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Headline: Summer School 2015 enrolments to open with fanfare

Thursday, 4 September 2014 2:37pm
Enrolment commences for the University of Otago Summer School 2015 on Monday 8 September. Summer School and Continuing Education Director Dr Elaine Webster says there is a lot to look forward to with this year’s summer offerings. “It’s a great selection of papers this year. We have several new papers, some returning after an absence, and many that have proved popular for several years running. We are thrilled that a number of distinguished visitors will be teaching into the programme as well this year.” A total of 68 papers will be available for Summer School 2015 – a modest increase over last year. Now in its 15th year, Summer School is a well-established part of the University’s year, engaging local, national and international students. With its six-week intensive format, small classes, and quieter study environment, Summer School provides a unique opportunity for high quality, research-informed teaching and learning. Summer School runs from 5 January to 13 February 2015. Further information and registration is available at the Summer School website.Featured new papers for Summer School 2015 MUSI260 David BowieTaught by Dr Ian Chapman, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Dr Margot Barton, and Alison CummingA study of one of the most important figures in the history of popular music from multiple perspectives including music, gender, performance and fashion. POLS231 Surveillance, Accountability, and the Role of NZ Intelligence and Security AgenciesTaught by Dr David Burke, University of CambridgeAre security and intelligence agencies necessary for NZ and are they sufficiently accountable in legal and political terms to be compatible with NZ’s democratic traditions? This course examines the history of security and intelligence in NZ from the Māori wars to the present day. HIST230 Moving Stories: Migration in Twentieth Century New ZealandTaught by Jane McCabeNew Zealand society has been made and remade by migration. This course examines the changing place of migration in NZ history built around analysis of migrant stories in the twentieth century. PHSE 437/559 Dance EthnographyTaught by Ali EastThis paper is an exploration of dance as an artistic, social and religious activity within another culture, in this case Assam, India. This paper involves 20 days of ethnographic fieldwork in India. ANTH209 Anthropology of CrimeTaught by Prof Paul Voninski, New YorkThis paper reviews the inter-relatedness of biological, prehistoric, behavioural, and cultural examples of human criminal behaviour over time. This paper explores human violence five million years in the making, and the application and uses of forensic anthropology and archaeology in understanding death and crime. For more information, contact Dr Elaine WebsterSummer School and Continuing Education DirectorUniversity of OtagoEmail A list of Otago experts available for media comment is available elsewhere on this website. Electronic addresses (including email accounts, instant messaging services, or telephone accounts) published on this page are for the sole purpose of contact with the individuals concerned, in their capacity as officers, employees or students of the University of Otago, or their respective organisation. Publication of any such electronic address is not to be taken as consent to receive unsolicited commercial electronic messages by the address holder.