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FY@broad Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City
Caesarea, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Jerusalem, Palestine (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 11/15/2017
11/16/2017 03/16/2018 03/25/2018
NOTE: The faculty Program Director(s) will be conducting short interviews with all applicants, to meet them in-person before making final acceptance decisions. Faculty will be in contact with all applicants around the time of the application deadline to schedule these required interviews.

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Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: First-year
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Prerequisite: WRD 103 or HON 100 Liberal Studies Domain: Focal Point Seminar
Program Description:
DePaul University believes that students should start on the path to global citizenry early, hoping to open new doors to the world and help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prepare them for lives and careers in our increasingly globalized world. FY@broad programs are just one of many international learning experiences for students while at DePaul. FY@broad programs combine first-year coursework with travel abroad to enhance students' learning about particular topics. At the end of the designated course, students then travel abroad with the faculty member who taught the course, as well as a staff professional, spending approximately 7-10 days visiting the very sites they have read and written about in the course.

Note: While priority is given to first-year students on the FY@broad programs, sophomores may also apply if they were unable to complete the Focal Point Seminar in their first year due to inflexible class scheduling in their major.

Jerusalem has always been one of the most coveted cities in the world, although it lies on no major road, contains few natural resources, and has but a single perennial spring. In this course we will come to appreciate why. Such an endeavor begins in the classroom with the study of original remains from c. 3000 BCE to today contemporary texts, art and architecture, and artifacts and the histories, cultures, confrontations, and innovations that they reveal. The reward of ten weeks of rigorous work is a full picture of a fascinating city. But one cannot really know Jerusalem without studying it and traveling to it. Thus, this endeavor ends in Jerusalem itself, where we will learn what it is to be on the Haram al-Sharif and under the glint of its Dome of the Rock, to stand before the Western Wall and mark its Herodian stones, and to be in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and trace its 900 years of pilgrimage practices. Experiencing these very material things in their original if constantly-changing context brings to life the culture, history, and religions of this place of the Bronze Age, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Fatimid, Crusader, Ayyubid, Mamluk, Ottoman, Palestinian, and Israeli people, of the Judaic, Christian, and Islamic faiths. Indeed, the result of this equation of study and travel is a nuanced appreciation of an immensely complicated city, a city that emerges as exceptional even as it is a paradigm of modernity in its multi-cultural and multi-religious makeup and conflicts.


Lisa Mahoney is a professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. She teaches classes on the ancient and medieval worlds and has published on the art and architecture of the Latin Kingdom in the Levant.


All students will be enrolled in the following two courses:
 
Course LSP 112: The Making of a Holy City
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Winter 2018
Class meeting times Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:40 - 4:10 PM
Liberal Studies domain Focal Point Seminar
Taught by Lisa Mahoney
Course description This class looks at 3,000 years of life in the city of Jerusalem. In particular, it looks at major historical moments that occasioned surprising creations in this place. We will begin with great biblical kings, and the city they founded and fortified, moving through the magnificent building campaigns of Roman, Christian, and Islamic rule, and end with the modern religious and political conditions that led to the divided city Jerusalem is today, and the way those conditions map onto this space and motivate artistic output. There are few cities in the world like this one, defined by continuous habitation from the earliest moments of human settlement and by literary and material culture of unsurpassed variety and force. We will understand it as such through a revealing combination of primary and secondary materials belonging to the disciplines of archaeology, history, art history, and literature.
Additional course information Honors Program students will receive credit for HON 102: History in Global Contexts

 

Course ANT 397: Travel/Study
Credits 2 credit hours
Term registered Winter 2018
Taught by Lisa Mahoney
Course description This is the two-credit course associated with the travel portion of the FY@broad program.
 

The prerequisite for this study abroad program is WRD 103 (or HON 100 for Honors Program students). Exceptions will be considered for students enrolling in WRD 103 (or HON 100) during the same quarter as the study abroad program coursework—if this will be the case for you, be sure to clearly indicate this in your study abroad application. Students with AP Language and Composition credit typically will have already received course credit for WRD 103.

Note: Just as with any application submitted to Study Abroad, a completed application does not guarantee program admittance. Any students not admitted to the FY@broad program will need to register for one of the other Focal Point Seminars offered that does not include a study abroad component.  


Students will live in a well-loved, safe, and clean hostel in the center of the city of Jerusalem, within walking distance of major monuments, historical sites, culturally diverse neighborhoods, music venues, and falafel, shwarma, coffee, pastry, and ice cream shops.
 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Note: There are specific FY@broad scholarships available, and students are strongly encouraged to apply for the FY@broad scholarship by the application deadline. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.

 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the FY@broad Jerusalem program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
 

Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Scott Ozaroski.
 


DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.