Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Iverness, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This program is designed for Penn State Schuylkill Honors Program students to learn about public memory of Scotland and explore interdisciplinary approaches to scholarly works related to the history of Scotland. Students selected for this program will enroll in HUM 300N at the Schuylkill campus. Students will study the novel and television show Outlander, exploring how different media (particularly performing arts and literature) lead to different interpretations, and how these interpretations contribute to public memory of Scotland.
For one week during Spring Break 2020, honors students and honors faculty will fly to Edinburgh, where they will stay in shared apartments near the Royal Mile. Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, St. Bernard's Well, and the Royal Mile. The program will include a bus tour of Outlander filming locations in order to enable students to study how the television series impacts public memory of the locations, which have a very different history than their fictional counterparts. During two days of the trip, students and faculty will travel by train to Inverness, where they will stay at a bed-and-breakfast and visit Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. A day trip to Loch Ness and Urquart Castle will also be included in this program. Three group meals will be provided during this program where students and faculty will discuss public memory, documented history, interpretations of texts related to Scotland, and the places they visited throughout the week. Additionally, students will be expected to work on documentation of texts and/or autoethnographic writing throughout the week in order to complete their final projects for the course.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostle overnight accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must complete an online application by September 30. In October, the honors coordinator and course instructor (Dr. Valerie Schrader) and the honors assistant coordinator (Dr. Arturo Zilleruelo) will review the applications and select 10 students for the course.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||03/06/2020||03/14/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, Valerie Schrader by emailing email@example.com if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
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