Illuminate your learning with OWU’s unique Travel-Learning Courses
Spend a semester in the classroom learning about a topic of interest and then hit the road for a related travel experience. Led by your professors, Travel-Learning Courses link academic theory with real-world experience to bring learning to life in invaluable and unforgettable ways.
Course descriptions below include instructors, dates & locations of travel, and estimated student costs. Application links are listed below under each course description.
ENG 258: Shakespeare and Moliere
Instructor: Dr. Long
Travel Component: England and France
Dates: May 2022 (8-10 days)
Student Cost: approx. $2000
This course will explore the lives, times, and works of two of the most important playwrights of the early modern period, Shakespeare and Moliere. Although they were born in different countries and circumstances, the careers of these two theatre professionals mirror each other in fascinating ways. By retracing Shakespeare’s and Moliere’s parallel lives as actors, playwrights, and theatre entrepreneurs, we will come to appreciate what makes each an exemplary figure for their times and places as well as irreducibly unique. (Note: Moliere’s plays will be taught in English translation.)
Capabilities Statement: Students will be expected to walk moderate distances on sometimes uneven terrain, including during walking tours and through museums and airports. Students will be expected to carry their own luggage. Students with disabilities are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Long to see if accommodations can be made.