This program allows students to experience British culture while advancing their academic studies. In addition to class meetings, the program involves a variety of London excursions, some of which have direct relevance to the courses and some of which are of general social, cultural, and historical interest. London is one of the most exciting and multicultural cities in the world! Thus, it provides a perfect setting for studying the cultural determinants of behavior.
The London Psychology Program is designed for psychology majors, although it is open to all students who have completed General Psychology (PSY 2012) with a C- or better, and who have a strong interest in psychology. Each summer, we offer two upper division psychology courses that are not offered on the Tallahassee campus. Courses are small in size (25-35 students). Both courses count as 4000-level electives that can fulfill either psychology major or minor requirements. (Course descriptions listed below.)
The dates for the 2014 Program are June 6 to August 3, 2014 (8-weeks, 58 nights).
SUMMER 2014 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & INSTRUCTORS
Students take two 4000-level courses that are not offered in Tallahassee. Both courses count as psychology electives for the major and minor. Both are numbered PSY 4930r, Special Topics in Psychology (3 credit hours each). Prerequisite: Successful completion (C- or better) of General Psychology (PSY 2012). To add to this unique experience, some guest lectures will be given by prominent, internationally-known researchers.
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Psychology of Language: Language is central to being human. Throughout the world, we all communicate using language. However, we find both remarkable similarities and pronounced differences in how languages develop and are utilized. This course will examine the roles of genes, environments, and cultures in explaining these similarities and differences across several languages. This course also will cover topics such as the innateness of language, how languages change over time, and the functions of language. Being in London will provide an amazing multicultural context to study the psychology of language, as recent data show that, on average, 100 languages are spoken in each borough of London, with 22% of the population speaking a language other than English as their first language. (This course differs from Psychology of Language, EXP4640.)
Instructor: Timothy Kutta.
Educational Psychology: A Cross-Cultural Perspective: One of the most important jobs of society is to educate its youth. Educational Psychology involves the application of psychological principles and research to education. This course will cover topics such as factors that influence students' cognitive, motivational, and social-emotional development; effectiveness of different teaching strategies; classroom management of behavior problems; and ways to assess student achievement. This course also covers how cultural/ethnic diversity influences the school environment, with emphasis on comparisons between the US and the United Kingdom. As one of the most cultural diverse cities in the world, London provides a perfect context in which to study this topic. (This course differs from other Educational Psychology courses.)
Instructor: Novell Tani.
FEES, DEADLINES, FINANCIAL AID & MORE:
The Psychology Program (LN97) June 6 – August 3, 2014 (8 weeks, 58 nights)
Fees:$9,130 (see below for what is and is not included)
FEES INCLUDE: All registration fees All instructional costs for up to 6 undergraduate credits Housing Welcome orientation Continental breakfast on class days at the Study Centre* Weekly pizza dinner at the Study Centre* Program scheduled excursions Program scheduled group activities Most course-specific field trips London transport pass Scheduled group pickup at airport Full-time academic support Full-time administrative support Health Insurance International Student ID Card IP T-shirt and travel water bottle *Participation in these meals is optional.
NOT INLCUDED: Round-trip international airfare Passport Food (except as noted) Books and supplies Personal travel/activity/spending money University-assessed fees (e.g. per credit hour technology fee) See www.international.fsu.edu for tech fee info.
Deadlines & Amount Due:
Early application deadline*
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Confirmation deposit due
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Full payment due
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
remainder of $9,130
*If you apply by December 4, 2013 you will save $100 on fees.
Psychology Information Session: Friday, October 4, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Psychology Building, A211. Financial Aid Specialist will be there. This is Parents' Weekend, so bring your parents! English tea and biscuits served.
FSU International Programs Fair: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Union Green. Get info on all FSU Study Abroad Programs; Financial Aid Specialist will be there. Stop by our table!
TO APPLY: Apply online at
the International Program's Website www.international.fsu.edu Click Academic Programs; England; Psychology. Click "Apply."
NEED A PASSPORT? FSU's International Programs office is officially designated as a Passport Acceptance Facility by the U.S. Department of State. Students, faculty, staff, and community members can apply for a U.S. passport and/or passport card directly through their office. Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.) Extended hours on October 4, 2013 from 7:00AM – 6:00 PM. See link for more information. http://international.fsu.edu/Passport/Default.aspx
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