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Applications Extended to January 17, 2022!

Since 1992, Geneseo's original Humanities Abroad course has taken place at Oxford University in Oxford, England. The course counts for either the Humanities core requirement through 2022 or for elective credit fulfilling the outside-of-major / 200-level requirements for graduation.

Classes begin online July 5, 2022 and continue in Oxford, July 12-August 3, 2022.

HUMN 220 looks critically at writings that have profoundly our society’s behavior and thought. Reading and discussing works from Ancient Greece to Elizabethan England, from Plato to Shakespeare, we will strive together to explore probing and provocative questions about living a just life in a world that can be so cruel. Studying great thinkers from the past can lead us to both humility and wisdom.  In Oxford, this course also shows how social/political ideas have shaped (and been shaped by) Britain in particular.

Students live and study at Lincoln College. Founded in 1427, Lincoln is the eighth oldest of Oxford University's 38 colleges and includes a splendid medieval dining hall.   

Lincolnites include John Wesley, founder of Methodism; Dr Seuss, the children's author; and Rachel Maddow, MSNBC presenter. (See more about Lincoln at We will explore Oxford together (from medieval buildings to Harry Potter film sites) and also make daytrips to London and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Want more information? Contact the Program Director (Dr Graham Drake, ) or the Instructor (Dr Michael Oberg at, or attend a Zoom meeting on 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, or 20 December 2021; 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 16 January  2022.

Registration required for Zoom meetings (takes seconds)—find your meeting time and register at

APPLICATIONS NOW DUE BY 11:45 PM ON JANUARY 17, 2022.  Apply online .

You must register beforehand using the registration link on this document. If you can't see the document,  make sure you are signed into your Geneseo account.

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