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UGA - Franklin - SPIA - GLOBIS: University of Liverpool Summer Study Abroad
Liverpool, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Cost of Attendance Sheets Summer (June-July)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until the application deadline or until the program fills.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Partner Institution: University of Liverpool (FICE: 900132)
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Fieldwork/Research, Interdisciplinary, Lecture, Study-Travel Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Location: On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Participant Selection: Competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Number of Student Participants:
11-20 students
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Open to non-UGA students:
Yes
Program Description:

UGA-Liverpool Summer Study Abroad

Program Director and Course Leaders

Explore the modern city of Liverpool and the coastal beauty of Northern Wales!  Students will receive credit for two courses for a total of six credit hours.   Students enroll in two courses:  SOCI 4590 (Crime in Global Context, taught by Professor Jody Clay-Warner,) and POLS 4781 (Criminal Justice Systems in the U.S. and Britain, taught by Professor Susan Haire,). In these courses students learn about the U.K. criminal justice system and explore variation in crime around the globe. 

http://soci.franklin.uga.edu/liverpool-study-abroad-program

Program Location

LiverpoolatnightVisits to the Liverpool courts, Merseyside police department, International Slavery Museum, and the historic city of York complement in-class learning and allow students an opportunity to explore the Northern U.K.  A weekend trip North Wales includes visits to medieval castles, Snowdonia, and the seaside town of Llandudno. 




Contact Information

Professor Jody Clay-Warner
Department of Sociology
113C Baldwin Hall 
Phone: 706-542-2421
Email: jclayw@uga.edu

Professor Susan Haire
Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice Studies
Baldwin Hall
Phone: (706) 542-7079
Email: cmshaire@uga.edu

Contact the following previous participants for more information:


Rocqsanna Malek
Email: rocqsanna.malek25@uga.edu

Savannah McWhorter
Email: savannah.mcwhorter25@uga.edu

Academic Program

This study abroad program, based in Northwest England (Liverpool), offers coursework in political science and sociology with a focus on criminal justice.  Students do not need to be criminal justice majors; if you are a criminal justice major, these will count in the degree program (under the category of major electives):

Crime in the Global Context (SOCI 4590). Taught by University of Georgia Sociology department head, Dr. Jody Clay-Warner (who is also a Meigs teaching award winner and recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching). In this course students survey many of the major issues in criminology, including the nature of crime, causes of crime, and societal reactions to crime. In taking a global perspective, students will not only examine variation in crime incidence across cultures, but  will also consider differences in the meaning of crime across different cultures and societal contexts. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think critically and to weigh the evidence for and against various perspectives.  In this way, the ultimate goal of the course is to provide you with the necessary tools to understand the complex issue of crime, as well as to evaluate crime-control strategies

Criminal Justice Systems in the US and UK (POLS 4781). Taught by University of Georgia political science professor and director of criminal justice studies, Dr. Susan Haire. This course will use a comparative approach, drawing on the U.S. experience, to develop students’ understanding of the British criminal justice system. During the pre-trip preparation, students will engage in assignments that provide an overview of the British and US systems and how they compare in terms of criminal justice administration.  After arriving in Liverpool, assignments will center on policing and trial courts in England and Wales (including excursions).  The final portion of the course will compare the relationship between political institutions and criminal justice policies in the US and England.

Program Itinerary

(pre-trip readings and assignments begin early June)

June 30 -Arrive University of Liverpool, UK
July 1 -Liverpool – in country orientation, including tour of city and welcome dinner
July 2 -Classes begin, scheduled in the mornings (four days each week)
July 4 -Guest lecture and excursion to Crown Court or Magistrate Court
July 5  -soccer club museum tour
July 6-8 -(Open for travel)
July9-12 -Morning classes
 July 11 -Afternoon-evening architectural tour of Liverpool
July 13-14 -Excursion to castles of North Wales (leave in the morning and return the following day in the evening)
July 17-18 -Morning classes
July 16 -International Slavery museum
July 17 -Tour of York (day excursion)
July 19 -Excursion to Merseyside police
July 21 -Departure

Housing 

Students will live on the campus of the University of Liverpool in single occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen.

Program Costs

 Additional information will be provided later this fall; currently, program fee is estimated to be $2500.



Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials: 1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care: 1 2 3 4 5
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation: 1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload: 1 2 3 4 5
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits: 1 2 3 4 5
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing: 1 2 3 4 5
Arrangements for and quality of meals: 1 2 3 4 5
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture: 1 2 3 4 5
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program: 1 2 3 4 5
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns: 1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost: 1 2 3 4 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
There was 24 hour supervision in Crown Place, the dorm where I stayed, and a key card necessary to enter the courtyard, eahc individual block, and room of the dorm. There was also CCTV surveillance,
Matthew Christopher Wathen, Summer 2016 Participant
Definitely worth the value to me.
Summer 2017 Participant
The health care in Liverpool was extremely accessible and it was not difficult at all to find medicine or a doctor if needed.
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Testimonial:
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
DO IT! I made tons of new friends (both international and from UGA), got to visit some unbelievably incredible places, and had the time of my life!
     — Savannah McWhorter, Summer 2017
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