Contemporary Polish Politics, Society and Culture
Prof. Krzysztof Jasiewicz
This study abroad program in Poland will examine the contemporary cultural, social, and political issues of this nation. Poland will be examined here as a test case of a rapid social, political, and economic change, which characterizes the recent historical developments in the entire East Central Europe. The chief educational objective of the course is demonstrate to American students that the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness can be achieved (1) despite major historical, cultural, and geopolitical adversities, and (2) within a framework of political, social, and economic institutions that are markedly different from those they have known in the United States.