Greece

Greece - Cultural Diversity & Ethics (Track I)

Students please confirm with your academic advisor if ANTH 270 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 2 1/2-week trip (15 days in country + 3 days of travel) to Thessaloniki, Greece. 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 Greece 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.


Locations and Dates

  • Location: Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece
  • Dates: December 29, 2018 - January 14, 2019

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Heather Thakar
Department of Anthropology
Room 309E
thakar@tamu.edu | (979) 458-5987


Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A
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Ms. Corinne Beverly
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU
cbeverly@tamu.edu | (979) 458-2514

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Courses Offered

ANTH 270: Cultural Diversity & Ethics (3 Cr)

Students please confirm with your academic advisor if ANTH 270 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

Location Information

Thessaloniki, Greece

Participants will spend three weeks at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, ranked one the best universities in Greece. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the 6th oldest university in Greece and is currently the largest university with more than 73,000 students. Students will take multiple cultural days to visit historical sites around Thessaloniki, which is an intercoastal city in the heart of Greece.


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 September 1, 2018 and closes at 11:59 pm October 10, 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

TBD