• We have a wide variety of courses for students to take, taught by faculty who are active in their fields. In the past five years, in fact, our faculty have published or edited 11 books, 71 articles, 140 creative works, and presented 52 academic or creative works. We offer a wide variety of cross-cultural experiences, as we have led trips to Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, England, New England, Costa Rica, the American South, France, and Japan.

    New England (Literature, Education, and Writing) – planned for May 2015
    Students study on campus for two weeks, taking classes in American literature and creative writing, then spend two weeks traveling through the New England region. They stay primarily in Boston, making trips out to Salem, Plymouth, New Bedford, Amherst, Lexington, and Concord. Among other activities students visit the homes of Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Louisa May Alcott, walk Boston’s Freedom Trail, see the Old North Bridge and Lexington Green, hike the trails around Walden Pond, and tour Plymouth Plantation and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of Seven Gables. They experience a Whale Watch and a Boston Pops concert. Cross cultural credit is earned through interaction with Native American populations at Cherokee, NC, and in the New England region. Participants receive six hours of English credit, in addition to the one hour cross-cultural requirement. Estimated cost: $4295.

    Colombia: Take the Risk…to Learn Spanish (Spanish Language and Culture) – planned for June 2015
    This is a trip for Spanish majors and minors who are looking to immerse themselves in the target language as well as fulfill the cross-cultural requirement. Students will spend four weeks traveling around the Caribbean and the Andes, exploring various tourist sites and taking classes. The coastal city of Barranquilla will serve as a “home base” where students will live with church host families, allowing them experience the Colombian culture in a deeper and more personal way. Students will also take several weekend excursions to surrounding areas. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to participate in acts of service throughout the trip. This includes interacting with bilingual education majors at the Universidad Reformada and supporting the service organizations VIVE for a Dream and Nuevo Amanecer. Students receive six hours of Spanish credit, in addition to the one hour cross-cultural requirement. Estimated cost: $5400.

    England (Literature, Education, and Writing) – planned for June 2016
    Students study on campus for two weeks, taking classes in British literature and creative writing, then spend two weeks in England. They visit London, Canterbury, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon, and the Lake District. Among other activities, students see Shakespeare plays at both the Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company; tour Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tintern Abbey, and the British Library; visit the houses of C.S. Lewis, William Wordsworth, and William Shakespeare. Students receive six hours of English credit, in addition to the one hour cross-cultural requirement. Estimated cost: $5850.

Academic Calendar

10/02
Deadline for applying for student teaching in the Spring
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Deadline for applying for student teaching in the Spring
Applications should be turned into Stacie Clifton in EDU 236
10/03
Faculty Meeting
Begins at 4:00 PM

Rose Lecture Hall
Faculty Meeting
10/06
Winter Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer courses to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
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Winter Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer courses to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
10/12
Fall Break - No Classes
Begins at 12:00 AM

Fall Break - No Classes
10/13
Fall Break - Offices closed
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Fall Break - Offices closed
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