Spring 2016

The Making of Modern Paris

Eugenie Birch, Penn Design

Andrea Goulet, French and Francophone Studies

This class traces the people, ideas, and projects that contributed to this reputation, through an exploration of the city's built environment as expressed in literature and urban planning projects of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Blends of Culture: Conflict and Cooperation in Morocco and Zanzibar

Middle East Center

Keren Weitzberg, Africana Studies

Over the course of the semester, students learn about intercultural conflict and cooperation, examin key themes and conceptual approaches in the literature on both regions, and immerse themselves in the history of Zanzibar and Morocco. 


The Gashora Project

Gerri Light, SEAS

Jorge Santiago, SEAS

The SEAS Rwanda Gashora Program explores the use of solar energy and information communication technology (ICT) in low-resource communities in a developing village in Gashora, Rwanda. 

Fall 2016

Laboratory of Evolution: The History, Philosophy, and Science of Evolution in the Galapagos

Michael Weisberg, Philosophy 

This course consists of a detailed examination of evolutionary theory, especially within the context of historical and contemporary scientific research in the Galapagos.


Living Deliberately:  Monks, Saints, and the Contemplative Life - Thailand

Justin McDaniel, Religious Studies 

This is an experimental course in which students will experience monastic and ascetic ways of living. 

Spring 2017

Environmental Health Issues and Global Implications

Jianghong Liu, Nursing 

This class aims to introduce students to the field of environmental health using interdisciplinary methods to expose students to basic principles of environmental toxicology and epidemiology and a brief history. 


Globalization and Corruption

Philip Nichols, Legal Studies and Business Ethics 

In this course, students review different theories of globalization as a theoretical matter and with application to current events. Students will go through research on corruption and its effects. 


Living Deliberately: Monks, Saints, and the Contemplative Life - Ireland

Justin McDaniel, Religious Studies 

This is an experimental course in which students will experience monastic and ascetic ways of living. 


SEAS Global Immersion: China

Howard Hu, SEAS

This course provides students with the experience to learn of rapid technological development and business environments in China, as well as exposing them to Chinese engineering and technology innovations.

Fall 2017

Hindu and Buddhist Worlds: Architecture, History and Religion in Central Java

Luther Obrock, Sotuh Asia Studies

This course traces the development of Hindu and Buddhist worlds in Java through archaeology, art, texts, and performance. 


The Perfroming Arts of Modern South India

Davesh Soneji, South Asia Studies

This course focuses on the social history of the performing arts in modern South India and their interface with larger discourses on religion, gender, nation, and modernity. 


Health and the Healthcare System in Chile

Eileen Lake, Nursing
Marta Simonetti, Nursing

This course will provide interdisciplinary perspectives on health and the health care system in Chile. 


Spring 2018

Conflicts in the Middle East

More information and application will be available by May 2017.


Muslims, Christians, and Jews: Pilgrimmage. Memory and History in Spain

More information and application will be available by May 2017.


Also in development for Spring 2018...

...courses through SEAS, Nursing, and Political Science with travel to China and the Middle East.

These courses will be added as they are confirmed.

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Global Seminars Fast Facts

  • Semester-long, on-campus courses with an overseas research or learning component
  • Available to undergraduates
  • Faculty members travel with students for overseas component
  • Small courses, generally no more than 15 students
  • Financial aid packages can be applied to Global Seminars

Questions?

Rochelle Keesler 215-898-9073