Each student has the opportunity to take between two and three courses for a total of six to eight academic credits (depending on the courses selected). The grades transfer directly to a student's St. Bonaventure transcript. Each year several seminars are offered, which are led by Oxford professors.
All of the seminars will have a special British focus, and all are designed for students who have little or no background in the fields to be studied. Most Oxford courses do not have prerequisites. However, if an upper-level course is offered in Oxford, the student participant must ensure all course prerequisites have been met, prior to participating in the Oxford course.
Each course includes a field trip to relevant sites or events. All students attend these trips but the students taking the course may be asked to pay special attention to various aspects of the trip. For example, the students may see a Shakespearean play at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, and on that trip the Shakespeare class may be expected to note of something relevant to their class.
When the weather is nice, classes are often held outside in the gardens of Trinity College.
Provides a graduate-level focus to examine marketing communications proficiency with management principles to plan, organize, coordinate and control programs of activities that support the mission of particular organizations. Students will be exposed to live IMC consulting with real clients.
A variety of business integration seminars (graduate "internships") in Oxford and London associated with topics of the graduate seminar.
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An introduction to what we know about the physical universe and how we have discovered it. The process of scientific discovery is explored using major discoveries in the history of science. Topics include the fundamental properties of matter and energy, the nature of chemical reactions, the use of energy by living things, the nature and property of DNA and its role in biological evolution, and the evolution of the human mind/brain. The course includes a combination of lecture, classroom discussion, tutorial meetings and an experimental laboratory. Dr. Adam Ritchie, tutor Dr. Adam Ritchie is a departmental lecturer at the Blavatnik School of Government and a lecturer in human science at St Catherine's College. Since moving to Oxford in 2005, Adam has taught for numerous Oxford colleges and international universities, including Stanford, Cornell and St. Bonaventure University. He recently received the St Bonaventure University Medal of Honor for services to education at that institution (July 2012).
Adam completed his undergraduate and D.Phil studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he was the awarded the Jackson Prize for Microbiology and Immunology (October 2000). His area of scientific interest is the interaction between infectious organisms and the human host, and he has researched areas as diverse as malaria, prions, and the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
His most recent scientific work has been on HIV immunology as part of the Centre for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology, which was recognized with receipt of the CHAVI Young Investigator Award (October 2010). Adam’s HIV research focuses on the role of the immune system in protecting rare individuals who are resistant to HIV infection, and characterising the immune responses that occur during the earliest stages following HIV infection.
Adam also carries out work involving the science, education, and policy interface, including capacity building for African science and improving science education internationally. Adam has authored numerous scientific journal articles relating to these areas of work.
In his spare time, Adam is an enthusiastic, if mediocre, football (soccer) player, and has an interest in overly ambitious home improvement projects.
An interdisciplinary, team-taught introduction to major issues in various world regions, with special attention to global diversity of experiences and perspectives. This course is taught in conjunction with HIST 464: Modern Ireland, 1603-Present.
After completing a degree in History of Art at Oxford University, Antonova remains immersed in, The Role of Time in the Construction of Pictorial Unity: The Case of Eastern Orthodox Art.
Having mastered Bulgarian, French, English, Russian, and Italian, Antonova has lectured and given seminars around the globe. Most recently, Antonova conducted a two-week seminar at the Bulgarian Academy of Fine Arts and has tutored for the Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program in Oxford since 1999.
She is now working on a book project dealing with aspects of early twentieth-century European intellectual history.
Born in Brussels, Belgium, Jean Crombois graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Modern European History. His dissertation concerning the Second World War was published in French and received the acclaimed Pierlot award in 2000.
Between 1999 and 2002, Crombois was Senior Research Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford, and Associate Research Fellow at the Faculty of Modern History also in Oxford. At present, he teaches history and political science at the American University in Bulgaria.
He is also an associate professor for the post-graduate program of International Politics at the University of Brussels.
An interdisciplinary study of literature and the arts of architecture, film, dance, music, painting, photography, sculpture, and theater (drama). Professor Simon May, tutor
Currently completing his D.Phil in English at the University of Oxford, Simon May was recently awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Jesus College (Oxford) Graduate Scholarship (June 2012).
Simon has given conference papers at the English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, the 10th Annual English Postgraduate Conference, University of Dundee (June 2012), the 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, held in Seattle (October 2012), and "Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe," held in Dublin (November 2012).
Additionally, Simon gave papers to the Early Modern Graduate Forum at Oxford (May 2011) and remains a featured MCR Speaker at Jesus College, Oxford. Simon remains a committee member of the Herbert English Society at Jesus College (2010-2012) and he recently launched "Politics of Place," a journal for
postgraduates in association with the University of Exeter. Dr. Jean Crombois, tutor (see biography above)
This course considers the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ireland and its fluctuating relationship with England in the period from the death of Queen Elizabeth to the present. This course is being taught in conjunction with CLAR 108: World Views.
A lively transatlantic look at the media of the two nations and how they both continue to define each other's identities and impact each other's cultures.
Mackenzie, a working British journalist, college professor, and former reporter for The Guardian in London, teaches journalism in England while writing for a variety of British and American newspapers. Alan, and his wife Barbara, taught for more than six years as visiting professors at St. Bonaventure University.
The purpose of this course is to help students understand the basics of international trade and finance and the effects of various international economic policies on domestic and world welfare.
The course will highlight sources of comparative advantage, gains and losses from trade, the impact of trade on economic growth, and effects of trade policy interventions such as tariffs, quotas, voluntary export restraints, and export subsidies. International agreements on regional trade liberalization (such as EU and NAFTA) and on multilateral trade liberalization (e.g., WTO) will be also discussed.
Topics on international finance will include balance of payments, determination of foreign exchange rates, and international monetary system.
A 1977 alumnus of St. Bonaventure, Morrissey studied world politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He went on to complete his doctorate in financial economics at Baruch College at the City University of New York.
Morrissey has held numerous positions as a trader, a course developer, an instructor and a financial analyst and strategist at a variety of organizations all over the world including Wells Fargo Bank International, Banca di Roma, Bank of New Zealand, Euromoney and MMS International. He is currently working as a freelance financial writer and research editor and as a course developer and trainer for the Securities and Investment Institute.
Currently the Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College in Oxford, Dr. Doherty held a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medieval History at the College between 2008 and 2011.
He teaches undergraduate options up to c1300, and his research interests cover 12th-century rulers and their officials; acts, deeds, charters, and seals in the British Isles and Europe (1000-1300); the Angevin kings; and the English Exchequer.
Additionally, Hugh has tutored for the St. Bonaventure Oxford Program for more than 10 years and he has recently accepted another University Professorship at the University of East Anglia.
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