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Fall 2018: Prague, Czech Republic
August 28, 2018 - December 15, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo contributed by L. Henker.
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
11/06/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
11/07/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
02/19/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
02/22/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/19/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMClayton Hall room 213 (conference room)
05/03/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMClayton Hall room 213 (conference room)
Program Notes
If you are unable to attend an interest meeting, or if meetigs have passed, please refer to the interest meeting power point found at the bottom of this page.
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.

Courses are taught in English by international faculty. Participants take classes with other international students as well as American students from other U.S. universities. AAU currently enrolls approximately 700 students. Note that the courses listed on this page may be offered, but are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses can be competitive. Although students may be able to take courses in their major, flexibility is necessary, and they should select at least 8-10 potential courses in case first-choice options are not available.

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 an overnight trip to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Ceský Krumlov, a daytrip to Kutná Hora (a medieval town famous for its “bone church”), and a daytrip to Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic’s largest, most famous spa city. All excursions are included in the program fee.

Internships are available for an added cost of approximately $300. Additional materials are required for internship participants (cover letter and resume--see samples downloadable at the bottom of this page). 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. Please refer to the internship guide at the bottom of this page for more information.

Community outreach opportunities are also available, but vary widely by term. Prague staff will be available to help students find opportunities that match their interests once they arrive onsite. Past opportunities have included providing support to local schools in the areas of teaching, writing, and the English language and participating 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. Currently there is no application fee for the visa, but this may change at any time. Students will receive detailed instructions after acceptance 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, and international medical insurance. Participants should budget an extra $50 for visa photos and mailing expenses, $130 for books and supplies, $700-1300 for meals, $125 for a local transportation pass, 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
  • 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.
Important information about courses:
  1. The courses below have been pre-approved for UD students participating on this program.
  2. Although these courses may be offered in Prague during Fall Semester, the final course list is typically not announced until late May. The courses below are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses can be competitive. Students should select at least 8-10 potential courses.
  3. Students take 4-5 courses (5 is maximum), of which at least 1 must be a CORE COURSE (see notes in the course descriptions).
  4. 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.
ACCT 208-070: Accounting II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ACC 263 Managerial Accounting
Introduction to managerial accounting. Topics: manufacturing accounting, cost-volume-profit analysis, job-order accounting, budgeting, standard costs and variance analysis, contribution approach to decision analysis, absorption and variable costing.
Prerequisite: ACCT207
Restrictions: Not open to freshmen. Requires a grade of C- or better in ACCT207.
ACCT 352-070: 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 sophomore status.
ART 167: Cross-Media Art Studio (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 302 Cross-Media Art Studio
This course is an inter-disciplinary exploration of photograph, video, performance, drawing and painting and all of the evolving forms of new media. Regardless of artistic ability, students will students engage with studio art practices and art production in group and solo projects. Students will also critically respond to contemporary art through visiting cross-media art exhibits (visual, audio, haptic, interactive and new media), performances, installations and festivals and will learn about the contemporary Czech art scene.
ART 180-070: 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 230: Figure Drawing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 385 Art Studio Painting: The Figure in Central European Expressionism
Drawing the human figure through direct observation. Emphasizes strong fundamental skills, experimentation and imagination. Working with an assortment of traditional mixed media, students explore line,value,color and perspective to interpret form and space while developing original content. When taught in Prague, this course will center the use of the human figure as a primary subject of expression in Central European painting and technical studio instruction for this expression. After an introductory lecture, the class will move to the studio facilities to work directly from live models. Here students will be taught the basics of drawing from the figure while simultaneously applying the experiences and knowledge gained from the lectures and the museums in Prague.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 267-072: Creative Photography (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 253 Creative Photography
