Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts Field Schools
ANTH 3373/3374 Cuba Archaeology
This field school is a six credit hour experience in public archaeology. You’ll work with local Cuban archaeologists from the Cuban Cabinet of Archaeology excavating Cafetal Angerona, a 19th century plantation site on the island. It runs every May.
ANTH 3373/3374 Grand Pre Archaeology
This field school takes place in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, and students can take part while commuting from home. You’ll help to excavate a variety of sites related to old Acadie, gaining six credit hours and hands-on experience in archaeology during the month of May.
ANTH 3701 Forensic Archaeology Field School
This field school takes place in a variety of locations in Canada approximately every two years. In each case, students are exposed to hands-on learning in the field of forensic archaeology.
CLAS 3610/3611 Archaeological Field School in Italy
This field school takes place every May-June in the village of Castel Sant'Angelo, roughly 70 km northeast of Rome in the Apennine Mountains of central Italy. You’ll have a chance to develop skills in archaeology while helping to excavate the "Villa of Titus", a monumental rural complex that may once have been a residence of the Flavian Emperor Titus. This field school is comprised of two 3 credit hour courses and is five to six weeks long.
ENGL 4500 Shakespeare: Theater and Text
This course is offered every other year and takes place in the May-June semester. Students meet for two weeks in class preparing for the trip, then travel for nine days to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, to partake in courses at the Shakespeare Centre. You’ll also have the chance to see live shows in Stratford and at the Globe Theatre in London. Upon returning students have 10 days to prepare the final project resulting from learning in this study-abroad course.
GEOG 4100 Geography International Field School
Every other year the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers a field school in The Gambia during the reading week of the fall semester. Students meet on Fridays all semester to prepare for and debrief the experience. You’ll learn about the history, culture and geography of The Gambia.
GEOG 4100 Geography Field School in South Korea
This new field school explores the physical and human landscapes of South Korea. Visit Seoul, the DMZ, among other sites in exploring the fascinating geography of one of the fastest changing regions of the world.
GERM 1101/1102/ 2201/2202/3301/3302 Canadian Summer School in Germany
This German immersion study abroad program offers one full-year university course in six and a half weeks as well as living with a host family and a full cultural program. You'll have unforgettable experiences like visiting Berlin, watching a Bundesliga soccer match, and touring the city of Kassel with your German tandem partner! This course takes place in May-June every year. You must have at least one semester of university German to apply.
HIST 4840.1 Remembering World Wars in Britain
Launching in September 2019, this course will take students to study monuments and landscapes in Southern England linked to both World Wars. Students will focus on sites associated with Canadian participation and examine how memory of the wars is maintained – from displays at the Imperial War Museum in London to memorials in village church yards in Sussex. Students will meet in class throughout the semester then travel during the November reading week, allowing them to experience Remembrance Day in England.
HIST 4XXX Occupied Paris: Cultural Histories of the French Capital in the Second World War
In May 2020, students in this course will visit Paris to explore its wartime histories through the things that make the city famous: art and monuments, food and drink, fashion and film, literature and popular culture. The course combines classroom learning at SMU with a 10-day stay in Paris.
POLI 4402/4826 Model United Nations
Every year students meet from September to March to prepare for the weeklong National Model United Nations conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York around Easter. Students represent one country at the UN and prepare policy and position papers, negotiate resolutions and learn how the UN operates.
SPAN 3320 Latin American Travel Literature
With a focus on Mexican culture and literature, students in this course will examine selected Aztec pre-Hispanic texts in English translation, 16th Spanish century chronicles and 20th century Mexican short stories. This course is a fundamental component of the Spanish Summer School and is delivered in Spanish every summer at CEPE UNAM in Mexico. The reading materials are in both English and Spanish. This course is taken in conjunction with the CEPE UNAM Spanish Summer Program.