This study abroad course is not of direct relation with the English Department, but it does satisfy English course requirements. This trip is hosted by KIIS.
From May 19-June 25 in the summer of 2015, Dr. Jeff Rice taught two courses for KIIS’s Greece study abroad program. The two courses he taught were “Ancient Greek Rhetoric: Past and Future” and “The Road to Athens: Travel Writing and the Greece Experience.”
On the trip were 33 students and 5 professors. The other professors on the trip came from various universities and ranged in fields of study.
The five-week program visited Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Naxos, Santorini, Milos, Sifnos, Corinth, Lotraki, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplion, Epidavros, Tiryns, Argos, Eleusis, Mycenae, and the larger Peloponnese.
When visiting these locations, the class also toured historical sites like Aristotle’s Lyceum, Plato’s Academy, the Parthenon, the discovery site of the Venus de Milos, some early Christian catacombs, and other various ruins.
Other ancient Greek locations were also visited, including the location of the myth of the minotaur; the Gates of Hades, the setting for the myth where Demeter waited for Persephone; the location where Socrates was tried and his alleged cell; as well as other highlights of Greece.
The trip will be held again in summer of 2016 as a part of the KIIS program. More information may be found on the KIIS website.
Click on any image below to enlarge it and view photos from the Summer 2015 trip.