Courses

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Courses

Students on our week-long Oxbridge Seminar in New York program have five courses to choose from; Business, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Medicine, and Psychology. They take their chosen course each morning before participating in activities in the afternoons. Courses are taught by top professors and industry professionals, and are inspired and influenced by the unique energy of New York City.

Business

Using case studies and New York’s unrivaled business resources, students decipher the code to operating a successful business and discover what makes one entrepreneur succeed where another fails. By trying their hand at game theory and various negotiation tactics, students get to familiarize themselves  with managerial organization in all its forms.

Human Rights Law

Students are introduced to the treaties and customary laws that structure Human Rights internationally, as well as the instruments devised to promote and protect them, such as the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. Students devise their own charter for the 21st century by working through current crises, case recreation, and legal theory.

International Relations

This course introduces students to the various academic disciplines and theoretical tools that define International Relations. In addition to studying the history of nations and their interactions with one another, students tackle a range of contemporary case studies. These include the rise of ISIS and the war against them; the Syrian refugee crisis and the issues surrounding mass immigration; and the "Brexit" vote and its aftermath. Can the origins of these issues be unraveled in such a waythat finds  new ways forward with them? This question is posed in the city that hosts the United Nations, and whose financial sector continues to have a massive influence on world affairs.

Medicine

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. By combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety of careers in medicine.

Psychology

Led by researchers engaged in cutting-edge work in experimental psychology, students address a different topic each morning. These include introductions to mental processes and problem solving, Evolutionary Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Behaviorism, and Psychoanalysis. In addition to surveying various fields, students learn how research projects are developed and experiments undertaken.

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Working from case studies, and making the most of New York’s unrivaled business resources, students decipher the codes of successful business leadership, and discover what makes one entrepreneur succeed where another fails. By trying their hand at game theory and various negotiation tactics, they get to grips with managerial organization in all its forms. 

Following an historical introduction to the idea of Human Rights, students are introduced to contrasting national legislations, to the treaties and customary laws that structure Human Rights internationally, and to the instruments devised to promote and protect them, such as the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. Working through current crises, case recreation, as well as legal theory, and taking rapid social change into account, students devise a Charter for the 21st century.

This course introduces students to the various academic disciplines and theoretical tools that define International Relations. In addition to studying the history of nations and their interactions with one another, they tackle a range of contemporary case studies. These include the rise of ISIS and the war against them; the Syrian refugee crisis and the issues surrounding mass immigration; and the "Brexit" vote and its aftermath. Can the origins of these issues be unraveled in such a way as to find new ways forward with them? This question is posed in the city that hosts the United Nations, and whose financial sector continues to have a massive influence on world affairs. 

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medicine and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, the main challenges that medical science faces today, and the variety and changing nature of careers in medicine.

Led by researchers engaged in cutting-edge work in experimental psychology, students address a different topic each morning. These include introductions to mental processes and problem solving, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis. In addition to surveying various fields, students learn how research projects are developed and experiments are undertaken.