May Term (May 5-30)
Professor Eldon Greij (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This field-study course will involve lecture, laboratory, and field trips to study the biology, natural history, and identification of birds. Emphasis will be on bird diversity. It will include local field trips as well as two extended field trips of about nine days total that will involve tent camping.
Biol 380 meets the diversity requirement for the Biology major; Gems 195 fulfills the natural science lab (NSL) general education requirement.
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $434
May Term (May 5-30)
Professor John Yelding (email@example.com)
This course provides students an immersion experience in the rural education environment where they spend three weeks working directly with children. Under the guidance of skilled educators, students plan and deliver their own lessons, grade papers, assess student progress, and assume responsibility for all aspects of classroom management.
Those who have participated in the program describe it as “confirming of their calling to be a teacher", "a great opportunity to reflect and grow", and "powerfully insightful as to what it is really like to be a professional educator.” The class is open to all students who have successfully completed Educational Psychology (EDUC 220/221).
The course can be substituted for some general education or major requirements. See Professor Yelding for details.
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $100
May Term (May 5-23)
Professor Susan Cherup (firstname.lastname@example.org)
provides sophomore, junior and senior level students an
opportunity to learn the history, culture, educational system and current
issues affecting the Sioux Nation. While
living on Rosebud Reservation in
Orientation to the culture will occur prior to the experience in the schools.
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $650
May Term (May 5-30)
Professor James Allis (email@example.com)
Humans are part of nature, but at times we also see ourselves as distinct from nature. What might be the relationships between humans and nature, and where, if at all, might God be in such relationships?
In this course we will explore such questions through an integration of philosophical and ecological approaches. During much of early modern western history, numerous philosophers, scientists and Christians emphasized the mastery and control of nature by humans. However, others throughout history have challenged this view, and especially in the twentieth century, the rise of ecology as a science and the environmental movement have offered a very different understanding of the relationship between humans and nature.
During the first week on campus we will investigate how
human relationships with nature have been influenced by ideas and arguments put
forward by some of the more influential thinkers in the Western traditions,
such as Rene Descartes, John Locke, Martin Buber and Martin Heidegger. Then we will go out to
Throughout the course, our focus will be on what does it mean to be human? What matters to you in trying to live your particular human life? What’s important to you as you develop your self? How do you see your place in the world? What’s your relation with the natural world? With God? How might you wish to live your life?
May be taken as PHIL 232, Modern Philosophy, which fulfils Cultural Heritage II (CH2) of the general education requirement; PHIL 495; or IDS 495, Senior Seminar.
Approximate cost of course (excluding tuition): $1,380
July Term (July 28-August 16)
Professor Jack Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wilderness Politics is a case examination of the American political system through a detailed field study of the Wilderness issue. The three-week course is held in Colorado each summer with one week devoted to group interviews on the subject, one week to a field trip, and a final week to a term project which can be done in a location of the student’s choice.
is placed on the interaction of local, state, and national governments in
addressing one of the most controversial issues in the
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $660
June Term (June 2-July 25)
Professor Jack Holmes (email@example.com)
This course, which takes place in
Washington, D.C., is open only to students who have taken Political Science 294: Government in . The course offers the student an opportunity to participate in one eight-week, June-July internship for 3 to 6 hours of credit. Internships will be tailored to the particular interests of the student. A journal or paper is required. Washington
Open to qualified students in all classes. May vary dates according to amount of credit desired.
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $100 deposit (applied to tuition) and all transportation and living costs
May Term (May 5-27)
Professor Harvey Blankespoor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Field Studies in East Africa is an introduction to the
natural history of the plants and animals in northern
Lectures, slide presentations, journal entries, field trips and other activities of participation will all be a part of the course. Prerequisites include at least one year of Biology or permission of the instructor. The estimated cost does NOT cover vaccinations, passports, visas, travel cancellation insurance, a few meals in Arusha, and personal items.
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition: $5,100
May Term (May 5-25)
will be taught in the elementary and secondary schools of
Elementary Certification Candidates
Placement. A coordinated, supervised
field placement in an appropriate elementary school setting in
360. Secondary Principles. A study of secondary schools, with particular emphasis on principles and purposes. In conjunction with the various content-area methods courses, this course is designed to prepare students for teaching in middle schools and junior or senior high schools.
