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Religion FSP Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms: Fall
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Dormitory Enrollment: 15
Type of Program:
FSP
Program Description:

Program Overview

Religion FSPThe Religion Foreign Study Program offers an expanded curriculum in the study of religion through its arrangement with New College of the University of Edinburgh. Also available is the opportunity to study with internationally eminent scholars who teach in this major Scottish university.
 
The program of study in Edinburgh consists of three courses: two to three courses chosen by each student from among those offered by the Faculty of Theology and Program in Religious Studies at New College, given the Dartmouth designations REL 70 and 71, and REL 74.xx, taught by the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member. All three courses are graded. With regard to fulfilling the requirements for the major, Religion 70, 71 and 74.xx count as intermediate courses.

Applications must be submitted by February 1 and applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.

It is hoped that, beyond their own courses, students will attend a wide variety of public lectures offered at the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere in this historic capital of Scotland, one of the well-known centers for learning in the world.

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Academics

Faculty Director
2017 Fall:  Professor Susan Ackerman
2018 Fall:  Professor Devin Singh

Curriculum
REL 70: Foreign Study in Religion I  
REL 71: Foreign Study in Religion II
REL 74.xx: Special Topics in Religion -- Intermediate Level

Fall Term 2017 Course Description: 
REL 74.11: The English Bible (Ackerman)
In this course, we will study first the earliest Bibles produced in southern Scotland and northern England, focusing in depth on the most beautiful and most important: the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Codex Amiatinus, and the Book of Kells. Second, we will study the history of the rendering of these and other early Latin Bibles into English, culminating with the famous King James Version, commissioned in 1611 by King James VI of Scotland/James I of England. Fields trips to the island of Iona, the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, Melrose Abbey, Durham Cathedral, and Edinburgh and Stirling Castles are integrated into our study.

Fall Term 2018 Course Description:
REL 74.13: Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (Singh)
One of the most influential theorists of early capitalism, Adam Smith, hailed from Scotland and even delivered a series of important early lectures at Edinburgh. Smith was just one of a cadre of thinkers, many associated with the Scottish Enlightenment, who formulated new ideas of a market society. Smith and these other thinkers often wrote in explicit conversation with theological debates about divine providence and God's management of the cosmos. Religion, it appears, was a major factor motivating such new thought. This class delves into early philosophical, theological, and religious conversations that were central to the new theories of commercial society that became the seedbed of capitalism. We consider thinkers such as Smith, Mandeville, Hume, Hobbes, and Nicole, among others.

Prerequisite
One course in Religion

Student Life

Students have a choice of living in University of Edinburgh residence halls or University apartments.  Because each student may have a different residence, you can find more details information about Edinburgh residences by going to this URL:
http://www.accom.ed.ac.uk/for-students/
 

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking here. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.