Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Cross-Cultural Analysis of Homelessness in Germany and U.S

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Dr. Megan Welsh

Overview

Through lectures, readings, guest speakers, and field research, students will gain a greater understanding of similarities and differences in the responses to homelessness utilized by both countries, and the particular contextual factors that give rise to these responses in each location. They will receive training in the field research methods of participant observation, structured interviewing, and ethnographic text analysis, and will have the opportunity to go out into the field and conduct actual research on this topic in both countries. Participation in the field research component in both downtown San Diego and Mannheim, Germany is required for successful completion of the course.

Social Inclusion and Sustainability Innovations in Slovenia

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Dr. Vinod Sasidharan

Overview

While exploring the beautiful countries of Slovenia and Croatia in eastern Europe, students will participate in hands-on community- based learning focusing on the intersection of sustainable development, green innovations, and social inclusion. Visits include coastal, alpine, and hinterland communities and students will undertake coursework and service-learning activities relating to sustainable development for improving the quality of life of Slovenia’s underrepresented/marginalized rural populations and underserved ethno-cultural regions.

Intercultural Communication in Thailand
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Program Dates

June 3rd-June 24th, 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Michael McHan

Overview

This program is designed to guide students in learning about communication, creativity, and culture, as examined through the cultural lens of Thailand and the United States. Students will be provided opportunities for first-hand interactions with Thai college students and professors, Thai art and museums, and Thai lifestyle. Additionally, students will be taught how to understand the influence of their self-perceptions and the influence these have on understanding internal and external processes. Informational session on December 3, 1:00pm in COMM 209-Seminar Room

The Netherlands: Bicycling the Livable Streets and Sustainable Cities

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Dr. Bruce Appleyard

Overview

During this two-week program, students will develop an understanding of the bicycle/pedestrian/auto transportation systems of Dutch cities in the Netherlands. The Delft University of Technology, in the city of Delft, will serve as the home base for students as they explore Delft itself and other cities across The Netherlands, including Breda, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Houten. A typical day will include a guest lecture from a practitioner in the local community followed by a field exercise. Lunch will be time to explore the local community. Students will be asked to document their experiences by collecting information (digital pictures and notes) throughout the day and uploading it to a daily blog. Students will be able to use perspectives from their own U.S. communities while contrasting the planning, engineering, and policy issues associated with the local Dutch and Danish examples. Students will gain an understanding of transportation concepts that have been implemented to address specific challenges within the cities visited.

Anhui University

Overview

A long standing exchange with SDSU, a number of SDSU students have had very successful stories of study, culture and rich experience.
Please visit the Anhui University website for more information.

Communication in Europe
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Rachael Record

Overview

This 30-day program will explore politics and health in an intercultural setting. Students will travel to multiple countries and learn about different approaches to health care and politics. Although open to all students, undergraduate and graduate students primarily in the School of Communication at SDSU, are encouraged to apply. Students are required to take BOTH courses offered on this program for a total of six (6) units.

Criminal Justice in China
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Olesya Adams

Overview

A two-week criminal law course comparing China's criminal justice system with that of the United States. The course will cover the Chinese Constitution, the criminal code, and the code of criminal procedure. Students are required to participate in daily one-on-one half-hour Chinese language training - no academic credit - to help them prepare for their daily experiences. The program ends in Xiamen and then the group proceeds to Shanghai for two nights and departs from there.

Host Information

Xiamen University was founded in the 1920s and today has modern classrooms with the latest technology for teaching. It is a showplace for national and international visitors and welcomes many international students who come to learn Chinese. SDSU and Xiamen University are linked through the SDSU Confucius Institute.

Volunteer Teaching in China
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Dr. Mei Zhong

Overview

During this program, the Voluntary Teaching Program groups American, British, and other international students to teach English and provide culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises to local students of all ages in rural settings throughout China.

Art in France
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost

$TBA

Department Contact

Eva Struble

Overview

This program is taught by SDSU Professor Eva Struble at the Marchutz School of Art at IAU College in France. It deals with concepts that begin with basic painting principles and a cover a range of painting issues into the advanced level. Assignments will include portraiture, landscape plein aire painting, and painting outdoors in the town of Aix-en-Provence. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students will work on related assignments at different levels of complexity and sophistication. Some students will encounter assignments for the first time and others will practice familiar assignments with increasing levels of refinement (ie. Plein aire painting). The course includes museum and outdoor painting excursions. Prior painting experience is not required. SDSU has been offering courses at IAU since 2016.

Host Information

IAU College was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest and largest education abroad programs in Europe. The Marchutz School of Fine Arts is housed within IAU College and has as its mission to develop the student’s capacity to see. Students learn from a myriad of available resources including masterworks, architecture, figure and portrait work, landscape and cityscapes, and conceptual and multi- media design. Students have the opportunity to study fine arts in a region that inspired artist such as Enguerrand de Quarton, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Alberto Giacometti.
Location: Aix-en-Provence is a small University town in the South of France, home to Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola.

For more information, please contact:

    Giancarlo Taylor
    Director of International Programs
    Professional Studies and Fine Arts
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4505
    phone: 619-594-0929
    fax: 619-594-6974
    office number: PSFA 223
    email: Giancarlo Taylor

Fall 2018 Office Hours:

    Tuesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
        - and by appointment