NEW YORK CITY
Religion and Broadway
See the splendor of Broadway in a new light.
Anticipated Learning Outcomes
- Gain an understanding of narrative theory/interdisciplinary theory
- Learn to analyze Broadway musicals from the perspective of narrative theory/interdisciplinary theory
- Gain an understanding of different ways of defining "religion"
- Learn how narrative theory/interdisciplinary theory reveals the interplay between theater and religion
- Must be 18 years of age or older, regardless of parental consent
- Current WKU student eligible to register for winter term course
- Complete Study Away application process
- Good Academic Standing
- Each student is subject to review by Judicial Affairs (if currently under any sanction)
- Permission of instructor(s)
- American Traveler program (noncredit) link here
- This course will combine lecture, written assignments, and travel.
- Program will have lectures on WKU campus before departure and multiple course discussions in New York.
- Final paper due after return.
- Program will involve some walking so participants should wear proper shoes that are comfortable for walking and cover their feet.
- New York weather in December can be erratic. Bring warm clothing.
- Proper theater attire is required.
- Includes 3-credit hour tuition ($1,062 estimated value), round-trip airfare from Nashville, accommodations, all ticket prices.
- Not included in program fee: transportation from home to the departure airport /return from airport to your home, meals and personal spending money.
- Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.
- Lodging for students will be at Hostelling International - NYC in gender-specific, dorm-style rooms.
- Private rooms (single occupancy or double occupancy) will cost an additional more.
- Program Leaders may be lodged at a different location very close to HI-NYC.
- Group flight will originate in Nashville and arrive in LaGuardia.
Additional Budget Information
- The listed cost of program is based on Hostel International shared room rates.
- Double occupancy hotel rooms are available for an additional $50 per person per night, WITH ADVANCE NOTICE.
- Single supplement is an additional $50 per night.
- RELS majors should check with Dr. Joseph Trafton about RELS scholarships.
- IDST majors should check with Mrs. Paula Trafton about IDST scholarships.
- Other majors should check with their major departments about additional available scholarships.
- You may contact Student Financial Assistance to determine your funding options if needed. You will need to provide the course number, name, your name and 800#, and the Study Away course fee as stated above, in the email you send to financial aid.
Planned Schedule (tentative)
|January 2||Introduction: Religion and Broadway: I (WKU Main Campus)|
|January 3||Religion and Broadway: II (WKU Main Campus)|
|January 4||Religion and Broadway: III (WKU Main Campus)|
|January 7||Fly from Nashville to New York City|
|January 9||The Lion King|
|January 11||Spider-man: Turn off the Dark|
|January 12||Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson (Tentative)|
|January 15||Fly from New York City to Nashville|
|January 18||Papers due|
- RELS 401
- RELS 401 (honors)
- IDST 399
- POP 399
** Earn 3 credit hours with one course **
- Joseph L. Trafton
- Paula Burt Trafton
- New York City
- Winter 2013
- Start your Study Away Application
- November 7: Final Deadline for Application with first payment
- January 2nd: Class Begins
- January 7th: Depart for New York
- January 8-14: Broadway plays and Discussion
- January 15th: Return to Nashville
- January 18th: Post program assessment (online)
* subject to change