Field Studies/Study Abroad Courses for 2023SP
  
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ART  2211-FS030: Art Histories Before 1400 CE
Faculty: David Ouellette
Custom Session | 3 credit hours
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Art Histories in New York City Learn the fundamentals of looking at art, develop skills for researching and writing about art, and experience the history of art through the great museums of New York City. This is a unique opportunity to satisfy a fine arts requirement in an accelerated two-week format. Offered as either ART 2211, ART 2212 or ART 2213. Classes: Jan. 5, 6, 16 and 17 (9 to 11:50 a.m.). Field Study: Jan. 8 to 14. Fee: $908 (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, daily continental breakfast, entrance to all museums, and unlimited ground transportation). Required tuition is extra. Information: David Ouellette, (630) 942-2586, ouelletted@cod.edu


ART  2212-FS030: Art Histories 1400 to 1950
Faculty: David Ouellette
Custom Session | 3 credit hours
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Art Histories in New York City Learn the fundamentals of looking at art, develop skills for researching and writing about art, and experience the history of art through the great museums of New York City. This is a unique opportunity to satisfy a fine arts requirement in an accelerated two-week format. Offered as either ART 2211, ART 2212 or ART 2213. Classes: Jan. 5, 6, 16 and 17 (9 to 11:50 a.m.). Field Study: Jan. 8 to 14. Fee: $908 (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, daily continental breakfast, entrance to all museums, and unlimited ground transportation). Required tuition is extra. Information: David Ouellette, (630) 942-2586, ouelletted@cod.edu


ART  2213-FS030: Art Histories Since 1950
Faculty: David Ouellette
Custom Session | 3 credit hours
Additional Comments:
Art Histories in New York City Learn the fundamentals of looking at art, develop skills for researching and writing about art, and experience the history of art through the great museums of New York City. This is a unique opportunity to satisfy a fine arts requirement in an accelerated two-week format. Offered as either ART 2211, ART 2212 or ART 2213. Classes: Jan. 5, 6, 16 and 17 (9 to 11:50 a.m.). Field Study: Jan. 8 to 14. Fee: $908 (includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, daily continental breakfast, entrance to all museums, and unlimited ground transportation). Required tuition is extra. Information: David Ouellette, (630) 942-2586, ouelletted@cod.edu


BIOLO  1205-FS033: Ecoregion Field Study
Faculty: Kathleen Luczynski
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Mexico: Wintering Monarch Butterflies Monarch butterflies migrate to winter sanctuaries in the highlands of Mexico. This natural wonder brings sights and delicate sounds of butterfly wings as thousands of monarchs take flight when the sun emerges. Hiking or optional horseback riding to locations sometimes at 10,000 ft. will take us to see the dramatic colors of the butterflies as they hang in huge clusters from the trees, drink from streams, feed on wildflowers, and soar in the air. Visit a farm community to learn about their involvement to conserve the butterfly habitat by using sustainable farming, wood-saving stoves and water conservation. An excursion to the San Juan Teotihuacan pyramids is included. Participants must be able to walk over uneven terrain for five miles at their own pace or rent a horse. Classes: Dec. 14 and Feb. 1 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Field Study: Jan. 16 to 21. Fee: $3,365 (includes flights, transportation in Mexico, lodging, visits to butterfly reserves, most meals, bilingual guides, and most gratuities). Required tuition is extra. Information: Kathleen Luczynski, email: luczynsk@cod.edu


BIOLO  1205-FS043: Ecoregion Field Study
Faculty: Kathleen Luczynski
Custom Session | 2 credit hours
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Costa Rica: Wildlife and Ecosystems Learn about beautiful wildlife, the lively culture, history and unique landforms of exotic, tropical ecosystems including waterfalls, volcanoes, lush tropical forests, rivers and the Pacific coast while traveling to San Jose, two volcanoes, Sarapiqui River, la Selva Verde, la Tirimbina Rainforest, Guanacaste and Sarchi. Hike to the tree tops finding monkeys and toucans, or into the jungle to see colorful amphibians. Costa Rica's "green" sustainable farming and conservation practices will be observed in cocoa, banana, tropical plant and coffee plantations. Exploring the country will require travel by bus in Costa Rica, excursions including two to four miles of walking over moderate terrain, a boat ride, and easy snorkeling. Classes: Jan. 25, March 1 and April 12 (6:30 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: March 23 to April 1. Fee: $4,307 (includes air/land transportation, all entry fees, class excursions, lodging, meals, bilingual guide, all tips, and departure tax). Required tuition is extra. Information: Kathleen Luczynski, email: luczynsk@cod.edu


