France, Germany, Switzerland and Amsterdam
The France, Germany, Switzerland, & Amsterdam 2019 program has three main elements, and student can choose either two business classes or one business class and one art class. The business options include a course on “Understanding the European Union” and/ or a course on “Global Organizational Behaviors” and a course on Art and Architecture from Munich to Amsterdam. cultural experiences. Six classes will be held on-campus in the spring. Travel will include Munich, Lucerne, Strasbourg, Paris, and Amsterdam.
This program will provide students with a unique opportunity to study the European Union in the classroom, through assignments, and by visiting the European Parliament. One of the main purposes of the European Union was to encourage economic prosperity and the program includes exposure to business with visits to the BMW factory in Munich; the Mercedes truck assembly factory in Worth, Germany; France; the Louis Sipp Winery in Ribeauville, France; and Weberhaus Home Construction in Linx, Germany.
Business students will also examine the essentials of Organizational Behaviors in pre-departure, online coursework, followed by observing how organizations operate in European based on European culture and business processes. In addition to the commercial site visits described above, students will also visit the Alsatian Museum in Strasbourg, the Louvre and Orsay Museums in Paris, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseums and the Martime Museums in Amsterdam, and cathedrals and churches in Munich, Strasbourg, and Paris. Other visits to historical/cultural sites will be the Neuschwanstein Castle near Munich, the Haut-Koenigsburg castle in France, and Palace of Versailles near Paris and Zaanse Schans in the Netherlands.
Students will register for two courses in the summer and will earn six semester credit hours upon successful completion of the courses. These courses are equivalent to courses taught on-campus at Angelo State University in terms of content, academic requirements, and student-faculty contact hours. Students should consult their faculty advisors regarding the applicability of the courses to their individual degree plans.
ISTD 3381 / 6381 Understanding the European Union. This course will identify the opportunities and problems brought about by economic union of independent European countries. Topics will include economic and monetary unification, common trade policy, the common agricultural policy, and the EU Transport Policy and their economic and social impacts. The course will be enhanced by visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, the Mercedes truck assembly plant in Worth, Germany, the Louis Sipp Winery in Ribeauville, France, WeberHaus Home Builders in Linx, Germany, and France. There will be pre-departure course work with face-to-face class time and written assignments focused on the European Union. Instructor: Prof. Larry Hettick
MGMT 3381 / MGMT 6381 Organizational Behavior in Western Europe. This course compares and contrasts the similarities and differences of organizational behaviors in European countries and the Americas. Excursions and analysis topics will include the BMW assembly plant in Munich, Germany; the Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussel Germany; and the WeberHaus Home Builders in Linx, Germany. Additional cultural enrichment includes visits to the Alsatian Museum in Strasbourg, the Orsay Museum, the Palace at Versailles, Saint Chapelle, the Conciergerie and Sacre Coeur in Paris, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh and the Maritime Museums in Amsterdam, cathedrals in Frankfurt, Strasbourg, and Paris, and the Haut-Koenigsburg castle in France. There will be pre-departure online course work that covers the essentials of Organizational Behavior as a foundation for comparative studies. MGMT 3381 can fulfill the requirement for business majors as a substitute for Organizational Behavior at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Instructor: Prof. Larry Hettick
ARTS 4381 (3-0)- Special Topics: Art and Architecture from Munich to Amsterdam. This course surveys the artistic achievements of the northern European cultures from Munich, Germany to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Students will study art and architecture from the ancient period through the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods, and on to modern expressions. Student will explore of some of the world’s finest museums and collections of art including; The Residenz in Munich, the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Strasbourg, the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Also included will be visits to some of the great cathedrals of Europe including Notre Dame de Paris, Chartres Cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg and the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam. This course can be substituted for the Creative Arts component of the core curriculum for art majors and non-art majors or as a fine art advanced elective. There will be pre-departure course work on the history of western art to better give the students a foundation and basic understanding of the art, architecture and cultures they will be visiting. Instructor: Prof. Chris Stewart
Students will be extensively briefed regarding travel arrangements prior to departure, and schedules with addresses and telephone numbers will be given to each participant. All travel arrangements will be made by the program director and approved by the university.
Jun 5 - Depart from San Angelo
Jun 6 - Arrival in Munich
Jun 8 - Travel to Munich-Fussen
Jun 11 - Lucerne - Mt. Pilates Excursion
Jun 12 - Lucerne - Strasbourg - Batorama boat cruise
Jun 13 - Strasbourg - Alsacien Museum
Jun 14 - Strasbourg - Plant tour of WeberHaus
Jun 15 - Ribeauville
Jun 16 - Strasbourg - Notre Dame Cathedral
Jun 17 - Strasbourg - European Parliament
Jun 18 - Strasbourg - Mercedes Truck Assembly Plant
Jun 19 - Travel to Paris
Jun 20 - Paris - Visit Saint Chapelle and Conciergerie
Jun 21 - Paris - Louvre
Jun 22 - Versailles - Visit the Palace of Versailles
Jun 23 - Paris - Free Day
Jun 24 - Travel to Amsterdam
Jun 25 - Amsterdam - Visit Anne Frank House & Van Gogh Museum
Jun 26 - Amsterdam - Maritime Museum (Scheepvaart Museum)
Jun 27 - Amsterdam - Train to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans
Jun 28 - Amsterdam - Heineken Brewery Experience
Jun 29 - Depart Amsterdam for San Angelo
The approximate program cost is between $5,800 and $6,200, including the Center for International Studies fee of $150, but the total could be higher depending upon the cost of the plane ticket and the exchange rate for the euro when expenses are paid. The international scholarship, which is available to student participants from Angelo State University, is not included in this estimate, but will applied to the tuition.
|Tuition and Fees (based on 6 credit hours)||$1,760.70|
|Program Fee (airfare, transportation, lodging, excursions, some meals)||$6,000.00|
The program director for business studies is Mr. Larry Hettick, Instructor of Management and Marketing. Mr. Hettick has traveled extensively around the Europe, Asia, and the Americas, logging nearly three-million air miles for business travel before he landed in San Angelo as a Management and Marketing Instructor at ASU. In addition to managing research and development projects based in Munich, Paris, and Israel for high tech companies, he has lived abroad for two years as a project leader a new wireless phone company in India. When not teaching, he is active in local arts organizations, sitting on boards of directors for Be Theatre and the San Angelo Performing Arts Campus, and a scholarship board for the Friends of Arts and Music Education.
The program director for art studies in Mr. Chris Stewart, Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair for Visual and Performing Arts. Mr. Stewart received his MFA in 1989 from The University of Nebraska in Printmaking/Drawing, and his BFA in 1985 from Texas Tech University in Painting/Printmaking. Prior to coming to ASU, from 1994-2015 he was at Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas where he served as Professor of Art and Art Department Chair. He also was the director of education and taught art from 1989-1994 at Bauder Fashion College in Arlington, Texas