Cultural Diversity and Ethics

Students please confirm with your academic advisor if ANTH 370 counts for your engineering ethics requirement.

Why Anthropology? Anthropology is the holistic study of humanity, both past and present. Anthropology is therefore a very diverse subject and its fields of study incorporated a wide cross-section of the university. The lessons that Anthropology offer, particularly those relating to the nuanced nature of shared humanity and cultural diversity, are relevant to all walks of life.

This course, purposefully designed for STEM majors, uses real-world examples and case studies to explore the diverse nature of human culture and ethics globally. This section is structured around a 3-week trip to Scotland. In this writing intensive (‘W’), collaborative and reflective class, students will use an anthropological mindset to assess and address the sociocultural impacts of engineering and other types of projects in global settings. Through experiencing the remarkable culture and history of Scotland firsthand, students will develop an appreciation of the power of culture to define morality and normalcy—an appreciation that cannot be replicated in a classroom. Furthermore, they will develop skills necessary to communicate respectfully and function in an increasingly globalized society and economy. These skills will be integral to their future success in navigating diverse industries that often take workers to locations around the world.

Students are expected to be in College Station for two days upon return (May 30 - May 31) for final presentations.


Locations and Dates

  • Location: Edinburgh, UK
  • Dates: May 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Darryl de Ruiter
Department of Anthropology
Room 306
deruiter@tamu.edu | (979) 458-5986


Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A
engineeringglobalprograms@tamu.edu


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Ms. Kelly Woodfine
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU
kwoodfine@tamu.edu | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

ANTH 370: Cultural Diversity & Ethics (3 Cr)

Students please confirm with your academic advisor if ANTH 370 counts for your engineering ethics requirement.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Approval of the professor
  • Required to attend all program specific orientations

Funding Opportunities

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu

Scholarships

Applying

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through the university’s Scholarships & Financial Aid website and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp


Cost

The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Some Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $3,500
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)* - billed by SBS $1,300
International Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending (varies; estimated at $100/week) $200+
Meals not included in Program Fee (varies) $200+
Textbooks & Supplies (estimate) $100+
Total Estimated Cost$6,845+

*Check the Student Business Services website (http://sbs.tamu.edu) for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.