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2012 January Bulletin 
    
2012 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Study Abroad


Hofstra in Venice

January 2-22

“She is the Shakespeare of cities—unchallenged, incomparable, and beyond envy.”
    –John Addington Symonds

The city of Venice, whose allure, beauty and mystery have been incessantly described, photographed and filmed, is the uncompromising setting for this three-week, interdisciplinary program offered in January 2012 by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Join us as we celebrate this city’s artistic and historical richness and explore her timeless myths and paradoxes. Program highlights include:

  • Two afternoons a week devoted to cultural tours around Venice.
  • Two free weekends to enjoy travel to other cities such as Florence, Rome, Milan and Bologna.
  • Day boating excursion to the outer islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello.
  • Exclusive hotel accommodations at the San Giorgio and Mercurio hotels.
  • Evening dining (Monday through Thursday) at Taverna San Trovaso, a popular Venetian restaurant.

Course offerings:

AH 152 - Venetian Art and Architecture 
CLL 151 - (LT) Studies in Literature: Haunted Venice 
ITAL 2 - Elementary Italian 

Class work and discussion are supplemented by visits to artistic and historical sites. Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply. The registration fee of $3,030 covers tuition and fees for one 3 s.h. course. The program fee of $3,800 covers round-trip airfare, transfers, hotel accommodations, continental breakfasts, evening meals (Monday through Thursday), and cultural tours within Venice. Class space is limited. Therefore, a $400 nonrefundable deposit will ensure a place in the program and must accompany the completed application packet. The program fee quoted above is subject to change.  Tuition and fees are subject to change. There are no refunds after December 2, 2011.

For information or an application, contact: Professor Maria Luisa Fixell, Director, Hofstra in Venice Program, 107 Roosevelt Hall, 130 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. Phone: 516-463-4765; Fax: 516-463-4832.


Hofstra in Athens

January 1-21

“Another Athens shall arise. And to remoter time Bequeath, like sunset to the skies, The splendour of its prime;”
          –Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hellas (1822)

The city of Athens, sprawling from the foot of the acropolis, whose crown is the temple of Athena, more famously known as the Parthenon, has beckoned to travelers since its rise as the founding home of democracy in the fifth century B.C. Athens and the island of Crete are the main sites of a three-week odyssey offered by the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages in January 2012. Hofstra University provides a curriculum-related opportunity for students to interact with the landscape and environment that has shaped the foundational principles, ethics and aesthetics of their own culture.

Why Athens?

 

  • Walk the sunny palm, orange, and cypress tree-lined streets that Socrates, Plato and Aristotle once walked.
  • Enjoy the balmy weather, visit surrounding museums, have long lunches, and share nightly meals and mke new friends.
  • Visit the birthplace of democracy and view parliament and the Acropolis from your hotel.
  • Experience the culture that a modern European city with a rich history and landscape can offer.

Course offerings:

CLL 151 - (LT) Studies in Literature: Greek Literature in a Comparative Context 
HIST 177C - Special Topics in European History: Hofstra in Greece 

Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply. The program fee of $3,700 covers program costs which include round-trip airfare, transfers, hotel accommodations, continental breakfast, evening meals (Monday-Thursday) and excursions to sights within Greece. The registration fee of $3,030 covers tuition and fees for one 3 s.h. course.

Class space is limited. Therefore a $400 nonrefundable deposit will ensure a place in the program and must accompany the completed application form. The program fee quoted above is subject to change. Tuition and fees are subject to change. No refunds will be given after December 2, 2011.

For information and an application, contact Dr. Barbara Lekatsas, Director. Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, 303 Calkins Hall, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. Phone: 516-463-6553; Fax: 516-463-7082.


Hofstra in London

January 3-24

The Hofstra in London 2012 Program offers courses in contemporary British theater and literary London during the January term. Class sessions are held Monday through Thursday, in the morning. Weekends are free for students to enjoy optional travel to other parts of England or other European capitals, such as Paris, Dublin or Amsterdam. Optional excursions are available to the British Museum, the National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Museum of the City of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Course offerings:

ENGL 184G - Issues: Contemporary British Theater-London 
ENGL 196W - Literary London: Hofstra in London Program 

The program fee is $3,400 and includes round-trip airfare on a regularly-scheduled flight, transfers to and from the airport in London, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), buffet breakfast and a British tea at the conclusion of the program. Single hotel rooms are available for an additional charge of $600. The program fee does not include lunch and dinner or other travel expenses into or out of London. The registration fee of $3,030 covers undergraduate tuition and fees for one 3 s.h. course. A $400 nonrefundable deposit is required with the application in order to retain a place in the program.  There are no refunds after December 2, 2011. Program fee quoted above is subject to change. Tuition/fees quoted above are subject to change.

For information or an application, contact: Dr. John DiGaetani, Co-Director, Hofstra in London Program, Department of English and Freshman Composition, 115 Mason Hall, 124 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549; Phone: 516-463-5466.

 

 


LGBT in Paris

January 3-22

The LGBT in Paris program will focus on a group of topics that address gay life in Paris.  The program offers insights into a gay community outside the United States, underscoring the notion that gay issues depend on more than just sexual orientation, but also social and historical contexts.

The opportunity to study LGBT issues in Paris provides immediate access to information and observation that can facilitate understanding differences between the United States and France, New York and Paris–both generally, and in particular, in terms of the LGBT “community.”

The City of Lights has so much to offer: famous monuments and sites, beautiful cityscapes, clubs, bookstores—and after Christmas sales!

 

Course offerings:

LGBT 100

Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply. The registration fee of $3,030 covers tuition and fees for one 3 s.h. course. The program fee of $3,500 covers round-trip airfare (JFK-Paris), ground transportation, housing accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, weekly excursions and walking tours of Paris, museum entries, a Bateau Mouche ride, some lunchtime restaurant meals, and a final restaurant dinner. Class size is limited, therefore a $400 nonrefundable deposit will ensure a place in the program and must accompany the completed application packet. The registration fee quoted above is subject to change. Tuition and fees quoted above are subject to change. There will be no refunds after December 2, 2011.

For further information or to receive an application form for the LGBT in Paris Program, please contact: Dr. David Powell, Program Director, LGBT in Paris, 327 Calkins Hall, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549-1070, Phone: 516-463-5485; Fax: 516-463-2310.


Hofstra in Australia

January 2-23

The city of Sydney, with all its culture, beauty, excitement, and diverse surrounding geography is the setting for this three-week study abroad experience offered in January 2012 by the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (SLHS) Department at Hofstra University.

Program Highlights

  • Aboriginal cultural tours and cruises
  • Weekends free to travel around Australia
  • Excursions to Bondi Beach, the Blue Mountains, National Parks, and Sydney Harbour Islands
  • Hotel accommodations within walking distance to downtown and local transportation

Course offering:

SPCH 131 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 

Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply.  Some prerequisites are required.  Final eligibility will be decided by Hofstra’s SLHS Department on an individual basis.

The registration fee of $3,030 covers tuition and fees for one 3 s.h. course. The program fee of $4,600 covers airfare, hotel accommodations, meals (breakfast Monday-Thursday and dinner on Mondays and Wednesdays), local transportation, and excursions within Australia. The registration fee quoted above is subject to change; tuition and fees are subject to change. There will be no refunds after December 2, 2011.