Immersion Vanderbilt provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to pursue their passions and cultivate intellectual interests through experiential learning. This intensive learning experience takes place in and beyond the classroom and culminates in the creation of a final project. Students will have four pathways to choose from for their projects: civic and professional, creative expression, international, and research. Read more about Immersion Vanderbilt here.
The Department of German, Russian and East European Studies offers numerous opportunities to pursue projects that integrate classroom knowledge with immersive experience and can serve students to fulfill the new Immersion requirement. Here are a few:
GER 2432: Soccer: Media, Art, Culture. In a series of cross-cultural case studies, this course will investigate the game's relationship to issues such as political power, globalization, gender, migration, economic and social inequality, national identity, and transnational commerce. It will discuss the history of the game and the development of its tactics, as much as we will study the particularities of soccer in Germany, Spain, England, and the United States. Funds provided through an Immersion Grant will allow us to take 6-7 students to London and Manchester over spring break to conduct research on soccer on site as part of an ongoing or future Immersion project. (Offered in spring 2020 and spring 2021).