Liberal arts students spend spring break abroad through embedded courses

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts are spending their spring breaks around the globe participating in four different embedded courses. The students have been preparing for these trips since the start of the spring semester and will be writing about their experiences abroad on course blogs upon their arrival home.

Students in JST/HIST 426 History of the Holocaust are spending the week in Poland with Tobias Brinkman, Malvin and Lea Bank Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History. This seven-day trip began in Warsaw, where students visited the former Ghetto and the Jewish cemetery before traveling to the Auschwitz memorial for three days. While there, students will spend some time in the memorial's archive working on small research projects. The rest of the week includes traveling to Krakow and touring the old Jewish neighborhood, as well as the area of the former Plaszow concentration camp.

Nearly 1,000 miles to the west, students in ANTH 197 Anthropology of Alcohol are taking a deeper look at the archeology and anthropology of drinking cultures in Scotland. The goal of the course has been to provide students with an introduction to the field of anthropology, a discipline that enables one to study any and every aspect of humans. In addition to taking tours of whiskey distilleries, the students are hearing from experts about the evolution of Scotch whiskey and even have the opportunity to excavate peat. Follow their adventures with Kirk French, senior lecturer in anthropology, on Twitter:

In addition, students in CAMS 25 and GREEK 425 Greek Civilization and Greek Historians are spending the week in Greece while students in PSYCH 212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology and HDFS 239 Adolescent Development have traveled to Cambodia.

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Last Updated March 08, 2017