Summer & Intersession Programs

AS.192.275 Research Tools & Careers for Students of International Studies

**This program is suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic **

Join the International Studies Program for a one-credit, four-day applied, short course in Washington, D.C., dedicated to understanding how professionals in the social sciences analyze, interpret, and make sense of the world.  The goals of the course are to (1) understand how professional researchers think about questions, generate knowledge about the world, and apply their skills in different settings; and (2) learn how to use a variety of tools and approaches to assist in research.

The course will begin with a broad introduction to knowledge production in the practice of qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Digital content, interviewing, archival, and survey research methods will be outlined.

The course will be held in Washington, DC and involve both site visits to research institutions and organizations, classroom work, and networking with alumni.  Lodging will be provided; students will be responsible for meals. Current University policies regarding COVID-19 will apply.  Enrollment is restricted to declared International Studies majors; Pre-majors are not eligible.

Students should register normally through SIS when intersession registration opens December 7, 2021.  Departmental approval will be granted once students have registered and their request reviewed.

This short course will be led by Dr. Sydney Van Morgan, Senior Lecturer and International Studies Program Director, and Dr. Giovanna Maria Dora Dore, East Asian Studies Program Lecturer.

SAIS Summer Academies

Spend four weeks of your summer exploring international affairs in the heart of Europe or Washington DC.

Rising sophomores, upperclassmen, and recent college graduates earn four graduate-level credits studying with Johns Hopkins SAIS’ world-class faculty.

Learn more about the curriculum, campus life, and application requirements of the Summer Academies offered in Washington DC and Bologna, Italy.
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