St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia

Environmental Studies 240
Following a readings seminar (Environmental Studies 140) in the spring semester, students spend five weeks in the field studying geology, hydrology, marine and invertebrate biology, soils, plant communities, land-use and wildlife ecology on St. Catherine’s Island, a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. The experience emphasizes the interdependence of these disciplines by exploring how the island ecosystem functions.

Costs are similar to other summer school programs and financial aid is available to aided students. Prerequisite readings and demand for a limited number of spaces have prevented opening the program to students not affiliated with the University. For further information, contact program Co-Directors Dr. Ken Smith and Dr. Kirk Zigler at The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000.


Anthropology 357
The Sewanee Environmental Institute Archaeology field school is a field emersion course through the University of the South. This course will require participation every day, five—six days a week and many of those evenings. Students are trained in archaeological field excavation, survey and basic laboratory techniques. The field school spends six weeks (6 credit hours) working on one of the most important Middle Woodland Ceremonial centers in eastern U.S. The course is part of an ongoing interdisciplinary project focused on environmental archaeology. Students live and work in the Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park near Jackson, Tenn.

Costs are similar to other summer school programs. There are no prerequisites. The course is open to both Sewanee and non-Sewanee students. For further information contact the proj- ect director, Dr. Sarah C. Sherwood in Integrated Program in the Environment at the University of the South.


Biology 251 (ENST 251) • May 24–June 3 Tentative dates
An interdisciplinary field immersion into two of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth: coral reefs and tropical rainforests.

In this two week course, students spend equal time at two remote field stations in Belize: one on an island in the Belizean Barrier Reef and one in a rainforest location along a river in the interior part of the country. In transit from one location to the other, students spend an afternoon touring Mayan ruins and examining the Mayan legacy from an environmental per- spective. Every day at each site is packed from early morning to well into the night with activities that allow students to intensely explore these unique environments. Students hike, snorkel, conduct ecological research, and sometimes just sit still and absorb the magic of the tropics. They meet indigenous people who live at these remote locations and learn how they use the natural environment as part of their daily lives.

The class has a prerequisite of Biology 241 (ENST 241)—Rainforests and Coral Reefs—of- fered in the Spring 2015 semester.
Limited financial aid is available for qualifying students. For further information contact Professor Jon Evans.


A Semester of Study in Britain and on the Continent offered by Rhodes College and the University of the South, July 12 to October 29, 2015

Option One: Ancient Greece and Rome: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Option Two: Western Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

In the summer and fall of 2015, the University of the South and Rhodes College will offer a 16-week semester of study and travel abroad, in Britain and on the Continent. Students will choose to study either Ancient Greece and Rome or Western Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Students will consider the period of their choice from a variety of perspectives, including art history; literature; intellectual, political, and social history; philosophy; and re- ligion. The purpose of the course in its entirety is to provide an integrated and comprehensive cultural portrait of a period of major historical and cultural importance.

Places and Courses. In order to make the most effective and stimulating use of many ex- cellent facilities, locations, and opportunities for learning, European Studies unfolds in four developing phases:

  • The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, July 12–31
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, August 7–9
  • The University of York/The University of Durham, August 9–16
  • Lincoln College, Oxford University, August 16–September 26 Instruction will be by British tutors.
  • Optional Excursion to Dublin, Ireland, September 4–6

Greece, The Eastern Aegean, and Italy: The Monuments and Centers of Classical Civilization (Option One), or Great Cities of Western Europe (Option Two), September 26 to October 29.
Option One: A five-week tour of sites in Greece, Turkey, and Italy.
Option two: A five-week tour of sites in France, Italy, and Germany, both groups accompanied by British tutors in art history.

Credit. For satisfactory completion of the 16-week semester and all academic requirements, Rhodes College and the University of the South offer 18-semester hours of credit.
Admission. While most students will be from Rhodes College and the University of the South, students from other institutions are encouraged to apply. The program is co-educational and open to all students in all disciplines. Students should apply to the Office of European Studies, Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38112-1690. Telephone: 901.843.3403 or FAX: 901.843.3434.
Sewanee students should contact Larry Jones, Associate Dean of the College, 931.598.1177 or Mishoe Brennecke, 931.598.1982.


June 15 through July 3, 2015
Program Website
The Summer in Berlin program consists of a three-week language course at the DiD German language institute in Berlin where students take language classes along with other international students. The DiD institute places Sewanee students into courses according to their languages skills, which are determined through a placement test. Students are placed in in homes with German host families. While DiD provides instruction for the language classes, the accompanying Sewanee faculty member is responsible for cultural instruction and area excursions. DiD provides 60 classes of 45 minutes for the three-week period. Students receive graded DiD certificates, which will be counted as one course (four credits). The afternoon programs offered by the Se- wanee faculty member are part of the course and introduce them to the cultural space of Berlin. The walks are focused on literature about Berlin’s neighborhoods. DiD provides additional excursions, among them walking tours through Berlin’s alternative culture and excursions to Potsdam, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monument. Berlin also offers a large number of concerts and theater performances, among them the famous Berlin Ensemble which will give students first-hand access to Germany’s theater scene. Prior to this program the following course German 223 will be offered on campus.


