| Faculty-led trip summer
SCANDINAVIA: ART & CULTURES
Dates: July 1, 2010 to July 15, 2010
UH 380 (3 credits)
Day 1 Thursday, July 1 Departure Seattle
Day 6 Tuesday, July 6 Train to STOCKHOLM. City tour. ‘Old Town’
Day 11 Sunday, July 11 City tour, Helsinki Cathedral,
Sederholm House, Kiasma
Enjoying downtown Copenhagen: Amy, Juliann, Erin, Alison, Courtney, Russ, Jessica and Gaelen.
Part of the group by a canal in Copenhagen: Gary, Libby, Juliann, Amy, Alison, Jessica, Courtney, Kim, Erin, Gaelen, Russ.
The best hotdogs in the world + Russ, Amy, Alison and Courtney.
At the town square in Roskilde.
Guided tour of Roskilde Cathedral.
Roskilde Cathedral as backdrop for Juliann, Gaelen, Gary, Jessica, Alison, Erin, Courtney and Russ.
Morning meeting aboard af Chapman, hostel in Stockholm.
More great weather as we scout the Stockholm archipelago.
Getting ready for the day aboard af Chapman, Stockholm.
Taxiing the Stockholm archipelago.
Gary lecturing on fish at the Stockholm Aquarium.
Lunch in the open in Helsinki.
Happy, sad good bye dinner in Helsinki: Courtney, Jessica, Russ, Juliann, Amy, Alison, Gaelen and Erin.
(Photos by Becky Thorgaard, Tina Fernandez and KA)
The group with
ancient moose at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen
Brief Description of Program:
The 8th- 11th centuries constitute the roughly 300 years historians have termed 'the Viking Age.’ During this time the peoples of Scandinavia put their cultural imprint on Europe and made it as far as the Middle East and North America. However, since those days Scandinavia has developed into modern Western European nations of high living standards, universal healthcare, and social security benefits while sporting a vibrant social and arts scene. Noted for the particular, minimalist Scandinavian design and the development of alternative energies, Denmark, Sweden and Finland are an integral part of the European Union. During this trip we'll visit museums and sights pertaining to Scandinavia's past and present to find traces of the rambunctious Vikings in the modern Scandinavian, open, friendly, and liberal societies. Along with first-hand experiences of contemporary life in the three Scandinavian nations, we will search for remnants of ancient Norse cultures in museums and sights with the purpose of making connections between the present and the past. Course requirements include preparatory meetings during spring 2010 conducting information research, completion of a travel journal, and a post-travel research paper on a topic (chosen in conjunction with the instructor) examining the confluence of Scandinavian art and cultures.
Required readings include:
Runestones at the National Museum, Copenhagen
The group in front of Glyptoteket Museum of Art in Copenhagen.
Trekking to the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde.
In front of Stockholm City Hall.
Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall.
Stockholm's Medieval Museum.
Outside Stockholm's Historiska Museet.
Delightful meeting with a Cougar alumnus + family at the Stockholm Aquarium.
Helsinki's Kiasma Museum of Modern Art.
At the Seurasaari Open Air Museum in Helsinki, Finland.
While group attentive to guide, Prof. Andersen demonstrates stylt-skills.