Studies Centre

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Sydney, Australia

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When is the Australia Studies Centre offered?

Fall & Spring Semesters

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Since Spring 2004, the CCU has partnered with the Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia to offer the Australian Studies Centre. Throughout the semester, students study theology, global injustice issues affecting Australia, Indigenous cultures and the arts. Every student is required to take the courses: The View of Australia: Issues in Religion, Politics, Economics & Cultural Values and Indigenous History, Culture & Identity. Additionally, students choose from electives in theology/ministry, music, drawing / graphic design, dance and/or drama. Home stays, service learning and travel around Australia are important components of the ASC. Students observe Australia’s beautiful landscape, live in the cosmopolitan melting pot of Sydney, serve the poor of Sydney’s multi-cultural ghettos, and engage the political capital Canberra and its power players. Students also come to know the traditions of Aboriginal people during an Outback excursion and spend the last week of each semester traveling to New Zealand to meet with Maori people.

Australia Studies Centre Courses Units
Cultural Emphasis (required)
The View from Australia 3
Indigenous History, Culture & Identity 3
Discipline Emphasis (recommended)
Faith and the Contemporary Artist
Artist I or II
0 - 3
Discipline Courses
Drawing/Graphic Design
10 - 11
Total 16-18