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The Cultural History Program is first and foremost an academic program. You're required to enroll in 12 hours of credit and complete all course requirements.

  • Because we follow an extensive travel itinerary, instruction is different from the pattern of fixed class time of campus courses. On each CHP, classes are scheduled around or during the program activities taking up most of the day: visits to museums, monuments and temples, historic sites, governmental institutions, etc. Thus most of the waking hours of each day are contact hours because you're actively engaged in some aspect of your academic work.
  • The faculty are careful to balance the program activities described in the itinerary with sufficient time for you to reflect on and discuss what you've seen and experienced. Because faculty travel with the group and are always available, meaningful discussions often take place during routine activities. Assignments are also aimed to develop your experiences through reflection and critical analysis.
  • Faculty allows sufficient time for the completion of most course requirements on the program. Because of the full itinerary and the academic requirements, there is little free time.
  • You'll enroll in 12 credit hours at EMU on the Summer CHP. Select from three credits in both history and art from the levels offered on the European itinerary and three credits in art and history/political science on the Mediterranean itinerary.

Summer European Cultural History Program

Enroll in one, three-credit course in history and one three-credit course in art on the European itinerary  (make your European selections from the offerings below). You must complete all course requirements. The courses are designed to meet basic studies or general education requirements. Courses at the 300 and 400-level may meet major or minor requirements or be taken as elective credit. EMU students must take Art 100 before taking Art 379.

Europe Courses

FA 100 Art Appreciation (3)

The aim is to acquaint you with art philosophies, their elements, principles and values. Visit most major art museums in the cities on our itinerary and study key works. For non-art majors and minors.

FA 379 Art and Architecture of Europe (3)

Study the development of Western European art and architecture. Guided tours will be taken of most major museums in London, Paris, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Munich. Visit architectural structures such as churches and palaces of artistic significance. EMU students must take FA 100 before taking FA 379.

HIST 102 History of Western Civilization, 1648 to World War I (3)

A topical survey of western civilization from the 17th century to World War I. Cultural development and institutional growth are emphasized. The Baroque era, Enlightenment, political and industrial revolutions, nationalism and imperialism are among major topics considered.

HIST 333 Europe Since 1919 (3)

A history of Europe since Versailles with emphasis upon the Communist, Fascist and Nazi revolutions and their impact on the world, the origins and outbreak of the Second World War, and the post-1945 era.

Credit for Non-EMU Students

The courses offered are designed to meet basic studies or core curriculum requirements at most universities. Courses at the 300 and 400 level may meet major or minor requirements or be taken as elective credit. You must complete all course requirements even if they do not intend to transfer the credits to their home institution. The decision to accept the credits earned on this program rests with the appropriate officials at your home institution. You should consult with your advisor to learn your institution's policies and procedures regarding transfer credit.

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