gives us power to transfer information, construct history, connect with others, build our identity and maintain our culture. Language has power over us and we confirm to its rules. This course will help students to comprehend the basic tenets connecting language to power, gain resources to argue the pivotal questions and investigate the problematic issues.
COMM 267: Visual Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 260 Visual Culture
This course aims to introduce students to visual culture with a main focus on photography, film and multimedia. Students will become familiar with international photography, both historical and contemporary and how imagery is used to communicate with an audience. The course places special emphasis on how visual images are constructed and how to identify and understand the visual functions of each element and their effect and impact on the viewer. We will focus on formal analyses, discuss the huge impact of technology on our visual culture nowadays - in compare to the past - and place emphasis on putting visuals into their social, cultural and historical context to understand them better. Students will also analyze, explore, question and discuss the relationship between the photographer, viewer, subject and the various functions of photography in society.
COMM 350: Public Speaking (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 110 Public Speaking
Analyzes and applies theory and research in public speaking. Develops skills in preparation, presentation and evaluation of speeches. Includes classroom performances.
ECON 101-070: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 120 Intro to Microeconomics
Introduces supply and demand concepts with basic economic graphs. Examines models of perfect and imperfect competition and determinants of production price and quantity. Covers microeconomic issues such as the effect of government regulation and environmental problems.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 103: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 110 Intro to Macroeconomics
Analyzes the determinants of unemployment, inflation, national income and policy issues relating to how the government alters unemployment and inflation through government spending, taxes and the money supply.
Prerequisite: ECON101.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 167: Special Topic: Introduction to Economic Thought (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 105 Introduction to Economic Thought
ENGL 306: Topics in Writing: Creative Writing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 351 Creative Writing
What distinguishes the personal essay is that it’s personal-the writer is in, and sometimes the center, of the story. He or she puts herself in the work, whether the essay is about painting a room, going to war, shopping for the latest fashion, re-evaluating his relationship with God, making money, or about any of a thousand other things. Good writing is often personal. It comes from deep interests, newly-discovered fascinations, unwanted tragedy, romance gone awry. A flexible form, the creative essay does what the writer wants or intend it to do. Intent and voice, place and time, plot and thought all have their place. As do research and speculation. A broad and flexible form, the creative personal essay invites thought, playfulness, story telling, analysis—whatever the writer wants to use to get his or her story across to the reader.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110.
ENGL 307: News Writing and Editing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 200 Reporting I
News judgment, news gathering, feature writing, libel problems, and ethics. Assignments include writing for the campus newspaper.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110.
ENGL 356: Studies in Modern - Contemporary Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LIT 282 Theater & Politics
This course wants to examine the complex relationship between modern drama and different kinds of socio-political reality. More specifically, the course wishes to focus on some 20th-century European, North American and Latin American plays and analyse the ways in which they reflect particular historical and political events and/or realities and interact with them.
Prerequisite: ENGL110.
Restrictions: May be taken up to three times when topics vary.
