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January 2, 2013 - January 12, 2013
Professor Nik Nikolov
Art and Architecture
Professor Wes Heiss
Art and Architecture
$ 3,500 (Tentative) – This includes tuition for three credits, lodging in hotel (double occupancy, breakfast usually included), various museum entrance/excursion fees, local travel pass. Not included: airfare, lunches and dinners, meals outside the program, mobile phone, personal expenses, and/or other costs.
This integrated seminar on the modern history and architecture of Bavaria is designed to give students a deep insight into the relationship between technology and historic circumstances that form the built environment in one of the most environmentally progressive regions of the world. The course will be taught in such a way that case studies and related field trips will offer the opportunity to study and experience built examples of sustainable design on a theoretical as well as applied level. An important part of the program will be the various presentations by external experts, site visits and the participation in seminars. The students will learn about different building technologies, techniques and materials. Due to the unique location of this session, the students will experience alternative models of urban planning and mixed-use developments. They will experience various forms of public space, private and public transport, and sustainable planning and design in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Check out what our Winter 2011-12 program did!
Munich (German: München] is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. There are approximately 1.35 million people living within city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.
The city is an inspiring mix of historic buildings and impressive architecture, since Munich reconstructed the ruins of their historic buildings but also created new landmarks of architecture. A survey, conducted by the Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations for the National Geographic Traveler, chose over 100 historic places around the world and ranked Munich as the 30th best destination.
Full participation in presentations, field visits, readings, discussions, and other organized and assigned activities. Attendance is mandatory. Students with three (3) unexcused absences may be dropped from the course without further notice. The minimum penalty for more than two unexcused absences is a full letter drop in the final grade for the course. Please contact the instructor prior to class if you expect to be late or miss an activity. A student who misses classes or other required activities for the observance of a religious holiday should inform the instructor as far in advance of the absence as possible, so that arrangements can be made to complete an assignment within a reasonable time after the absence. A student who fails to complete missed work within the time allowed will be subject to the normal academic penalties.
ASSIGNMENTS AND EVALUATION
Upon return to Lehigh students are asked to write a professional paper (minimum 4 pages) and to produce a poster, which will contain a summary of the paper and key visual material related to the topic chosen. The papers and posters will follow a given format. The software to be used is InDesign.
All students are expected to participate in all the activities and comply with all requirements. Grades will be based on active engagement and participation (40%), papers (40%), and presentation (20%). The student's work will be evaluated on its rigor and evolution over the session.
ARCH 195: MODERN HISTORY AND SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE IN MUNICH
(3 credits, SS)
* Possible credit towards your major program requirements upon student adviser approval.
This Lehigh faculty-led study abroad program allows students from an array of majors to earn three credits over winter break. The program will explore the history, culture, and architecture of Munich, a capital and center of the southern state of Germany, Bavaria. The program of study does not require German language skills.
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