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Burch Field Research Seminars

Burch Field Research Seminars combine faculty scholarship and undergraduate teaching to produce unique hands-on learning experiences in changing locations stateside and around the globe.

All Burch Field Research Seminars are open to UNC undergraduates (with sophomore status or greater) and a 3.0 GPA.

Spring 2015

Burch Seminar in Washington, DC:
Domestic and International Affairs Internship Program

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Application Deadline

September 18, 2014

Faculty Director

Professor Dan Gitterman, Department of Public Policy

Courses

  • Seminar on Domestic and International Affairs (6 credits)
  • Internship (6 credits)

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Summer 2015

Burch Seminar in Vienna, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo

The Role of International Organizations in Conflict Resolution and Democracy Building in the Balkans

Application Deadline

February 12,  2015

Faculty Director

Professor Bob Jenkins, Department of Political Science

Program Dates

June 13 – July 25, 2015

Courses

  • Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia (3 credits)
  • Research in European and International Security (3 credits)

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Burch Seminar in Rwanda and The Hague

Human Rights and International Law

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Application Deadline

February 12, 2015

Faculty Director

Professor Tom Kelley, School of Law

Program Dates:

June 14 – July 25, 2015

Courses

  • Genocide, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • Law and Society in Rwanda (3 credits)

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Burch Seminar in Germany and Spain

Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Future: Sustainability and Storytelling

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Application Deadline

February 12, 2015

Faculty Director

David Salvesen, UNC Institute for the Environment
Sara Peach, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Program Dates:

May 16 – June 27, 2015

Courses

  •  Renewable Energy and Sustainable Community Design: Moving Toward a Lower Carbon Future (3 credits)
  •  Sustainability and Storytelling in Germany and Spain (3 credits)

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Fall  2015

Burch Seminar in London and Florence

Musical Perspectives

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Application Deadline

February 19, 2015

Faculty Director

Professor Donald Oehler and Professor John Nadas, Department of Music

Program Dates

September 8 – December 12, 2015

Courses

  • Musical Theatre
  • What is a Work of Art? Listening to Music from the Past
  • Music and Drama: Verdi’s Operas and Italian Romanticism
  • History of Music: Mozart to Stravinsky through Chamber Music
  • Individual Instrumental Instruction
  • Chamber Players

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