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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Milan, Italy; Paris, France; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer I
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: College of Arts & Science Credits: 3-6 credits
Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

ItalyFranceREL

Program Description

Love, Sex, and Power

This study abroad course will examine the themes of Love, Sex, and Power, and the Meaning of Life, and will consist of three components: (i) PHL 3535: Philosophy of Love and the Meaning of Life (3hr); (ii) REL 3535: Love, Sex and Power in the History of Christianity (3hr), (iii) 3 weeks abroad. The main objectives are to provide students with the opportunity to examine some of the central philosophical problems related to the nature of love, sex and power, and to the meaning of life. As a specific case study, we will see how love, along with sex and power, is reflected in the History of Christianity. Paris and Rome serve as ideal locations for our study abroad course, as both cities have abundant resources conducive to studying these topics.

Courses

PHL 3535: Philosophy of Love and the Meaning of Life – 3 credit hours
REL 3535: Love, Sex and Power in the History of Christianity – 3 credit hours

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are available on 9/6, 9/21, and 10/26. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $ 3,969.46

Includes: in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, all breakfasts and some group meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $1,875.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: airfare ($1,400), personal expenses ($200), and meals not included in the program cost ($275) and immunizations.

*Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Italy and France.
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,223.15 1/31/19
Final Payment $1,223.15 2/28/19
Final Payment $1,223.16 3/31/19

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from May 29 – June 19, 2019.

Pre-Program Meetings

At least two (2) pre-departure meeting. Date and time TBD.
 

Program Leaders

Dr. Jack Kwong
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
kwongj@appstate.edu

Dr. Kwong specializes in philosophy of mind, moral psychology and epistemology. He is interested in the nature of character traits such as open-mindedness, hopefulness, patience, and shame, and the roles they play in shaping and governing our moral and intellectual lives.

Dr. Randall Reed
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
reedrw@appstate.edu

Dr. Reed is a sociologist of religion who specializes in the way religion works in society. He teaches early Christian religious development as well as way the religion has developed over time from a sociological perspective. He is particularly interested in the way that power is developed and exercised in religion.

 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, credit card, or money order.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are available on 9/6, 9/21, and 10/26. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/19 at the latest.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.