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Gender Equity & Well-Being in Iceland

Gender Equity & Well-Being in Iceland
This program provides students a unique opportunity to explore the aspects of history, family, education, culture, and policy that have led to the current status of equity and well-being in Iceland.
Location: 
Reykjavik, Iceland
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Summer
Academic Disciplines: 
Psychology
Education
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Anthropology
Sociology
Graduate Courses
Program Type: 
Faculty-led
Faculty Led
Highlights: 
  • This program will not be offered in Summer 2019. The next tentative offering will be Summer 2020. Check out the History and Systems of Psychology program for a Summer 2019 faculty-led psychology option.
  • Explore the cultural context of gender equity and well-being using Iceland as a case study and through visits to educational institutions, government agencies, and historical sites;
  • Learn about Icelandic and Scandinavian history, traditions, and culture; 
Program Summary: 

According to global indices, Iceland ranks first in gender equality among all nations, and is also consistently among the top 10 nations in terms of happiness and in terms of creativity and innovation. We will be exploring the aspects of history, family, education, culture, and policy that have led to the current status of equity and well-being.

The program will include visits to historical sites, family gatherings, and cultural institutions as well as interviewing many Icelanders in an attempt to answer these questions. In addition, students will have the options to swim in thermal hot pools, ride Icelandic horses, and eat at a traditional Icelandic fish house.  

Academic Information: 

The class will be taught in a hybrid format for 45 hours total including orientation, online readings, discussion and preparation; one week in Iceland doing site visits and classes followed by online discussion.  Students are required to participate fully in course activities.   

Undergraduate students will earn 3 credits in EPSY 598 Special Course: Gender Equity & Well-Being in Iceland.

All graduate students will earn 3 credits in ESPY 896 Seminar In: Gender Equity & Well-Being in Iceland.

Credit is granted by the University of Kansas upon successful completion of the course and overseas program and will be posted to the student's Summer academic record at KU. 

Housing: 

Students will stay in double rooms at a reasonably priced hotel in central Reykjavik.

Eligibility: 

This program is designed for graduate and upper level undergraduate students of counseling psychology, educational psychology, gifted education, cognitive psychology, anthropology, sociology, WGSS or others who have a strong interest in gender equity.  Students can expect to gain new perspectives on their discipline as well as an understanding of the classic and new works in the psychology of gender equity and well-being.

Program Faculty: 

Dr. Barbara Kerr, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology

bkerr@ku.edu

785-864-9762

Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 130 Q

1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-3101

 

Add Course: 
Undergraduate students only.
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Graduate students only
KU Credit Hours: 
3

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