Challenges in Contemporary Spain – Early Fall Study Abroad

Looking for a chance to apply the sociology you learn to the most prominent social issues facing another country? Would you like to explore how historical, political, and economic forces combine to create social life? Interested in spending early fall in Spain?

Well, then buckle up, because have we got an opportunity for you!


Prof. Steve Pfaff is taking a group a students to Madrid, Segovia, León, & Barcelona from 19 August to 15 September to study the issues and challenges that face Spain today. Through a combination of readings, lectures, visits to important locations throughout Spain, and discourse with local politicians and activists, students will learn general theories of crisis and conflict, and will think about how the issues in Spain overlap with and diverge from similar issues in the United States. Students will receive 5 credits of SOC 401 which can be used towards the upper division major requirement.

If you’re interested in learning more about the program, we would like to invite you to 2 information sessions we will be hosting next week. Prof. Pfaff will be there to tell you more about the goals for students who join the trip, to talk about the value of taking a comparative sociological approach like this one, and to answer any questions you might have about the program. Information sessions will be held:

  • RESCHEDULED! Monday, 11 February, 3-4pm in SAV 245
  • Thursday, 07 February, 11:30am-12:30pm in SAV 245

Please see the program application for more details, the deadline for applying is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH!

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