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UT Tyler Offers Travel Study Course to Turkey

October 7, 2010

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The University of Texas at Tyler will offer a travel study course to learn about the country of Turkey, Dr. Kenneth Wink, College of Arts and Sciences interim dean, announced.

Offered during the spring 2011 semester, “Turkey: Crossroads of Civilizations” may be counted as three undergraduate- or graduate-level semester credit hours for university students. Cost is $2,648 plus airfare. A $490 deposit is due Friday, Dec. 3. Full payment deadline is Jan. 7, 2011.

The class will meet Monday nights before traveling to Turkey March 4 – 13, 2011. Participants will study various aspects of the country, including philosophy, Roman and Greek literature, art history and political science and biblical components.

“The beauty of this course is that it not only gives students the chance to both understand the beginnings of Western culture, but also the chance to experience firsthand where it originated. Turkey truly is the crossroads of civilizations,” said Dr. Stephen Krebbs, UT Tyler senior lecturer in philosophy and director of Asian studies.

An informational meeting will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 in UT Tyler Business Building, room 216. Another meeting will be held in February 2011. A minimum of 15 students is needed for this course. Grant availability is pending.

For more information, contact Krebbs, 903.566.7456 or Stephen_Krebbs@uttyler.edu.

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