Cumbria, England—Study Abroad 2014

This four week, three course, nine credit study abroad program is hosted by the University of Cumbria. It will explore the issues of history and archaeology in Cumbria, northern England, and southern Scotland. Classroom work, field trips, and site visits will make up the course.

SS 3560: History of Britain I

This course will follow the standard course timeline but will continue a bit longer than normal. The course normally ends at AD 1715, but will continue on to AD 1745 because of Carlisle’s major role in the 1745 Rebellion. A mix of readings, class room discussions/lectures, and site visits will be used in the course. Evaluation will be through participation, exams and quizzes, and a student project/presentation.

SS 3960: International Experience

Experiences: This course will provide an academic framework for the cultural experiences of the program.  Included in the course will be topics such as Lake District poets and gardens, the rise of tourism, urban and rural distinction in modern Cumbria and North Yorkshire and attendance at 2 – 3 cultural events, etc. Guest and staff lectures, site visits, field trips and cultural performances will provide the material for this course, evaluation will be based on written “journals” and participation.

SS 3920: Archaeology of the North

This course will study a mix of the region's archaeological past, including the changing methods and theory of archaeological data recovery from the earliest antiquarians to current research and rescue excavations in York and on the Wall. This is not a field course, as such so no actual excavation will take place. However, the students will be given the opportunity to take part in field-walking, survey, and will have hands-on work with collections in both Carlisle and York. Readings, classroom, and site visits will be the core of the class. Participation, quizzes, and an exam will provide evaluation.

Download the Cumbria program brochure for more information.

Trip Leader

Dr. Carl Blair, cblair@mtu.edu
Academic Office Building Room 222

International Programs and Services

E-mail, ips@mtu.edu
Administration Building Room 200