Faculty Led Programs
Faculty Led Programs are specific MSU Denver courses that are taught abroad. These programs are short term, under 4 weeks in duration. Travel groups are generally small with 7-15 Metro State students per class. Students can earn anywhere from 3-9 credits depending on the course.
Each program is uniquely designed and led by Metro Faculty. Faculty create the stipulations for their programs. Students are encouraged to contact the faculty in charge with questions regarding the programs. Students also apply for the program directly through the faculty in charge.
As each program is unique, we do not always offer the same faculty led program year-to-year. Below are the most current approved Faculty Led programs for this school year. Please check back regularly for updates, and contact information.
2012/2013 Academic Year
EDU 3700 Educational and Cultural Experiences in Great Britain, 3 credits
Maymester: May 16 - May 30, 2013
This course focuses on first hand experiences with culture and the education system in Great Britain. Students will complete field hours in schools in Great Britain and participate in cultural experiences. The focus of the course will be to compare and contrast cultural beliefs and educational philosophies, methods, and outcomes of Great Britain to Colorado.Contact: Dr. Margaret Fraser
HTE 400C Namibia Desert Safari, 3 credits
Maymester: May 17 - May 30, 2013
This is a field based course that examines the theoretical and applied dimensions of sustainable tourism. The course completes and contrasts the relationships among tourism activities, cultural issues, ecological systems, political agendas, economic opportunities, and resource utilization. The field experience takes place in the Namibian “bush classroom” where students evaluate and analyze African safari park management, animal tracking, desert bush environments, and cultural landscapes.
Learn more about Professor Sorensen's programs here.
Contact: Helle Sorensen
BIO 4000 In Darwin's Footsteps, 3 credits
Maymester: May 17 - May 27, 2013
This course is designed to allow students to observe the island geology, experience the unique flora and fauna, and learn about the natural history of the Galapagos Islands. Students will experience living organisms in their natural environment, going about their lives in one of the unique and scientifically important areas on earth.
Contact: Dr. Cynthia Church
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MGT 390L International Entrepreneurship Experience
Maymester: May 19 - June 2, 2013
This course will introduce students to the nature and process of assessing and shaping entrepreneurial opportunities in foreign nations. This course provides a relevant and unique context through with to study entrepreneurial activity in foreign markets. Students are asked to examine the distinct qualities of entrepreneurship, and the activities that influence new venture creation in these diverse and rapidly changing economies. This is accomplished through discussions, readings, and also through immersion in the culture and direct contact with Scottish and Irish entrepreneurs and business-people.
Contact: Dr. Nina Radojevich-Kelley
CDES xxxx Community Based Design in Dominican Republic, 3 credits
Summer: May 14 - June 10, 2013
This study-abroad course is for students looking for meaningful ways to impact community development through positive design implementation in the field. This course provides students a critical opportunity to apply investigative processes and strategies to co-produce public interest design solutions within the community of La Piedra, Dominican Republic. Through design research practices students will seek a deep, detailed understanding of the life and circumstances of the people in the community of La Piedra. While collaborating with the Guanîn Community Outreach program, students will investigate a problem of magnitude that impacts the community’s ability to live life at their fullest. Students are mentored in discovering the needs of the community so as to better understand and thus serve their needs through design. All students are required to work in collaboration not only with other student participants but also with the host community. Students must demonstrate sensitivity to cultural perspectives while contending with poverty issues and working in a collaborative framework.
Contact: Dr. Kelly Monico
ART xxxx Mexico City, 3 credits
Summer: May 13 - June 14
Spend three weeks in one of the world’s great art centers and earn 6 units of art history credit. Immerse yourself in the complex and diverse visual cultures of Mexico: the monumental remains of its Pre-Colombian past, the hybrid creations of its Spanish colonial era, and its revolutionary modernism. From Aztec pyramids to Baroque cathedrals and works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, you will experience the rich and powerful traditions which make Mexico one of the world’s greatest cultural treasures. Join this unique program and discover Mexico as you’ve never seen it before.Contact: Dr. Jillian Mollenhauer or Dr. Carmen Ripollés
Three Course Options: FRE 1800 International French I. 3-6 credits. FRE 2800 International French II, 3-6 credits. FRE 3800 International Advanced French, 3-6 credits
Summer: June 1 - June 29, 2013
MSU Denver-College International de Cannes Collaborative. Students can earn 3-6 credits in French language, culture or literature courses. Students will participate in 20 hours of language lectures per week and eight hours of linguistic workshops. Students will have the opportunity to live with a French family and improve their language skills tremendously. Students will also visit other cities in France, and have opportunities to travel on own.
Contact: Dr. Alain Ranwez
Two Course Options: SPA 2800 International Spanish II, 6 credits. SPA 3800 International Spanish III, 6 hours
Summer: June 30 - July 27, 2013
Students will be studying at The University of Cadiz. Metro will be offering six credit hours of Spanish language, culture or literature courses. Students will be placed depending on their Spanish level prior to departure. The courses are listed as International Spanish II or International SPA III. The later is an advanced level course entitled "Contemporary Spanish Culture through Literature, Film & Public Life”.