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: email@example.com
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
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.
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
Daniel Levine, Professor and Chair of Classical Studies, University
of Arkansas ,
George Paulson (M.A.,Ancient Greek History; Ohio State University), Fayetteville, AR
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 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be requested from the Office of Study Abroad,
Fulbright Institute, 722 W. Maple,
Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 575-7582 or email the office:
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.