Course field trips are a unique and important component of DKU undergraduate study. A field trip is a course-related activity that serves the educational purposes of the course. By participating in field trips, students have the opportunity to receive practical information that is difficult to be conveyed in the classroom. Faculty are strongly encouraged to consider activities that allow students to interact with people in the local community or expose them to local culture. In particular, faculty may wish to consider field trips that include some kind of service or experiential learning, volunteer work, and more.
What UG studies can do to help you with field trip planning:
The field trip database is designed to help both professors and students to learn more about local resources, how other courses design field trips, and how to make them more integrative. Field trips are an essential part of the DKU experience as we encourage everyone to enrich their lives both inside and outside of the classroom. From exploring local museums, to trekking through forests, to investigating the latest advancements in biotechnology, the variety of experiences that can be offered are an invaluable aid to students in learning how to practically apply what they learn in class. Here, you can find information on past field trip locations, courses they were for, and activities on each trip to guide future planning.
These excursions not only bring to life DKU’s core educational principles, but also will inspire students to delve further into their fields of study and possible job options. All classes can be enriched by these opportunities to explore China, connect with local communities, and bring the course to life, and it is our mission to support this. This database will be constantly expanding with resources as more field trips are taken each session!
Please visit here for more details on past field trip locations and courses they were taken for.
Learn more about what goes on during Friday Field Trips here! Student-written stories of field trip experiences detail the types of trips that can be taken and learning objectives.