The field trip offered in conjunction with this class takes
us to the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and to a local Greek restaurant. The excursion
is an opportunity for the members of the class to get to know each other in a less
structured setting, and to have fun while learning about Ancient Near Eastern culture.
Check the class schedule for dates.
I ask for a brief (400-500 word) reaction
to the field trip. You might discuss topics such as expectations, surprises, and
insights from the experience. It is important to refer to specific artifacts, foods,
or other elements of the experience, and to connect these elements with the Biblical
texts and other materials under discussion in class. See here for the grading
protocol for the reaction paper. (See
here for a sample paper—but be aware that it does not conform to the exact
directions that you are to follow.)
These reaction papers are due within one week of the excursion;
see the class schedule for your exact due date.