Global Seminars are powerful, short-term learning abroad experiences offered in the Summer. Each Seminar focuses on a global trend or event that is topical to that city and is organized around a curriculum built on a framework of in-depth reading, thinking and discussion.
In these Seminars, students become part of a community of scholars engaged in intensive study of a particular topic while also living and partaking in special events together. Events may include site visits, conferences, festivals, guestlectures, and other academic experiential activities that give students the opportunity to actively engage with the topic within their city.
Our Global Seminars are an ideal study abroad opportunity for students worried about time and/or have financial constraints. Students will earn up to 7 credits (depending on the particular Seminar) in just a few short weeks!
This Seminar is a unique opportunity to explore real cases of wrongful conviction with a pioneer in the field. Professor Justin Brooks, head of the California Innocence Project, has spent his career working to exonerate wrongfully convicted people. His high profile cases, including that of pro football player Brian Banks, have garnered media attention from TEDx, Time Magazine, LA Times, and others.