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Previously Offered and Run SSA Courses

Year

Program

Faculty

Country

Cities

# of students

# of credits

Sum 2004

Contemporary French Culture

Steven Isaac, History

FRANCE

La Rochelle & Paris,

5

4

 

Topics in German Cultural Studies

Michael Kensak, English and foreign language

GERMANY

Regensburg and Munich,

12

6

 

British Culture Through Art and Theatre

Bob Hubbard and John Paul, Theatre

GREAT BRITAIN

London and Worcester,

10

4

Win 2004-05

Topics in Cross-cultural Studies in Oman

Scott Monsma, Sociology

OMAN

Muscat, Sur and Nizwa,

5

2 (plus 2 for a formal pre-dep. course)

Sum 2005

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies

Piet Koene, modern world languages

MEXICO

Mexico City & Oaxaca,

16

6

 

Romanian Culture Through Experiential Pedagogy and Service-Learning

Dave Nonnemacher, Education - Dir. of Service Learning

ROMANIA

Lupeni,

5

4

Sum 2006

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Ecuador

Rick Clark, modern world languages

ECUADOR

Quito, Otavalo, Isla de la Plata, Shell & Baños

9

6

 

Culture and Environment, La Rochelle, France

Laurie Furlong, biology

FRANCE

La Rochelle, Loire Valley, Paris

6

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

British Culture Through Art and Theatre

Bob Hubbard and John Paul, theatre

GREAT BRITAIN

London, Worcester, Stratford

20

4

 

Topics in Cross Cultural Studies: India

Mark Vellinga, computer science

INDIA

Chennai, Vellore and Bangalore

5

4

Winter 2006-07

Topics in Cross-cultural Studies in Oman

Scott Monsma, Sociology

OMAN

Muscat, Sur and Nizwa,

10

2 (plus 2 for a formal pre-dep. course)

Sum 2007

Body Culture in China: Topics in Medicine, Physical Fitness, and Sport

Dean Calsbeek and Paul Bartlett, kinesiology

CHINA

Beijing

9

4

 

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Russian Language, Music, and Culture

Heather Josselyn-Cranson, music/campus ministry

RUSSIA

Artyom and Moscow

5

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

Sum 2008

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Ecuador

Rick Clark, Spanish

ECUADOR

Quito, Otavalo, Isla de la Plata,/Puerto Lopez, Shell

13

6

 

Topics in German Cultural Studies

Michael Kensak, English, Glenda De Vries

GERMANY

Munich, Regensburg

9

4

 

 

British Culture Through Art and Theatre

Karen Barker and Bob Hubbard, theatre

GREAT BRITAIN

London, Worcester

20

4

 

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: India

Barb Dewald (Assoc. Dean of Spiritual Formation) and Jennifer Feenstra, psychology

INDIA

Bangalore, Vellore

10

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

Topics in Cross-Cultural Populations: Shalom and Cross-Cultural Populations

Ruth Daumer, nursing

TANZANIA

Arusha

5

4

 

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Thailand

Derek Brower (education) and Joan Brower (art)

THAILAND

Chiang Mai

6

4

Sum 2009

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Czech Physical Culture

Paul Bartlett (kinesiology) and Vonda Post (business/economics)

CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague, Pardubice, Liberec

7

4

 

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies

Joel Westerholm (English) and Kim Westerholm (nursing)

INDIA

Bangalore, Vellore

5

4

Sum 2010

Body Culture in China

Dean Calsbeek (kinesiology)

CHINA

Beijing

8

4

 

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Ecuador

Rick Clark (Spanish)

ECUADOR

Quito

11

6 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

Ethiopian Visual Culture

Arnold Carlson (art)

ETHIOPIA

Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gonder

7

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

British Culture Through Art and Theatre

Karen Barker & Jeff Barker (theatre)

GREAT BRITAIN

London, Gloucester

13

4

 

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Shalom and Cross-Cultural Populations

Ruth Daumer & Deb Bomgaars (nursing)

TANZANIA

Arusha

9

4 (plus 1 for nursing pre-departure)

Sum 2011

Czech Physical Culture

Paul Bartlett (kinesiology) and Jennifer Feenstra (psychology)

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague, Olomouc, and Podebrody

8

4

 

Topics in German Culture

Michael Kensak (German/English) and Glenda De Vries (German tutor)

GERMANY

Munich

8

4

 

Faith and Justice in Israel/Palestine

Kim Van Es (English) and Jerry Van Es

ISRAEL

Bethleem, Jericho, Hebron, and Jerusalem

14

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

From Traditional to Modern

Doug Carlson (history)

JAPAN

Shimonoseki, Hiroshima, Osaka, and Tokio

11

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

Culture, Faith, and Mental Health

Laird Edman (psychology) and Sally Edman

TURKEY

Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Ephesus, etc.

12

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

Sum 2012

Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies: Ecuador

Rick Clark (Spanish)

ECUADOR

Quito, Banos

10

6 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

Austria: Music History and Culture

Juyeon Kang (music) and Luke Dahn (music)

AUSTRIA

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague (Czech Republic)

8

4 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

British Culture through Art and Theatre

Bob Hubbard (theatre) and Jeff Taylor (theatre)

GREAT BRITAIN

London and Gloucester

9

4

Winter 2012 - 13

Winter Study in Israel: Theatre and the Bible

Jeff Barker (Theatre) and Jim Mead (Religion)

ISRAEL

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Caesarea

16

3 (plus 1 for pre-departure)

 

Prior to summer 2004

Summer 2003 – Jamaica led by Ed Starkenburg, Jolynn Oliver and Laura Heitreitter; South Africa led by Carl Vandermeulen

Summer 2002 – Taiwan led by Jim and Grace Rohrer, England led by Keith Allen and John Paul

Summer 2001 – Jamaica led by Barb Top, Laura Heitritter and Stephen Appiah-Padi

Summer 2000 – Mexico led by Piet Koene, Taiwan led by Jim Rohrer and Scott Monsma; Ireland led by Marc Wooldridge; England led by Keith Allen; Czech Republic led by Paul Bartlett

Summer 1999 – Mexico led Doug Carlson and Ron Takalo; Czech Republic led by Paul Bartlett; Germany led by Brett Kincaid and Mike Groen

Summer 1998 – Mexico led by Brett Kincaid and Joel Dykstra

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