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Study Abroad Greece



Thinking with the Greeks: Politics, Autonomy, Society

POL 476 3 credits. 3 hours


Location: Kasos, Greece
Dates: June 6 – July 5, 2017 (Tentative)

This is a summer course taught abroad in Greece. Ancient Greek thinkers and the experiences of the ancient polis will be studied with a view to their influence, validity and contemporary relevance. Reading will include Plato and Aristotle, among others. The class will be hosted by the Municipality of Kasos and taught in partnership with the School of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The final few days of the program will be spent in Athens where visits to the Acropolis, Agora, and the Acropolis Museum will take place and students will examine the links between the ways of living and the ways of thinking. Kasos is a small island in Greece with only 800 residents and very few tourists.

Prerequisite: Either A) Completion of Basic Skills ENG 88 or ESL 94 and ACR 94
B) MUST Have completed 12 college credits at time of application

Program Fee: $1,700 (approximately - includes international airfare, health insurance, and program-related transportation in Greece, excursions, housing and meals, as well as the 60% scholarship for BMCC Students)

Additional Costs: BMCC tuition and fees for 3 credits, as well as out of pocket costs for personal expenses, visa, tips, and out‐of-pocket meals. Optional side trips to local tourist attractions may also incur additional costs.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2017

Program Deposit Due: March 31, 2017

Payment Deadline: April 14, 2017

For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Peter Bratsis
Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Office: N-651U
Email: pbratsis@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 220-5334

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.