June 26 - August 5, 2016
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 is located in North Oxford. The large, elegantly furnished rooms hold two to four students, and many have private bathrooms. All students will have access to the Trinity College dining hall, common rooms, computer labs and network, and college pub.
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 2016.
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! Enrollment will be limited to well-qualified students. Students are required to submit applications by the deadline; applications will be accepted after this date only if all positions are not filled. Application forms and other information are available through the UGA at Oxford website homepage.
Applications: Friday, January 22, 2016
Acceptance/Notification: Friday, February 5, 2016 (for those that applied by the January 22 deadline)
Forms/Fees: Friday, March 4, 2016 - - The Program deposit, $600, is due in full on the program's listed forms and fees deadline. Payment of this deposit confirms participation in the program, and it 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 may be unable to recover your deposit and may also remain liable for a pro-rated portion of the program fees.
The Summer curriculum at Oxford includes courses in Economics, English literature, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion. 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.
The focus of how media, both mass media and social media of the world, operate and impact audiences at a global scale, will be examined in terms of: 1) Introducing, discussing and comparing theories, philosophies and frameworks of media and communication developed by scholars from different cultural and historical backgrounds; 2) Studying and examining the evolution, development, regulation and trends of different media systems via in-class discussion with media scholars as well as interactions and dialogues with media professionals during excursions in UK, primarily media groups, news agencies, and communication firms in London; 3) Practicing critical thinking and hands-on research experience by conducting in-depth interviews with media professionals in topics assigned by the instructor, such as cross-cultural communication, international conflict management, crisis coverage, and innovation in media business development and management.
Dr. Yan Jin is an Associate Professor of Public Relations at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also serves as the associate director of the Grady College’s Center for Health and Risk Communication. Dr. Jin has taught undergraduate and graduate public relations and communication courses. Her research interest is in the area of crisis communication and strategic conflict management, as well as how emotions influence decision making and publics’ responses. Dr. Jin has authored numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters. Her work was published in The Handbook of Crisis Communication, Communication Research, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly, Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, and Journal of Contingency and Crisis Management, etc. She is the co-editor of the book, Social Media and Crisis Communication, to be published by Routledge. Dr. Jin is an academic advisor of the Corporate Communications International (CCI) and serves on the national research committee of the Association for Business Communication (ABC). In 2014, Dr. Jin was selected as the recipient of the Krieghbaum Under-40 Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for her overall achievement in teaching, research and public service. Dr. Jin earned her B.A. in Advertising from Peking University (Beijing, China), and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Journalism, as well as M.A. in Statistics (Minor), from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The course aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of the role of money and monetary policy in a global setting. Such knowledge is essential to understanding important issues of the day like the future of euro, the Greek debt crisis, the extraordinary policies undertaken by central banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, and many others. Likely topics: The nature of money and banking, exchange rates and the balance of payments, central banking (including the history of the Bank of England), international monetary systems, the 2008 financial crisis and beyond.
William D. Lastrapes is Professor of Economics in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986, and his BS degree in Finance from LSU in 1980, where he graduated cum laude. He was an assistant professor at LSU from 1986 to 1990, before joining the faculty at UGA in 1990. He has visiting positions at the Universite Jean Moulin and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He served as the department’s Director of Graduate Studies from 1998 to 2002. Professor Lastrapes research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics, financial economics, international finance, and time series analysis. He has published over thirty scholarly articles in professional journals such as the Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has presented his research to international audiences in Sydney, Barcelona, Istanbul, and Venice, among other places. In 1990, he received the department’s Kamerschen-Hampton Award for outstanding research in economics. Lastrapes teaches economics to both undergraduate and PhD students, and regularly teaches in the UGA Honors Program. His courses include macroeconomic principles, money and banking, intermediate macroeconomics, macroeconomic theory, and time series econometrics. He was presented in 1995 with the Swift Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in Economics.