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    Carleton College: Global Pandemics Program

    Carleton College: Global Pandemics Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Politics and Diplomacy, Psychology
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    July 10 - 29, 2022

    Global Pandemics: Private Troubles and Public Issues 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 from the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science make sense of individual, group, and nation-state responses to global pandemics. 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?

    Students will receive instruction in the types of questions these three disciplines ask and the answers they generate. Students will additionally acquire a deeper understanding of a liberal arts approach to learning while simultaneously honing the skills required to excel in a college environment.