Fall course offers trip to Bavaria

Shayla Waugh

Shayla Waugh

A new fall special topics class, The Music of Bavaria and Austria, will give enrolled students the opportunity to take their learning experiences overseas on a weeklong trip.

The class is being taught by David Reynolds, the head of the Music Department.

Reynolds has been leading abbreviated overseas experiences for students for the past eight years.

The class will include lectures that look closely at the musical, artistic, cultural and political history of Bavaria and upper Austria. Specific course topics include Ludwig II, Mozart and Beethoven.

The trip to Bavaria will take place in late November. Students will stay in historic, family-owned hotels. The group will travel to several places, including Munich, Fussen, Kremsmunster and Salzburg.

Reynolds said the student limit for the class is 20. He said students do not need to be music majors for the class, nor do they need to know how to read music.

There is a fee associated with the trip. Costs are under $2,000 and are nearly all inclusive.

He said he first proposed the idea for the course when he became the head of the Music Department last year.

Reynolds said a course such as this is a good chance for students to gain an experience abroad while still taking a full course load at SDSU.

For more information call Reynolds at 688-5187.