Field Studies/Study Abroad Courses for 2022FA
  
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ART  1100-FS005: Intro Visual Art and Culture
Faculty: Jacqueline Weaver
Custom Session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Art in Chicago Explore the exciting art world of Chicago! Study artwork in person, get some exercise, and earn up to three credits in less than a month! Gain an introduction to navigating our vast local art resources, experience contemporary art, research art from other cultures, and create a public art blog. Itinerary includes visits to the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and a Chicago Architecture River Cruise. Be prepared to walk several hours each day. Access to a cell phone with internet service and camera is highly recommended for this course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the destination including purchasing their own Metra ticket or driving/parking and CTA transport in Chicago as needed. Virtual Classes: Aug. 8 (2 to 6 p.m.), Aug. 17 (10 a.m. to noon) and Aug. 24 (NET). Field Study: Aug. 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Fee: $94 (includes river cruise and museum fees). Required tuition is extra. Register for either ART-1100-FS005 (3 credits) or ART-1823-FS005 (1 credit). Information: Jacqueline Weaver, (630) 942-3607, email: weaverj1376@cod.edu


ART  1823-FS005: Art Experiences
Faculty: Jacqueline Weaver
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Art in Chicago Explore the exciting art world of Chicago! Study artwork in person, get some exercise, and earn up to three credits in less than a month! Gain an introduction to navigating our vast local art resources, experience contemporary art, research art from other cultures, and create a public art blog. Itinerary includes visits to the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and a Chicago Architecture River Cruise. Be prepared to walk several hours each day. Access to a cell phone with internet service and camera is highly recommended for this course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the destination including purchasing their own Metra ticket or driving/parking and CTA transport in Chicago as needed. Virtual Classes: Aug. 8 (2 to 6 p.m.), Aug. 17 (10 a.m. to noon) and Aug. 24 (NET). Field Study: Aug. 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Fee: $94 (includes river cruise and museum fees). Required tuition is extra. Register for either ART-1100-FS005 (3 credits) or ART-1823-FS005 (1 credit). Information: Jacqueline Weaver, (630) 942-3607, email: weaverj1376@cod.edu


BIOLO  1110-FS001: Environmental Biology
Faculty: Shamili Ajgaonkar
16 week session | 4 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Environmental Predicament Explore contemporary environmental issues from perspectives that include ecological, economic, social and ethical viewpoints. Study the structure and function of ecosystems, examine lifestyle issues, explore ethical frameworks and analyze the relationships between population, agriculture, pollution, biodiversity and land resource use. This course fulfills the lab science requirement. Class combines independent and classroom work through readings and discussions, labs, film viewing, civic engagement projects, and field studies. Fee: $30 (includes field trips). Required tuition is extra. Information: Shamili Ajgaonkar, (630) 942-2123, email: sandifor@cod.edu


BIOLO  1200-FS010: Intro Animal Research in Field
Faculty: Lynda Randa
Custom Session | 2 credit hours
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Wildlife Studies: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Travel to Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula along the coast of Lake Superior to gain first-hand experience in wildlife sampling techniques, with an emphasis on mammals. Participate in a mark-recapture population study of small mammals and engage in survey methods for animals such as deer, bears, and wolves. The outdoor experience will be complemented through hiking excursions and camping along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior. Classroom/lecture activities will be used to enhance identification of vertebrate animals and their signs, explore issues related to wildlife conservation and management, and further students' understanding of unique features of the area that contribute to its diverse wildlife. Classes: Oct. 1, 15 and Nov. 12 (10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.). Field Study: Oct. 27 to 30. Fee: $134 (includes camp fees and group camping/field equipment). Required tuition is extra. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Information: Lynda Randa, (630) 942-2706, email: randal@cod.edu


BOTAN  1320-FS003: Prairie Ecology
Faculty: Lynda Randa
16 week session | 4 credit hours
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Prairie Ecology Study and explore the organisms, environment, and ecological processes of the prairie ecosystem through lecture, discussion, and field studies. College of DuPage's tallgrass prairie restorations will serve as our outdoor laboratory for hands-on learning. Field trips and activities are required. Information: Lynda Randa, (630) 942-2706, email: randal@cod.edu


