Greece: In the Footsteps of Thuycydides
Spring Semester Travel Course
Travel Component –March 4 - 12, 2016
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Duration: 9 days
Credit: 4 undergraduate credits
Price: $2,614 (Price subject to change) Price includes: round trip airfare from Logan Airport, shared accomodations, breakfast, some dinners, local transport in Greece, group activities and emergency travel insurance.
Program itinerary includes an orientation tour of Athens and visits to sites such as the Acropolis, the Agora, Areopagus, and other major classical sites in central Athens. Excursion to Cape Sounio to visit the Temple of Poseidon and Thoriko, on to Delphi, Olympia, and Pylos, visting Epidaurus, and finally to Pireaus for an excursion to Aegina.
Course: POLSC 2415 - Greece: In the Footsteps of Thuycydides
This course is open to COF students.
Course highlights: The activities we have planned combine on-site learning with enough leisure time to savor and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Greek people, their unique cuisine and the beautiful landscape that surrounds the area. Join us for this enriching and transformative experience!
Faculty Information: Petros Vamvakas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science.
I am a native of Greece and someone who has kept in touch with Greek politics through frequent visits and research projects. Although my work has concentrated on issues of security, democratization, and the role of international institutions, I am particularly interested in identifying historical and theoretical connections that define the contemporary political landscape. For instance, while Thucydides' Peloponnesian War has been widely recognized as not only an important descriptive account of the war between Athens and Sparta, more importantly, it has also become the definitive textual cannon of contemporary power politics. In fact strategists referred to the follies and lessons of the Peloponnesian War to analyze the Cold War confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union. In addition to International Relations, and Political Theory, I teach International Law, Politics of Latin America, Revolution and Nationalism, and Street Democracy and the Politics of Protest.
Contact: Studyabroad@emmanuel.edu with questions.
There will be an information session for this course on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 12:30pm in ADM 155.
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