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Odyssey Courses

On the European Odyssey, you will be taking six classes (a total of 16 credits). Once you have been accepted to the program, you will automatically be enrolled in your UW Oshkosh courses as late as a few weeks before your program departure date. 



Geography 331 (3 credits)  (Dr. Alberts)

European Geography (Social Science)

A topical analysis of Europe emphasizing the distribution and interrelation of major physical and human features, including landforms, climate, vegetation and soils, population, language, religion, economic activities, settlement patterns, and political organization. Prerequisite: Geography 102 (waived for European Odyssey).


Liberal Studies 307 (3 credits)  (Dr. Minnear)

Encountering the Arts (Humanities-Fine Arts)

An interdisciplinary study of the arts in which relationships are drawn among music, visual arts, literature, and drama. Students gain insights into the various artistic expressions of human feeling--their distinctive relationships and individual qualities. Significant cultural patterns that have influenced the arts in the Western and non-Western world are explored. Prerequisites: none


Liberal Studies 200 (3 credits)  (Dr. Minniear)

Humanities: Cultures and Values (Humanities)

Introduces students to various important art forms and begins the interesting process of developing a workable definition of the humanities, especially through disciplines of philosophy, literature, music and art. Students see how the humanities are related to important social issues and to their own individual concerns. Prerequisites: none


Cross-listed Courses (choice of one or the other):

Interdisciplinary Studies 351 (3 credits)  (Dr. Hohbein-Deegen)

Special Topics: “Germany–From Separation to Reunification” (Social Science)


International Studies 250 (3 credits)  (Dr. Hohbein-Deegen)

Special Topics: “Germany–From Separation to Reunification” (Social Science)

This course examines united Germany and the problems between people in the East and West by investigating selected periods of German history from the end of World War II in 1945 to the unification of the country in 1990. The course explores historical and political issues (including the analysis of historical portrayals in documentaries and mass media) as well as psychological and cultural topics (including biographical and literary reflections, popular culture, e.g. in film). The course covers German history between 1945 and 1990, including important political events after World War II leading to the foundation of two German states, the years of German separation, events leading up to German unification, the unification process itself, and how this influenced German society to the present. Prerequisites: none


Philosophy 426 (3 credits)  (Dr.Carlin)

Special Topics: “Seventeenth Century Natural Philosophy in Britain” (Humanities)


Philosophy 109 (3 credits)  (Dr. Carlin)

Introduction to Philosophy (Humanities)

The seventeenth century is generally regarded the most tumultuous period in intellectual history.  This is largely because of the advances in philosophy and natural science, and the way in which many of these advances conflicted with traditional religious beliefs.  This progress, often referred to as the “Scientific Revolution,” was in large part due to a number of philosophers from the UK.  In this course, we will trace the development of that progress through a look at some of the most influential British thinkers: Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Robert Boyle, John Locke, Isaac Newton, and others. The emphasis will be on ultimate questions about the human situation, and how the great thinkers of the past have dealt with such questions. Moreover, this course provides the opportunity to experience first-hand the cultural setting in which these thinkers were immersed.  This will take place through numerous field trips aimed at supplementing the classroom material. Prerequisites: none


Study Tour Requirement

International Studies 333 (1 credit)  (All Staff)

International Study Tour (Social Science)

A 1-credit pass/fail course. Credit for International Studies 333 is available to students who participate in study tours, including travel to various regions of the globe directed and led by faculty members of the International Studies Program, in an effort to provide students direct contact with other cultures and societies. Prerequisites: none


Learn more: Courses After Study Abroad 

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