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Kasteel Well

Fall & Spring Course Offerings

Classes are taught by European faculty and often have a European focus. Many of the courses may spur incentive to visit the places you have studied in class.

For instance: Kafka and Prague, Michelangelo and Rome, La Langue Française et Paris, Shakespeare and London, and many other interesting historic sites. All classes are scheduled Monday mornings through Thursday late afternoons. Two academic excursions, under faculty guidance, may bring you to cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, or Madrid.

The castle campus is small and intimate, and contact with your teacher may extend beyond the classroom. Many castle professors may have a "funny accent" because they come from different national backgrounds. For instance: Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, etc. Be prepared that certain faculty members may not allow computers into class, so learn how to work with notebook and pen.

Kasteel Wwll Director Dulcia Meijers teaching art history class in a museum

Kasteel Well Program Director Dulcia Meijers teaching an art history class in a museum

Course Load

All fall and spring students are required to take a full course load of 16 credits, plus a 1-credit, non-tuition course. Summer students take 8 credits.

Fall and Spring Student Requirements

  • Every Kasteel Well student must register for a 1-credit, non-tuition course: HI 100 Introduction to the History of the Netherlands and the City of Amsterdam

  • This course is an online course that begins before departure to The Netherlands

  • Students must pass a two-part test related to this course

Summer Student Requirements

  • The International Study and External Programs Office will register you for your courses

Fall Term

Subject to change

CC 203 Intercultural Communication
HI 100 Topics in European History, Culture and Art: Introduction to the Netherlands and the City of Amsterdam
   (1-credit, non-tuition course taken by all)
HI 200 Contemporary World History
HI 208 The World Since 1914
HS 201 Sophomore Honors Seminar
JR 261 Feature Writing (prerequisite: JR 202)
LF 101 Elementary French I
LI 201 Literary Foundations
LI 204 Topics in Literature - European Literature
LI 211 Topics in Global Literature - Gender, Trauma and Memory in World Literature
MK 221 Messages, Media & Channels (prerequisite: MK 121 and sophomore standing)
MU 201 History of Music - European (attendance at a minimum of 3 concerts is required)
PH 203 Special Topics in Ethics or Value Theory: The Impact of Evolved Morality On Our Moral Decisions
PH 204 Environmental Ethics
TH 215 World Drama in Its Context I
TH 221 Acting III - Basic Scene Study (prerequisites: TH 124 or permission)
VM 200 Media Criticism and Theory (prerequisites: VM 101 and VM 120 )
VM 203 History of Photography
VM 210 History of Western Art I: Renaissance & Baroque
VM 213 History of Western Art IV: Post World War II
VM 221 Writing the Feature Film (prerequisites: VM 101 and VM 120)
WR 211 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (prerequisite: WP 101 or HS 101)
WR 316 Intermediate Creative Writing: Nonfiction: Travel Writing (prerequisite: 200-level writing course or permission)

Spring Term

Subject to change

CC 203 Intercultural Communication
HI 100 Topics in European History, Culture and Art: Introduction to the Netherlands and the City of Amsterdam
   (1-credit, non-tuition course taken by all)
HI 200 Contemporary World History
HI 208 The World Since 1914
JR 261 Feature Writing (prerequisite: JR 202)
LF 101 Elementary French I
LI 201 Literary Foundations
LI 204 Topics in Literature - European Literature
LI 211 Topics in Literature - Gender, Race and Diaspora in Postcolonial Texts
MK 221 Messages, Media & Channels (prerequisite: MK 121 and sophomore standing)
MU 256 Deconstructing Twentieth-Century Art Music (attendance at a minimum of 3 concerts is required)
PB 207 Introduction to Magazine Writing (pre-requisite: WR 101 or HS 101)
PH 203 Special Topics in Ethics or Value Theory: The Impact of Evolved Morality On Our Moral Decisions
TH 216 World Drama in Its Context II
TH 222 Acting IV - Ensemble Acting and Performance (prerequisites: TH 221 or permission)
VM 200 Media Criticism and Theory (prerequisites: VM 101 and VM 120)
VM 203 History of Photography
VM 210 History of Western Art I: Renaissance & Baroque
VM 212 History of Western Art III: Modern
VM 221 Writing the Feature Film (prerequisites: VM 101 and VM 120)
WR 211 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (prerequisite: WP 101 or HS 101)
WR 316 Intermediate Creative Writing: Nonfiction: Travel Writing (prerequisite: 200-level writing course or permission)