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Medieval Philosophy in the Netherlands

  • Course Dates: March 2 - 11, 2018 plus spring semester course
  • Application & Deposit Deadline: November 10, 2017
  • Program Fee: $650 (plus airfare)
  • Faculty Directors: Prof. Bob Anderson & Prof. Josh Tepley
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PH212 Medieval Philosophy is a survey of the major medieval thinkers from Augustine and Anselm to Thomas Aquinas and others. As part of this class you have the opportunitety to travel to Nijmegen, Netherlands, home to Radboud University. Throughout the semeter, the class will collaborate with Professor Paul Bakker's Medieval Philosophy course at Radboud University. The two courses will be linked online and require students in both classes to engage in philosophical discussion in conjunction with reading assignments and assigned questions.

During spring break you have the opportunity to study medieval philosophy and its backdrop (the European medieval world) for 10 days in Nijmegen, Netherlands. You will travel to Nijmegen to meet the Radboud University students face-to-face. You will stay in historic Nijmegen, engage in philosophy seminar discussions with the Dutch students, visit museums and medieval sites in the Netherlands and Germany together with your Dutch counterparts, interact socially with your Dutch classmates, and explore Dutch culture by bicycle and train.

Cultural activities include:

  • Museum Catharijneconvent
  • Noord-Brabants Museum
  • Saint-John's cathedral
  • Soeterbeeck Medieval Collection at the Nijmegen Library
  • Church of Sankt Nikolai
  • Archaeological Park of Xanten
  • Kröller-Müller museum in the national park De Hoge Veluwe
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Anne Frank House
  • Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ("Our Lord in the Attic") Museum

Eligibility: Students enrolled in PH212 in addtion to Philosophy and Great Books majors and minors who  already have taken (or in the future will take) PH212 or PH272.

Transportation: The Office of International Programs will book a group flight for all program participants. The cost of the international flight is not included in the program fee and is expected to be approximately $800. In country transportation will be on trains and coach buses for excursions.

Housing: Students will stay in a hostel in the central part of Nijmegan and Amsterdam.

Program Costs:

  •     Program Fee: $650
  •     Airfare: $800 (estimate; round-trip from Boston)

What's included in the program fee:

  •     Transportation to/from Amsterdam airport
  •     Some meals
  •     Accommodation
  •     Cultural Activities
  •     International health and travel insurnace

What's not included in program fee:

  •     Airfare: $800 (estimate)
  •     Passport fee: $185
  •     Most meals: $275 (estimate)
  •     Spending money

Payment Schedule:
$500 deposit due with application by November 10, 2017
January 15, 2018: Balace of program fee & airfare

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