August 1-26, 2022
The Globalization Program is VIU’s education program for Bachelor's and Master’s-level students in VIU’s member institutions. The program brings together talented, motivated students in a truly multicultural, international, and interdisciplinary environment. Students enjoy a powerful learning experience in which they develop their capacity for critical thinking, working across disciplines, creatively embracing new ideas.
In 2022 VIU is introducing a Summer Session of the Globalization Program with the aim of extending the opportunities to study and teach at VIU. Through this opportunity, VIU will also serve the needs of those students who otherwise face barriers to participation during the semester-long programs.
Courses will be delivered through interactive forms of tuition (seminars, discussions, presentations, etc.), to foster group work and to mix nationalities and students from different disciplines. The number of students per class may vary from 5 to 10.
Each course consists of 40-hours of tuition including a virtual component that will be held before the beginning of the program (July 1-31, 2022).
The aim of the virtual component is to facilitate interaction before and after the program and strengthen the network among the participants.
The virtual component may include online classes/presentations/discussions and asynchronous activities, facilitating collaborative online learning exchange and teamwork.
The following courses will be offered in summer 2022:
*Link to course descriptions on each course title
Modernism across the Arts
Corina Stan, Duke University
Interactive Data Visualization
Ate Poorthuis, KU Leuven
Alessandro Rippa, Ludwig Maximilians Universität
Africa: an Introduction to its History, Culture(s) and Place in the World
Schalk van der Merwe, Stellenbosch University
Globalization and Health
Roberto De Vogli, Università degli Studi di Padova
Tanja Kamin, University of Ljubljana