The aim of this course is to provide students with the information needed to use photography as a creative medium. Coursework will provide a platform for students to explore how to apply their creative potential to different photographic themes. Particular emphasis will be placed on hands-on photography and discussing the results in class.
ART 289-070: 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 334-070: 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 167-070: 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:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Other: CORE COURSE
BUAD 301-070: 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 306-070: 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. $300. Please confirm with the Program Coordinator before registering for this course.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Restrictions: Registration by permission of instructor - student will complete a separate process to apply to the internship course.
BUAD 367-070: 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 421-070: 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 424-070: 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 473-070: 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 263-071: Communicative Behavior and Culture (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:
Multicultural
Global Studies Minor
Other: CORE COURSE
COMM 267-070: 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 267-071: 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 350-070: 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.
COMM 364: Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
Practical, on-the-job training in the student's field of interest: i.e., interpersonal, mass media, public relations or organizational communication. When offered abroad, this course is comprised of both a practical internship field component of 120 hours and a reflective and theoretical seminar component that together, are purposefully designed to challenge stuents to learn, to engage with, and develop fluency working within a multicultural context, while also strengthening the business competencies necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Perhaps even more important, the course will cover areas vital to new graduates: job searching, how to present oneself and leveraging one's global and intercultural fluency.
Restrictions: May be repeated twice for credit.
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 103-070: 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 167-070: Special Topic: Introduction to Economic Thought (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 105 Introduction to Economic Thought
ENGL 306-071: 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 307-070: 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 356-071: 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.
ENGL 409: Topics in Journalism (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 230 Travel Writing
Special studies and writing in selected kinds of journalism (opinion writing, science journalism) or in an aspect of the profession (history of American journalism, ethics of journalism). When offered in Prague, this course aims to teach students how to find story ideas, identify places of interest and write about them in a way that is new and fresh. Most of the course will be spent in classroom, but there may also be a few field trips. Students will be required to submit two long-form writing assignments in lieu of a midterm and final exam, as well as frequent smaller writing assignments. The course will focus on the practical rather than the theoretical. Students will also learn how to ‘pitch’ travel stories to publications, and, ideally, to get their ideas published to generate valuable clips for their portfolios. This course is a hands-on workshop, where students learn the basics of what it entails to make it as a travel writer today. A focus on good reporting and writing basics will underlie the course.
HIST 101-070: 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 102-070: 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
Other: CORE COURSE
HIST 103-070: 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
Multicultural
HIST 104-071: World History II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 104 World History II
This course is primarily an overview of World History from approximately 1500 to 2000. The first few weeks focus on the pre-industrial world, including the Age of Exploration, the Islamic Empires, Early Modern China and Japan, and the development of the early American colonies and the Atlantic Slave Trade. A key turning point in the class is the Industrial Revolution (week 5), which drew a sharp line between industrial and pre-industrial regions, which often (but not always) corresponded to “western” and “non-western.” The remainder of the course looks at how individuals in pre-industrial societies quickly adapted to the new, often brutal, but sometimes liberating situation. This will include topics such as the two world wars, the international appeal of the “communist” model, and the vexing problems of decolonization.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Multicultural
Global Studies Minor
HIST 327-070: Topics in Jewish History: Jewish Experience in Central Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 236 Jewish Experience in Central Europe
Additional Fee: $35.00 * An additional course fee of approximately CZK 800 is charged to cover expenses associated with this course. Amount in USD is estimated and is subject to change based on exchange rate.



