The Division of Social and Behavioral Science seeks to combine coursework at YHC with opportunities for learning across subjects and across the world. The Division hosts trips within the United States and abroad in which students can both travel and receive class credit.
Russia (St. Petersburg and Moscow) - May 2011
A group of 19 Young Harris College faculty, staff and students visited Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia. While in Moscow, the group toured the Kremlin, the official residence of the Russian president, and Lenin Mausoleum, the resting place of Marxist revolutionary and founder of the Bolshevik political party, Vladimir Lenin. The group also examined frescoes in the Cathedral of Basil the Blessed, Annunciation Cathedral and Assumption Cathedral and visited St. Trinity, the largest monastery in Russia and an important center in the Orthodox world.
While in St. Petersburg, the group visited the St. Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the St. Peter and Paul Cathedralwhere all Russian emperors are buried. They also visited the town of Pushkin,formerly known as Tsarskoye Selo, or “Royal Village,” located just outside St. Petersburg. The park at Pushkin was created by two 18th-century rulers, Elizabeth the First and Catherine the Great, and features palaces, terraces, fountains and monuments. The group visited the State Hermitage Museum, which includes more than three million works of art and artifacts, and the Russian Museum, the world's largest collection of Russian art. The group also attended the classic ballet “Swan Lake” at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, the oldest academy of music in Russia.