Over the course of the nineteenth century, London and Paris were transformed from dark, congested, and dangerous cities into the modern, organized capitals we experience today. But the vast improvement projects that greatly altered each city, such as Haussmann’s grand boulevards in Paris and Josh Nash’s Regent’s Park and Regent Street in London, were not undertaken in isolation. Rather, they were part of an ongoing competition between the two cities. With a focus on architecture, commerce, and the literature that recorded but also helped to shape perceptions of the new urban experience, this course will explore how Paris and London emulated, copied, and learned from one another in their respective efforts to become the world’s greatest city. (ETS 350/HST 400/600/ENG 600)
Meet at the famous Café de Flore to study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present. Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the "Paris Noir" theme and features panel discussions; poetry readings; and visits to community theatre workshops, working artists' studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants.
Pınar Hisar Yolu, 39100 Asılbeyli/Kırklareli Merkez/Kırklareli, Turkey
Istanbul sits at the geographic, cultural, and political fulcrum between Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and students at SU Istanbul will gain an incomparable vantage point for examining some of the most important issues of our time - from secularism and Islam, to democratization, security, minority and gender rights, and urban development. The city has been a veritable melting pot of cultures, traditions, and lifestyles stretching back over 2000 years. Based at Bahcesehir University, the SU Istanbul program will introduce you to the city's grand past and its exciting future. To get a feel for what life is like on campus, visit the SU Istanbul website. The academic program in Istanbul combines the SU Abroad Signature Seminar and optional internships with the opportunity to take coursework in English alongside Turkish students and international peers at Bahçesehir University. In addition to two required courses with SU Abroad faculty, most SU Istanbul students will enroll in three or four Bahçesehir University courses. Program students live in modern dormitory suites, which are an easy commute to campus. The SU Istanbul director will be there to advise and guide you from the moment you arrive. By the time you finish the Signature Seminar Istanbul: Crossroad of Civilizations, Past and Present, you will be prepared to make the most of the many resources your new host city has to offer. The SU interdisciplinary seminar, Contemporary Issues in Turkey, will further serve to focus and inform the rest of your coursework. Highlights * Signature Seminar: Istanbul - Crossroad of Civilizations, Past and Present * Field trip excursions * Courses taught in English * Modern dormitory suites * Internships and volunteer opportunities available * Group flight option available * Option to study Turkish and Arabic language