Religious Dissention in Central Europe: Jewish and Brethren Heritage
Class meets Wednesday evenings spring 2014 beginning after Spring Break. Travel to Europe May 29, 2014 - June 16, 2014.
Brief Description of Program:
This new course, which has components in both the spring semester and in the summer, explores the history of the Brethren tradition, Judaism, and the historical oppression of religious groups that caused some of them to flee and ultimately culminated in the Holocaust. For this 3-credit course students will register for 1 credit in the spring (HS 299) and 2 credits for the June 2014 portion. The class will meet regularly during the spring semester, then travel to central Europe in June 2014 to visit Marburg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; and Krakow, Poland.
Excursions will include:
- Schwarzenau, Germany, where the Brethren tradition was born in 1708
- the old Jewish quarters in Prague and Krakow
- WWII concentration camps Theresienstadt (Czech Republic) and Auschwitz (Poland)
Must register for 1 credit HS 299 for spring semester and 2 credits HS 299 for summer.
Spring and summer for a total of 3 credits.
$3,500 plus airfare.