LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Aris Karagiorgakis, assistant teaching professor of psychology at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, will offer concurrent observe-overseas publications in Athens, Greece during the summer time of 2020: Introduction to Psychologies of Religion (PSYCH 230) and Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYCH 232).
The six-week program, really worth six credit, is the primary of its kind for the Fayette campus and might be to be had to all Penn State students. Karagiorgakis these days traveled to Athens to gather and determine academic resources and possibilities for the publications.
“I labored with the Athens Centre to broaden an itinerary that will supplement the lectures and reading fabric we’ll explore in the classroom setting,” he said. “I scouted places and toured with courses to evaluate the value of every activity to our curriculum. What I don’t include within the application I can individually suggest to college students during the unfastened time.”
“Psychology of Religion” will introduce college students to an array of famous temples, museums, and historic ruins, together with the Parthenon, the Oracle of Delphi, and Epidaurus, the quality-preserved ancient theater and healing middle known for ideal acoustics.
“Cross-Cultural Psychology” will discover Greek food and drink, environmental attitudes, mental fitness stigma, education and technological know-how, financial disaster and greater, with immersive activities and visitor lectures from nearby scholars. Students from the American College of Greece will be part of Penn State students for a commonplace pastime and discussion.
Karagiorgakis team-taught the path “The Communication of the Word and the Psychology of Religious Belief” in spring 2019, which covered an embedded journey to Rome, Italy, all through spring ruin. He serves because of the Commonwealth Campus representative for education overseas, connecting Penn State Fayette school to institutional resources for global route improvement.
“My parents are from the island of Crete, and my extended circle of relatives nevertheless lives in Greece,” he stated. “I talk the language fluently, and I’m relaxed with the way of life and social customs, so I’m searching forward to returning and sharing my revel in of my history with Penn State students.”