Programs by Country: Germany + Dialogue of Civilizations


BERLIN: Photography in Context – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leader: Andrea Raynor (a.raynor@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Berlin 2014 Information Session: 

Thursday, January 23rd 5:15 -6:00 p.m. 305 Ryder Hall 

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • ARTE 2500: Art & Design Abroad: Documentary Photography
  • ARTE 2501: Art & Design Abroad: German Cultural History

Description:

Photography in Context, Berlin is an intensive photography study abroad program. Classes offered will be ARTE 2500 (Documentary Photography) and ARTE2501 (German Cultural History).

In the Documentary course, students will develop their photographic skills working within a narrative visual format, while refining their unique photographic perspectives. Students will commit and immerse themselves to a term length project that will work towards developing strong editing skills and a concise narrative. Students must have been enrolled in Photo Basics or demonstrate advanced knowledge of digital photography and editing software.

The German Cultural History course will focus on the creative context of contemporary Germany, particular attention will be paid to photography, the visual arts and architecture. Class visits to museums, galleries, local studios, walking architectural tours and visiting lecturers by local artists will be an integral part of the class. This class is open to the university, with no pre-requisite.

 

 

 


Germany and Poland: Holocaust and Genocide Studies – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leaders: Professor Natalie Bormann (n.bormann@neu.edu) &  Veronica Czastkiewicz (v.czastkiewicz@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: 

  • Monday, October 21st 1.30 - 2.30 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)
  • Thursday, October 24th 1.30 - 2.30 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)
  • Tuesday, October 29th 4.15 - 5.15 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • POLS4937: Government and Politics Learning Abroad in Germany and Poland
  • INTL4944: Dialogue of Civilizations: The role of Trauma and Collective Memory in Europe today

Description:

This program offers students immersion into the role and legacy of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland – as one of the most significant and traumatic topics of Europe’s shared history and politics.  Students will travel to Munich, Nuremberg, Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow – cities that played central roles during the Holocaust and that continue to be central as sites of remembrance, memory and trauma.

The program consists of visits to key sites of trauma and memory, including the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau, the Nuremberg trial courtroom, Schindler’s factory, the former Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, Villa Wannsee, and many more sites.  These visits are complemented by lectures, seminars, guided tours – given by faculty of the University of Munich, the Free University Berlin and the Jagiellonian University Krakow - interviews with Holocaust survivors, and by archival research.

 


Germany: German Language and Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leader: Maren Blanchard (m.blanchard@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Meeting with the Professor: Students are encouraged to visit prof. Blanchard every Wednesday at 1:15 pm in 264 Ryder Hall or make an appointment directly

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • GRMN 2301/2302/3301/3302 German Language Immersion
  • CLTR 4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Program Description:

The Berlin Dialogue provides students with an intensive instruction in German. Students will attend intensive language classes each weekday morning at a highly - accredited language institute.

In addition students will get an inside view of German Culture, engage with Professor Blanchard while experiencing a variety of things, such as: many interesting guided tours, meeting students their ages of different heritage (who were born and grew up in Berlin), talking to witnesses to history, getting to know the historical and modern Berlin.

Berlin has always been a vibrant and exciting city but since the reunification in 1989, Berlin has developed into one of the most fascinating cities in the world.