ENGLI  1135-FS007: Introduction to Film Art
Faculty: Marco Benassi
1st 8 week session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Experiencing Movie Magic Screen movies at local cinemas and participate in post-show discussions and video exercises to explore the elements of filmmaking, from screenwriting to special effects. Classes: Aug. 23 to Oct. 11. Fee: $25 (includes some course materials). Additional hours TBA. Discounted movie tickets and tuition are extra. Students are responsible for their own transportation to local movie theaters. Information: Marco Benassi, (630) 942-3049, email: benassim@cod.edu


ENGLI  1135-FS009: Introduction to Film Art
Faculty: Marco Benassi
2nd 8 week session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Experiencing Movie Magic Screen movies at local cinemas and participate in post-show discussions and video exercises to explore the elements of filmmaking, from screenwriting to special effects. Classes: Oct. 18 to Dec. 6. Fee: $25 (includes some course materials). Additional hours TBA. Discounted movie tickets and tuition are extra. Students are responsible for their own transportation to local movie theaters. Information: Marco Benassi, (630) 942-3049, email: benassim@cod.edu


HORT  1800-FS013: Going Green on Emerald Isle
Faculty: Connie Kollmeyer
Custom Session | 2 credit hours
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Going Green on the Emerald Isle Experience the rugged and beautiful Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland's west coast where you'll spend time exploring rolling green landscapes, seascapes, forests, and waterfalls while learning about the ecology of the area and how we can all protect our precious natural outdoor spaces. We'll engage with Green Education Ireland, a grassroots sustainability and resiliency movement that offsets carbon emissions with rewilding and tree planting projects. We'll also visit community gardens and spectacular seaside gardens, enjoy delicious farm-to-table meals, and learn about local foods and sustainable growing methods, including efforts to grow in harmony with natural systems and increase biodiversity and food security. Visit castles and ruins and be immersed in Irish culture, music, history, folklore, and the famously friendly hospitality of the locals. Classes: Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 7 and Oct. 12 (6:30 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: Sept. 10 to 18. Fee: $2,831 (includes air/land transportation, accommodations, most meals, gratuities and excursions). Required tuition is extra. Information: Connie Kollmeyer, email: kollmeyerc@cod.edu


MPTV  1135-FS007: Introduction to Film Art
Faculty: Marco Benassi
1st 8 week session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Experiencing Movie Magic Screen movies at local cinemas and participate in post-show discussions and video exercises to explore the elements of filmmaking, from screenwriting to special effects. Classes: Aug. 23 to Oct. 11. Fee: $25 (includes some course materials). Additional hours TBA. Discounted movie tickets and tuition are extra. Students are responsible for their own transportation to local movie theaters. Information: Marco Benassi, (630) 942-3049, email: benassim@cod.edu


MPTV  1135-FS009: Introduction to Film Art
Faculty: Marco Benassi
2nd 8 week session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Experiencing Movie Magic Screen movies at local cinemas and participate in post-show discussions and video exercises to explore the elements of filmmaking, from screenwriting to special effects. Classes: Oct. 18 to Dec. 6. Fee: $25 (includes some course materials). Additional hours TBA. Discounted movie tickets and tuition are extra. Students are responsible for their own transportation to local movie theaters. Information: Marco Benassi, (630) 942-3049, email: benassim@cod.edu


PHYS  1151-FS005: Fitness Walking I
Faculty: William Norris
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Walking In Your Own Backyard Explore a few of DuPage County's wonderful forest preserves. Improve your cardiovascular fitness and strive to reach personal fitness goals as you take in the beautiful environment. Class: Sept. 7 (7 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2 and 9 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Information: Bill Norris, email: norrisw@cod.edu


