Honors travel-integrated courses provide students with learning and research opportunities that originate in, but also extend well beyond the classroom. Oftentimes, the travel-integrated course is “attached” to a more traditional course that takes place on campus. Recent examples include: “Museums, Nature, Narratives,” which took place in Cape Town, South Africa (and was an extension of the Great Works Symposium Course “Life and Death at the Museum”); “Galileo in Italy,” which took place in Florence, Italy (and was an extension of the Great Works course “Celebrity Science”); and “The London Paralympics,” which took place in London, England (and was an extension of the Great Works Symposium course “Perspectives on Disability”).
The goal of these courses is to provide students with an immersive experience that is structured by an intensive examination of a specific theme, topic, or event. Faculty and students from across the university are invited to suggest and develop ideas that may emerge as courses in which travel experiences provide significant learning and research opportunities. Travel-Integrated courses carry one academic credit, and they take place during the breaks in between academic terms.