Spain: The Land of Latin Authors and Christian Martyrs
English 364: Latin Literature, 3 credits (CRN 41741)
Latin 112: Elementary Latin II, 3 credits (CRN 40061)
For Eng 364: Eng 298 or Permission of Instructor
For Lat 112: Lat 111 or equivalent
A limited number of $300 scholarships will be available on a competitive basis to matriculated CCSU students with a GPA of at least 2.50 who are registered for at least one of the academic courses associated with this program.
Spain’s contributions to Latin literature are immeasurable. The tragedian Seneca, the epigrammatist Martial, the orator Quintilian, the epic poet Lucan, the agricultural writer Columella, as well as the Christian allegorist and hagiographer Prudentius, all proudly called Hispania their birthplace.
“Spain: The Land of Latin Authors and Christian Martyrs” will discover the Roman past that lay beneath both Barcelona, founded as a Roman colony in the late 1st Century B.C.E. and San Sebastian, the possible home of the pre-Roman tribe, the Varduli, who for many years had fielded a unit in the Roman Legion to guard Hadrian’s Wall.
In Barcelona, students will explore everything from the ancient Spanish garum factory, upon which the Museu d'Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona is built, and the remains of the city’s Temple of Augustus to a Roman necropolis-turned-fashionable-cafes and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, the 13-year-old martyr who faced death at the hands of a Roman prefect in the 4th Century C.E.
In San Sebastian, students will explore the ruins along the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route to the burial place of the apostle St. James.
The trip, in short, will offer the sharp juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern, of the pagan and the Christian, of the past and the present and will be sure to make each traveler experience the Roman inheritance that Spanish life still enjoys today.
Students may register for either ENG 364 (Latin Literature), which fulfills the world literature requirement or an elective credit in the English BA program, or Lat 112 (Elementary Latin II) which fulfills the Foreign Language requirement in Skill Area III.
The spring break trip will offer the students many opportunities to gather material for either the Latin author project (in Eng 364) or the Roman language/culture project (in Lat 112), required of all students in the classes. After returning home, students will create and submit their projects for evaluation.
Students who go on the trip will learn about Spain’s Roman past (both physical and intellectual), read selected works of the most famous of Spain’s Latin writers, and create a project examining some specific aspect of Spain’s Roman literary and/or cultural history.
Registration Information and Program Costs
The cost of the travel program includes round-trip airport transfers in the U.S. and abroad, economy-class international airfare, multiple-occupancy accommodations, and ground transportation and entrance fees to all required site visits. All personal expenses (i.e., meals, medical, souvenirs, laundry, telephone, etc.) are not included.
Course tuition is not included in the Course Abroad program fee. Tuition for Spring Course Abroad programs may be included in a full-time student's tuition, if the student is carrying no more than 18 credits. Excess credit fees apply to all students carrying an overload. Part-time students must pay course tuition and registration fees. See the CCSU Bursar's website for complete information about tuition and fees.
Note to students from Eastern, Southern, and Western Connecticut State Universities regarding the Connecticut Reciprocity Program:
Under the terms of the State College/University Reciprocity Program, full-time students (graduate and undergraduate) may, in certain circumstances, take courses at another state college or university without paying additional tuition. This policy is applicable to ECSU, SCSU, and WCSU students registering for Spring Course Abroad programs offered by CCSU.
To request consideration under the Reciprocity Program, visit the Registrar’s Office (or the Registrar’s website) on your home campus and obtain a copy of the appropriate Request for Reciprocity form. Complete the form and submit it to your home campus’s Registrar for review and approval. After the form has been approved by the home campus Registrar, you can submit it to the CCSU Registrar’s Office at the time of registration for the coursework connected to the Course Abroad Program. The Registrar will process your course registration and forward your approved Reciprocity Agreement to the CCSU Bursar, who will waive the course tuition and registration fees for the program. The CIE Travel Program fee is not waivable under the Reciprocity Program and will be charged.
Fulfillment of the University's International Requirement:
All credits earned overseas on a CCSU-sponsored study abroad program, including courses offered in conjunction with Course Abroad programs, automatically receive "I Designation" and count toward fulfillment of the University's General Education International Requirement.
December 1, 2013
$2,795 per person
March 14 - 22, 2014
Prof. Gilbert Gigliotti