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SASS Poland: Invisible Groups in a New Poland (SASS 375C/575)
Berlin, Germany; Poznan, Poland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: CWRU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 12/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 03/11/2018 03/18/2018
NOTE: Pay your deposit before December 1st, and receive a $100 early-bird discount! Saturday pre-trip seminars January 27 and February 24; post-trip seminar April 7

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship:
CWRU-arranged
Program Purpose:
Study
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Minimum GPA: 2
Courses Offered: Applied Social Sciences, Social Work Program Advisor: Valerie Rambin, MSASS (var26@case.edu)
Credit Type: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Case Credit Type: Engineering Social Sciences Credit, Global and Diversity Credit, Social Work Minor
Number of Credits: 3 Deposit: $300
Total Program Cost:
$3,095 Included in Program Cost: Admission fees, All meals, Flights, Housing, In-country transportation
Not Included in Program Cost: Passport Fees, Tuition, Vaccinations, Visa fees
Program Description:
Poznan, Poland
 
Poland: Invisible Groups in a New Poland (SASS 375C/575)
In-Country Dates: March 11-18,2018
Pre and post trip seminars:  January 27, February 24, April 7 (Saturdays)
Faculty leaders:  Dr. Kathleen Farkas (kjf@case.edu) and Dr. Richard Romaniuk (jrr3@case.edu)  

Course description: This 3-credit course introduces students to Polish culture and Polish social policies and practices concerning disenfranchised, stigmatized and disempowered social groups. The course will encourage students to understand how Poland's recent political and economic transformations affect society in general, and some groups in particular. The course will focus on how Polish society addresses problems of poverty, homelessness, aging, domestic violence and mental health disorders. In cooperation with the Institute of Sociology at the University of Poznan, students and faculty will use frameworks such as multiculturalism, social integration, feminism and determinants of social exclusion to understand Polish policy responses to various social phenomena. Students will have opportunities to engage government officials, practicing social workers, and some of Poland's most prominent scholars in conversation. In addition to lectures and workshops, the trip includes guided tours of neighborhoods and social institutions. Cultural events and outings will provide additional insights into Polish society and the Polish people. This course was designed with cooperation from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Poznan. Students will travel in and out of Berlin and spend Saturday in Berlin.  
 
This course is designed for students interested in understanding the ways in which democracy has changed how Polish society addresses problems of social invisibility, e.g. homelessness, aging, and drug addiction. Those interested in international social work are encouraged to enroll. Visit www.facebook.com/travelstudyinPoland or our flickr album to see prior group pictures.


Tentative schedule (subject to change):
Program Fee $2,995 (billed to student account minus $300 deposit) includes international airfare, in-country travel/transportation, almost all meals, accommodations, agency visits, guest lectures, excursions, cultural events, transportation to and from Berlin, and insurance abroad.
 
Visit msass.case.edu/studyabroad and contact Valerie Rambin (var26@case.edu), Assistant Director International Education Programs, for more information on this or other Mandel School study abroad programs. Contact Nancy Issa (nxi@case.edu) for Financial Aid Eligibility and procedure for travel costs.

 

poznan group 2016




This 3-credit course introduces students to Polish culture and Polish social policies and practices
concerning disenfranchised, stigmatized and disempowered social groups. The course will encouragestudents to understand how Poland's recent political and economic transformations affect society ingeneral, and some groups in particular. The course will focus on how Polish society addresses problemsof poverty, homelessness, aging, domestic violence and mental health disorders. In cooperation with theInstitute of Sociology at the University of Poznan, students and faculty will use frameworks such asmulticulturalism, social integration, feminism and determinants of social exclusion to understand Polishpolicy responses to various social phenomena. Students will have opportunities to engage governmentofficials, practicing social workers, and some of Poland's most prominent scholars in conversation. Inaddition to lectures and workshops, the trip includes guided tours of neighborhoods and socialinstitutions. Cultural events and outings will provide additional insights into Polish society and the Polishpeople. This course was designed with cooperation from the Institute of Sociology at the University ofPoznan. Students will travel in and out of Berlin and spend Saturday in Berlin.