London & Paris Faculty-Led Spring Break Trip
The Bible in Art and Artifact (RELS 168A-95)
Spring Semester 2018 Course
This course is a full-semester course with classes on campus from January 16 to May 2, 2018, and optional travel to museums in London and Paris during spring break. During the travel, we will be visiting the British Museum, the British Library, the Tate Modern Museum, the National Gallery, the Louvre, and the Musee d'Orsay. The course has two primary objectives: (1) to study archaeological artifacts from the ancient Near Eastern world and the Mediterranean world that have a direct bearing on the history, events, or places associated with the Bible (examples include the Cyrus Cylinder, the Mesha Stele, and the Taylor Prism) or that provide important background information about the biblical world (examples include the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Amarna letters, and the Sumerian creation stories), and (2) to study artworks in museums in London and Paris that portray scenes from the Bible.
Participation in the spring break travel to London and Paris is an optional part of the course. Students who participate in the travel to London and Paris will not receive additional credit. However, due to their participation in the travel, some of their course assignments will differ from the students who do not participate in the travel.
Cost is only $3398
(This price is the additional cost for the travel portion of the course.)
Price includes all air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, dinner three evenings in London and three evenings in Paris, all taxes, tips, and museum entrance fees. Dr. Reddish has tried to include all expenses except for lunches, dinner, and personal spending money. (Students should plan on approximately $300.00 for lunches and dinners, depending upon the size of their appetite!)
Registration & Eligibility:
Space on the trip is limited, so register early. If spaces are available, students who do not wish to take the full-semester course may participate during spring break only in the travel portion of the course for no academic credit. Priority will be given to students who are taking the full-semester course. Students who are not taking the full semester course have the option of earning ½ unit of credit for participating in the spring break travel and completing specified assignments. Friends or family members of students, as well as other interested persons, are also eligible to participate in the trip.
To register for the trip, complete the registration forms found online at world.stetson.edu (look for London and Paris RELS 168) and pay the $300.00 deposit. In addition, complete the registration form in the brochure and submit it to Dr. Reddish. Although the deadline for registration and payment of the $300.00 deposit is October 30
, students should register as early as possible. The $300 deposit can be paid via check or money order, made out to "Stetson University" and delivered to WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning (635 N. Bert Fish Drive).
Notification of Acceptance & Final Payment:
Students will be notified of their acceptance no later than November 6
. The remainder of the trip costs is due by November 27, 2018
. Payment for the trip can be made by check or money order (payable to Stetson University) at WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning.
If a student is considering participating in the trip and does not have a passport valid at least through September 11, 2018
, they should apply for one immediately. A copy of their passport will be needed when they register for the trip.
For a full set of details, please see the documents below and visit Dr. Reddish in Allen Hall, room 203
Additional Information & Forms:
Prospective Participant Memo
Brochure Registration Form
(to be submitted directly to Dr. Reddish)