Oct 15, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4505 - The New Europe: The Challenge of Diversity, Integration, and Globalization

Hours: 4
Using an interdisciplinary appreciation of the Western tradition as developed in Europe and practiced in the United States students will via classroom readings, discussion and a week-long study seminar in Berlin and Prague prepare a portfolio on the challenges of the “New World Order.” The diversity as represented by the myriad ethnic and religious factions of the European Union will be studied with an eye toward improving the integration of minorities in the United States. In addition the strengths and weaknesses of an increasing global and open society including markets will be studied first hand as a tool to better understand current shifts in American society. Based on Otterbein course work and prior experience students will prepare a portfolio reflective of their personal growth and newly discovered opportunities for both career success and the building of just society. The week study seminar in Europe will include over 40 contact hours of site visits to business and governmental organizations, historical and cultural events including major museums in Berlin and musical performances as well as a side trip to a concentration camp either Sachsenhausen or Theresienstadt.
Notes: International travel required; extra fee required.