Canada study offered
By Jayah J. Watters
Cleveland State students will have the opportunity to embark on a course
that offers a week-long trip to Toronto, Canada, in summer.
The course, which is titled Urban Studies 472: Canada Studies, is designed
for students interested in local government and the global context of
public administration. It provides an overview of the political, legal
and administrative government in Canada.
This course is for serious students interested in local government,
a lot people believe that its for graduate students only but its
open to undergraduates and law students as well, said Vera Vogelsang-Coombs,
Ph.D, associate professor and director of the masters program of public
administration at the Maxine Levine College of Urban Affairs.
Vogelsang-Coombs collaborated with professor Larry Bakken of Hamline
University Law School in St. Paul, Minn.
Students at HU will also be involved in similar courses,
said Vogelsang-Coombs. They will interact with CSU students on-line
and in co-residencies.
Students who enroll in this course will receive credit for electives
in undergraduate majors of urban studies, urban services administration
and public safety management. This is a standard course where coursework
and reading materials will be assigned.
This course examines issues and allows students to compare and
contrast the government here and in Canada, said Vogelsang-Coombs.
Levin College is ranked number two in the country for specialization
in city management. This course allows us to continue on that number
Along with a trip to Toronto, students will have three pre-trip sessions
and interact via Internet with officials from Toronto.
Students who enroll in the course are expected to pay $620 for lodging
and breakfast in downtown Toronto. They are also expected to budget
an extra $55 per day for lunch, dinner , local transportation and other
expenses. Students will have to make their own arrangements for transportation
to and from Toronto.
Hannah Fisher, CSUs study abroad specialist, will handle all of
the room and board arrangements. We take care of all the billing
and the travel aspect of this program, Fisher said. This
is the first time that CSU has offered a program like this in the urban
studies department, so were really excited about it.
For more information, contact International Services at 216-687-3910.
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