PHYS  1152-FS005: Fitness Walking II
Faculty: William Norris
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Walking In Your Own Backyard Explore a few of DuPage County's wonderful forest preserves. Improve your cardiovascular fitness and strive to reach personal fitness goals as you take in the beautiful environment. Class: Sept. 7 (7 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2 and 9 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Information: Bill Norris, email: norrisw@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS015: Hiking
Faculty: Rodney Buck, Gilbert Egge
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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England and Wales: Hiking the Lake District and Snowdonia Join us this late summer as we head to Great Britain's home for hiking, to explore glacier-etched valleys, curious ancient monuments, winding rivers and "fells" by foot. Along the way we will immerse ourselves in British culture, food and history as we learn to be safer, more mindful hikers. Participants should expect to hike between four and nine miles a day over rolling terrain. Classes: July 27 and Sept. 26 (6 to 7:50 p.m.). Field Study: Aug. 27 to Sept. 3. Fee: $2,949 (includes air/ground transportation, hotel lodging, park admissions and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Rodney Buck, (630) 942-2800, ext. 52301, email: buckr@cod.edu or Gib Egge, (630) 942-2787, email: eggegi@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS018: Hiking
Faculty: Terri Swanson
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Fall Foliage: Hiking Lake Superior's North Shore Autumn on the north shore of Lake Superior is glorious. Immerse yourself in fall colors as you hike through boreal forest before climbing maple ridges of magnificent red, yellow and orange ending with spectacular vistas of the valley and lakes below. Come explore the lighthouse in Split Rock State Park. Hike the trail of Minnesota's state parks, like Gooseberry Falls, Cascade Falls, Tettegouche State Park's 63-foot high falls, the River Gorge at Temperance and Devil's Kettle Falls in J.C.R. Magney State Park and more. Expect to hike three to 12 miles per day on hilly terrain and elevation gains of 300 to 500 feet. Class: Sept. 21 (6:30 to 8:50 p.m.) Field Study: Oct. 2 to 7. Fee: $798 (includes five nights lodging, all park entrance fees, group hiking equipment and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Terri Swanson, email: swansont@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS020: Hiking
Faculty: Mauro Crestani
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Hiking: New Mexico Experience Northern New Mexico on foot and horseback as we visit the beautiful vistas and trails near Santa Fe, Taos and Ghost Ranch. Board the Southwest Chief Train from Union Station in Chicago and enjoy a sleeper car on the overnight journey to Santa Fe. Once there, hike the Picacho Trail to beautiful vistas and experience the sites and dining of this wonderful town. Next, we'll drive to Taos to visit Taos Pueblo and hike up the Williams Lake Trail to beautiful high mountain views. Spend two days at Ghost Ranch, the home and studio of Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as the subject of many of her paintings. Other activities include horseback riding among landscapes where Georgia O'Keeffe found inspiration and additional hikes on the Box Canyon and Kitchen Mesa Trails. Transportation back to Chicago will be by airplane from Albuquerque. Expect to hike four to eight miles during the day and stay in lodging at night. Class: Sept. 7 (6 to 7:50 p.m.) Field Study: Sept. 24 to Oct. 2. Fee: $2,410 (includes air/train/ground transportation, lodging and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Mauro Crestani, email: crestani@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS022: Hiking
Faculty: William Norris
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Hiking: Hocking Hills State Park Hike amongst a stunning landscape created 300 million years ago. Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio is a hidden gem. Spectacular cliffs, deep gorges, and caves are just a few of the breathtaking views we will hike past. Class: Oct. 12 (7 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: Oct. 21 to 23. Fee: $295 (includes transportation, lodging, and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Bill Norris, email: norrisw@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS025: Hiking
Faculty: Gilbert Egge, Nathan Hambel
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Canada: Fall Hiking in the Maritime Provinces Join us as we head to Canada's Maritime Provinces and hike these scenic coastal trails during the peak fall color season! Experience the world-famous Cabot Trail and the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia. In New Brunswick, we will explore the Bay of Fundy and the picturesque landscapes surrounding the highest tides in the world. Become a safer, stronger and more mindful hiker as we hike between six and 10 miles per day. Classes: Aug. 24 and Oct. 24 (6 to 7:50 p.m.). Field Study: Sept. 24 to Oct. 1. Fee: $2,239 (includes air/ground transportation, airport shuttles, hotel lodging, park admissions, all activity fees and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Gib Egge, (630) 942-2787, email: eggegi@cod.edu or Nate Hambel, email: hambeln@cod.edu


PHYS  1811-FS018: Backpacking
Faculty: Nathan Hambel
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Backpacking: Michigan's Dune Country Strewn across the eastern shores of Lake Michigan lies the ever-changing sandy countryside of the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area. Backpack this dynamic landscape and explore the unique ecosystems along the vast expanses of Michigan's shores. Learn basic wilderness navigation, cooking, camping and backpacking skills during this weekend adventure. Perfect for beginners or more experiences backpackers. Class: Oct. 12 (6 to 7:50 p.m.). Field Study: Oct. 21 to 23. Fee: $25 *was 114* (includes transportation, camp fees, and camping/backpacking equipment. Required tuition is extra. Information: Nate Hambel, email: hambeln@cod.edu


