The Catholic University of America

Spring Break International Seminars

Spring Break 2015: Jerusalem

Explore this fascinating city, steeped in religious history and tradition! The many sights to see include the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqsa mosque, the Garden and Basilica of Gethsemane, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Look forward to special guided visits to museums, a walking tour of an Orthodox neighborhood, and a special excursion to Bethlehem. Class and Trip led by Robert Miller II, O.F.S, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Old Testament. The trip counts as a 1-credit course.

For more information, call the University Honors Program at 202-319-5220 or email


TRS 205- Jerusalem in History and Tradition

Dr. Robert Miller                                                                                     MW 2:10-3:25

An introduction to the fascinating city of Jerusalem, paired with the 2015 spring break trip. This course explores the history of Jerusalem from its founding to the present as well as the traditions that adhere to it and its mythic dimensions. The focus is on the overlap and interplay of the ancient, the theological, and the political. Seminar format. Open to Honors students only.
Note: this course is not required for the spring break trip, and planning on going on the trip is not required in order to take the class. However, the two make a nice and intellectually stimulating pairing!

This course can count towards the Honors in Liberal Studies track or be a substitute in the Humanities track. It may also fulfill a Theology or Humanities requirement.