SPIA at Oxford Spring 2015

Early Admission - Important Dates & Deadlines

Program Begins: Spring 2015
Program Lasts: January 2 - March 14, 2015
Application Due: Friday, April 11, 2014
Acceptance/Notification: Friday, April 25, 2014
Forms: Friday, May 30, 2014 ($150 per form late fee after this date) 
Program Fees: Friday, May 30, 2014 The Program deposit, $600, is due in full on Friday, May 30, 2014. Payment of this deposit confirms participation in the program, and does count towards the total program fees. Students are committed to pay the program fees in full after this date. If you withdraw after this date, you will be unable to recover your deposit and may also become liable for a pro-rated portion of the program fees.

Standard Admission - Important Dates & Deadlines

Program Begins: Spring 2015
Program Lasts:
January 2 - March 14, 2015
Applications:
Friday, October 10, 2014
Acceptance Notification: Friday, October 17, 2014
Forms: Friday, October 24, 2014 ($150 per form late fee after this date)

Program Fees: Friday, October 24, 2014 The Program deposit, $600, is due in full on Friday, October 24, 2014. Payment of this deposit confirms participation in the program, and does count towards the total program fees. Students are committed to pay the program fees in full after this date. If you withdraw after this date, you will be unable to recover your deposit and may also become liable for a pro-rated portion of the program fees.

Accommodations

Students will be housed at the University of Georgia 's Center in North Oxford. The large, elegantly-furbished rooms hold two to four students and most have private bathrooms. Georgia students will also have associate membership in Keble College, which allows them to dine in college with Oxford students, have access to the College libraries, common rooms and pubs, and to participate in the College's social, cultural, and sporting societies and events.

Course Credit & Eligibility

Students will earn between twelve and fifteen semester hours in a wide variety of disciplines. Classes will be taught by both UGA and Oxford faculty, some using an intensive seminar format. During the eight weeks of Oxford term, classes will be taught by Oxford faculty using the tutorial format, an intensive system of individualized or small-group instruction traditional at Oxford.

Costs

Approximately $7900 plus twelve hours in-state UGA tuition and fees. The cost of the program covers room, most meals, study abroad insurance, Oxford fees, and associate membership at Keble College. Additional expenses include the cost of personal items and travel. Transient students are subject to an additional admission fee assessed by UGA Undergraduate Admissions.

Enrollment

The SPIA at Oxford Spring Program is open to all majors! Students should provide a completed application form and two passport photos. A refundable $600 application fee will be added to your UGA Student Account once the application has been received. Enrollment will be limited to 20 well-qualified students. Students are required to submit applications on or before Friday, October 10, 2014; applications will be accepted after this date only if all positions are not filled. Application forms and other information are available in the UGA at Oxford Office, 326A Park Hall or through a link on the UGA at Oxford homepage. 

Seminars - SPIA 2014

  • POLS (INTL) 4325: - Introduction to British Politics (Dr. Thomas Lauth, SPIA, UGA)
  • TBA

Tutorials

In the eight-week session, classes will be taught by Oxford faculty (known as 'dons') using the one-on-one Oxford tutorial format where students meet with their dons in small groups and follow an intensive study course of research and writing. In more popular classes, students may expect to meet in a small group of 2-3 with the professor, but most tutorials are individualized. The semester curriculum at Oxford is tailored to individual student needs, so that students can make progress toward graduation while studying abroad. This accounts for the number of different courses offered. Besides the courses listed here, we are able to offer numerous other options drawing on the rich faculty resources of Oxford University. Please contact our office if you are considering participating on a semester program and would like to discuss the possibility of taking a course at Oxford not listed below.

Below is a list of tutorial courses offered regularly during the SPIA Program through UGA at Oxford. Please note that most classes offered at Oxford may be taken for Honors options.

  • POLS 4010 - Political Philosophy: Plato to Machiavelli
  • POLS 4020 - Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Nietzsche
  • POLS 4030 - Contemporary Political Thought
  • POLS 4060 - Problems in Democratic Theory
  • POLS 4550 - Government and the Mass Media
  • POLS 4780 - Special Topics in Law and Judicial Process - The English Legal System
  • INTL 4210 - International Law
  • INTL 4240 - International Organization
  • INTL 4330 - Post-Industrial Democracies
  • ENGL 4690 - Topics in 20th-Century British Literature: English Literature and Politics since 1900 – A Darkening Flood
  • HIST 4300 - Studies European Hist.- English Historiography in the Early Modern Period: Literature and Politics