"Prague stands at the crossroads of the most important historical, cultural, artistic, religious, and political developments in all of Europe."
The Field School provides around an eight week, in-depth study of European society and culture, literature, art, film and contemporary politics seen through the window of the Czech Republic. The program includes courses in language, film and art history, and political science, which are intended to enrich the three core field school courses.
The program consists of three courses totalling 11 SFU units. Arrangements can be made for students who have taken one or more of these courses to receive credit for other suitable courses. All instruction will be in English.
HUM 240-3: Studies in European Cultures
This course (taught by Charles University faculty) covers topics such as the cultural foundations of the Czech peoples then and now as well as Czech architecture and landscape. The class will take five one-day field trips into the outlying regions of Bohemia, as well as a four-night stay in southern Bohemia. Visits include pre-historical, Romanesque, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque historical sites on which churches, cathedrals and museums are located. This course also includes Czech language units.
HUM 340-4: Great Cities in their Time and Place
This course (taught by Charles University faculty) will examine the political and social history of Prague through courses in art and architecture, history, politics, and film. Students will attend weekly lectures and seminars and participate in site visits and excursions.
HUM 375-4: The Woodsworth Seminar: John Amos Comenius
In this course, students will study the life, times and thoughts of the famous 17th century Moravian, who was a religious leader, writer, and educator.
Early March, Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation
Early May, Sessions at SFU
May 11, Study in Prague
July 1, End of Program
*These dates are provided as guidelines and are subject to change.