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RLGS 3601: Religion and Culture in Vienna

Religion and Culture in Vienna

RLGS 3601 - 4 credits

Dates in Vienna:

Arrive Tuesday, August 20, depart Thursday August 29 or later.

Coursework to be completed online from August 16-August 20, 29-31

Location: Vienna, Austria
Instructor: Carl Raschke
Registration Deadline: July 1

Description: Most people are familiar with Vienna as a charming culturally and historically rich Central European city. It was once the capital of the sprawling, multi-ethnic Austro-Hungarian empire. This course will focus on the cultural, religious and intellectual history of the city of Vienna as the hub of culture for Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries with special attention to the arts, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the critique of Christianity. The course will examine how its religious past, particularly the influence of Judaism, shaped Vienna's cultural heritage and the birth of modernism. A special segment of this course will be devoted to the Nazi period and the Holocaust, including a study of the resistance of religious groups. The course will conclude with a history of the post-Nazi period with attention to the development of Vienna as the center of international diplomacy and theories of globalization. 

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Airfare: $1,100 - 1,500 (Students are responsible for making flight arrangements.)
Program Fee: $800 (Covers lodging, most meals, and museum entrance fees)
Meals: 200 Euros
Local Transportation: 80 Euros
Cancellation Fee: $800 (Applied to student account in the event that student drops course after being officially registered.)

*These figures are estimates and subject to change. Cost of tuition is additional.

Contact: For more information, contact Carl A. Raschke at or (303) 871-3117.

Apply: Application forms available online