GREECE 2003: THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

Illustration: Samaria Gorge in West Crete.

 

Professor of Classical Studies Daniel Levine will lead a tour from the University of Arkansas to Greece for three weeks in May and June of 2003. Details are not yet confirmed, but an outline of a possible itinerary may be found below. The tour and subsequent written assignments will award three hours of credit at the upper-division level. Only applicants who are in good physical condition and good academic standing will be accepted for this strenuous study tour. For information, read the material below, and/or contact Professor Daniel Levine, Department of Foreign Languages, Kimpel Hall 425, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Telephone: 479-575-5937. Email: dlevine@uark.edu

 

 

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Photographs of some happy moments from the 2002 U of Arkansas trip to Greece...

 

Read the trip details below (also available from the University of Arkansas Study Abroad Office Website: http://www.uark.edu/~studyabr/classics.htm)

 

Classics in Greece

 

May - June 2003

 

Program Description:

This course is a three-week study tour of Greece. Students will study significant works of art and sites relevant to the history and culture of Greece. To this end, we will visit important museum collections, and archaeological sites in Athens and Attica, the Peloponnese, Crete, Boeotia, the islands of Euboea and Melos, and the shrine of Apollo at Delphi. We will encounter healing sanctuaries, pan-Hellenic game sites, Mycenaean citadels, Minoan palaces, Byzantine churches, sacred caves, oracular sites, fortifications, battlefields, and religious pilgrimage sites, such as Eleusis.

 

Course Offerings:

FLAN 4233 Culture and Civilization: Field Studies.

Students will attend several pre-trip meetings on the University of

Arkansas campus to become familiar with the language of Modern

Greece, as well as to prepare for giving reports on site. Professors

will provide reading lists and report topic suggestions, and will

work with students in preparation of these site reports, which

students will prepare before departure. Each student will present an

oral report on a topic related to the sites and artifacts we visit

(graduate students will give two reports). Upon return, students will

write a take-home examination, and, in consultation with the

professor, write a short paper, due by the end of the second

summer session. Grades will be determined equally on the basis of

the examination, oral reports, final paper, and participation in all

activities. There will be a course webpage for participants, with

important information on the tour, tips for reports, syllabus, and

suggested readings.

 

Faculty:

Daniel Levine, Professor and Chair of Classical Studies, University

of Arkansas ,

and

George Paulson (M.A.,Ancient Greek History; Ohio State University), Fayetteville, AR

 

Accommodations:

Participants will stay in suitable hotels, double occupancy.

Breakfasts are provided.

 

Tentative Itinerary: (final dates may vary by 1-2 days

depending on confirmed airline schedule)

Day 1 Travel XNA-Athens

Day 2Arrive Athens

Day 3 Athens

Day 4 Eleusis/Aigosthena

Day 5 Peiraeus/Sounion

Day 6 Samaria Gorge

Day 7 Chania/Maleme

Day 8 Knossos/Irakleion

Day 9 Gortyna/Phaestos

Day 10 Mallia/Ayios Nikolaos

Day 11 Milos

Day 12 Milos

Day 13 Ferry to Piraeus

Day 14 Athens

Day 15 Marathon/Oropos/Eretria

Day 16 Thebes/Osios/Delphi

Day 17 Delphi/Corycian Cave

Day 18 Chlemoutsi/Olympia

Day 19 Olympia/Bassae

Day 20 Nauplion/Epidaurus/Tiryns

Day 21 Mycenae/Nemea/Corinth

Day 22 Athens

Day 23 Departure

 

The Program Fee will be around $3,220 plus UA Tuition

*Tuition is $334 (3 undergraduate hours)

This fee includes round trip airfare from XNA to Athens, lodging

with breakfast, field trips, museum fees, international health

insurance and administrative fee. Program fee does not include

lunches and dinners, books, passport fees, some local

transportation, and personal expenses.

*Tuition discounts are not allowed. Tuition is subject to

change by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees prior

to the 2002 summer term.

 

Financial Aid:

Financial aid may be available, but students must apply through the

Financial Aid Office at their home institution. A limited number of

travel grants are available for University of Arkansas students.

Contact the UA Office of Study Abroad for application and

deadlines.

 

Eligibility:

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.4 with a minimum of

24 hours. One academic recommendation from a faculty member

or academic advisor is required. Students who apply for this course

must have a serious interest in studying the Mediterranean world,

be in good health, and possess the ability to adapt to new situations.

Having studied ancient language and culture will assist a student's

application. Confirmed participants will be expected to attend all

informational and pre-departure meetings.

 

Further Information:

For further details about the program or course offerings, please

contact Daniel Levine, Kimpel Hall #425, University of Arkansas,

Fayetteville, AR 72701 (501) 575-2951 or dlevine@uark.edu

 

Applications should be requested from the Office of Study Abroad,

Fulbright Institute, 722 W. Maple,

http://www.uark.edu/~studyabr/classics.htm

Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 575-7582 or email the office:

studyabr@cavern.uark.edu

 

 

Application deadline and deadline for deposits will be announced soon.

 

The University of Arkansas reserves the right to alter program

costs or content, or to cancel the program should extraordinary

circumstances require it.

For information on the study tour of 2001, consult the web site: http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/dlevine/Greece2001.html

 

 

Illustration: Orestes at Delphi. Apollo holds pig above his head to purify Orestes from the murder of Clytemntestra. Next to Orestes is the Omphalos, or navel stone of the world. To the right, Apollo's sister Artemis. To the left, the Ghost of Clytemnestra attempts to wake up the sleeping Furies.