Anthropology, Archeology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Culture, Earth Science, Ecology, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Sociology, Writing
Type of Program:
Hamline in York is a semester abroad program offered by Hamline University in partnership with the University of York. Students take one four-credit course offered by an on-site Hamline University professor, and 12 credits towards their major at the University of York (there is also an internship option).
On-site Hamline Course Descriptions:
Fall 2017 & Spring 2018: What Is Heritage to Me?: Cultural Memories, Media, and Tourism: (ENG 3980, HP Letters: Pending: D, W Prerequisites: ENG 110 required, ENG 1221-1250 preferred)
York and its surroundings offer great opportunities to critically explore the meanings of cultural memories created and preserved through mediation — literature, art, film, travel websites and journalism — in an effort to better understand the relationships between the past and the present, between host countries and visitors, and the preservation of national identity in the context of globalization. This course will focus on a few case studies (local and global) that students can explore in some depth as a group and individually through research, bringing interdisciplinary knowledge together: Beatrix Potter and the Lake District; The York Chocolate story; Haworth and the Brontë sisters; Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Rosslyn Chapel.
About the Professor
Veena Deo has been teaching at Hamline since 1991. Although, her primary department is English, her training is in humanities and textual studies and she has been engaged in teaching courses that are interdisciplinary in nature—whether African American Studies, Global Studies, or Women’s Studies. Some of the courses Professor Deo has designed and taught before are: FYSEM 1020: Sugar and Spice; ENG 3450: Multiculturalism in Senegal and the US (co-taught with Professor Badara Sall of Université Gaston Berger du Saint-Louis, Senegal) through video-conferencing and Skype; FYSEM 1020: Trinidad and Tobago which was followed by a study-abroad J-term with the FYSEM students to Trinidad and Tobago (co-taught with Prof. Diane Clayton). Currently, Professor Deo is proposing a new course that is specific to the location where she will act as advisor/faculty member to the students. However, Professor Deo’s concerns are still the same—critical cross-cultural engagement to better understand how we represent ourselves and engage with others. The questions that preoccupy her classes include: production of alterity, construction of identity in language and discourse, impact on individual and social imaginaries, questions of power and disenfranchisement—these will continue to inform the course proposed.
Professor Veena Deo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-523-2307
York, United Kingdom
Students can earn 16 credits for this program by choosing one of the options below:
Option 1: Two (6) credit courses in a department at York plus a (4) credit Hamline course taught in country by a Hamline Professor.
Option 2: One (6) credit course in a department at York, a (6) credit internship that earns a Hamline Plan W, and a (4) credit Hamline course taught in country by a Hamline professor. If selecting to participate in an internship, students will need to apply for a visa before they leave the country; instructions for this will be provided after students are approved by Hamline.
Additionally, it is important to note that once students are approved by Hamline, they will need to apply to a specific department within the University of York (instructions will be given on this after acceptance). It is advised that students select departments that they have a strong academic background in (more details are given on this in a Study Abroad Advising session).
For more information on department options and modules (a.k.a. courses) open to visiting students, please refer to the York site; module selection will not be finalized until approved students have applied to York and have been placed in a department. Contact the International and Off Campus Programs office, if you have questions.
Fall Semester 2017 (September - December): $22,400
Spring Semester 2018 (January - June): $24,553
Program cost includes: optional internship, health insurance, 100 meals (or equivalent), accommodations, and two group excursions.
Program cost does not include: round-trip airfare, personal expenses, additional meals, or visa fees, if applicable.
All Hamline, State, and Federal scholarships and grants will apply to the cost of the program. Please note that this program is not eligible for tuition exchange or employee discounts.
The language of instruction for this program is English.