In May and June of 2004 and 2005, Dr. Jo Beth Mullens co-led a geography/sociology field course with Dr. Brian Green to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Twelve students participated in this two week overseas adventure. They traveled to Prague and Brno, CZ; Bratislava, Trnava and the Tatras Mountains in Slovakia; and Krakow and Auschwitz, Poland. In our travels, they emphasized significant geographic, social, political, economic, and environmental issues in this regions. Particular attention was given to the geographical and social issues of WWII , the environment and social problems associated with the communist period, and the efforts taken shift from a communism to democratic capitalist system. Dr. Mullens undertook this field course in an effort to share her knowledge of the Czech Republic with her students. In 2002, Dr. Mullens was a Fulbright Senior Scholar teaching in Brno, CZ.
To learn more about adventures abroad, visit Dr. Mullens web site: http://academics.keene.edu/jmullens