PHYS  1811-FS023: Backpacking
Faculty: William Norris
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Backpacking: Southern Indiana Enjoy the magnificent fall colors and join us for a backpacking weekend in the Hoosier National Forest of Southern Indiana. This field study is great for the first timer or more experienced backpacker. Basic backpacking and outdoor living skills will be taught during this weekend adventure. Expect to travel six miles a day. Class: Oct. 25 (7 to 9:50 p.m.). Field Study: Nov. 4 to 6. Fee: $25 *was $107* (includes transportation, backpacking and camping equipment, camp fees, permits, and most meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Bill Norris, email: norrisw@cod.edu


PHYS  1812-FS010: Kayaking
Faculty: Terri Swanson
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Kayak & Hike Sylvania Wilderness Explore the lakes and hiking trails of the Sylvania Wilderness Area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Michigan's mini boundary waters. Paddle Crooked Lake in Ottawa National Forest while learning basic kayaking strokes, group rescues, navigation, boating safety and basic outdoor living skills while camping in the backcountry of Sylvania's Wilderness area. Designed for beginners and experienced paddlers. Expect to paddle up to six hours covering four to eight miles a day, and hike hilly terrain up to three hours covering two to five miles a day. Class: Aug. 31 (6:30 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: Sept. 8 to 11. Fee: $25 *was $268* (includes transportation, three nights camping, all group kayaking and camping equipment, all fees/permits and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Terri Swanson, (630) 942-2800, ext. 51099, email: swansont@cod.edu


PHYS  1814-FS015: Snowshoeing
Faculty: William Norris
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Floating on Snow: The Art of Making Traditional Snowshoes Avoid cabin fever this winter and get outdoors to experience a relaxing winter sport on snowshoes that you made yourself! Sand, lace, varnish and finish your own pair of wooden Ojibwa snowshoes. After we're done, we'll hit the trails and put our new showshoes to work. Basic snowshoeing technique, and winter travel skills will be taught. Classes: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7 (7 to 9:30 p.m.). Field Study: Dec. 11 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Fee: $198 (includes snowshoe material, bindings, finishing supplies and transportation). Required tuition is extra. Information: Bill Norris, email: norrisw@cod.edu


PHYS  1841-FS016: Rock Climbing
Faculty: William Norris
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Vertical Challenge: Zip Lines to Rock Walls Spend two days challenging yourself both physically and mentally. On Saturday, Oct. 15, travel to southern Wisconsin and climb in trees, walk on wires and zip down a zip line. Return home Saturday night and on Sunday, Oct. 16, travel to Devil's Lake State Park to rock climb on some of the Midwest's best climbing formations. Class: Oct. 5 (7 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: Oct. 15 and 16. Fee: $25 *was $125* (includes transportation and entrance fees). Required tuition is extra. Information: Bill Norris, email: norrisw@cod.edu


SPEEC  1100-FS003: Fundmntls Speech Communication
Faculty: Marco Benassi
1st 8 week session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Speech: Experiential Speech 1100 This unique way to satisfy the fundamentals of the speech graduation requirement helps people move beyond fear and become more comfortable in taking creative risks with public speaking. Includes a mandatory field experience to an adventure center in East Troy, Wis. Classes: First eight weeks. Field Study: Sept. 22 to 23. Fee: $186 (includes transportation, lodging, meals and center fees). Tuition is extra. Information: Marco Benassi, (630) 942-3049, email: benassim@cod.edu


ZOOLO  1200-FS005: Intro to Animal Care Captivity
Faculty: John Stoddard
Custom Session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Wildlife Care in Captivity Learn the basics of caring for wildlife (birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians) in captivity, including diet, housing, animal capture, containment, animal behavior and disease. Topics include diet, nutrition, behavioral enrichment, animal training, wildlife rehabilitation, animal behavior, conservation, veterinary care and employment opportunities. Classes: Aug. 24 to Nov. 16. Field Study: Oct. 29 (9 a.m. to noon) and Nov. 5 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Fee: $41 (includes field trips). Required tuition is extra. Information: John Stoddard, email: stoddardj@cod.edu