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Global Seminars

Water. Food. Energy. Health. Governance. Education.

Global seminars are interdisciplinary, theme-based courses designed to provide students with a broad understanding of several of the contemporary challenges facing humanity, using economic, social, political, scientific, moral/ethical, philosophical, and other approaches.

Each seminar presents a range of diverse perspectives in a variety of formats, including interactive lectures, visiting speakers, small- and large-group discussions, field trips, and student-driven projects. While Antioch College faculty organize the seminars and present on some issues, many of the presenters come from outside the immediate community and may include visiting faculty, journalists, recognized field experts, and the like. These courses are specifically designed to integrate Antioch College’s long tradition of applied liberal arts learning with its socially conscious values and mission.

As a complement to the thematic courses in the global seminars, Antioch College offers students the opportunity to continue research interests they have developed in their global seminars through courses titled Continued Studies in Global Seminar (GSC). These courses, offered only with instructors’ permission, allow interested students to engage in projects, research, and field work relevant to a Global Seminar topic they have already studied. These courses do not count towards the general education requirement, but they can fulfill elective credits or become part of a self-designed major.