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Spring Break Away 2015 - Vienna and Krakow

Course: PSYCH 204-B Science, Psychology and the Holocast 

[satisfies Core Theme Area:  Social Justice]

Freud Museum

In this psychology course, we will study how a human science psychology differs from a natural science psychology. As such, we will focus on theorists like Sigmund Freud, Viktor Frankl, Carl Jung, Ludwig Binswanger, and Carl Rogers, each of whom did much to provide an alternative to the experimental way of doing psychology and understanding human experience.

Our travel study component will take us to Vienna, the center of the psychological world at the turn of the 19th century. We will visit Freud's house and Viktor Frankl's birthplace. Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and we will enjoy its varied cultural and culinary highlights (think coffee and pastry!). But it is also true that the horror of the Holocaust and World War II had a profound impact on the lives of the authors we will be examining. We will travel by train from Vienna to Krakow, Poland, and visit the infamous camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Our journey will be a rich mixture of learning, friendship, and personal growth.

Professor: Dr. Leswin Laubscher (laubscher@duq.edu)

Prerequisites: The course is open to all, no prerequisites

Max enrollment: 20 students

More information: See Dr. Laubscher, 544 College Hall

Class Time: M 6-8:40 p.m.

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