Student enrolled in the 3 credit hour course Psychology 4913 - Philosophical Foundations of Psychology will have a chance to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; and Dublin, Ireland to see and discuss the influences of Psychology in these three countries on U.S. Psychology.
Psychology 4913: Philosophical Foundations of Psychology
3 credit hour
Hybrid Course with 12 days devoted to study abroad
This Course is an examination of the philosophical foundations of psychology in works from the 17th through 20th centuries, in particular those thinkers who lived or worked in the United Kingdom or Ireland. In combination with lecture and reading both before and after the abroad portion of the course students will travel to Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; and Dublin, Ireland to see and discuss the influences of Psychology in these three countries on U.S. Psychology. Students will also get the opportunity to attended guest lectures at St.Andrews University in Edinburgh and Trinity College in Dublin.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. It is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering. The city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which today largely makes up Greater London,governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
While in London Student will visit the Freud Museum, and the Home of Charles Darwin.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of;Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster; on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has an urban area population of 1,345,402. The population of the Greater Dublin Area, as of 2016, was 1,904,806 people. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Acts of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland. While in Dublin students will have a chance to visit Trinity College.
The following table is a proposed itinerary related to the abroad components of the course. Please consult the course syllabus for additional class activities.
Dates and activities listed below are subject to change.
|June 4, 2018
- Initial class meeting. Introduction to the course & overview of syllabus. Discuss abroad itinerary.
|June 18, 2018
||Travel from DFW to Edinburgh
- Meet at airport three hours prior to departure for Scotland.
- Group discussion about cultural differences while waiting for flight.
|June 19, 2018
- Arrive in Scotland
- Walking tour of Edinburgh
|June 20, 2018
- Visit National Museum of Scotland.
- Discuss influences on U.S. psychology.
|June 21, 2018
- Visit St.Giles Cathedral.
- Discuss influences on U.S. psychology of religion
|June 22, 2018
- Attend lecture at St.Andrews University.
- Class debriefing following lecture.
|June 23, 2018
- Visit Freud museum in London.
- Class debriefing following tour.
|June 24, 2018
- Visit Home of Charles Darwin. Class debriefing following tour.
|June 25, 2018
- Visit Trinity College in Dublin.
- Class debriefing following.
|June 26, 2018
||Travel from Dublin to DFW
- Meet at airport three hours prior to departure for United States.
- Group discussion about the trip.
The cost breakdown below serves as a guide to help you estimate the total cost for the abroad program. This estimate applies to TWU students enrolled in the course attached to the abroad program and the faculty/staff leaders of the program. All other participants may be subject to additional fees and rates.
|AIG Travel Guard Insurance^:
*Price does not include TWU Tuition and Fees. Information regarding these expenses can be found online at the Bursar's Office website
^All program participants are required to carry AIG Travel Guard Insurance.
Dr. Christian Hart
Dr. Edward Asbury