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January 12, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Offers Travel Study Course to Japan

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The University of Texas at Tyler will offer a travel-study course to Japan during the 2009 summer I session, Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

The course titled “ENGL 4368: Japanese Culture and Context,” is open to both the public and UT Tyler students and may be counted as three semester credit hours. Cost is $3,494 plus tuition and includes airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation, most meals and event tickets.

Participants will travel to Japan May 18 – 28, 2009 and visit such sites as the Ryoanji Rock Garden, Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum, the Himeji Castle in Osaka and Mount Fuji.

“Students will learn how Japanese culture has developed and how it has been interpreted, both within Japan and from outside, through the study of specific sites,” said Noah Miles, lecturer in English and Japanese instructor, who will lead the course. “The class will be required to meet once a week for one month before departing to discuss readings, etiquette and planning. There is no language requirement.”

An informational meeting will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 in the UT Tyler Business Building room 152.

Sign-up deadlines and student grant availability are pending.

For more information, contact Miles, 903.565.5740 or noah-miles@suddenlink.net.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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