Monday, April 20, 2015

Quebec Summer Field Trip --register by April 24 - scholarships still available

SUMMER COURSE TO FRENCH CANADA - Come discover a unique French-European culture in North America!
URBDP 498C/598C or LArch 495A
June 16-24, 2015
SUMMER Term A 2015

$400 Scholarship available for the first 10 students signed up by April 24th

The course is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students for three hours of credit. It will be led by Dr. Fritz Wagner and Dr. Régent Cabana. We will visit three Canadian cities—Montreal, Québec City and Ottawa—where a number of professors, government officials and other urban experts will give lectures and tours. We will look at the European influence as well as the distinctive Canadian French culture of these cities that make them unique in North America.

The course will examine similarities and differences between U.S. and Canadian cities, with a focus on current urban issues confronting communities in Québec, Canada. We will study the physical layout of cities, urban design, urban growth, problems related to the environment, governmental institutions, as well as historical, social and cultural factors specific to Québec cities and Ottawa. Students will write a paper on a topic related to urban issues encountered in Canada.

Arrival in Montreal on Tuesday. Program in Montreal Wednesday and Thursday, Train to QC on Friday morning. Program in QC Friday afternoon and Saturday. Train to Ottawa on Sunday pm. Program in Ottawa on Monday/Tue. and return to Seattle on Wed.

Estimated cost of the trip: $1,000-$1,200—students pay items on own such as airfare, meals, lodging and ground transportation plus summer quarter tuition and fees and all personal items.

Contact Professor Wagner at 206-524-0979 or for more information.