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War and Terrorism (Italy, Ukraine, France)
Kiev, Ukraine; Paris, France; Prato, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Housing Options: Hostel / Hotel
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Academic Area: Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Humanities & Social Science, Public Management
Language Prerequisite: None Eligible Majors: (All)
Class Eligibility: 6. All Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
War and Terrorism
Prato (Italy), Kiev and Lviv (Ukraine), Normandy (France)
Dr. Mathew Schmidt

Program includes:
  • Tuition
  • Airfare to/from US airport
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Program activities
  • Medical insurance

Program overview:
With Europe being the center stage for historical events during the 20th and 21st century there is no better place for students to learn and embrace history first hand. Students will be able to take their academic knowledge and apply it in the field by visiting historical landmarks and experiencing new cultures. Students will be able to do so by visiting France,
Ukraine, and Italy. Students have learned about WWII throughout their education but very few have actually been able to see historical sites in regards to WWII. This class will give that opportunity to the students. Thus taking their learning experience to a level that would not be Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal obtainable teaching this class in the states.

Europe has been in the spotlight in regards to how nations are battling the War on Terrorism. This class will familiarize students with key concepts, theories and the evolution of terrorism. Students will be able to explore and see first-hand how various countries are working on defeating the threat of terrorism. Many students view on terrorism is extremely limited due to only being exposed to American media. By traveling overseas, it will allow the students to explore the War on Terrorism from various perspectives and see firsthand how nations are working on battling the War on Terrorism.

Program dates: May 22 - June 20, 2017

Program fee: $7,500

Courses offered:
CJST 4578 Terrorism (3CR): This is an advanced course designed to familiarize students with the history and evolution of terrorism, the key concepts and theories of terrorism, and the critical issues and controversies of the current “War on Terrorism.” Terrorism will be examined from a multidisciplinary perspective, with particular emphasis on its occurrence in Europe and the United States.
NSEC 4452 War (3CR): This is a course about the nature and utility of war, one of mankind’s most prolific and important activities. Students will go beyond descriptions of battle and
approach the topic via the great Western theorist of war, Carl von Clausewitz. The course is built around a close reading of texts that explore the nature of the Western and Eastern
fronts in WII. Students are also required to participate in trips to Ukraine, France and Italy as part of the course.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.