By John Bonus, Transcript Reporter
The OWU Connection welcomed students to Merrick Hall on Sept. 16 to explore the travel-learning courses that will be offered next spring.
Travel-Learning courses are designed to help students connect their classroom experiences to the real world.
The courses being offered this year vary across a wide spectrum of subjects. Students can go anywhere from England and France to study castles and cathedrals, to the Galapagos Islands to study island biology.
One of the new courses being offered next semester is Introduction to Electronic Music. Students in the class will learn about the history of electronic and computer music and then travel to Paris where electronic music is rooted.
One student who has taken advantage of travel-learning courses is senior Jessica Sanford, who has already visited Mexico and France. This year, she said she is taking a Chamber Choir Travel-Learning and will visit Italy in the winter.
“It adds meaning to a subject and it teaches students to question their worldview, which is what a liberal arts education aims to achieve,” said Sanford.
Applications for all travel-learning courses were uploaded online at the end of the fair. The application deadline is Oct. 2 and students will receive a decision before mid-semester break.