Short-term Faculty-led Study Away Program Intensive German Language and Culture in Wittenberg Course Name:
Course Numbers: GRM 325 (reading materials and writing assignments in German) IDS 297 (reading materials and writing assignments in English) LLT 225 (reading materials and writing assignments in English) Credit Hours: 3 undergraduate hours from MSU (prerequisite GRM 101 and 102 or language placement test), PLUS, depending on language proficiency, students will be placed in one of these three course combinations for 6 hours of transfer credit from the Institute for German Language and Culture of Halle-Wittenberg University:
GRM 201 & 202
Intermediate German 1 & 2
GRM 311 & 312
Conversation & Composition
GRM 400 & 498 Special Topics
Program Highlights: This comprehensive program offers intensive study and everyday use of the German language; study and direct experience of culture through coursework and field trips to cultural centers in Berlin, Dresden, Halle, and Wittenberg; and development of cultural and language competence through home stays with German families.
An EO/AA Institution
Program Fee: $3,570 Program Fee Includes: Transportation from
Berlin-Tegel airport, stay with a host family including breakfast and dinner, language courses and materials at the Institute for German Language and Culture of Halle-Wittenberg University, excursions including travel and entrance fees, Study Away student fee and medical insurance. Separated costs not available.
Program Fee Excludes: Airfare, MSU tuition for 3 hours of undergraduate credit ($612); textbooks for MSU course; lunch, snacks, meals on excursions; personal travel; passport & visa fees; immunizations; misc. personal expenses.
Online applications are due by December 5, 2014. A nonrefundable deposit of $535 will be billed to your student account. To apply, please: • Visit the Study Away website at international.missouristate.edu/studyaway/ • Choose Apply Now • Search for a Program (under Apply for a Study Away Program) • Choose Simple Search • Type Germany under Program Name • Choose Intensive German Language and Culture in Wittenberg • Choose Apply Now Scholarship Eligibility & Financial Aid Students may apply for the College of Arts and Letters Study Away scholarship. Applications are due to the Study Away office by April 10, 2015. Please see the scholarship page on the Study Away website. Additionally, students who receive financial aid may apply aid to this program. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 836-5262 for more information.
May 25 - July 3, 2015 Pre-Travel Meetings: Sept 10, 11:00 - 2:00 PSU Atrium Sept. 25, 3:30-4:15 SICL 225 Oct. 6, 12:00-1:00 SICL 222 Nov. 12, 3:10-3:45 Morris Center 119 Application Due:
December 5, 2014 Depart for Germany:
May 25, 2015 Depart for Springfield:
July 3, 2015
Interested in going?
Contact either of the Program Directors, Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages: Dr. Judith Martin - 836-5873 or [email protected]
; Kelly Schlinder - 836-5497 or [email protected]
Missouri State University Study Away Programs
Jim D. Morris Center, Suite 403 301 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806 P: 417-836-6368 • E: [email protected]
This immersion program involves hearing and speaking German daily, with the goal of developing speaking proficiency rapidly. Participants will stay with German host families while attending classes at the Institute for German Language and Culture of Halle-Wittenberg University. Students will have the opportunity to practice German conversation, order from menus, read road signs, etc., around Wittenberg and while on excursions to other German cities. The course also will provide an overview of crucial epochs in German history, from the Reformation to the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Students will learn about German culture— including art, architecture, religion, politics economics and daily life—through a combination of classroom and direct experiences. Visits and guided tours of museums and cultural sites will include lecture tours of museums, cities, and cathedrals/synagogues, Martin Luther monuments, Berlin museums, Berlin history and architecture, Dresden museums, Dresden history and architecture, and history and architecture in Halle. Students will live with German host families, except for during excursions when they will be living in youth hostels, booked by Halle-Wittenberg University staff.
