Sarah Cahalan & Nicole White | July 2, 2019
As another summer session kicks off at Notre Dame, some of the coolest classes of the eight-week mini-mester aren’t being taught in DeBartolo Hall or under the Dome. Notre Dame International is arguably at its busiest in the summer months, when students undertake coursework overseas and educational trips to all corners of the globe. We highlighted a few of those study-abroad offerings last year, and now we’re revisiting the theme with the five most interesting international classes of summer 2019.
Creative Writing in Ireland. From Yeats to Joyce, the Emerald Isle has produced numerous legends of the Western literary canon. Notre Dame students are following in their footsteps with a two-location program housed in Dublin and at the University’s global center at Kylemore Abbey in County Galway. The English department’s Steve Tomasula leads the course alongside Irish playwright Marina Carr.
Negative Attitudes: Analysis of Racism in South Africa. A quarter century after the end of apartheid, South Africa still provides valuable lessons about the cultural, historical, social and psychological legacies of institutional racism. Students will learn a few of them in this Cape Town course, which focuses not only on Nelson Mandela and the system he fought against, but on the long history of tensions that led to apartheid’s rise.
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