Secondary Principles Field Placement. This 25-30 hour,
coordinated, supervised, pre-student teaching placement in an appropriate secondary
school setting in
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $3,895
May Term (May 15-June 12)
serves as an introduction to the rich cultural traditions of
Classes are held
on the campuses of
An important aspect of the program is a weekend home stay with a Japanese family. Usually Japanese families entertain guests outside of their homes, so this is a special opportunity to learn about Japanese home life first hand.
Since one cannot
fully understand contemporary
*All participants will earn 4 credits for IDS 280 Students who are interested in earning extra course credits can register for an additional 2- 4 credits. Credits may be substituted for some general education requirements (RL2, FA2, S2A, CD, CH2). Please check with the Registrar’s office.
Approximate Cost of Course (includes tuition for four credit hours, lodging, meals, field trips, and airfare): $4,000
May Term (May 5-30)
Professor John Tammi (email@example.com)
Seminar will confront questions of “value and belief” within the rich and
complex context of Irish history and culture.
The aim of the course is to experience the art, literature, politics and
wit of the Irish people, and to discover the spiritual qualities in these and
other dimensions of Irish life and thought.
We will find that these spiritual qualities pre-date the coming of
made a deep impression on Irish life, of course. At the same time, however, Irish culture absorbed
Christianity and reshaped it according to its own needs and in keeping with the
rich cultural and social traditions already well established in pagan (Celtic
or pre-Christian) Ireland. The carryover
of pre-Christian traditions and values is evident, for example, in the Irish
reverence for learning, storytelling, and faithfulness to family and
friends. The privileged status of
scholars and artists in contemporary
The Irish adopted Christianity with enthusiasm and put it in the service of values already cherished. They gave to Christianity an earthbound, generous impulse that is tolerant and clear-eyed, a serviceable spirituality.
A pre-requisite of the course is regular attendance at weekly, on-campus orientation meetings during the Spring semester; time and place will be arranged once all participants have been selected.
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition and texts): $2,900
May & June Term (May 6-June 30)
This program provides
students with opportunities for personal and professional development in
a challenging, international environment, while serving the community by
uniting with local efforts to develop the area of
Students work approximately four days a week for six weeks with organizations in Puerto Escondido, including Habitat for Humanity, churches, schools, clinics, and others. They are supervised on site by one of the leaders of the organization for which they are working. Internships are available in such areas as: management, teaching, religion, nursing and pre-med, ESL teaching, sports, natural sciences, engineering, fine arts, and more.
Students stay with Mexican host families. "I loved my home stay! I felt safe, welcome, and part of the family. It was one of the best parts of the trip for me," says a grad of the '06 program.
is a small town located on the
Requirements of the program include: (1) demonstrated Spanish competency at or beyond Spanish IV level; and (2) enrollment in IDS 295 Mexico May Term Prep, a 2-credit course during the Spring Semester, in preparation for both the internship and the senior seminar.
Much more information is available on the Hope Blooms website:
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition and airfare): $2,650
May Term (May 5-26)
interdisciplinary course explores the economy, politics and culture in
The course, intended for Economics, Management, and Accounting majors and minors, may be used to fulfill requirements for the Management and Economics majors, the Senior Seminar (when taken as IDS 495, Management Themes and Values), and general electives.
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition and airfare): $3,400
May Term (May 15-June 1)
Professors Brad Richmond (Richmond@hope.edu) and David Stubbs
In our course,
fourteen students and two instructors will boldly journey together into the
world of English cathedrals, folk houses, and pubs armed with backpacks, a love
of music, background knowledge about the sacred and profane and the traditions
we will encounter, and a keen interest in sampling the rich life of those
places. Our travels will take us to
has created a strict separation between the “sacred” and the “profane.” The so-called profane or secular world of
science, technology, and the economy has taken center-stage in modern culture
in general and in
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $3,150
(May 5-May 30)
May Term (May 5-May 30)
Amanda Barton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor Amanda Barton (email@example.com)
course is only available by permission of the instructor for rising juniors
seniors who are participating in the May Engineers without Borders-Cameroon
trip as part of the interdisciplinary team traveling to Cameroon.
