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  • Locations: San Francisco, United States; St. Paul / Minneapolis, United States
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Restrictions: St. Kate's applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: January Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

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THE PRIORITY APPLICATION PERIOD IS OVER.  While we are still allowing applications to this program, we are waiting for approvals from the priority application period for an update on availability of space.

Academic Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary and global understanding of justice issues. Students will consider alternative approaches to action/strategies designed to remedy injustice. This section of GSJ will focus on systemic racism and efforts to dismantle institutionalized discrimination. Racism in the criminal justice system, with particular attention to the racial implications of the prison industrial complex and the death penalty, will be the specific focus of this course. Students will spend most of the J-term exploring these issues on campus and will travel to San Francisco and surrounding areas in North California for about 10 days where we will meet and work with community activists and visit Alcatraz and the Central Valley Women's Correctional Facility.

Location Travel Dates On-Campus Dates
San Francisco, California January 12-20, 2019 *There will be a required orientation meeting during the afternoon of November 17, 2018

*Please note: There will be class on campus during the first two weeks of January 

Eligibility: This is an undergraduate course. Students must have a 2.5 minimum GPA and be in good academic and disciplinary standing to participate in this course

Prerequisites:TRW – The Reflective Woman and at least Jr. Status (60 credits)
*Priority given to Senior Applicants who complete their application before the Priority Deadline (April 13)

Course Equivalency: CORE3990 Global Search for Justice
This course is Writing Intensive.

Program and Application Information

Estimated Program Cost Included in Program Cost *Tuition Charge Notes
Estimated range: $5,600 - $5,900
*Includes two credits of tuition

A $300 deposit is due at the time of the application and will be deducted from the total program cost when it is billed in January.
  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • 2 Group Dinners
  • All required course activities
  • Global Studies Administrative Fee
  • Carbon emissions off-set donation
  • Tuition*
For this J-Term Global Studies Course, students will receive 4 credits, but will only be charged for 2 credits of tuition. This charge is included in the estimated range at the College for Women rate.

Applications Open: March 26, 2018

Priority Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Maximum Spots: Please note that all applications submitted before the Priority Application Deadline (April 13, 2018) will be reviewed between April 14 and May 4.  Students who submit applications by April 13 will be notified of decisions by May 4.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after the Priority Application Deadline for courses that have space remaining.  A wait list is established when necessary.  Interviews may be scheduled for all applicants as part of the application process.  Faculty will follow up via email.


Faculty Director

Nancy Heitzeg
Associate Professor of Sociology
Estimated Program Cost: $4,972 - $5,272

Fee Includes:
*Tuition, airfare, accommodation, administrative fees, insurance, ground transportation, course-related excursions and some meals. Click on the budget sheet link above for a more detailed breakdown of the estimated costs for the program. (Available  soon, subject to change).

Additional Program and Administrative Information
Cancellation: Students who complete an application and submit the $500 deposit may withdraw their application at any time up to 100 days before travel and receive a full refund of the program deposit.  Additional cancellation information can be found within the application.

Registration: All students will be registered for Global Studies courses by the Office of Global Studies once course costs have been finalized, typically in early December for J-Term courses.  Students DO NOT need to register for Global Studies courses during the typical registration period. 

Billing: The program fee will be finalized in early December; the Office of Global Studies does everything within their power to ensure that the course cost is within the estimated range.  Students will be billed for Global Studies J-Term courses during the first week in January, and bills will be due by the end of January.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.