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* The Built Environment: European Perspectives (Construction Management)
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Cologne, Germany; Karlsruhe, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Paris, France; Strasbourg, France; The Hague, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/01/2017 12/15/2017 07/09/2018 08/06/2018
Early Application Deadline: December 1; Final Application Deadline: February 15
Participants will depart the U.S. on July 8 to arrive in Amsterdam on July 9.
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
2.5
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Coordinator:
Emily Garner Program Type: CSU Short Term Program
Program Description:

The Built Environment:

European Perspectives

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This summer faculty-led program will focus on the interdisciplinary study of the built environment in Europe, including physical resources and the evolution of human behaviors which inform its design, construction and its relationship to resources, materials, and the culture in which it takes place.  

Program At-a-Glance

WHEN: July 9-August 7, 2018 (Depart the U.S. July 8)

CREDITS: All committed students will be registered for CON 382A: The Built Environment: An International Perspective (3 credits) through CSU's Division of Continuing Education. All tuition and program charges will be billed at the start of the spring term.

 
COST: See the Budget Sheet details. The program fee includes tuition and fees for three credit hours through the Colorado State University Division of Continuing Education, lodging and some meals, international medical and evacuation insurance, all required excursion, on-site transportation, and faculty support. Program fees do not include international airfare, passport, books and supplies, and personal spending money.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Applicants for this program are eligible for scholarships through the Office of International Programs.


PROGRAM LEADERS: Dr. John Killingsworth, Assistant Professor in Construction Management at Colorado State University.
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Instructor approval. Good disciplinary standing. 

Academic Overview

This summer faculty-led program focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the built environment in Europe, including physical resources and the evolution of human behaviors which inform its design, construction and its relationship to resources, materials, and the culture in which it takes place.  This course travels to four countries in Europe to examine the world of architecture and construction, both past and present trends, and what the future holds.  The course material will be focused on three critical topics of the built environment; first a survey of the built environment over time, second the preservation of historical architectural and finally sustainable practices in the built environment.  Students will learn about the several preservation intervention approaches in construction, global perspectives of building practice, and international green-building organizations and agencies.

This course will be delivered through on-site lecture, field and on-line research, and visiting site-experts.  Lectures will be structured to allow open dialogue to debate effective application of the principles learned through reading, research, and personal experience.  There will be a number of guest lecturers that offer expertise in practice.   The course is contextualized, wherein the built environment becomes the classroom, the lecture hall, and the lab.


Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between built structures and the needs of the society, which produced them.
  • Identify contemporary advances regarding built environment preservation and sustainability
  • Identify ethical issues related to the built environment
  • Identify practices that encourage individual, professional, and civic responsibility regarding resource consumption in the built environment
  • Develop an appreciation for cultural difference expressed through the medium of the built environment
2018 Itinerary: 
Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam
Days 2-5: The Netherlands
Days 6-10: Belgium
Days 11-17: Germany
Days 18-29: France
Day 30: Travel to U.S.

Location

Western Europe, with its relatively small geographic area and extensive cultural diversity, offers a unique environment in which students will explore the built environment. Students in the program will travel to the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and France over a 4-week period.

 

Housing and Meals 

Students will be housed in double or triple occupancy hotel rooms centrally located in each of the cities to be visited. Breakfast will be provided daily while in hotels.  A welcome and farewell dinner is also included.
 

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