By choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, sociology and anthropology students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Goucher sociology and anthropology majors also frequently participate in semester and yearlong programs at these universities:

Some examples of programs that sociology and anthropology students have attended in recent years are:

Please Note: Programs at these universities may not be eligible for credit without prior approval. Please contact the Office of International Studies to learn more about approved study-abroad programs.

The sociology and anthropology department offers three study abroad programs.

SOC 272Y HIV/AIDS, Inequality, and Social Policy in South Africa

Goucher College offers an intensive three-week January program in South Africa that examines inequality and social policy through the lens of the HIV/AIDS crisis. This interdisciplinary intensive course is designed for students interested in exploring the rich and complex social and political history of South Africa and the social patterns and arrangements influencing the AIDS crisis. Students participate in lectures, field excursions, and conduct field research in the areas of health care, education policy, domestic violence, housing and urban development. 

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SOC 283. TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE

Targeting social science majors, this course will be team-taught by Monteverde Institute's (MVI) and visiting faculty, with topics reflecting the expertise of visiting faculty and MVI's thematic foci of water, ecotourism, land use planning and development, community health, and tropical ecology and biodiversity. In addition, students will learn social science research methodologies applicable to their research projects. This course is part of the Costa Rica: Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability 15-week study-abroad program.

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Please contact the Office of International Studies to learn more about approved study-abroad programs.