HIST 101: Europe and the World I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 121 European History I
Principal political, social, economic and cultural developments in Western civilization from late antiquity (3rd century A.D.) to middle of 17th century.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 102: Western Civilization Since 1648 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 122 European History II
This course offers an introduction to the important themes and developments in European political, religious and social history from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. A more intimate knowledge of Europe and its history thus established, the student will be better prepared to understand and address the political and social problems confronting the modern world. There will be lectures, class discussions based on reading assignments, a ?learning journal?, an essay and two examinations.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 103: World History I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 103 World History I
Principal political, economic, cultural and social developments in world history through the 16th century, relating the past to the present. Equal weight given to the history of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 327: Topics in Jewish History: Jewish Experience in Central Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 236 Jewish Experience in Central Europe
This course investigates the history of Central European Jewry, focusing primarily on Jews of Czech lands and Slovakia. We will compare the experience(s) of Jews of Central Europe in the period between the breakdown of Austria-Hungary until the aftermath of the Second World War. Among others, we will examine the shared cult of Franz Joseph I, the impact that the breakdown of the supranational monarchy had on Jewish communities and their difficulties in new national states. Significant part of this class will be devoted to the tragedy of the Holocaust and to postwar reconciliation efforts.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 339: Topics in European History: History of the Cold War (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 100 History of the Cold War
The course begins by examining the uneasy alliance that developed in 1941 between the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union against the threat of Nazi Germany and the Axis powers. We will then trace the deterioration of this alliance after 1945 into hostile camps, and the intensification of superpower conflict in Asia during the 1950's. The death of Stalin in 1953 brought with it some hope for a relaxation of these tensions. But by the end of the 1950s and the early 1960s, the Cold War had entered its most dangerous period, with crises in Europe and the Caribbean (the successive Berlin and Cuban Missile crises) which very nearly resulted in a nuclear conflagration. The Cold War would enter another intense phase – the so-called “Second Cold War” – in late 1970s and early 1980s, almost resulting in the outbreak of nuclear war in 1983. Yet, just at the point where the conflict seemed at its most intense and irreconcilable, it suddenly and unexpectedly ended with the coming to power in the Soviet Union of Mikhail Gorbachev and the rapid collapse of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe in 1989 and of the Soviet Union itself in 1991.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
JOUR 301: Journalism in a Free Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 220 Media in a Democracy
The course will explore both the broader role of the news media in a democracy and the narrower issues of ethical behavior and ethical dilemmas that regularly confront journalists in the course of their work. In the broader realm, the course will examine, how the media contribute to civic dialogue, which is fundamental to a free society - while also retracing the historical development of press freedom. Fairness, accuracy, professional behavior and conflicts of interest are among the ethical issues that will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in ENGL110.
Satisfies the following requirements:
JOUR 311: Multimedia Journalism (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 276 Digital Tools for New Media
Focuses on writing and idea communication through a digital medium. Students will learn writing and reporting skills while creating their own news website. Students will learn how to combine those skills with pictures, audio and video to create a complete digital news package.
LLCU 167: Elementary Czech (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CZE 101 Elementary Czech
This course aims at providing an essential understanding and usage of the Czech language. Its main stress will be on establishing a solid base for the students´ effective performance in the language. At the same time the course aims at stimulating students to interact creatively in a new language environment and develop their own approach towards the language. It includes a field trip and a film by a Czech director.
Satisfies the following requirements:
LLCU 167: Elementary Czech Language & Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CZE 100 Elementary Czech Language & Culture
This course aims at stimulating students to interact in a new language and cultural environment, and develop their own approach towards the Czech language and culture. The course introduces relevant topics of Czech Studies; the students will acquaint themselves with Czech culture, history, arts and linguistic legacy. Cultural, historical, and theoretical contexts will be provided and discussed.
PHIL 102-070: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PHI 125 Intro to Philosophy
An examination of such central philosophical problems as ethics, theories of knowledge, the nature of reality, philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
PHIL 204: World Religions (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: REL 140 Comparative Religions
Varieties of religious belief and practice from diverse cultures, including representative Asian and Western traditions, studied mainly in terms of their historical development and importance.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 240-071: Introduction to Global Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 200 Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to key concepts and theories for understanding politics on a global level. Topics include the structure of the international system, causes of war and peace, economic globalization, international organizations and other issues and processes that cross national borders.
Satisfies the following requirements:
POSC 267: Introduction to Politics II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 102 Introduction to Politics II
This course aims to help students understand and explain political outcomes, processes and systems through the lenses of main theoretical approaches in comparative politics such as the institutional approach (historical institutionalism, neo and new institutionalism), structural approach, behavioral and cultural approach, rational choice approach. The method of comparison is emphasized throughout the course while applying the theories to contemporary case studies on topics ranging from revolutions, democratization, political uprisings, social movements, electoral politics and state formation.
