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PSC-4875 Law, Economy, and Society: Czech Republic in Comparative Perspective.This course will examine the major legal, political, economic, and social changes in the Czech Republic in the context of big structural transformations in Eastern/Central Europ
Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This 6-week, 6-credit program offers students the opportunity to study politics, law and economy in one of the most beautiful and dynamic settings in the world.

PSC-4875 Law, Economy, and Society: Czech Republic in Comparative Perspective.This course will examine the major legal, political, economic, and social changes in the Czech Republic in the context of big structural transformations in Eastern/Central Europe since 1989. This course will be co-taught by two Villanova professors (3 credits). PSC-4875 Post-Communist Environmental Policy. This course will explore the lingering effects of the various legacies of communism from the Soviet days, and how these influence the contemporary culture. This course will be taught by a professor from Prague (3 credits). Students may work with the Faculty Program Coordinator to confirm actual course equivalents. With permission, courses may fulfill requirements for multiple majors or the social science component of the core curriculum. Students will also engage in a weekly practical Czech language course. Na zdraví!

Students will learn about both communist and current politics in the Czech Republic and Europe more broadly, through examinations of history, economic development, law, and social change.
Setting Description:
You will get to know the old and the new city, the country’s colorful history, majestic surroundings, and cultural vibrancy in the heart of Mitteleuropa. Join our excursions to neighboring great cities like Nuremberg or Vienna, and to old Czech castle towns like Cesky Krumlov.
Cost:
Applications are due no later than March 2, 2012; the non-refundable commitment fee of $450 is due upon receipt of acceptance letter. Final payment due prior to the departure of program. Total: $5,500 Includes tuition, housing, excursions, and orientation and farewell meals and reception. Scholarships may be available to students based financial need and academic merit. Contact the FPC for more information.

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