JAPAN  1100-FS032: Civilization & Culture
Faculty: Shingo Satsutani
Custom Session | 3 credit hours
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Japan: Blooming Cherry Trees of Kyoto in a New Era Join us on a 10-day exploration of Japan to examine its traditional cultural values while visiting gardens, temples, shrines and castles. Observe the beauty of the Japanese cherry blossoms (sakura), as well as traditional theater and ceremonies while participating in a variety of cultural activities in the Kyoto area. Experience both the ancient and modern culture at the same time in the former capital city of Japan. Classes: March 7 and 21 (5:30 to 7:50 p.m.). Field Study: March 24 to April 2. Fee: $3,189 (includes air, most domestic transportation, accommodations with breakfast, entrance fees, performance tickets and cultural activities). Required tuition is extra. Information: Shingo Satsutani, (630) 942-2019, email: satsutan@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS031: Hiking
Faculty: Nathan Hambel
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Hiking the Southwest's Cactus Country Soak up the warmth and beauty of cactus rich deserts as we visit Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. From sprawling chains of prickly pear and shrubby cholla, to the immense 50-foot Saguaro - the symbol of the American west - see them all as we lace up our boots and hit the trail. Class: Dec. 14 (6 to 7:50 p.m.). Field Study: Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. Fee: $1,942 (includes, airport shuttles, air/land transportation, park admissions, lodging and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Nate Hambel, email: hambeln@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS038: Hiking
Faculty: Gilbert Egge
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Jordan: Hiking Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea The man-made and natural wonders of Jordan have been attracting travelers for ages. Join us on this active cultural adventure as we hike the gorge of Wadi Mujib, float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, and trek through the rose-rock canyons of the lost city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Our journey will conclude among the soaring sandstone and granite cliffs of Wadi Rum. Here we will travel to a desert camp to learn about the ancient Bedouin culture, ride camels, eat traditional meals and overnight under the vast night sky. Other activities include trekking in the Ajloun Nature Reserve and the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Expect to hike up to eight miles a day. Classes: Feb. 15 (6 to 8:50 p.m.) and April 24 (TBA). Field Study: March 25 to April 2. Fee: $3,783 (includes air/land transportation, accommodations, most meals, entrance/activity fees, local guides and tips). Required tuition is extra. Information: Gib Egge, (630) 942-2787, email: eggegi@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS044: Hiking
Faculty: Terri Swanson
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Hiking: Great Smoky Mountains and Mammoth Cave Experience the southern Appalachian culture of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Explore some of the oldest peaks in the world hiking through old-growth forests to view endless mountain vistas and feel the spray of magnificent waterfalls. From the highest mountain in the Smokies, travel to the depths of Kentucky, to Mammoth Cave National Park. Spend the day on a guided tour exploring this limestone labyrinth with more than 400 miles, known as the world's longest cave system. Expect to hike three to 10 miles per day over hilly terrain and an elevation gain of up to 1,300 feet. Classes: April 19 and May 24 (6:30 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: May 6 to 13. Fee: $985 (includes ground transportation, lodging, park entrance fees, group equipment, and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Terri Swanson, email: swansont@cod.edu


PHYS  1803-FS050: Hiking
Faculty: Gilbert Egge
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Desert Hikes and Starry Nights The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas! Head to the Lone Star State over winter break to hike among the astonishing diversity of plant and animal life in Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. As the sun sets, we will turn our eyes to the sky and marvel at some of the darkest night skies in the country where light pollution is almost nonexistent. Additional highlights include attending a star party at McDonald Observatory, and taking an optional trip south of the Rio Grande River to explore the quaint village of Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico (passport required). Become a safer, more mindful user of public lands as we hike up to six miles a day. Classes: Dec. 14 and Feb. 13 (6 to 7:50 p.m.). Field Study: Jan. 15 to 21. Fee: $1,966 (includes air/land transportation, hotel lodging, activity fees, admissions, and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Gib Egge, (630) 942-2787, email: eggegi@cod.edu


PHYS  1812-FS053: Kayaking
Faculty: Terri Swanson
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Belize: Sea Kayaking Caye to Caye Experience the southern barrier reefs of Belize, the most important coral reef ecosystems on the planet, offering unparalleled sea kayaking, snorkeling and birding. This unique lodge-to-lodge kayaking journey starts on Tobacco Caye, then paddling to South Water Caye Marine Reserve, spending five days snorkeling and exploring pristine beaches on these two cayes while staying in family run lodges with fresh local cuisine prepared daily for you. Expect daily excursions of six to eight hours with a break for lunch. Visit the Tropical Education Center for a special nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo and time to explore ancient Mayan ruins. Classes: Dec. 21 and Feb. 16 (6:30 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: Jan. 28 to Feb. 4. Fee: $2,586 (includes air/ground/water transportation, all airport transfers, seven nights lodging, all kayaking equipment, entrance fees and most meals. Required tuition is extra. Information: Terri Swanson, email: swansont@cod.edu


PHYS  1814-FS040: Snowshoeing
Faculty: Gilbert Egge
Custom Session | 1 credit hours
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Winter Adventure in Yellowstone National Park Immerse yourself in the natural wonder of Yellowstone National Park away from the summer crowds! Spend your days snowshoeing among the seemingly endless snowy landscapes, marveling at geological wonders and incomparable wildlife. Explore the terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, the world-renowned Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, and the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley. Return each evening to the comforts of a hot meal, warm bed and shower. Participants will also have the option to try cross country skiing during some of the outings. This experience is ideal for beginner and intermediate snowshoers. Classes: Feb. 1 and March 20 (6 to 7:50 p.m.). Field Study: Feb. 19 to 25. Fee: $2,950 (includes air/land transportation, in-park snow coach transportation, equipment, park fees, hotel lodging, and some meals). Required tuition is extra. Information: Gib Egge, (630) 942-2787, email: eggegi@cod.edu