Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Dates: May 9-17, 2023
This study tour is an optional one-credit companion course to the Spring semester course CJUS-P 493, Seminar in Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice in a War Zone.
War invites uncertainty and complexity. And sometimes things aren’t black and white. That is, legality and morality don’t always align. During those times, hard decisions have to be made which inevitably affect the event, the actors, and the innocent. This gray area or ambiguity is what we’ll wrestle with during our weeklong study abroad.
In the Czech Republic, we will examine the World War II assassination attempt of a Nazi SS general who was known as the Butcher of Prague (Reinhard Heydrich) by the Czechoslovakian Special Forces, and Adolf Hitler’s reprisals. Learning venues for students include Charles University in Prague, the Military History Museum, the town of Lidice, and Olšany Cemetery. Officers of the Slovakian 5th Special Forces Regiment will provide an in-depth discussion of the assassination attempt and of the men who braved the mission.
Instructor: Todd Burkhardt, Criminal Justice
Course fee: Approximately $1,400. Includes housing, some meals, excursions, and health insurance. Student is responsible for flights and personal expenses, plus one credit of spring semester tuition.
Eligibility requirements: Required enrollment in CJUS-P 493, Spring 2023
Apply by Wednesday, January 25.