Global Programs for Undergraduates
For more information regarding the myriad opportunities for students in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences to continue their undergraduate education abroad, visit Trinity’s Global Education for Undergraduates website.
In order to receive approval that a global education course will fulfill the requirements for the neuroscience major or minor, obtain a current and complete syllabus of the class, which includes the topics, readings, or textbook information. Send that syllabus to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) in Neuroscience, Jennifer Groh (j ).
Study away courses that have been approved by Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience in the past will appear in the Global Education Database of Approved Courses. Students (and those with a Duke Net ID) can access the database at the Database of Previously Approved Courses website. Please note: even if a class appears in this database, you must send a copy of the full syllabus to the DUS for approval for major or minor credit.
This program is on hiatus in 2017. We anticipate the program resuming in the summer of 2018.
This program brings a vertically integrated, international learning community into sustained dialogue to advance knowledge and theorizations at the crossroads of neuroscience and the humanities.As you plan to study away, please keep in mind the following guidelines that pertain to students pursuing a major or minor in neuroscience:
Look for electives offerings that are specialty courses of the university/department or country that you are planning to visit. Ideally, these would be unique course offerings that are NOT similar to courses offered here at Duke.
The gateway neuroscience course and core neuroscience courses should be taken at Duke, unless there is an exceptional course offering abroad that fits some special set of circumstances and enhances the coherence of your curriculum experience in neuroscience. If you should seek approval of such an exceptional course, please e-mail the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience with the basis of your request and a description or syllabus of the course in question.
Among the 10 courses required for a B.S./A.B. major in neuroscience, no more than 2 summer classes or 2 fall or spring semester classes may be taken outside of Duke (including study away courses). In other terms, 8 of the 10 courses required for the major should be taken at Duke. For students seeking exception to this policy, please speak with the Director or Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience (DUS/A-DUS).
Remember, each global education course must be approved in advance by the DUS, if neuroscience course credit is expected. This applies to any course that may already exist in the Global Education Database of Approved Courses. Students should seek DUS approval before committing to the global education program of interest. The only exceptions to this “prior approval” process are Duke courses offered in conjunction with the Duke Neurohumanities in Paris program.