During this course you will focus on the cultural and religious history of selected countries in Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Near East. Prior to the tour, lectures will introduce you to the area's geography, philosophy, theology, missions, literature, and arts. Specific reading and writing requirements will be included in the syllabus compiled by the instructor. Attendance at pre-trip lectures is required. You will spend equal time in preparation, required lecture periods, and prescribed activities on the tour as you would normally invest in a residence course.