Course Schedule & Itinerary PRE-TRAVEL Dates, times & locations TBA - GRM 325 German Culture Studies, LLT 225 Literature in Translation, and IDS 297 International Culture and Study Abroad courses will begin with approximately 12 hours of lecture/discussion taught by Program Director Kelly Schlinder during the Summer 2015 semester. Travel orientation and logistics also will be covered in the pre-travel class meetings.
Course Credit & Requirements
Students receive 9 hours of undergraduate credit for satisfactory completion of the program. German language and culture courses taught at the Institute for German Language and Culture in Wittenberg, Germany, affiliated with Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. 90 classroom contact hours over 4 1/2 weeks. Required Text: When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do. Hyde Flippo. ISBN-10: 0844225533. ISBN-13: 978-0844225531. Other Texts Used: Selected works by Martin Luther, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Andreas Gryphius, Martin Opitz, Friedrich Schiller, Ludwig Tieck; Die Deutschen, Wulf Köpke. 5th edition; Culture and Customs of Germany, Eckhard Bernstein. The German Way. Hyde Flippo. Online: Tatsachen über Deutschland. http://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/de/ Assessment of learning GRM 325: Progressive Quizzes (two before departure and two in Germany) and one oral interview in Germany; presentations (one due before departure, one in Germany); daily reflective cultural journal in German. Study Away Portfolio consisting of: daily cultural journal in German; weekly vocabulary lists in German; pictures, museum flyers, and other cultural realia, and course essays/interviews. Journal written work due weekly while in Germany; completed portfolio with pictures due after return. All readings and writing assignments will be in German. IDS 297/LLT 225: Progressive Quizzes (two before departure and two in Germany) and one oral interview in Germany; presentations (one due before departure, one in Germany); portfolio consisting of: daily reflective cultural journal in English; weekly vocabulary lists in German; pictures, museum flyers, and other cultural realia, and course essays/interviews. Journal written work due weekly while in Germany; completed portfolio with pictures due after return. All readings and writing assignments will be in English.
Application & Payment Procedures Missouri State University students and others who are approved by the Program Director may apply. MSU Students: A non-refundable deposit of $535 will be billed to your University account upon application (deadline Dec. 5, 2014). You will receive a second billing on Feb. 6, 2015 and a final billing on April 3, 2015, for the balance of the program fee ($3,035). MSU course tuition ($612) will be billed to your University account separately and is due according to the university payment plan. Visiting Students: A non-refundable deposit of $535 must be paid through the Study Away Storefront on or before Dec. 5, 2014. The balance of the program fee ($3,035) must be paid through the Study Away Storefront by April 17, 2015. MSU course tuition ($612) is also due by April 17, 2015 and must be paid at the bursar’s office or on-line through my.missouristate.edu. In order to ensure participation in this Study Away program, each student must pay the entire program fee by May 1, 2015. Alternatively, a student may show proof of the financial aid that will pay for the fee. If a student does not pay the program fee, or does not show proof of financial aid that is sufficient to cover the fee, the student will be withdrawn from the Study Away program and dropped from the course. Visiting students must also fully pay the tuition amount by May 1, 2015 in order to stay enrolled in the program. Estimated program fees are based on rates in effect on the publication date of this flyer and may be subject to change. Program participants agree to a potential increase of up to 10% if rates increase before or during travel.
Cancellation & Refund Policies • Students who withdraw prior to March 30, 2015 will receive a refund of fees paid, less the $535 deposit and any non-refundable purchases made on his/her behalf. • If a student must withdraw after March 30, 2015 for a bona fide medical reason, s/he will receive a refund of fees paid, less the $535 deposit and non-refundable expenses. A certificate of incapacitating illness or injury from a licensed physician is required. • Students withdrawing voluntarily after March 30, 2015 will receive no refund. • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances. • All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing and sent to the Program Director and the Director of Study Away Programs at the Study Away Office, Jim D. Morris Center, Suite 403. Non-payment of fees does not guarantee withdrawal.