Spring Break in India:
ASIA 3363 – Field Investigations: The Linguistic Landscape of India’s Golden Triangle
This course immerses students in the lives of Asian populations domestically and abroad. The course contains a 20-hour practicum in which students observe and engage in research alongside the course instructor situated among Asian populations. Topics and locations vary. Course is typically offered in the spring with travel occurring during Spring Break.
“The Linguistic Landscape of India’s Golden Triangle” introduces students to an important intersection between the fields of socio-linguistics and cultural geography. No prior language or linguistic knowledge is necessary for students to learn the methods of observing and recording the different types of language used, along with locations and materials, in the pluri-linguistic setting of India’s most prominent tourist route. Students will gather, organize, and analyze thematic visual language elements to uncover patterns of usage and construct hypotheses related to social meaning in these environments.
Maymester in Korea:
ASIA 1480 - Discover Korea
This upcoming course focuses on economic transformation and the rise of Korean popular culture and how that impacts the politics South Korea and the US. It presents Korean language education via cultural and business excursions.