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Athens, Greece

Summer 2018- Thematic Program Global Health and Inequality

Program Description
In a rapidly-changing world, what are the correlates and consequences of inequality? How do social factors such as race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, as well as demographic shifts, including migration, contribute to inequality and how it is experienced by individuals? Because current levels of inequality represent a critical global challenge, new approaches to understanding this phenomenon are essential. Students in this program will enroll in courses that will explore the psychology of inequality by considering the biological, psychological, and sociocultural consequences of inequality, as well as the particular needs of special populations including refugees, immigrants, children, and families. Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with an award-winning professor to conduct original research within this domain. Additionally, field trips within Athens, Greece and the surrounding areas will be integral to the experience.

Dates
July 9-August 16, 2018 (6 weeks)

Study Abroad in Athens



Academics
PSYC 2000 Issues in Contemporary Psychology: The Psychology of Inequality – 3.0 credit hours
Professor: Dr. Eric Goedereis, Psychology Department
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ourse Description: Current levels of inequality represent a critical global challenge. This course will examine the psychology of inequality by considering the biological, psychological and sociocultural consequences of inequality. Topics to be covered include social class, education, poverty, wealth, access, and power, as well as how an individual’s standing within society is associated with behavior. Course meetings will consist of both lecture and discussion.
Syllabus: Coming soon

POLT 1000 Inequality and Security – 3.0 credit hours
Professor:Dr. loannis Nomikos
Course Description: This course introduces students to the relations among Multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, social inequality and globalization, with a focus on implications for the modern world. Among topics for study are collective behavior and social movements with concentration on war, peace, terrorism; concepts of inequality and Social Stratification; the consequences of global immigration; the concerns of inequality due to terrorism and Post-Cold war era developments; the effects of human security, the international refugee protection system, build on the experience of wars in various parts of the world; examines how human security agenda can assist in developing new international approaches to global mobility.
Syllabus: Coming soon 

International Field Experience/Research Experience – 1.0 credit hour
Professor: Eric Goedereis 
Syllabus: Coming soon 

Note Regarding International Distinction: This program may help students satisfy two of the three components of International Distinction (study abroad and international fieldwork).

Housing
Students in this program will live in Webster University Athens.For more information click here.

Program Costs
Program Fee: $400 ( to cover cultural and co-curricular activities)  
Study Abroad Fee: $275 (covers international insurance, ISIC card, travel book)
Application Deposit*: $165 (due at the time of application)
Webster Tuition: $4,970 (7 credits)
Housing: TBA
Total Costs: TBA
Click here for Cost Sheet 

*This amount does not include meals, round-trip airfare, or personal spending money

Scholarships
Students may be eligible for the Webster World Traveler Program and other study abroad scholarships.  Please reference the Study Abroad website for more information.

Application Process
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the study abroad fee, write a brief statement of purpose, and submit a passport sized photos. 

*The $165 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met: 1) Student attends the program 2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys 3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.

 

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