Study Away Trips
Cobras in the Capital
All first-year day students will travel together to Washington, D.C. for a study away trip. During this unique academic experience, students will visit historic sites throughout the nation’s capital with guidance from Coker faculty and staff. This valuable travel opportunity is made available through your Coker Advantage package, and is required for all first-year students.
Students apply for spots on this trip (capped around 12) by submitting a proposal for a project they would like to complete, usually within their fields of study. Primitive camp sites will be reserved at a state park or similar (past trips have gone to Bear Island, NC and Congaree National Park, SC); travel is by Coker bus. No camping experience needed, equipment available to loan out, positive attitude a must.
Courses: ART199 or IS199
Spring Break 2020
New York City
One-week research and study in New York museums, design studios and galleries will provide an intensive look into art historical styles, current trends in design and contemporary art. The art faculty believes that viewing and discussing works of art and design first hand is an essential part of an art education. Students will keep a reflective journal of their experiences that will include daily entries. Each participant will turn in a 10-page paper examining in detail, selected works they have seen.
Courses: ART 387 – Art in New York. Open to all students.
Three Saturdays in SC Parks
Students sign up for three Saturday trips to South Carolina parks: Andrew Jackson State Park, Cheraw State Park, and Congaree National Park. Students complete reading and research assignments and a project, related to their respective majors. Travel is by Coker bus; students bring their own lunch and snacks for the day. Students are expected to actively engage with anything on offer in the respective locations: nature, museums, information materials, outdoor recreational opportunities, etc. All three trips have to be completed in order to earn credit/fulfill the study away requirement.
Courses: IS 299