Program Dates: July 6 - August 15, 2014
Application Due: January 24, 2014
60 students (approximately 20 each from the three colleges) will be housed either at historic Trinity College or the University of Georgia at Oxford Center. Trinity College, Oxford University, was founded in 1555 and is one of Oxford's most distinguished colleges. Trinity College is ideally located in the center of the city and has been praised by students for its architectural beauty and friendly atmosphere. The University of Georgia's at Oxford Center in located in North Oxford. The large, elegantly furnished rooms hold two to four students and most have private bathrooms. All students will have access to the Trinity College dining hall, common rooms, computer labs and network, and college pub.
Course Credit and Eligibility
Students can earn six semester hours in a wide variety of disciplines. Tutorials will be taught using the tutorial format of individualized or small-group instruction. Tutorial groups are never larger than three students. Each tutorial class includes an excursion to a site in England related to the major themes in the course. See Courses Offered for a list of possible seminar and tutorial course choices in Summer 2014. Terry: You will take the mandatory seminar, INTB 5100, UGA Terry Faculty Member - Dr. Annette Poulsen, and one course with an Oxford faculty member. Grady: You will take either two courses from Oxford faculty or you will take the Grady seminar, JRLC 5210, UGA Grady Faculty Member - Dr. Bryan Reber, and one course taught by an Oxford faculty member. Franklin: You will take two courses taught by Oxford faculty.
Approximately $6,400 plus in-state UGA tuition and fees. The cost of the program covers Oxford and Trinity College fees, room, most meals, study abroad insurance, and class excursions. Additional expenses include cost of personal items and travel. A voluntary group-rate flight is available. (Transient students are subject to an additional admission fee assessed by UGA Undergraduate Admissions.)
The UGA at Oxford Summer Program is open to all majors! Students should provide a completed application form and two passport photos. A $600 application fee will be added to the UGA Students Account System upon receipt of application. Enrollment will be limited to well-qualified students. Students are required to turn in applications on or before Friday, 24 January 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 online.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Applications: Friday, January 24, 2014
Acceptance/Notification: Friday, February 7, 2014
Forms/Fees: Friday, March 7, 2014 (Fees not covered by Financial Aid) This is also the withdrawal and application fee-refund deadline. After this date, you will be unable to recover your application fee and may also become liable for a pro-rated portion of the program fees.
The Summer curriculum at Oxford includes courses in Economics, English literature, History, Political Science, Religion, and a new Landscape Architecture course (tentative offering for summer 2014). Below is a list of tutorial and seminar classes offered during the Oxford Summer Program. This list is subject to change depending on the availability of the instructors. The most up to date list will be provided with the course selection information once you are accepted in the program.
Courses Offered - Tutorials & Seminars
- ECON 2100 - Economics of Environmental Quality
- ECON 4150 - Environmental Economics
- ENGL 2310 - English Literature from the Beginnings to 1700
- ENGL 2320 - English Literature from 1700 to the Present
- ENGL 4290 - Topics in Medieval Literature: Aurthurian Literature
- ENGL 4330 - Shakespeare II: Special Topics
- ENGL 4500 - Romantic Literature
- ENGL 4690 - Topics in 20th-Century British Literature: Virginia Woolf
- HIST 2301 - Western Society to 1500
- HIST 2302 - Western Society Since 1500
- HIST 3340 - The Age of Renaissance and Reformation
- HIST 4330 - Institutions of the Medieval West
- INTL 4220 - International Conflict
- INTL 4780 - Special Topics in Comparative Politics: British Common Law
- LAND 4070 - Garden Design: English Gardens (tentative) (can also be taken as LAND 6070 or LAND 4910/6910)
- PHIL 3220 - Biomedical Ethics
- PSYC 3230 - Abnormal Psychology
- RELI 4001 - Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Literature
Grady Seminar: JRLC 5210 - Social Effects of Mass Communication
Dr. Bryan Reber, Grady, UGA
Terry Seminar: INTB 5100 - Special Topics in International Business: Impacts of Economic and Financial Factors on Firm Financial Decisions in the Global MarketplaceThis course examines the global environment of business concentrating on the role of financial markets in international activities. Students will gain an understanding of topics such as: The evolution, patterns, forces and linkages of global business, including consideration of the historical context and intellectual views of international trade and globalization. Awareness of multicultural differences and political risk in business and how they affect the global firm financial policies. Measuring global business activities and the importance of US firms in this market. Analyzing differences and similarities in the factors impacting financial decisions in developed and emerging market countries. The role of financial markets in providing capital for international firms. Understanding the impact of regulatory provisions on global business, with special attention to the role of economic unions and regional economic agreements. The importance of foreign exchange markets and foreign exchange risk in global business and how firms use financial markets to hedge those risks. All of the course material will also consider recent global and regional financial crises and how firms and governments respond to an uncertain financial environment. Throughout the course, we will examine and analyze relevant current events to better understand the global business economy. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the implications of globalization for business firms and their managers with emphasis on their financial decisions.
Dr. Annette Poulsen, Terry, UGA