UGA at Oxford Franklin Fall 2014


Program Dates: 11 September - 6 December
Application Due: Extended! (original deadline - March 14, 2014)
Acceptance Notification:
Forms/Fees: Friday, 4 April 2014 ($150 per form late fee after this date). (all fees not covered by Financial Aid). This is also the withdrawal deadline. After this date, you may also become liable for a pro-rated portion of the program fees.


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.


Approximately $7,900 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. A voluntary group-rate flight is available. Transient students are subject to an additional admission fee assessed by UGA Undergraduate Admissions.


The Franklin Fall Program is open to all majors! Students should provide a completed application form, two passport photos, and a refundable $600 application fee will be added to your UGA Student Account once the application has been received. Enrollment will be limited to 40 well-qualified students. Students are required to submit applications on or before Friday, March 14, 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.

Course Credit & Eligibility

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

The Following Initial Seminars Are Proposed

  • ENGL 2320/4590: Topics in 19th-Century British Literature: Tales of Unrest (Prof. David Bradshaw, Worcester College , Oxford )
  • ENGL 2320/4880: Topics in African American Literature: Black Atlantic Writers (can also be taken as AFAM 4880) (Dr. Valerie Babb, English Dept., UGA)
  • HIST 2302/3371: Tudor/Stuart England (Dr Ian Archer, Keble College , Oxford )
  • HIST 2302/4300: Studies in European History: English Historiography in the Early-Modern Period - Literature and Politics (Dr. George Southcombe, Oxford)
  • INTL 4780: Special Topics in Comparative Politics: Anglo-British Common Law (Dr. Paul Yowell)
  • PHIL 3220: Biomedical Ethics (Dr. David Birks, Oxford)
  • RELI 4001: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Literature (Dr Susan Gillingham, Worcester College, Oxford)

Brief Descriptions of Dr. Valerie Babb's English Seminar

ENGL (AFAM) 4880: Drawing upon Paul Guilroy's concept of cultural identity being a result of both "roots" and "routes," this course will explore how movement and migration between Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Caribbean complicate understandings of what it means to be black. In particular we will consider themes of symbolic locations, imagined communities, and the legacies of the Empire. We will read fiction and nonfiction, focusing primarily on the cultural histories of the abolitionist periods in Britain and the United States, the 1920s-40s, and the postmodern period. Discussed as well will be the influence of various cultural theories such as pan-Africanism, diaspora studies, and black postmodernism on literary representations of black experiences.

Dr. Valerie Babb

Valerie Babb received her MA and PhD at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, her BA at Queens College, The City University of New York. She has been a professor at Georgetown University and is a faculty member of the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College.

Her fields of expertise are African American literature and culture and American literature and culture, with particular interests in constructions and performances of race and gender. Among her publications are Whiteness Visible: The Meaning of Whiteness in American Literature and Culture and Black Georgetown Remembered, described as "the history behind the Oprah Book Club selection, River, Cross My Heart"; and Ernest Gaines. She has also edited The Langston Hughes Review from 2000-2010. 


In the remaining eight-week session, classes will be taught by Oxford faculty 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 such as 'Shakespeare', 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 multitude 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 Spring and Fall Franklin Programs through UGA at Oxford. Please note that most classes offered at Oxford may be taken for Honors options.

