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Programs : Featured
This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
Featured Program Description
Art 290: Art in Cultural Perspective: European Art History, Gothic Renaissance, and the New Media Art
Florence, Italy; Paris, France; Siena, Italy; Strasbourg, France

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Merritt (Visual & Performing Arts)     Course Description:    This course examines broadly the intersections from the Art of Renaissance to Contemporary New Media. With an empha sis[...]
Biology 140/240: Introduction to Ecology of the Southwest/Ecology of the Southwest
Durango (Colorado), United States; Flagstaff (Arizona), United States; Grand Canyon (Arizona), United States; Organ PIpe Nat'l Park (Arizona), United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Eric Baack (Biology)      Course Description: Field study of the ecology of the arid Southwest, with a focus on adaptations of organisms to arid conditions and understanding the challenges of setting enviro nmental[...]
Biology 245: Ecology of Ecuador
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Limoncocha Biological Reserve, Ecuador; Otavalo, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador; Santa Lucia, Ecuador; Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Kirk Larsen (Biology) Course Description:  This course introduces students to the ecology, evolution, and natural history of the Amazon rainforest, Andean cloud forest, and Galapagos Islands, and at the same time [...]
Communications Studies 239/Physical Education 239: Communication and Adventure Recreation in New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Raglan, New Zealand; Rotorua, New Zealand

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Thomas C. Johnson (Communication Studies); Jeff Boeke (Health & Physical Education)         Course Description:    This course investigates the relationship between communication [...]
Computer Science 386: The Digital Transformation of Central Europe
Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Sofia, Bulgaria

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Kent Lee (Computer Science); Roman Yasinovskyy (Computer Science) Course Description:    Over the last 25 years, Central Europe became an important IT hub, hosting many startups and multinational corporation s.[...]
Earth & Environment in Italy
Coldigioco, Italy; Hvar, Croatia

Terms: Fall
Description: Faculty Director:  Cameron Davidson (Carleton College) Program Description:    Earth & Environment in Italy is a field-based fall semester study abroad program for students interested in Earth system processes and [...]
Education 185/215: Observation in Area Schools
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States; Gallup (New Mexico), United States; Northern Minnesota, United States; Rehoboth, United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Deborah Norland (Education)     Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE [...]
English 239: "Tales of the Sea" on the Windjammer, Roseway
Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands; Norman Island, British Virgin Islands; St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Nick Preus (English, Emeritus)         Course Description: Sail into the past on the historic schooner, Roseway, in the Virgin Islands. This region of the Caribbean has a rich seafaring his tory,[...]
English 262: Tolkien and Lewis in Context
Belfast, United Kingdom; Cambridge, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; Peronne, France; Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS:  David Faldet (English); Rachel Faldet (English)    Course Description: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were both orphaned as children, saw their childhood village swallowed by a city, studied language and [...]
Foreign Culture 260: Russia and Scandinavia: Historical and Cultural Ties
Lillehammer, Norway; Moscow, Russia; Oslo, Norway; St. Petersburg, Russia

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Iudin-Nelson (Modern Languages & Literatures) Course Description:    This course will involve travel in both Norway (Oslo and Lillehammer) and Russia (St. Petersburg and Moscow). In this course we wil l[...]
French 347: Introduction to Commercial French
Paris, France; Tours, France

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Anne-Marine Feat (Modern Languages & Literatures)    Course Description: This course will provide students with an overview of the French-speaking workplace, as well as industry-specific language s kills[...]
International Studies 239: Roatan: Ethical Engagement in a Changing World
Roatan, Honduras

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Victoria Christman (International Studies); Jon Jensen (Environmental Studies)   Course Description:    This course uses the island of Roatan as a case study to examine how individuals can engage ethic ally[...]
Luther Nottingham Academic Year
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Terms: Academic Year
Description: DIRECTOR: Marion Kaehler Program Description:   Luther's Nottingham Program, which will be in its 47th year in 2018-2019, offers the rich opportunity to spend an academic year in England and study at the University of Nottin gham.[...]
Lutheran Colleges China Consortium in Hangzhou
Hangzhou, China

Terms: Fall
Description: DIRECTOR:  TBA         Program Description:    The Hangzhou Study Program is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to study the Chinese language and culture in the Hangzhou [...]
Malta and the Mediterranean
Dubrovnik, Croatia; Fes, Morocco; Marrakech, Morocco; Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Rabat, Morocco; Rome, Italy; Sliema, Malta

