CORE 430: Beer Culture- Through visits to world-famous breweries, interaction with professional brewers, trips to farm and field harvesting sites, historical consumption locations and museums, along with hands-on lab activities to produce and sample beers, this course examines four specific aspects of this essential product: 1) The Chemistry of Beer leads students to understand the role various ingredients play in the makeup of beer varieties. They will understand the chemical process by which grains are converted into alcohol, how hops bitter the liquid, and the importance of yeast in the fermentation stage. 2) The Craft of Brewing Beer will provide a hands-on introduction to the equipment and techniques required to produce beer from selecting a style to developing a grain bill, performing mash and hop addition calculations, through final bottling. A command of the range of the world’s beer styles will also be gained. 3) The Cultural Role of Beer will review the deep role beer has played in the histories of many cultures, will examine the prominence of beer in art and literature, and will engender an understanding of the German-Belgian sensibility in which beer is inseparable from the cultural identity. Finally, 4) The Industry of Beer Production will consider the commercial monetization of beer, its large-scale production and marketing, the recent craft and micro-brewery movements, as well as job opportunities in the field.
Includes tuition, lodging, in-country transportation, admission to events, allowance for two meals per day
Does not include airfare
Payment Deadlines: December 15: $600 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit
February 28: Remaining Balance
Financial Aid and Scholarships
RWU students applying to RWU-sponsored short term study abroad programs are not eligible for financial aid, however, they may apply to one or both of the scholarships listed below. Students apply for the scholarship(s) at the same time they submit their application for a short-term program abroad. In order to be considered for the Global Engagement Scholarship, they must submit their application by stated program application deadline.
The Bridging the World Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on academic merit only
Scholarships awards based on financial need and academic merit
The Global Engagement Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on financial need only (limited funds available)
Students should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for complete information regarding the health concerns and vaccine recommendations specific to the program. Students should also review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security.
All information subject to change - Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led program offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. These reasons may include safety and security concerns at the program location. Should it prove necessary to do so, the School will promptly notify all registrants.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.