WCSU Summer 2012 Gender Inequality and Peer Education in Bulgaria
ANT/WS 298 or 498

July 26 to August 20

This 4-week, 3 credit Summer course will examine current issues of gender inequality in Bulgaria, including human trafficking, reproductive and sexual health, workplace equality and domestic violence.

Bulgaria borders Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. It is rich in archeological monuments and artifacts dating to prehistoric times.  Most Bulgarians are of Slavic origin but the country hosts a sizeable Turkish population and a Roma minority.

Students will visit important historical sites in the in the cities of Sofia (the capital), Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo (historically, a main center of painting and literature) and Varna, located on the Black Sea.

Course activities:

  • Guided tours in Sofia will include the former Communist Party headquarters, the National Archeological Museum, the National Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum.  Russian Orthodox Churches, ancient monasteries, centuries old villages with remnants of Byzantium culture are also included.
  • Through peer education with Academy GLOW, lectures and tours, WCSU students will gain expertise in leadership; learn about Bulgaria’s past, their transition from communism and their current economic situation; and examine important issues of gender on a global scale. 

For more information:

Elena Hart: harte@ecsu.edu

Dr. Jean Hatcherson: hatchersonj@wcsu.edu

 

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