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Drugs, Behavior, and the History of Neuroscience in Greece

Athens, Greece


Professor Stephan Anagnostaras
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sun., July 1, 2018
Arrival: Mon., July 2, 2018
Mandatory Orientation: Tues., July 3, 2018
First Day of Class: Tues., July 3, 2018
Last Day of Class: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • We strongly encourage you to take a flight that arrives at Athens International Airport (ATH) during daylight hours on Monday, July 2, in order to take advantage of airport pick up. There will be two airport pick up times, one in the late morning, and one in the late afternoon. It is always preferable to arrive early in the day to allow flexibility for travel delays.
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like to book flights with other students on this program or take advantage of the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
    Mandler Hall 3545
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:00 - 4:30 pm - CANCELLED
    Study Abroad Dance Hall, University Center 409

Why you should go

Drugs, Behavior, and History of Neuroscience in Greece will explore psychopharmacology and neuroscience from antiquity to modern times. You will learn a broad background into the pharmacology of psychoactive drugs, including drugs of addiction and therapeutics. This will be accompanied by a deep investigation of the origins of modern pharmacology and medicine in ancient Greece, including one of the first major pharmacopeias, the Dioscorides' Materia Medica. This will also include an exploration into the origins of modern scientific medicine in antiquity, including a visit to the medical school of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine.

We will try to envision how treatment for psychiatric disorders evolved from antiquity. Together, students will gain a broad understanding of psychopharmacology.

Who should go

Students should have a broad interest in psychoactive drugs and neuroscience. The courses are taught so they do not require specific prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have some exposure to biology, neuroscience, or chemistry. Although we will cover everything you need to know, those students will be better prepared to understand the pharmacology.

Meet the professor

Prof. Stephan AnagnostarasStephan Anagnostaras is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science at UCSD, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from UCLA, and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.

His courses at UCSD are consistently highly rated, and he is committed to blending of lecture, seminar, and experiential formats.

Although he was born in New Jersey, he grew up in Greece, and looks forward to sharing Greece with students.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
University Center 409
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
VAC: http://vac.ucsd.edu

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