Karen E. Rosenberg
Each colloquium examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. A list of topics is available from the CHID office.
This is a creative writing class specifically designed for students who have studied abroad within the past year. Students in this class will work individually and with their peers to produce narratives illuminating their experiences studying abroad. The class will emphasize the process of reflection and of creating engaging and meaningful travel stories.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class time is spent writing, reading work aloud, and discussing travel narratives--both published work and new work by students. Students will be required to help choose published readings for the class and submit their own work for peer review.
Previous study abroad experience is strongly recommended.
Class assignments and grading
Each session will begin with in-class writing assignments. Homework will involve thoughtful and thorough reading of travel writing pieces and preparation of several short writing assignments. The class will culminate with a group reading, the size and shape of which will be determined by the class participants.
This course is graded Credit/No credit. Students who complete assignments on time will receive credit for the course.