London, Paris, Heidelberg, The Hague, Amsterdam

Deviance vs. Social Justice: From the French Revolution to English Common Law

May 2018 Program

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Study Abroad makes the world your classroom, providing opportunities to experience new ideas, places, and cultures firsthand.

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Book your flights however you want ($$, Miles, etc.)

Transfers

Program transfers included.

Travel with your professor

3 Credits (Lower or Upper), Tuition Included!

Lodging

All lodging included.

Included Meals

Group dinners included.

Tour Teasers

London!

Travel Itinerary & Class Schedule

Date Day Abbreviated Daily Breakdown
Pre-Departure   We will meet several times before departure to discuss travel, etc.
 Circa* 15 May 2018 1 Depart SLC, overnight to London.
16 May 2018 2 Arrive AM, Walking Tour Inns of Court/Royal Courts, Group Dinner Provided
17 May 2018 3 Guided Tour, Windsor Castle, Dinner at Fifteen, Evening Free time
18 May 2018 4 British Library, Platform 9 3/4, English Tea-time at The Clink, Karl Marx & Herbert Spencer graves, Evening Les Misérables
 19 May 2018 5 Cultural Exploration in London
20 May 2018 6 Early AM train to Paris, Guided Tour: Place de la Bastille, The Tuileries Palace, La Conciergerie, Place de la Concorde, Group Dinner Provided, Free time after dinner
 21 May 2018 7 Chateau of Versailles, Comte Museum, Comte tomb, Durkheim tomb
22 May 2018 8 Walking tour of Paris, Louvre, Group Dinner Provided, Free time after dinner
23 May 2018 9 Afternoon train to Heidelberg, walking tour of Heidelberg, Max Weber grave, lunch in Heidelberg, Evening free time
24 May 2018 10 Breakfast in Heidelberg, AM train to Amsterdam
25 May 2018 11 Walking Tour of Amsterdam, Canal or Bike Tour, Evening Free Time
26 May 2018 12 Guided Tour of Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, Free time
27 May 2018 13 Morning train to The Hague, Peace Palace, International Criminal Court and Court of Justice, Humanity House, Coach to the beach, Evening train to Amsterdam
28 May 2018 14 Breakfast and transfer to airport to begin journey home.
     Week off to stay longer (if you want) and also to decompress!
 4-22 June 2018    In class portfolio presentations on M/W/F 10AM-11AM.**
     *Travel dates may fluctuate a fews days to reflect best fare options avaliable when space is booked.
     **Class time consists of discussions related to travel, working on travel portfolios, reading excerpts from your daily journal logs, a book report covering the assigned reading related to the rise of social (justice) theory, and finalizing the experiences we have shared during in-class presentations.

Academic Outcomes

Travel route
Click on this image to see our travel routing.

 Through our travels, we trace how social upheaval and the French Revolution in particular provides the foundation for the forms of government shaping current democracy and representation by, of,  and for the people. The following document serves as a primer to these topics: Morris_French_Revolution_Primer

We cover the rise of social theory from theorists such as Comte, Durkheim, Marx, Weber and more. This document provides a timeline of the major theorists covered: Morris_Study_Abroad_Scholars

By the end of this course, students progress through Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning by:

  1. Remembering and understanding how social theory rises from the French Revolution and similar conflict for social justice. Also, how English Common Law shaped modern law.
  2. Applying knowledge of social theory by actively engaging with the tours and writing reflective journal entries.
  3. Analyzing the different elements of justice as well as English law compared to U.S. processes.
  4. Evaluating experiences each day with journal entries and program book report essay.
  5. Creating a learning portfolio consisting of essays, journal entries, photos, and appropriate segments from the assigned essays.

 -- For a sample of the preliminary syllabus CLICK HERE --

Dr. Morris | Hobbiton | The Shire | New Zealand

As an experienced traveler myself, I can say with confidence: taking this course with an openness to exploration, a willingness to be flexible, and a desire to have fun will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

In fact, I can GUARANTEE that this course will be a defining experience of your college years, providing memories that will last for the rest of your life.

Meet the Professor

R.C. Morris, PhD
Professor of Sociology
rcmorris@weber.edu
Hi, my name is Dr. R.C. Morris. I am a professor of Sociology at Weber State University. I joined WSU faculty in 2017. I teach the Criminology emphasis in the Sociology program covering topics like Life-Course Criminology, Research Methods, Ethics, as well as Intro to Sociology and Social Problems. I earned my doctorate in Social Psychological Criminology from the Sociology Department at Purdue University in 2014. I love teaching and I also love to travel! I am excited to provide this faculty led course. During this study abroad program we cover lots of ground, including: the foundations for government representing people, origins of social theory, international justice, and more. When I am not teaching, doing research, or in a meeting on campus I am spending time with my spouse and four children, likely hiking or mountain biking. You might also occasionally find me on a golf course. 🙂

Previous Study Abroad Pictures

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Student Comments

Q: If a fellow student said to you, “I am thinking of going on study abroad with Dr. Morris, but I’m not sure it’s worth it or the money,” how would you respond now that you have had this experience?

A: “The trip was definitely worth it. There’s a lot to be gained by going to the places you are studying.”

Anonymous Student Comment Anonymous Study Abroad Student

Q: If a fellow student said to you, “I am thinking of going on study abroad with Dr. Morris, but I’m not sure it’s worth it or the money,” how would you respond now that you have had this experience?

A: “It is totally worth it, yes it is expensive but it’s an experience that won’t come along very often. It also will look good on a resume.”

Anonymous Student Comment Anonymous Study Abroad Student

Q: If a fellow student said to you, “I am thinking of going on study abroad with Dr. Morris, but I’m not sure it’s worth it or the money,” how would you respond now that you have had this experience?

A: “I would tell them they need to do it! It was the experience of a lifetime.”

Anonymous Student Comment Anonymous Study Abroad Student

Q: If a fellow student said to you, “I am thinking of going on study abroad with Dr. Morris, but I’m not sure it’s worth it or the money,” how would you respond now that you have had this experience?

A: “It is a great experience and you will have fun. You will learn a lot and it will help you view the world differently. There are a lot of opportunities to do your own thing and try new things.”

Anonymous Student Comment Anonymous Study Abroad Student