Study Abroad Courses

ECHE 362D — 4 credits

Chemical Engineering Laboratory in Denmark

July 4 - August 1

Syed Qutubuddin

Contact: syed.qutubuddin@case.edu

Chemical Engineering Laboratory in Denmark is a version of ECHE 362 taught during the summer at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, about 15 km north of Copenhagen. The course is a specially designed version for international students of the ordinary DTU course in large scale unit operations. Two-person teams perform 7 exercises, including reports. The exercises include: liquid flow in pipes, pump systems, flow in packed columns, filtration, drying in a tunnel, spray drying, fluidization and fluidized bed drying, distillation, absorption, ultrafiltration, ion exchange, heat exchanging, evaporation, crystallisation, agitation, centrifugation, organic synthesis, fixed bed enzyme reactor and process control. Prereq: ECHE 260 and ECHE 360 and ECHE 361 and ECHE 363 and ECHE 364. Contact Syed Qutubuddin syed.qutubuddin@case.edu for more information. Learn more about this course here: Copenhagen 2014 Flyer

 

FRCH 308/408 — 3 credits
The Paris Experience
May 10 - May 30
Cheryl Toman
Contact:  cheryl.toman@case.edu
Paris is a tourist-friendly city, but there are fascinating neighborhoods of France's capital that many tourists don't get a chance to see.
  The focus of this course is to discover Paris’s ethnic neighborhoods through the literature and culture of its African, Arab, and Asian communities.   Students visit cultural centers and museums, but also meet with authors and community leaders, attend an African dance session, and observe a literacy program for France’s newly arrived immigrants.  Students also debate social issues with French students concerning immigration and French identity. 
 

Some course highlights: discuss African literature with the first woman writer of Cameroon, Thérèse Kuoh-Moukoury; and Arab culture with Evelyne Accad, one of the most renowned Arab scholars and novelists. Learn about African music and dance from Lucky Zebila, former Director of the National Ballet of the Congo. Discuss current issues with French students from three schools, including Lycée Louis-le-Grand, one of Paris’s premier schools founded in the 16th century. Find out how Malian immigrants have integrated in France through visiting a Malian neighborhood and sharing an African meal with residents in a local dining hall.

Those enrolled in FRCH 308/408 do coursework in French, WLIT students have the option of completing all coursework in English. Prerequisite: FRCH 202 for those enrolled in FRCH 308 or 408. No prerequisite for those enrolled in WLIT 308. Graduate cross-lists are also available.  Learn more about this course here: Paris 2014 Flyer

HSTY 219 — 3 credits

Berlin in the Tumultuous 20th Century

May 11 - May 31

Kenneth Ledford

Contact: kenneth.ledford@case.edu

The tumultuous but short twentieth century began and ended with a united Germany, with Berlin as its capital. But in between, Berlin, and Berliners, experienced the extremes of the economic, technological, and cultural progress that the century brought, and of the devastation, violence, division, and uncertainty that it also brought. This course introduces students to the German tumult of the twentieth century with Berlin as its laboratory and classroom. We will read about historical events and developments, and then visit the places where those events and developments occurred. Students are welcome to take this course before they have any background or acquaintance with the German language, although the instructor expects students to be able to navigate independently in Berlin after he provides them with an introduction. Prof. Ledford is a professor of history and law, whose work focuses on the legal and social history of the 19th and 20th centuries in Germany. He has visited Berlin since 1974 and lived there for a total of more than 5 years. He visits regularly to use the city's rich archival sources.  HSTY 219 fulfills a humanities distribution requirement for all CWRU Students. It is a Departmental Seminar and fulfills that SAGES requirement for any student who takes it. And it may be counted toward a major or minor in History. Learn more about this course here: Berlin 2014 Flyer

 

WLIT 308/408 — 3 credits

The Paris Experience

May 10 - May 30

Cheryl Toman

Contact:  cheryl.toman@case.edu

Paris is a tourist-friendly city, but there are fascinating neighborhoods of France's capital that many tourists don't get a chance to see.   The focus of this course is to discover Paris’s ethnic neighborhoods through the literature and culture of its African, Arab, and Asian communities.   Students visit cultural centers and museums, but also meet with authors and community leaders, attend an African dance session, and observe a literacy program for France’s newly arrived immigrants.  Students also debate social issues with French students concerning immigration and French identity. 
 

Some course highlights: discuss African literature with the first woman writer of Cameroon, Thérèse Kuoh-Moukoury; and Arab culture with Evelyne Accad, one of the most renowned Arab scholars and novelists. Learn about African music and dance from Lucky Zebila, former Director of the National Ballet of the Congo. Discuss current issues with French students from three schools, including Lycée Louis-le-Grand, one of Paris’s premier schools founded in the 16th century. Find out how Malian immigrants have integrated in France through visiting a Malian neighborhood and sharing an African meal with residents in a local dining hall.

Those enrolled in FRCH 308/408 do coursework in French, WLIT students have the option of completing all coursework in English. Prerequisite: FRCH 202 for those enrolled in FRCH 308 or 408. No prerequisite for those enrolled in WLIT 308. Graduate cross-lists are also available.  Learn more about this course here: Paris 2014 Flyer