PLEASE ANNOUNCE TO YOUR STUDENTS:
FIVE WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM IN GREECE
May 19th to June 24th 2009
The Communication Department at Villanova University announces its 2009 Summer Study Abroad in Greece program—and invites applications from undergraduate rhetoric students across the United States. Admission is competitive; early action deadline for application is December 15, 2008.
This unique five-week, 6 - credit summer program is specially designed to give rhetoric students important insights into the origin of the discipline and its relevance to contemporary public discourse. The program travels throughout Greece--including stops in Athens, Delphi, and Tolo as well as the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete--as it focuses on the history of the spoken word—and its relation to epic storytelling, oratory, drama, and the life of the polis.
The program consists of two team-taught courses, one focusing on ancient Greek rhetoric and democracy, and the other on the performance of Greek literature. The courses take place on ancient archaeological sites and on hotel grounds (including, often, the beach). The size of the program is also ideal, since two Villanova faculty members are accompanied by no more than 20 students. This creates a unique learning environment, one that fosters a close intellectual and personal bond between students and faculty.
Scheduled field trips include the Athenian Acropolis, Agora, and Pnyx, Delphi,’s Temples of Apollo and Athena, Ancient Corinth, the palace of Knossos on Crete, the sacred island of Delos, Agamemnon’s palace at Mycenae, and Epidaurus. The program is housed in 3- and 4-star hotels throughout the duration of the trip, and program costs include tuition for 6 Villanova credits in COM, all land fees, all breakfasts, all site admissions, and in-country transportation via bus and ferry.
For more information on this unique intellectual and intercultural experience, encourage your students to visit our website: http://www.villanova.edu/artsci/communication/undergrad/greece. At the site, they can download the application form, learn more about this year’s program, and check out videos and pictures from previous trips.
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