This course is only available by permission of the instructor for rising juniors and seniors who are participating in the May Engineers without Borders-Cameroon trip as part of the interdisciplinary team traveling to Cameroon.
is a senior seminar integrating the things you have learned while at Hope
College with your prior experience and with new material related to human
rights and the value placed on human life. As a seminar, it willl require
each member to prepare for class and to actively participate in the discussions.
This class is a senior seminar integrating the things you have learned while at Hope College with your prior experience and with new material related to human rights and the value placed on human life. As a seminar, it willl require each member to prepare for class and to actively participate in the discussions.
we are going to explore together involves some of the most horrible times
in the recent history of our world. Together we will travel from the Nazi
concentration camps to the South Bronx. We will stop along the way to learn
about Apartheid in South Africa, the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone,
and the challenges faced by countless children everyday around the world.
We look at these events not to think betteror holier of ourselves,
nor for the sensationalism of these horrific acts, but to have our hearts
towards our brother and our ears attuned to our sister's cries for help.
By looking out at the world, we often get a fresh and deeper look at what
is within ourselves.
The topic we are going to explore together involves some of the most horrible times in the recent history of our world. Together we will travel from the Nazi concentration camps to the South Bronx. We will stop along the way to learn about Apartheid in South Africa, the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone, and the challenges faced by countless children everyday around the world. We look at these events not to think betteror holier of ourselves, nor for the sensationalism of these horrific acts, but to have our hearts softened towards our brother and our ears attuned to our sister's cries for help. By looking out at the world, we often get a fresh and deeper look at what is within ourselves.
The Cameroon trip is currently budgeted to cost $2,500 per person (excluding
The Cameroon trip is currently budgeted to cost $2,500 per person (excluding tuition).
May Term (May 5-June 2)
Professor Boyd Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose of
this travel-seminar, A View of the Indian
World: The Indian Worldview, is to
introduce students to the world of
A pre-requisite of the course is an
on-campus, pre-travel seminar that meets for one hour a week during the Spring
semester. Students who plan to make the
Approximate Cost of Course (excluding tuition): $3,950
May and June Terms (May 5-June 27)
Professor Liliana Dorado (email@example.com)
The courses offered will be a general course in “Advanced
Grammar and Composition” (equivalent to either Span V or Span VI) and “Studies
in Hispanic Language and Literature,” a culture class that will count as an
elective (Span 295) for the Spanish major or minor. Students will complete 8 credits for their
major or minor in Spanish. Students who
have completed Span IV at Hope will take SpanV and obtain 4 credits; students
who have completed Span V at Hope will take Span VI and obtain 4 credits. Students must enroll for all eight credits in
May Term in order to gain full credit. The
advanced grammar course will meet two hours a day during May and June and will be
conducted by a professor from the University of Querétaro (UAQ). The culture
class, “Studies in Hispanic Language and Literature,” will meet three hours a
day in May and will be taught by Professor Liliana Dorado of
321 Spanish V- A course designed to bring the student to a high-intermediate/low-advanced level of competency in all four skills as defined by the ACTFL Guidelines. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 222, placement, or equivalent.
322 Spanish VI- This continuation of Spanish V is designed to bring the student to an advanced level of competency in all four skills as defined by the ACTFL Guidelines. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 321 or equivalent.
295. Studies in Hispanic Language and Literature — A course designed to develop grammar and conversational skills while learning about Spanish as well as Latin American cultures.
Students will stay with families, make three excursions to historic sites, practice conversation, and learn about Mexican literature, art and culture. The course is limited to 14 students.
Approximate Cost of Course includes intensive language development assistance at the University of Querétaro (UAQ) for two months, room and board, excursions, Querétaro tuition, and miscellaneous expenses (does not include Hope tuition or airfare): $2,200.
For further information contact Prof. Dorado or Prof. Maria Andre (firstname.lastname@example.org)