Terms: Spring
Description: Faculty Director:  Brooke Joyce   Program Description:    Luther’s Malta and the Mediterranean  Program, currently in its 26th year, offers students the opportunity to spend a semester exploring Ma lta's[...]
Münster Semester
Berlin, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Munich, Germany; Münster, Germany

Terms: Spring
Description: FACULTY DIRECTOR:  Sören Steding   Program Description:    For over two decades, Luther students and faculty have been traveling to Münster, Germany. During the Münster Semester, students live with G erman[...]
Paideia 450: Green Europe: Advanced Models of Sustainability
Berlin, Germany; Bristol, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom; Niebull, Germany; Nottingham, United Kingdom; York, United Kingdom

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Jim Martin-Schramm (Religion); Sören Steding (Modern Languages & Literatures)   Course Description: Why do Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) lead Europe in the development of wind, solar, biomass, and nu clear[...]
Paideia 450: Making Decisions for U. S. Schools: The Case in Hawaii
Hilo (Hawaii), United States; Honolulu (Hawaii), United States; Kona, Big Island (Hawai'i), United States; Volcano (Hawai'i), United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS:  Jacqueline Wilkie (History); Storm Bailey (Philosophy)     Course Description:  During the January course we will focus on the ways in which multiculturalism has affected elementary, secondary and highe r[...]
Paideia 450: Migration and Border Issues: Ethics, Policy, and Practice
El Paso, Texas, United States; Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, United States; Tucson (Arizona), United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Susan Schmidt (Social Work);     Course Description:    What are our ethical responsibilities towards people who migrate? How does immigration affect one’s sense of identity, as individua ls,[...]
Paideia 450: People and Parks: Pastoralism and Conservation in East Africa
Arusha, Tanzania; Eluwai boma, Tanzania; Engare Sero, Tanzania; Karatu, Tanzania; Mbarangati, Tanzania; Monduli, Tanzania; Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania; Nguruma Village, Tanzania; Soit Sambu, Tanzania

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Lori Stanley (Anthropology); Emily Neal (Environmental Studies)   Course Description:  This course will examine the tensions between the national parks movement and pastoralist societies through the lens of th e[...]
Paideia 450: Removal and Restitution: Building Sustainable Communities in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Kruger National Park, South Africa

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Richard Mtisi (Africana Studies and History); Martin Klammer (English)     Course Description:    What happens when communities have been forcibly removed from their homes due to misguided and ev en[...]
Paideia 450: Stability and Change in Vietnam
Can Tho, Vietnam; Halong Bay, Vietnam; Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hoi An, Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Steve Holland (Economics); John Moeller (Political Science, Emeritus)   Course Description:    We will begin our exploration of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, where we will experience the changing Vietnam [...]
Paideia 450: War, Peace and Reconciliation in Cambodia
Battambang, Cambodia; Kratié, Cambodia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Sen Monorom, Cambodia; Siem Reap, Cambodia

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Scott Hurley (Religion); Char Kunkel (Sociology)   Course Description:  In this J-term abroad course, we will have an opportunity to engage with people in Cambodia who are making a difference in a post-civil war env ironment.[...]
Religion 236: Disaster and Enlightenment: Pilgrimages in East Asia
Guangdong, China; Hangzhou, China; Hiroshima, Japan; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Mt. Koya, Japan; Nagasaki, Japan; Nanjing, China; Narita, Japan; Sendai, Japan; Yamagata City, Japan

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR: Geron Kopf (Religion)     Course Description:    This course explores traditional and new forms of pilgrimages in East Asia. In particular, it examines two kinds of pilgrimages: traditional ones to s acred[...]
Science 239: Islamic Science in the Middle Ages Across the Mediterranean
Casablanca, Morocco; Cordoba, Spain; Fes, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Seville, Spain

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR: Olga Michels (Chemistry) Course Description:    In this J-term study abroad course, you will have an opportunity to study in a fascinating cross-cultural center of the world. We will examine how the migration of [...]
Spanish 340: Language and Culture in Guatemala and Costa Rica
Antigua, Guatemala; San Jose, Costa Rica; Solola, Guatemala; Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Rita Tejada (Modern Languages & Literatures)     Course Description: This course focuses on Spanish language proficiency and the cultures of Guatemala and Costa Rica. Participants will travel to Guatemal a[...]
Spanish 341: Spanish for Medical Professionals (Mexico)
Oaxaca, Mexico

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Nancy Gates-Madsen (Modern Languages & Literature)     Course Description:    This course is designed for students studying to become medical professionals and who require training in Spanish t o[...]