May 18-June 6, 2015
History 406: from D-day to Berlin: World War II sites in England, France, Germany

This three-week on-site course focuses on World War II in England, France, and Germany. Lectures and discussions on specific topics are enhanced by visiting sites related to the progres- sion of the war and its impact on soldiers and civilians. Starting in London with the Imperial War Museum, war cabinet rooms, and RAF Aircraft Museum, the program moves south to Portsmouth and then crosses the channel into Normandy. In northern France the emphasis is on D-day and the landing beaches, followed by a visit to Paris and discussions of the occupa- tion and liberation. The program travels east and finishes in Germany with visits to Nazi party locations in Munich, Dachau concentration camp, Nuremberg and the courthouse where Nazi leaders were put on trial, and finishes in the capital city of Berlin. The trip is led by Professor Harold Goldberg who has written two books on World War II and has visited all of these sites extensively. Students receive four hours of credit (and are also encouraged to take History 397 on World War II in the spring semester). For additional details, contact Professor Goldberg at or in his office: 931.598.1566.


The Sewanee Summer-in-Spain program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Medieval Spain and the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Classes meet in Sewanee, in Madrid, and on the pilgrimage road in northern Spain. The program offers credit for two full courses plus physical education:

Spanish 314. Introduction to Medieval Spain and the Road to Santiago
An introduction to the history, literature, and culture of medieval Spain. Selected texts covering the Spanish medieval canon, monastic culture, and the complex relationships among Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Emphasis on the phenomenon of the pilgrimage road that crosses northern Spain. Prerequisite: Spanish 203.

Art History 214. Spanish Art, Western Art, and the Road to Santiago
An approach to Western Art, particularly Spanish, in connection with the development of the pilgrimage road to Santiago, starting from its origins in early Christianity, focusing on medi- eval art, and discussing its persistence in the Modern Era. Special emphasis will be given to the importance of multidisciplinary studies concerning the subject.

Physical Education 214. Pilgrimage to Santiago
Pilgrims who walk 200 of the proposed 280 mile trek will receive one PE credit.

Students on the program spend 10 days in Sewanee living together in Hoffman Hall. Each day there are four hours of classes dealing with medieval Spain, the pilgrimage route, and Spanish language. In addition, there are various hikes to sites of interest around Sewanee. Next the program moves to Madrid for a period of two weeks. Students live with Spanish families and are tutored by Spanish university students. Three group excursions are planned during this period: to Silos, Toledo, and El Escorial. In addition, there are daily classes and visits to the major museums of Madrid: the Prado, the Queen Sophie, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Students are exposed to the fine points of bull fighting and attend one corrida. Finally, the program moves to the north of Spain where students and professors traverse the country following the traditional route of medieval pilgrims. This part of the program consists of 22 days of hiking. Vans are available for transport to a variety of historic and cultural sites proximate to the pilgrim route. The program arrives at Compostela and students participate in the celebration of the Feast of St. James on July 25. The program begins in Sewanee on June 8 and ends in Madrid on July 26.

Stephen B. Raulston, Professor of Spanish, The University of the South
Thomas D. Spaccarelli, Professor of Spanish, The University of the South
Antonio E. Momplet, Professor of Medieval Art, Complutense University of Madrid; Visiting Professor of Art History, The University of the South

For further information, consult the program website or contact Associate Dean Larry Jones, Coordinator of Study Abroad, The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000, 931.598.1187.


The China Summer Program 2015 provides a unique opportunity for students to experience first hand the economic transition and market reform that are taking place in China. This four-hour study abroad program consists of one academic course in economics to be taught by Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin. The program would particularly serve sophomores and juniors, but all students are welcome.

Econ. 345: Economic Development in China—A study of the nature of the ‘development’ problem and of policy issues facing the heterogeneous category of developing economies focuses on the contemporary Chinese economy, in transition and undergoing reform. Applies theoreti- cal and fieldwork-based analysis to issues pertaining to agricultural and industrial development, income distribution and poverty alleviation, privatization and development of the market, labor markets and human capital formation, women’s empowerment, and international trade.

No background in the Chinese language is required to participate in this program. The proposed program would be at least three weeks in duration. The program would involve about eight days of intensive study in Sewanee, about 10 days of field study in different regions of China and three days of travel.

The China Summer Program can be combined with the Social Entrepreneurship Education (SEED) Program of training and internships for which some funding is available.
For further information, contact Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin at 931.598.1462 or email: to set up an appointment with her.


The Summer Program in Asia 2015 is a truly unique program, without any parallel at any university in the U.S. or abroad. It provides an opportunity for students to have a life changing experience by witnessing first-hand the silent revolution in Bangladesh and other Asian countries that has enabled millions to get out of the vicious circle of poverty. The most distinguishing features of the trip are visits to the villages and homes of borrowers of the world-renowned and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and field visits to UN projects focusing on economic and social development in remote areas. This four-hour study abroad program in Asia consists of one course in economics to be taught by Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin.

Econ. 347: Microfinance Institutions in South Asia—The course would provide an overview of the microfinance industry: its origins, evolution, theoretical underpinnings, and empirical evidence. It would focus on both the tools of microfinance operation, and on the basic issues and policy debates in microfinance, such as impact assessment, poverty targeting and measure- ment, and sustainability.

The proposed program would be at least three weeks in duration. The program would involve about nine days of intensive study in Sewanee, about 10 days in of field study in Asia, and three days of travel.

The Summer Program in Asia can be combined with the Social Entrepreneurship Education (SEED) Program of training and internships for which some funding is available.
For further information, contact Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin at 931.598.1462 or email: to set up an appointment with her.