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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2022 10/15/2021 10/18/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: SU Travel Course Field of Study: Art, Criminal Justice, English, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Film, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, Visual Communication Design
Language of Instruction: English Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Housing Option(s): Hotel
Institutional Aid Category: N/A
Program Description:
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Berlin students

SU Aesthetic Philosophy in Berlin Social Contexts

Spring Semester (on-campus class)

  • PHIL 260: alternate Tuesdays, 3:30-5:50pm
  • ART 280: alternate Wednesdays, 3:30-5:50pm

March 13-21, 2020 (travel)

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Students choose from one of the following courses:

  • PHIL 260: Aesthetics (SEE HUM)
​             OR
  • ART 280: Study Away: Art and Design in Context




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Participants will choose ONE of the following options. 

PHIL 260: Aesthetics (3 credits)

Examines concepts and controversies in philosophical approaches to art and beauty. Topics include meanings and functions of artistic works, their value in society and everyday life, and their relation to truth, passions, and human nature.

Course Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG 152 or equivalent, second-year status, or permission of the instructor.


ART 280: Study Away: Art and Design in Context (3 credits)
Engages students in critical discussions; unique experiential learning; cultural and historical location-based research; and production of original works of art/design. In preparation for the travel, students research their destination and discuss the ideas of space and place as they pertain to the location’s history, culture, and identity. While away, students experience the challenges and opportunities inherent in navigating an unfamiliar place and synthesizing their observations into a creative form. Upon return, students compose a body of creative work ranging from art, writing, research, photography, or other media and curate a group exhibition. Repeatable for Credit.

Course Prerequisites: PHOTO 141 or GDES 210

Other Eligibility Requirements: Students must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing with the University.


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A tentative itinerary of this travel course's activities and excursions is available below.

Tentative Itinerary

Students will stay in a hotel in central Berlin, close to public transportation. 

Daily breakfast is provided in the accommodations, as well as some meals as indicated in the itinerary.



PHIL 260 / ART 280: Aesthetics
Cost: $2,550
Includes academic credit (as part of Spring Semester courseload of 12-18 credits), roundtrip international airfare (from BWI), housing in hotel (shared occupancy rooms), excursions, entrance fees, guides, 3-day museum pass, 8-day public transport pass, train travel to/from Dessau, some meals, international health/evacuation insurance, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee.

Additional costs include any meals not included, U.S. airport transfers, personal expenses, and passport (if don't already have).


Application requires $250 non-refundable deposit by October 15, 2019. Remainder of cost is due by Spring 2020 payment deadlines in mid-December 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Stevenson University reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including cost adjustments, in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Travel courses are subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. Confirmation of application status will be communicated after the application deadline.

Upon submitting application and deposit, participants are considered committed and responsible for the full cost of the travel course should they be accepted. Should a participant wish to withdraw their application for any reason after acceptance, only recoverable expenses may be refunded (which vary according to date of withdrawal). Stevenson University withdrawal and drop/add deadlines do not apply.