TVL 300 - The Travel Course Experience (1)
Prerequisite: Must be in good academic standing.
This two-part course, taught by faculty sponsoring off-campus trips, prepares students for the Travel Course experience in either January or May. The first part, the on-campus portion of this course, takes place during the semester before the travel portion of the course, and will introduce students to the scope of the course content including cultural experiences and the logistics and realities of the travel process. This time should be used to complete all pre-travel paperwork that is required by the college. This course also provides time for the faculty sponsor and the students to get to know each other and to build a sense of community before the travel experience occurs. The second part, the off-campus travel portion of the course, follows the on-campus experience and will include guided reflection activities and assignments for student participants.
Through the Travel Course Experience, students will work to understand and articulate how the travel experience helped achieve the essential learning-outcomes of the Experiential Learning component of the Doane University Core Curriculum as well as other learning-outcomes of the Foundational Areas of Knowledge or Fields of Specialized Studies, as appropriate. Graded as pass/fail.