Global Studies Summer Workshop 2013: International Human Rights Program for High School Students
Begins: Sunday, 14 July 2013
Ends: Saturday, 20 July 2013
International Human Rights Summer Program for High School Students
Sunday, July 14 - Saturday, July 20, 2013
The week-long, intensive Global Studies Summer Workshop is a college-level, interdisciplinary course in global studies for motivated high school students. The 2013 course focuses on international human rights, using case studies of human rights violations and simulation activities.
Global Human Rights Issues
The course is structured around a central simulation project on conflict and human rights violations in a developing nation. Through lectures and discussions with renowned faculty and invited human rights experts, students develop in-depth knowledge on critical human rights issues--such as human trafficking, political dissent, minority oppression, gender equity, and natural resource exploitation--that affect the vulnerable populations of the world.
Using real world scenarios and case studies of peace and reconciliation processes, students conduct background research, debate contesting human rights values and priorities, and role-play policy negotiations. Working in teams with a Global Studies student advisor, students research and develop proposals on an assigned post-conflict human rights issue for the capstone project presentation. Typical day schedule.
Successful completion of the course includes one college-level academic credit from the University of Illinois and a Center for Global Studies Certificate of Completion. Enrollment is limited to 20 students.
- Introduce students to the multiple challenges posed by a global society of seven billion diverse people, divided by religion, culture, language, national, ethnic, and tribal loyalties as well as by class, gender and race
- Equip students with the analytic tools to develop and evaluate proposals for advancing human rights
- Introduce students to negotiating and leadership skills required to solve global issues
- Expose students to research skills and pathways for undergraduate study and careers in public services prior to entering college
Build Research Skills
The University of Illinois Library is the largest public research library collection in North America, ranked second only after Harvard. The Global Studies Librarian guides students on working with international resources and navigating online databases to find journal articles and international and foreign language publications. Students learn invaluable research skills as they prepare the capstone presentations.
Experience College Life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the nation's leading land-grant research universities. All students participating in the International Human Rights Summer Course live on campus in Newman Hall, a secure certified student residence hall operated by St. John's Catholic Newman Center, and eat in university dining facilities. Resident Advisors (RAs), current undergraduate students in the Illinois Global Studies major, live with students and serve as academic advisors and counselors. RAs will also lead group social events in the evenings such as movie nights and concerts. Lectures and discussions take place in University of Illinois classrooms that are equipped with state of the art technology. The final capstone presentations are held in the College of Law Mock Courtroom. While at the University of Illinois, students can use the library as well as campus athletic, entertainment, and recreation facilities.
- Cost per student (non-Illinois resident): $1200 -- includes tuition, fees, materials, room and board
- Cost per student (Illinois Resident): $1073 -- includes in-state tuition, fees, materials, room and board
- Non-refundable application fee: $20 (use Application Fee Form)
- Non-refundable program deposit: $250 (due June 15, 2013)
- Full Registration payment due July 12, 2013
Financial Aid Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please complete the Financial Aid Scholarship Application Form by May 30, 2013 to be considered for financial assistance.
Online Application & Forms
For more information on Global Studies at the University of Illinois, visit: http://www.globalstudies.illinois.edu/
For more information, please visit the following website: http://cgs.illinois.edu/content/international-human-rights-summer-program