St. Olaf College

Global Semester

1978-1979

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The Global Semester

The Global Semester is a five-month academic program offering five courses in different parts of the world under the supervision of St. Olaf faculty.  In cooperation with academic institutions in four countries, courses are designed to enable students to develop windows on the world from distinct academic perspectives through class lectures, field trips, home visits, and other activities.  The program aims to facilitate immersion in the daily life of each community and develop comparisons with American society. Students are encouraged to incorporate a global view in their liberal arts study of what it means to be a citizen of the world.  The itinerary takes the group around the world with visits to nations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Academic attention is focused on four countries where the group spends one month in residence.  Direct academic involvement through lectures, discussion, field trips, reading and exams deepens each student's understanding of the prevailing issues and provides a total experience readily evaluated in terms of normal standards of academic measurement.

Egypt History
India Sociology
Taiwan Art

Japan Religion

 

The Global Semester program began in 1968 with Oliver Olson as Field Supervisor.  A couple of other years are linked to websites that have been created related to their Global experiences.

 

Year Faculty Leader Department Terms  Global Fee above Regular Tuition
1968-69 Oliver Olson Religion 1      $ 
1969-70 Joseph Laker History 1      $ 
1970-71 Daniel Palm Biology 1      $ 
1971-72 William Narum Philosophy 1      $ 
1972-73 Gerald Ericksen Psychology 1      $ 
1973-74 Omar Otterness Religion 1      $ 
1974-75 William Cupp Sociology 1      $ 
1975-76 Harry Keller Physics 1      $  1,500
1976-77 Ralph Haugen Speech/Theater 1      $  1,725
1977-78 A. Malcolm Gimse Art 1      $  2,050
1978-79 Robert Jacobel Physics 1      $  2,225
1979-80 Fred Stoutland Philosophy 1      $ 
1980-81 William Carlson Economics 1      $ 
1981-82 James Zischke Biology 1      $ 
1982-83 Charles Forsberg Music 1      $ 
1983-84 Duane Olson Physics 1      $ 
1984-85 Samiha Peterson Sociology 1      $ 
1985-86 Rodney Grubb Political Science 1      $ 
1986-87 David Wee English 1      $ 
1987-88 Lowell Johnson English 1      $ 
1988-89 Walter Stromseth Philosophy 1      $ 
1989-90 Charles Forsberg Music 2      $ 
1990-91 Rodney Grubb Political Science 2      $ 
1991-92 James Braulick Economics 1      $ 
1992-93 Milton Thomas Speech/Theater 1      $ 
1993-94 Patrick Quade Speech/Theater 1      $  5,325
1994-95 A. Malcolm Gimse Art 2      $ 
1995-96 David Wee English 2      $ 
1996-97 Patrick Quade Speech/Theater 2      $ 
1997-98 Myron Solid Education 1      $ 
1998-99 Ted Johnson Biology 1      $ 
1999-00 David Wee English 3      $  6,100
2000-01 A. Malcolm Gimse Art 3      $  8,570 *
2001-02 John Barbour Religion 1      $  8,930
2002-03 Bill Carlson Economics 1      $  8,930
2003-04 Ed Langerak Philosophy 1      $  9,300
2004-05 Bruce Benson College Pastor 1      $  9,750
         
         
         
 

   * Note:  Price increase in 2000-01 due in part to room and board no longer being included in St. Olaf Comprehensive Fee.