Study Abroad Program




Chains and Change: African Social Justice and Entrepreneurship

Program Highlights

*Spend two or four weeks in Cape Town, South Africa.
*Excursions to historical and heritage sites, community schools, NGOs.
*Select one session for 3 credits OR both for 6 credits: Session I: "Afropolitanism" or Session II: "Social Justice and Entrepreneurship"
*Session I Credits: INTS 399, HIST 387, AFAM 390, SOCI 395, GOVT 398, CONF 385
*Sesion II Credits: INTS 399, HIST 387, AFAM 390, SOCI 395, GOVT 398, CONF 385, INTS 595 (Grad)

Program link: South Africa: Chains and Change program

South Africa: Chains and Change program


Harry Potter in Literature & Film

England & Scotland, Summer 2020

Program Overview

Explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter in Scotland and England! Journey through the Highlands on the Hogwarts Express, roam through awe-inspiring castles and graveyards, write in the café where Rowling penned The Chamber of Secrets, meet the artists who designed The Daily Prophet, and speak with the Scots translator of The Philosopher’s (Sorcerer's) Stone.

These activities and more will help you to interpret Harry Potter novels, films, and plays with greater complexity. Based mostly in Edinburgh and London, we will also visit Glenfinnan, Alnwick, Durham and Oxford to investigate geographic and socio-historical influences. Harry Potter’s influence on contemporary literature, art, and culture – such as The Magicians and fan-fiction sites – will be highlighted as well.

Because this course is interdisciplinary, you will learn to approach Harry Potter from multiple perspectives. After four weeks of fun and intensive study, you will be uniquely situated both to win pub quizzes and to contribute to scholarly conversations about Harry Potter. The knowledge and skills you acquire from this course – including evaluating cultural context, applying close-reading strategies to primary and secondary sources, interpreting and creating visual media, conducting research at National libraries, and writing creatively and analytically -- will benefit you in future course work for your major.

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Harry Potter in Literature & Film