Summer Humanities and Cross-Cultural Institute
July 6-30, 2020
Designed for students experiencing difficulty completing both the Humanities core curriculum and the cross-cultural experience due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Summer Humanities and Cross-Cultural Institute will provide students with the intensive humanities coursework on Lee’s campus and a regionally-focused cross-cultural experience in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Cherokee, North Carolina is a small town in the mountains situated away from a metropolis area. Most of the activities as a part of this trip are outside, and the inside activities can be carefully regulated to help with social distancing. Our contacts in Cherokee have suggested that July will be the best time to visit this summer.
$5,350 – This is the cost of 7 hours of tuition and fees which you would pay for regular on-campus summer school classes, but this will include all the expenses for the trip. All expenses for lodging, meals, activities, and transportation will be included.
Depart July 6 – Return July 13 (8 days, 7 nights) – To meet the cross-cultural experience requirement, the trip must be 6 full days with a half day on the travel days to meet the requirement of 7 days not counting travel time.
Students will travel together by carpool in student vehicles with the gas money provided out of the trip budget. Lodging will be in a hotel on the Cherokee Qualla Boundary with two students per room.
Dr. Randy Wood and Dr. Matthew Melton will be traveling with the group.
Students will receive credit for GNST 251: Cross-Cultural Experience, Matthew Melton - 1 Credit Hour
(Class Dates: July 14-30)
Students will choose 2 classes from below to complete six hours of Humanities credit from the following courses:
- ARTS 330: Renaissance Art History, Jordan Holt - 3 Credit Hours
- HUMN 301: Foundations of the Modern World, Randy Wood – 3 Credit Hours
- HUMN 493: Medieval Italy, Jared Wielfaert - 3 Credit Hours
* In the case that we are unable to travel, students will be given the opportunity to complete an online cross-cultural experience in the month of July.
** In the case that in-person classes are not allowed, you will be able to complete the courses online.