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Belgium Study Abroad

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During the program, you will take one course for a total of 6 UC Berkeley units.

Course: Dutch 177
Title: The Amsterdam-Brussels Connection: History, Art, and Identity in the Heart of Europe
: 6 units
Prerequisites: None

Introduce yourself to the cultural and political identity of the Low Countries: the Netherlands and Belgium. The course begins in Amsterdam, the world’s most liberal city, from where we explore the Netherlands. After spending more than two weeks in the Netherlands, we will continue our journey in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium, where we will be based in the city of Antwerp. On our way, we will trace important cultural, historical and political developments in European history and culture from medieval Flanders, the Dutch Golden Age, World War I and II up to contemporary multilingual, social and European identity of Belgium and the Netherlands. Daily fieldtrips take us to The Hague, Utrecht, Delft, Rotterdam, Middelburg, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Bruges and many other places, where we will visit a range of world famous art museums, churches and historical sites. Guided visits to the Dutch House of Representatives in The Hague and the European Parliament in Brussels are also included.

This course satisfies the L&S Arts & Literature, Historical Studies, or International Studies breadth requirement. It is also part of the Dutch Studies major. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill