Courses Offered Each Semester at the Drury Center in Greece
The semester curriculum at the DCG emphasizes architectural studies while remaining interdisciplinary in nature. Students majoring in architecture can fulfill studio requirements while students from other majors are able to satisfy other requirements (such as cultural or urban studies or foreign language). Students from other universities will work closely with the Study Abroad office in order to ensure the smooth transfer of credits from Drury University.
Global Studio Greece*
Mediterranean Cultures: Travel Journal
Greece Field Studies Journal: A Graphic Novel
Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy
Global Foundations (CORE 201)
Greek I or II
An interdisciplinary urban design studio that applies the lessons of Global Foundations to the future of the region and proposes solutions to local and regional problems. It studies issues of globalization within the context of developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the European Union. Past projects have included proposals for sustainable development of tourism on the island of Aegina, a refugee reception center in the historical area of Athens, and an urban revitalization project for downtown Athens in cooperation with the “Urban Think Tank” – ETH initiative “ReActivate Athens.”
*Non-architecture students have the option of a) enrolling in Global Studio (the instructor may modify the requirements accordingly), b) opting out of Global Studio and choosing an online course, or c) with enough student interest, another elective course may be offered at the DCG.
Pre- or Corequisite: CORE 201. Co-requisite: ARCH 418, ARCH 456.
Students will apply cultural theories from Global Foundations to disciplined observation of the diversity of practices, rituals, habits and artistic productions of the peoples of the Mediterranean as the crossroads between Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
*Drury Students: Architecture students (study abroad requirement) and non-architecture students (meets minorities and indigenous cultures requirement)
Co-requisite: ARCH 418, ARCH 426.
This course examines Greece as a place of major significance in the consciousness of Western Civilization and the social cultural forces that have shaped its artistic, intellectual and spiritual traditions in the ancient, medieval and modern eras.
*Drury Students: Architecture students (study abroad requirement); non-architecture (meets ideas and events)
Greece Field Studies Journal: A Graphic Novel. 3 hours. (ARTZ 290*, CORE**)
Students will be introduced to basic concepts of visual expression, design, and layout, while they are introduced to and explore the language of the graphic novel. Students will engage in on-site analytical process of understanding and interpretation through conceiving and sketching a story.
*Not offered every semester.
**Drury Students: Non-architecture students (meets FA Invention divisional requirement)
This course introduces students to the study of globalization and its impacts. Emphasis lies on the study of globalization as a concept, as well as the application of the concept to the examination of contemporary regional issues.
Prerequisite: GREE 101.
Greek II is a continuation of GREE 101, designed to develop an elementary proficiency for communicating in Greek and to intensify familiarity with the cultural values of Greek peoples.
*Greek 101 is taken on Springfield campus the semester before going to Greece.
**Drury students who have completed their foreign language requirement and visiting students will take GREE 101 (Greek I) in Aegina.
Drury students who study abroad sign up for this course in order to get credit for Engaged Learning.
Prerequisite: Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements.
This course meets the Drury Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in this category will be for a year, semester or stay of at least 21 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) study abroad program in any academic area. Students will have the opportunity to interact in the global business community on a variety of levels: business transactions, travel arrangements and interactions with residents of the host country. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.