Luxembourg Intensive Summer Program

A shorter version of the renowned MUDEC experience, the Luxembourg Intensive Summer Program is an ideal choice for students who may not have the opportunity to study for a semester in Luxembourg. The nine-credit-hour summer program is designed for the serious student wishing to complete an entire European-focused Thematic Sequence or Global Perspectives and/or other potential Foundation requirements in only seven weeks during the Summer Session.

Each summer, three Ohio-based Miami professors teach courses in Luxembourg that satisfy requirements of the Global Miami Plan curriculum.

  • The three courses may fulfill a Thematic Sequence, plus 3 hours towards the Global Perspectives requirement, or the courses may count as the completion of the Global Perspectives requirement, plus 3 hours toward another Global Miami Plan Foundation requirement.
  • There are no prerequisites for these courses, and students must take all three courses.
  • Classes meet Monday through Thursday and two 6-day (5-night) faculty-led study tours are embedded in the 7-week program.
  • All students live in a European homestay and therefore have an inside view of the local culture. They have the opportunity to interact with local people and learn about everyday life in Luxembourg.


Summer 2020

CSE270: Artificial Intelligence and the Meaning of Thought

Instructor: Dr. James Kiper,

This course is a blend of technological, mathematical, sociological, and historical perspectives on the central questions of "what is intelligence?" and "can or will computers think?" The course readings and discussions will help students know some of the important theories that are relevant to this question, setting the course topics in the historical context of Europe in 1820 to 1955.

PHL103: Ancient Graeco-Roman Ethics

Instructor: Dr. Pascal Massie,

This course includes a study tour to Sicily, Italy.

Ancient Graeco-Roman Ethics introduces students to the fundamental questions of philosophy. In the process, it teaches students basic reasoning skills, along with the methodologies and concepts used by philosophers. To be concerned with ancient philosophy is to be concerned with philosophy’s beginning. We will focus on the concepts of “virtue,” “duty,” “desire and pleasure,” and “community” (polis) which are central to ancient ethics.

HST270: The World in Miniature: Museums, Europe, and the World

Instructor: Dr. Steven Conn,

This course includes a study tour to Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.

This course will introduce students to museums and to the wide range of issues, debates, and questions they raise and embody. We will examine the history of how exhibitions have translated objects into knowledge and we will ask questions about how that knowledge, in turn, tells us at least as much about the societies that built the exhibitions as about the subject they purport to display. The course will combine classroom discussions of the scholarship on museums and museum history with visits to several museums so that students can see and critique contemporary museum practice.