UC Davis Summer Abroad

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Status:  Not Offered in 2018

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Academics

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting.  Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements.  UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog.  Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

Please see the Academics Student Resource page to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.

Syllabus

English 139 and 198 Syllabus

Schedule

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Classes will meet for 2.5 hours Monday through Thursday in the hotel where the group is staying. Field trips will range from 4 hours to full days (7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.). Students will have free time in the afternoons and on weekends when the group is not traveling to a new location.

Courses

English 139 - Topics in Global Literatures and Cultures (4 units)

Historically or thematically organized study of Anglophone literature at the global scale. Possible emphases: globalization of English and its literatures; the history of “world literature”; literatures of British imperialism; questions of translation. May be repeated two times for credit when content differs. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt. AH, WC, WE.

English 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements