Summer ACE

Coursework & Study Away

Coursework

ACE students will be enrolled full-time, taking six credits towards their major, with the first three weeks on campus and the fourth, studying away.  Summer ACE 2019 will offer students four different study away options with a variety of five courses to choose from. As part of the program, students will enroll in one General Education course (three credits) and a linked section of University Experience (three credits).  Below you will find available information on the courses and the location of the corresponding study away experience.

Deposited students will have the opportunity to select their course via our next steps process through Canvas.  Courses are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  The Summer ACE staff also considers the student's intended major and previous course work earned by the student prior to course placement. 

General Education Courses and Location

 

Ecuador

BSC 1005: Biological Principles for Non Majors

Dr. Chris Osovitz

A comprehensive introduction to living systems, including the scientific basis of biology, cell structure and function, genetic mechanisms, human anatomy and physiology, and ecological and evolutionary processes.

Travel Highlights: Students will observe animal and plant biodiversity while visiting a rainforest, a cloud forest, a dry forest, and the Ecuadorian Pacific coast.  Students will also participate in cultural activities in the country's capital, Quito.

Gen Ed: Natural Sciences Core 

Quebec City, Canada

HUM 2250: Studies in Culture: The Twentieth Century

Dr. Brendan Cook

Analysis of selected works of twentieth century art, including films, paintings, music, and literature, in the context of major political, social, and economic events, such as war, depression, totalitarianism, and technological change.

Travel Highlights: Students will enjoy hands on experiences across the historical city of Quebec.  These experiences include the Cirque de Soleil Circus School, an international fireworks festival, and numerous other once in a lifetime opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Gen Ed: Human and Cultural Diversity

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA

EDF 2085: Education, Diversity, and Global Society

Dr. Lauren Braunstein

The course explores the role of formal and informal education within an increasingly diverse and global society. The course covers sociocultural approaches to education with a focus on immigration, race, gender, language, sexuality, and ability.

Travel Highlights: Students will enjoy hands on experiences across the historical city of Quebec.  In addition to meeting with education leaders in Quebec, students will have experiences including the Cirque de Soleil Circus School, an international fireworks festival, and numerous other once in a lifetime opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Gen Ed: Human and Cultural Diversity

Costa Rica

ANT 2410: Cultural Anthropology

Dr. Daniel Lende

Discussion of major methods of and orientations to the cross-cultural study of the world's peoples. Representative case studies are used to demonstrate variations in human adaptations and to encourage an appreciation of diverse values and lifestyles.

Travel Highlights: Students will stay in official home-stays with local families for cultural exchange.  Students will tour a volcano, waterfalls, and a coffee plantation.  Students will visit museums and participate in cultural learning experiences including dancing and cooking classes.

Gen Ed: Human and Cultural Diversity 

Washington D.C.

IDS 2192: Global History and Politics Since 1945

Dr. Nicolas Thompson

Introduction to the theory, institutions, and processes of American government and politics. In addition to learning fundamental information about the American political system, this course is designed to help students think critically about American government and politics.

Travel Highlights: Students will start their DC adventure with a Segway tour of historical landmarks and over the week fully immerse themselves in the history of the foundations of our government.  Students will enjoy a Washington Nationals baseball game as well as experience many behind the scenes tours of museums and international agencies discussing the evolution of the world from the end of WWII to present day.

Gen Ed: Human and Cultural Diversity

All Locations 

SLS 1101: University Experience
In addition to choosing one of the above General Education courses, students will be enrolled in a linked section of University Experience. University Experience is a three-credit course focused on an extended introduction to USF with emphasis on career planning, study skills, academic advising, and academic, financial, and campus resources. As a part of the course students will be working towards their requirements for the Global Citizen Award.  

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