Recently offered courses -

ANTH 1102 -  Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 3090 -  Evolution of the Human Ecosystem
ANTH 3100 -  Peoples of the World
ANTH 3290 -  Celtic and Pre-Celtic Prehistory
BCMB 3100 -  Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BIOL 3400 -    Cell Biology
CBIO 3400 -    Cell Biology
CHNS 3010 -   Advanced Chinese I
CLAS 1010 -   Roman Culture
CLAS 4300 -   Selected Topics in Ancient Civilization
ECON 2100 -   Economics of Environmental Quality
ECON 2105 -   Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2106 -   Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 4010 -   Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 4020 -   Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 4150 -   Environmental Economics
ECON 4040 -   The International Business Environment
ECON 4360 -   Game Theory
ENGL 2310 -   English Literature Beginnings to 1700
ENGL 2320 -   English Literature 1700 to the Present
ENGL 4240 -   Chaucer
ENGL 4290 -   Topics in Medieval Literature
ENGL 4270 -   Medieval Romance
ENGL 4320 -   Shakespeare I: Selected Works
ENGL 4330 -   Shakespeare II: Special Topics
ENGL 4390 -   Topics in Renaissance Literature
ENGL 4430 -   18th-Century British Novel
ENGL 4500 -   Romantic Literature
ENGL 4505 -   Single Author Study: Jane Austen
ENGL 4520 -   19th-Century British Novel
ENGL 4650 -   Modern Drama
ENGL 4680 -   Modern Irish Literature
ENGL 4690 -   Topics in 20th-Century British Literature: Virginia Woolf
ENGL 4690 -   Topics in 20th-Century British Literature: W.B. Yeats
ENGL 4690 -   Topics in 20th-Century British Literature: A Darkening Flood - Modernist British Literature and Politics
ENGL 4820 -   Literary Theory
ENGL 4890 -   Topics in Criticism and Culture: Postcolonial Literature and Theory
FANR 1100 -   Natural Resources Conservation
FANR 2200 -   International Issues in Natural Resources and Conservation
FINA 4810 -    International Finance
FREN 2001 -   Intermediate French
FREN 2002 -   Intermediate French
FREN 3030 -   Introduction to French Literature
FREN 4050 -   French Literature and Culture to 1700
GENE 4200 -   Advanced Genetics
GREK 4040 -   Herodotus and Thucydides
GRMN 2002 -  Intermediate German II
GRMN 3010 -  Language: Culture and Society I
HIST 3312 -     Roman History      
HIST 3322 -     Wenches, Witches, Damsels and Nuns: Women in Medieval Europe
HIST 3340 -     The Age of Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 3564 -     The Middle East Since 1914
HIST 4300 -     Studies in European History - English Historiography in the Early Modern Period: Literature and Politics
HIST 4300 -     Studies in European History - Ireland in the Middle Ages
HIST 4330 -     Institutions of the Medieval West - Knighthood, Chivalry, & Faith Medieval Europe
HIST 4373 -     19th-Century European Intellectual History
HIST 4382 -     Britain from the Age of Revolution to the Age of Victoria (1780 - 1900)
INTL 4210 -    International Law
INTL 4220 -    International Conflict
INTL 4240 -    International Organization
INTL 4300 -    Comparative Political Institutions
INTL 4330 -    Post-Industrialized Democracies
INTL 4620 -    Human Rights
INTL 4770 -    Special Topics in International Relations
INTL 4780 -    Special Topics in Comparative Politics - English Common Law
ITAL 2001 -    Intermediate Italian
ITAL 2002 -    Intermediate Italian
ITAL 4010 -    Advanced Conversation/Composition
ITAL 4070 -    Italian Literature and Culture from 1700 to the Present
JPNS 2002 -     Intermediate Japanese II
JPNS 3010 -     Advanced Japanese I
LING 2100 -    The Study of Language
LATN 2001 -   Intermediate Latin I
LATN 3010 -   Virgil's Aeneid
LATN 4030 -   Roman Historians
LATN 4300 -   Cicero and the Roman Republic
MIBO 3500 -   Introductory Microbiology
PHIL 2030 -     Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 3000 -     Classics of Ancient Western Philosophy
PHIL 3010 -     Classics of Modern Western Philosophy
PHIL 3030 -     Existentialism
PHIL 3220 -     Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 4040 -     British Empiricism
PHIL 4210 -     Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL 4300 -     Philosophy of Language
PHIL 4310 -     Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 4520 -     Model Theory
POLS 4010 -    Political Philosophy to Machiavelli
POLS 4020 -    Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Nietzsche
POLS 4030 -    Contemporary Political Thought
POLS 4060 -    Problems in Democratic Theory
PSYC 1101 -    Elementary Psychology
PSYC 3230 -    Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 4100 -    Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 4120 -    Sensation and Perception
PSYC 4130 -    Physiological and Comparative Psychology
PSYC 4220 -    Developmental Psychology
RELI 4001 -     Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Literature
RELI 4003 -     Ancient Israelite Religion
RELI 4040 -     Apocalyptic Literature
RELI 4080 -     New Testament Literature
RELI 4101 -     History of Christian Theology (Ancient-Medieval)
RUSS 2001 -    Intermediate Russian I
RUSS 3001 -    Russian Conversation & Composition I
RUSS 3002 -    Russian Conversation & Composition II
SOCI 3810 -    Criminology
SPAN 2001 -   Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 2002 -   Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 3010 -   Spanish Conversation and Composition
SPAN 3020 -   Advanced Conversation and Composition
SPAN 3030 -   Introduction to Literature
SPAN 4120 -   Topics in Spanish Culture, Language, and Literature
VPHY 3100 -   Elements of Physiology

Program Details

  • Application Deadline: 2014-04-08
  • Application Deposit: 600.00
  • Total Cost: 7900.00
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