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
Multicultural
Other: CORE COURSE
HIST 339-072: 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
HIST 339-076: Topics in European History: Central European History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 237 Central European History
Explores the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe, with a focus or theme that touches on one or more countries. When taught in Prague, this class is conceived as a general introduction to the history of Central Europe. The aim of the course is to achieve an understanding of the history of the different national and cultural entities that now constitute the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and also Germany and a comprehension of their complex interaction. It will replace the evolution of the various political entities in the context of European history and will give the students the instruments for understanding their position in today’s world.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
JOUR 301-070: 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:
Other: CORE COURSE
JOUR 311-070: 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 167-070: 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:
Other: CORE COURSE
LLCU 167-071: 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.
MUSC 101-071: Music Appreciation (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HSS 200 European Music History & Appreciation
Introduction to Western music literature through a nontechnical presentation of various musical styles and forms.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Other: CORE COURSE
Restrictions: Not open to MUSC majors.
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 204-070: 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
Multicultural
Global Studies Minor
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:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Other: CORE COURSE
POSC 267-070: 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 270-071: 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
Arts and Sciences - Group C
POSC 285-071: 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 Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 316-070: 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 339-070: 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.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: CORE COURSE
POSC 401: Topics in Law and Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LEG 254 Jurisprudence
This upper-level course will introduce the students into philosophical thinking on law. The course is designed to convey a body of knowledge about the jurisprudence and to train the students to use that knowledge to frame and advance arguments relevant to the world today. It will discuss general themes of legal positivism and natural law theories. It opens particular questions, such as: Why do we obey law at all? Where does “legality” end and “revolution” begin? Why isn’t law the same thing as justice? Is civil disobedience ever justified in a liberal democracy? Are war crimes tribunals “legal” proceedings or “revenge” proceedings? How can you tell a just and legal war from an unjust and illegal one? Why is an individual’s “choice” – as in the case of abortion – considered a positive, Constitutional good? Why does the Anglo-American system of justice make legal resolution into a game while the Civil-Law Tradition stresses the inquisitorial approach?
POSC 464: Internship in Political Science and International Relations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
Internship in a political science or international relations-related field. Includes preparation of a journal of activities and a final project. When offered abroad, this course is comprised of both a practical internship field component of 120 hours and a reflective and theoretical seminar component that together, are purposefully designed to challenge stuents to learn, to engage with, and develop fluency working within a multicultural context, while also strengthening the business competencies necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Perhaps even more important, the course will cover areas vital to new graduates: job searching, how to present oneself and leveraging one's global and intercultural fluency.
PSYC 100-070: General Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to the process of psychological science. Includes coverage of research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, cognitive psychology, abnormal behavior and treatment, developmental psychology, and social and personality psychology.
PSYC 303-070: 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 367-072: Psychoanalysis and Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 361 Psychoanalysis and Art
What is Art? What emotions or sensations do you feel when you create? What is the relationship between art, dreams, mourning, phantasy, symbolization, subjectivity, identity, sexuality and the unconscious? This course seeks to introduce the area of overlap between psychoanalysis and art, including the mutual influences, borrowings, and inspirations between these two supposedly separate domains. It includes the psychodynamics of the creative process and what motivates us to do art. It looks at the aesthetic experience, how psychoanalysis can help us understand the powerful phenomenon of being confronted with a work of art, taken in its broadest sense. This leads us to study developments in psychoanalytic aesthetics, explored with various examples from painting, literature and film. Finally, the course looks at the therapeutic aspect of art and at the contemporary clinical practice of art therapy, including experiential art therapy workshops. Previous knowledge of psychoanalysis is not required
PSYC 367-071: 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 367-070: 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 201-070: 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 267-070: Subcultures: Lifestyles, Literature and Music (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 276 Subcultures: Lifestyles, Literature and Music
Additional Fee: $35.00 * An additional course fee of approximately CZK 800 is charged to cover expenses associated with this course. Amount in USD is estimated and is subject to change based on exchange rate.



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:
Other: CORE COURSE
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
Requirements
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 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • 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.
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 send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

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.
Costs
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 IGS 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.
  • IGS 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$6,125.00$16,440.00
Final Program Fee$9,100.00$9,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$15,225.00$25,540.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
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, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 22, 2018
$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.
Contacts
Lisa Chieffo
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-2852
302-831-6042
lchieffo@udel.edu
File Downloads
Czech Republic and USA - Cultural Differences
Prague - things to do and see
internship guide
sample cover letter and resume
Prague course rubric as of July 2018
Interest meeting slideshow

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




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