ENGINEERING, MATHS & SCIENCES
Loyola Marymount University
The Engineering, Math and Science Program will be in its sixth year
in 2012. The program is for students in the Frank R. Seaver College of
Science and Engineering, especially those majoring in computer science,
engineering, mathematics, physics, natural science and any of the
majors in the new Health & Human Sciences Department. With the
approval of Professor Sarah Strand, non-science and engineering
students from LMU can enroll in NTLS 398 and ART 350, fulfilling two
LMU core curriculum requirements. (Students in the Colleges of Liberal
Arts, Communication and Fine Arts, Business and School of Film &
Television should check with their associate dean to verify that NTLS
398 will satisfy their science and technology core curriculum
requirement.) The program is run by Akademie fr Internationale
Bildung, which has administered LMU's successful Germany programs for
over 20 years.
The Bonn Engineering, Math and Science Program allows students to progress in their major and core curriculum courses in a country that is synonymous with scientific, mathematical and engineering achievement. Through class and program excursions and special presentations, students will gain exposure to important technological and artistic work being carried out in Germany and the European Union, while also experiencing and learning about German culture. In particular, the program offers the opportunity to witness firsthand the commitment by German engineers and scientists to social and environmental responsibility by seeking solutions to problems such as a rapidly growing population, demographic and climate changes, declining resources, globalization, urbanization and a growing concern for the environment.
Students will enroll in either the mathematics or natural science course and the art course. Due to the program痴 short duration and scheduling constraints, students cannot take both the math and natural science courses. Non-NTLS/Health & Human Sciences majors (after verifying with their associate dean & Prof. Strand) may take Professor Strand痴 course to satisfy a core requirement.
ART 350 - Visual Thinking
This course promotes concept development and creative thinking. Visual problem solving and projects will be based on a concern for how each person examines, explores and ultimately interprets and re-creates to the world around them. Art 350 satisfies the creative arts core requirement for all LMU students.
MATH 355 - Methods of Applied Mathematics
Herbert A. Medina, Professor of Mathematics
This course covers series solutions and special functions, orthogonal functions and Fourier series, partial differential equations and value boundary problems. Prerequisites: MATH 234 and 245. Math 355 is required for electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, engineering physics and applied mathematics majors. It is a major elective course for math and computer science majors and also counts towards the math minor.
NTLS 398 - Global and Community Health
Sarah L. Strand, Assistant Professor of Health & Human Sciences
This course deals with the health issues on a global level. The focus will be on all aspects of health in various communities. These communities are as narrow as the LMU campus and as broad as the world. Topics include: health promotion, disease prevention, health systems, consumer health issues, communicable diseases and chronic health problems. Critical thinking will be a major component of this course and ethical and environmental considerations also will be addressed. NTLS 398 is an upper-division major elective for students with an NTLS major or a major in the Health & Human Sciences Department. Students in the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Communication and Fine Arts, Business and School of Film & Television should check with their associate dean to verify that this course satisfies the science and technology core curriculum requirement.
on the Rhine River, Bonn is the former capital of West Germany as well
as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The city and its surrounding
area are filled with castles, medieval towns and natural beauty.
Students can play Fuﾟball (soccer) in one of Bonn's beautiful parks,
explore Bonn痴 historic city center or walk, run or bike along the Rhine.
Bonn is also an international technology hub and is the corporate headquarters to T-Mobile and Deutsche Post; the Deutsches Zentrum fr Luft and Raumfahrtechnik, the German space agency, is also nearby. Bonn is centrally located in Western Europe, allowing for easy train travel to cities such as Paris and Amsterdam. Also, the Cologne-Bonn airport is served by many low-cost airlines allowing for travel on a long weekend to cities like Venice, Budapest, London, Prague, Barcelona and other European locations.
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CULTURAL EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
In addition, there will be several daylong excursions and company visits that are part of the courses, including a Rhine cruise, a visit to Cologne, art-course museum tours and activities, and a three-country trip including Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in one day.
Interested students may want to visit the 2011 gallery of AIB photos from previous programs
HOUSING & MEALS
Students live with host families to promote cultural immersion. The program fee includes accommodations (each student has his/her own room), breakfast and dinner with the host family, and a Bonn public transportation pass. Host families have extensive experience welcoming LMU students into their homes. Indeed, many students report living with a host family as one of the highlights of being abroad. Dorm lodging is possible for an additional fee.
Please click here to find out about AIB's housing options
PROGRAM FEE & FUNDING
Funding is available in many forms. For information on fees & funding opportunities, please contact your study abroad office.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
For any other program-related questions please feel free to contact your AIB program coordinator:
Julia Bünnagel Program Coordinator, Dipl. Fine Arts
Main Line: +49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 20
Direct Line: +49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 21
Fax: +49 (0) 228 - 180 10 57
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