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October 20, 2008

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Travel Study Course to Turkey at UT Tyler

Topkapi Palace at Instabul, Turkey

The University of Texas at Tyler students have an opportunity to learn about the historic and culturally-rich country of Turkey through a travel study course in collaboration with Tyler Junior College, Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

Offered for the spring 2009 semester, the course, “Turkey: The Crossroads of Civilizations,” may be counted as three undergraduate- or graduate-level semester credit hours for university students.
Blue Mosque
Students will travel to Turkey March 6 – 15, 2009 and study various aspects of the country, including philosophy, Roman and Greek literature, art history and political science and Biblical components.

Cost is $1,385 plus airfare and tuition. The first of several informational meetings is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Business Building, room 216. A minimum of 10 students is needed for this course. Grant availability and sign-up deadlines are pending.

“This is a culturally-broad experience, and we will visit some of the great Turkish cities like Istanbul, Ephesus and Troy and points of interests like the church of St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace,” said Dr. Stephen Krebbs, senior lecturer in philosophy and director of Asian studies. “This course has a little bit of something for everyone, so it’s a great opportunity for all students no matter their major.”  

For more information, contact Krebbs, 903.566.7456 or Stephen_Krebbs@uttyler.edu, or Dr. Manoucher Khosrowshahi, UT Tyler adjunct faculty member who will co-lead the course with Krebbs, M_Khosrowshahi@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 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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