This course is offered as tutorial seminars. You will attend discussion classes in the topic of your choice and have two tutorials. You will develop your close reading skills with study of gobbets (short pieces of text which epitomise an argument or illustrate a technique), hone your writing skills by producing two tutorial essays, after extensive reading, and polish your presentation skills with an oral presentation to the group. Assessment is by the submission of one short answer, two essays, and a presentation.
In addition you will join the whole student group on field trips to memorable sites in Oxford and the south of England. The field trips change from year to year, and in the past have included trips to Stonehenge and Salisbury cathedral, Winchester cathedral, Bath, and HMS Victory moored in Portsmouth.
The course is taught by specialists in each of SCIO’s major academic concentrations. Credit is offered in 11 disciplines of which you’ll choose one. Each course will help you understand Britain and appreciate the rich past and present of the country where you live while on the programme.