POSC 270: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 101 Introduction to Politics I
Introduction to key concepts and patterns in comparative politics. Topics include democratic processes and democratization, economic and political development, political institutions, and civil society. Cases from different parts of the world are examined to provide a grounding in comparative analysis.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
POSC 285: Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 201 Political Philosophy I
Basic introduction to political philosophy, organized not around particular historical periods or specific philosophers, but around some of the most important, enduring questions of political theory: What is the nature of the state? What are the obligations and responsibilities of citizens?.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 316: International Political Economy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 230 Political Economy
Interaction of international political and economic phenomena. Considers history and development of political economy, and the political underpinnings and effects of global monetary, trade, financial and investment systems. Both relations among advanced countries, and between the advanced and poor countries will be considered.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
POSC 339: European Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 221 Contemporary Europe: History of European Integration
The European Union is an economic and political union that binds together twenty-seven European countries. This course provides an overview of the history, institutions, policies and controversies surrounding the European Union.
POSC 438: Topics in Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PHI 180: Freedom
Freedom is an effervescent topic for discussion. Today it is one of the central tenets of western civilization, though it remains one of its fuzziest ideas. What might it mean and portend? This course will examine that word's meaning from various intellectual angles – including the biological, the legal, the empirical, the empathetic, the philosophical, the political, the religious, the sexual, and the mythological. Themes include: the relationship between the individual and society; hierarchical organization; when it is possible (or even moral) to break the law; if freedom can be institutionalized and, if so, for what reasons can those institutions be overthrown; and whether freedom is limited to political laws or is subject to different limits, like ethical or religious norms or even feelings. This is accomplished through traditional lectures, multimedia presentations, skits, surveys and a game.
PSYC 303: Introduction to Social Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 250 Intro to Social Psychology
Analysis of interpersonal behavior with special emphasis on problems of conformity and influence; the organization and dynamics of social groups; and the development of opinions and attitudes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Restrictions: Does not count toward PSYC majors or minors.
PSYC 367: Psychoanalysis of Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 366
This course therefore serves as a foundation for and introduction to the key concepts, theories and approaches necessary for a deeper engagement in the psychoanalysis of culture, but also functions as a stand alone course for all those interested in art, culture, psychology or society to understand the basic tools, concepts and approaches in this area.
PSYC 367: Psychology of Art and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 280
This course introduces several psychological approaches, including psychological, psychoanalytic, psychosocial, and neuroscientific, to the study of art, culture, and society. Areas of application include film, painting, literature, art therapy, psychohistory, consciousness, dreams, surrealism, gender, ecology, and economics.
SOCI 201: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
An overview of the sociological perspective of the study of society, social organization and social institutions with special emphasis on the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 267: Subcultures: Lifestyles, Literature and Music (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 276 Subcultures: Lifestyles, Literature and Music
Provides critical insights into graffiti, street-art, underground, punk, hip-hop, psychedelia, alter-globalization movement, etc. Multidisciplinary perspectives of cultural, literary, and media studies are explored. Seminal readings on subcultures are used to discuss the practices of ‘alternative’ urban lives in postindustrial society and certain trends of artistic production. Focus is on political interpretation of youth subversion and disclosures of power mechanisms. Visuals and field trips to graffiti and other subcultural sites are a part of this course.
Satisfies the following requirements:
UNIV 373-024: Study Abroad - Prague (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Semester in Prague is designed for undergraduate students regardless of major. While on the program, students must maintain full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits). To be considered for acceptance, applicants must complete these steps:
  • Minimum GPA: Participants should have a minimum GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale). If your GPA is lower, email an explanation to Diane Henker ( before submitting your application.
  • Apply: Complete the on-line application by the deadline, and honestly disclose all discipline violations.
  • Recommendation: Ask a professor to submit a recommendation on your behalf, and make sure this is done by the deadline.
  • Interview: When IGS contacts you to schedule the interview, respond in a timely manner, and arrive on-time for your appointment.
  • Prague Interview Questionnaire: Download/complete the questionnaire (found at the bottom of this webpage) and return it at least 24 hours before your interview.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,300.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Final Program Fee$8,500.00$8,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$14,435.00$24,430.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 23, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Lisa Chieffo
Associate Director
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
File Downloads
Prague interview questionnaire
Prague - visa checklist
Prague - course equivalency chart Sept. 2017
Interest Meeting Powerpoint
2017 Prague - dates and deadlines

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.