Maymester in Vienna
May 7-29, 2013
Vienna: An Archeology of Modernism
EUS 260 02/ Ger NEQ above 222/ AXLE credit (INT)
Probably no other European capital preserved its former glory with equal attention to detail while transforming the past into a versatile, modern present. Once the center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna plays a major role in world politics with its multiple United Nations offices, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe, and many others. A link between west and east, north and south, Vienna is a market place of diverse cultural ideas and political concepts that manifest, for example, as excellent urban infrastructure as well as broad cultural offerings. Today, the Austrian capital presents itself as an internationally acclaimed metropolis that was ranked first for “quality of life” in 2005 among 127 world cities. Students will explore the cultural diversity of Vienna, its European (and Austrian) context, its history, institutions, museums, and monuments. Trips to Budapest and to the nearby Alps will complete this Maymester in the heart of Europe.
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Dept. of Germanic & Slavic Languages
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