Marian University will once again be taking off to experience contemporary life in England this coming May 2017 with four exciting courses to choose from:
BUS 380 The Modern British Service Economy is an innovative course dealing with the British business community and strategic business concepts. This multidisciplinary course will compare and contrast the service economy as it exists in England with that of the United States, as well as issues in history, political science, language, culture, and religion. Students will participate in site visits in England, some with a strong cultural or historical context, to aid in the development of their understanding of the service sectors in Britain.
HUM/HIS/SOC 380 British History and Culture is a multidisciplinary course in which students will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of the past, as they intertwine with the 21st century. An important aspect of this course is an attempt to answer the question: “What does it mean to be British?” Questions of national and cultural identity permeate British society. This course juxtaposes old and new as well as tradition and change in the context of ever-changing life in Britain. The course will enable students to understand the present as a product of the past, and understand the past, as it is mediated through the present.
NUR 380 Caring, Healing, and Self Discovery through the Arts and Nursing is a course which is restricted to students who have successfully completed a clinical nursing course. The course will be taught as a pilgrimage in a broad, spiritual sense. An opportunity to study the concepts and principles of art and science essential to caring, healing and self-discover, students will explore historical and cultural contexts for healing including works of art, healthcare settings, healing gardens, and sacred spaces.
EDUC 380 British Education and Career Preparation is intended to expose Marian teacher education students to the British system of education. Comparisons between the U.S. and British schools will be considered related to school culture, discipline, curriculum, administration, and post-graduation outcomes. However, more than simply investigating the British approach to education at the pre- and post-secondary level, the course will challenge you to consider the impact of that system on career pursuit and preparation by citizens. To accomplish these goals, students will visit private and public schools and universities, including professional soccer academies, in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to speak with citizens to understand their views of the educational system, the strengths and limits of the British model, and satisfaction with its role in their career choices.
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