Beginning with the Spring 2013 European Odyssey, students can receive up to 15 credits from the Department of Global Studies and Geography for the program, which is composed of five three-credit courses. These courses include the Geography of Western Europe (Geog 122, BH), Globalization and Human Trafficking (GS 108, CC and IS),Globalization and Human Rights (GS 109, CC and IS), and Urban Geography of Western Europe (Geog 107) and Field Studies in Geography (Geog 180). Both of the geography courses require prerequisites in the form of either 6 sh of prior geography courses or the prior completion of at least one of the following courses: Geography 1, Geography 2, Global Studies 1, or Global Studies 2.
Students interested in going on the Odyssey must ensure that they have either taken at least one of the above courses, or that one of these courses is in progress when applying for the program. Prospective Odyssey students should also make sure to NOT complete GS 108 or GS 109 prior to going on the Odyssey. If a student has taken one of the above courses and are selected for the Odyssey they may be able to take a 3 sh Directed Study course (GS 151 or Geography 151) in place of the course they have taken. If students have taken more than 3 sh of the above courses they will only be able to register for 12 sh on the Odyssey.
All of the course on the European Odyssey will count toward the major and minor in Geography, and all courses except, the proposed Geography Field Methods course will count toward the major/minor in Global Studies. When choosing students for the Odyssey preference will be given to declared Geography and/or Global Studies majors and minors.
Students who wish to participate in these Odyssey programs must be in good academic standing and have at least a 2.5 GPA.