- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: College Courses, Religious Studies, Psychology
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
Exploring Global Pandemics: Personal, Social, and Political Perspectives is designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors a substantial college-level experience in how social scientists think about the world, measure important variables of study, prepare research, and present their findings.
In this three-week program, we’ll examine how scholars in Psychology, Sociology, Political Science and Religious Studies make sense of individual, group, and nation-state responses to global pandemics including Covid-19. For example, how do different ways of coping with pandemic anxiety affect physical and mental well-being? What types of social inequalities go unrecognized in cultural messages emphasizing “we’re all in this together”? Why have some political systems been more effective than others in coordinating the response to public health crises?
While engaging in a collaborative research project with peers and a faculty mentor, students will receive instruction in the types of questions these four disciplines ask and the answers they generate. Students will additionally acquire a deeper understanding of a liberal arts approach to learning while also mastering the skills needed to excel in a college environment.