Learn about community activism through observing and participating in important local, national, and trans-national agencies. In the Institute, students learn to understand and analyze the theoretical perspectives that shape social activism. By the end of the Institute, students will have a clear idea of how globalization impacts communities and urban environments. Participating hands on in the social dynamics of London, students observe the ways in which the lives of residents reflect the diversity of one of the most radically transformed environments in the world. London has something for everyone, including the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city. This certificate goes beyond a minor by exploring a topic using courses across several majors. The courses combine discussing theory in the classroom with practical experiences outside the classroom. Students will develop skills needed for a life of active and engaged citizenship. The certificate authorizes that students connect ideas with action in exploring a pathway to a career in a civic or political industry. The certificate takes the place of a minor or specialization.
It’s impossible to imagine what it’s like to be convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, and yet it happens every day to innocent people across the globe. The progress of science and ability analyze evidence in new ways, along with determination for justice, is giving many of these people a chance to be set free. CAPA’s wrongful conviction seminar is taught by a lawyer who has spent much of his life dedicated to freeing those wrongly imprisoned through the California Innocence Project. In this seminar, you will be study lectures, readings, videos, and participate in case studies and exercises to best understand how to protect the rights of those mistakenly incarcerated.
Don’t be fooled by Dublin’s small size and easy navigation, the Georgian architecture provides the backdrop to a Silicon Valley like booming tech industry. The contrast between new and old facilitates diversity seen through European and Asian influences. Students of the CAPA Dublin Program study at Griffith College, a private Irish university with buildings dating to 1813. Centrally located, students have walk able access to Dublin city as well as any activities at Griffith College’s Student Union. Focus on a curriculum in The Creative Arts, Exploring the Media, Human Rights, Crime and Journalism, or Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society or take classes in your field.