Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program

USC Dornsife is offering students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study foreign policy as it’s being made, and to intern with their choice of NGO, think tank, or governmental agency – all while earning course credit. Classes will be offered in foreign policy, espionage and intelligence, and international security, with visits from policymakers to explain firsthand how the system works. For the cost of full-time enrollment at USC (scholarships apply!) and local living expenses, you will experience life in the heart of Washington, D.C., getting inside information from practicing policy experts and gaining valuable  work experience in the field of international affairs. Open to anyone interested in working in the policy world. Not limited to International Relations or Political Science majors!
Courses Offered:
IR 304: Espionage Intelligence
IR 305: Managing New Global Challenges (in 4-week modules)
IR 443: Formulation of U.S. Foreign Policy
IR 391: Directed Field Study (Internship)
Interested?
Contact  dornsifedc@usc.edu or attend one of our informational meetings:
Sept. 24th at 5:30 PM | Leavey Library Auditorium
Oct. 8th at 5:30 PM | VKC 300a

Religion Courses Fall 2014

REL 331: Religions of East Asia
What is religious about traditional Chinese medicine? Is the Japanese emperor divine? What does Shamanism have to do with student protest in Korea? This course tries to answer some of these questions. Students will be introduced to the basic worldviews, teachings, texts, and practices in the religions of China, Japan, and Korea.

REL 339: Studies in the History of Christianity
Martyrs. Theological Controversy. Heresy. Miracles. The second century had it all. The various Christianities of the second century were shaped by heated debates over everything to do with theology, ethics, and identity. Out of the second century come some of Christianity’s most familiar concepts and some of its most interesting lost possibilities. It was a time of new possibilities, experimentation, and debate around issues not all that dissimilar from those that find there way into our own political and theological debates. Christians in the second century debated piety, education, identity, ethnicity, politics, and even the interpretation of art and architecture. Come explore this fascinating and vibrant period of Christianity’s history. In this course we will read together the surviving texts of the second century and explore the complex engagements between Christians, Jews, Greeks, and the broader Roman Empire. No prerequisites required. All are welcome.

REL 364: Religion and Ethics
What counts as a good human life? What does it mean to be a human being? What is the difference between seeking justice and seeking righteousness before God? Our class will explore these fundamental questions by investigating some of the most fascinating authors in western religious thought. No prerequisites required. 

REL 462: Religion and Violence
How is it, we may ask, that religion, one of the most noble activities of the human race, has so often for hundreds of years – and still today – led people to commit horrendous acts? This course explores the timely issue of whether major world religions, especially Christianity, Judaism and Islam, actually lead people to commit acts of violence. Texts, videos, and scholars from different religions help the class explore in depth this complex and widely misunderstood phenomena.

Persian Courses Fall 2014

Interested in taking a Persian language course this fall semester? Take a look at this flyer below!

Please check http://dornsife.usc.edu/persian for more information.

 

Iranian Studies courses for Fall 2014

Interested in taking an Iranian course this upcoming semester? Check the following flyers out!

 

 

 

Theatre in America – fun 2 unit elective for Fall 2014

THEATRE IN AMERICA: THTR 295 – FALL 2014

Gain an understanding of how live theatre is created and relates to its audience. Attend award winning productions:

WE WILL ROCK YOU

JERSEY BOYS

HEARTBEAT OF HOME

KINKY BOOTS

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW

PIPPIN

COURSE: THTR 295 -62840R (2.0 units)

MEETING DATES/TIME: 2:00 p.m., Mondays

And productions on Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: KAP 165

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Frank Catalano served as an executive at Warner Bros, Lorimar Studios and Beverly Hills Playhouse. He has written and performed in animated, live action television series and feature films including, The Adventures of Dynamo Duck for Fox Television, Digimon Digital Monsters, Super Pig, Bit The Cupid, Bee Bop Cowboy, the Sci–‐Fi series Robotech, Flint the Time Detective, Vampire Princess Miyu, Honey Bee Hutch and ABC television series including LA Law, NYPD Blue and Ugly Betty. He currently is the president of The Creative Edge providing consultancy, coaching and speaking services for actors, writers and producing organizations. His published books include Art of the Monologue, The Creative Audience, White Knight Black Night, Autumn Sweet, The Resting Place, Rand Unwrapped –‐ Confessions of a Robotech Warrior, Che Che and Short Monologues for Auditions.

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Non-Major Guitar (MPGU) Courses for Fall 2014

MPGU- Learn to play the guitar and rock out at USC with the Non-Major Guitar Program.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced guitar player who wants to go to the next level, check out our non-major guitar program during the first week of classes or see our course offerings at:

http://classes.usc.edu/term-20143/classes/mpgu

For questions email: Nick Stoubis (stoubis@usc.edu)

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End of Semester Study Abroad Information Sessions

Greetings from Overseas Studies! We are holding a final series of study abroad information sessions before the end of spring semester. Please reference the information below and attached flyers for more details:

Trinity College Dublin Information Session

Wednesday, April 30th, 1:00-2:00, VKC 157

University College London Information Session

Wednesday, April 30th, 3:00-4:00, THH 119

University of Sussex Information Session

Thursday, May 1st, 12:00-1:00, WPH 101​

Also, applications for Spring 2015 study abroad programs will be available May 6th in our office, CLH 201.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions about these or any other study abroad programs!

See you soon,

The Overseas Studies Team

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