Join us on Wednesday, February 15 at 3:00 PM for an information session about the upcoming Scotland Study Abroad trip.
Warner Robins: A-Building Board Room (A-2015)
Macon: I-Building Little Theater Room (I-232)
Milledgeville: H-Building Conference Room (H-106)
Students from other TCSG colleges may join the meeting via internet. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions.
The trip will take place July 1 – 15, 2017 and will include for-credit study in the following courses:
HUMN 1101 INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES (45-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 (Associate Degree Level)
Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature in the early, middle, and modern periods. The humanities provide insight into people and society in both the Western and non-Western world. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.
MGMT 2500 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course provides an opportunity to explore the international business environment and how to make effective business decisions in a global market. Topics include ethics and politics of international business, identification of risks which influence international business decisions, and analyzing the import/export process.
CIST 2900 GLOBAL INNOVATIONS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
This course is a capstone course providing a realistic experience for students working in a team to develop a complete web systems project.
The group started the morning off by visiting the Discovery Point museum in Dundee.
The RRS Discovery was built in Britain and was designed for an Antarctic voyage launched in 1901. It was the first ship in Britain designed specifically for scientific exploration.
At the time of launch, less was known about Antarctica than was known about the Moon in 1969.
In the 1800s, the ship building industry was expanding in the town of Dundee to keep up with the demand of whaling and textile industries. The RRS Discovery was built in Dundee because of its well-trained ship building workforce.
Afterward, students were given free time to explore the city of Dundee.
Next the group took a visit to the house of Dun, a Georgian house built in the 18th century for the Erskine family.
Today we checked out of our flats on the Robert Gordon University campus and into our rooms at The Burn, an 18th century Georgian house at the foot of Glenesk. The small estate has been used for academic retreats for the past 66 years.
The group took a walk over the the town of Edzell to formulate ideas for new businesses within the community as part of their class assignment.
Students then broke off into groups and made a 5-minute presentation about their ideas.
After today’s academic session, the group took a trip to the Glen Garioch distillery to learn how Scotch whisky, one of Scotland’s major industries, is produced.
In order to be called Scotch, the whisky must be made in Scotland. There are currently a little over 100 active distilleries in Scotland.
The type of whisky depends on the region in which it is made.
Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Different types of wood produce different flavors of whisky.
In the evening during free time, a few of us ventured out to a football match to cheer on Aberdeen FC against Maribor. It was a close game, but unfortunately it was too close. The final score was 1-1. Nonetheless, it was an exciting cultural experience!