A Signature Education Initiative of Duke University

All Themes

DukeImmerse themes are developed by Duke faculty and offered as a 4-course semester or 2-course summer session. Effective and engaging themes may be offered more than once. Here are our current and upcoming offerings:

Fall 2018

  • Nelson Mandela memorial
    Governance, Policy & Society: Urban Affairs and Urban Politics in the American South and South Africa

    Researching urban life, governance, and policy-making in the American South and South Africa.  By the year 2050, approximately 7 billion people will be living in cities worldwide. This makes it... read more »

  • A farm
    Imagining the Future of Food

    Bringing scholars in the natural and social sciences and the humanities together to explore how food is grown, who grows it, how we talk about this, and why it matters. Curricula includes intensive... read more »

Spring 2019

  • 3 Syrian girls in front of classroom wall in Azraq refugee camp
    Deconstructing/Reconstructing the Refugee Experience

    Exploring the dynamics and the challenges of human displacement through the lens of individual refugees, host communities and international law. De-constructing/Re-constructing the Refugee... read more »

  • Duke intern teaching
    Equity & Education through the Lens of Social Justice, Human Rights & Activism

    Preparing teacher-leaders to thrive. This DukeImmerse will provide rich and varied opportunities to explore the history and impact of the civil rights movement and examine current and systemic issues... read more »

Fall 2019

  • Alex (by Cassidy)
    Rights & Identities in the Americas: Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Contemporary Challenges

    Exploring human rights principles within the context of migration and identity.  The Americas are a historic crucible for the development of human rights principles. The region has witnessed... read more »

  • Students collecting shells & samples along the NC shoreline
    Oceans, Human & Environmental Health

    Investigating interactions between human and environmental health at the Duke Marine Lab and Duke-Kunshan University.   Oceans, Human and Environmental Health embraces the idea that... read more »

  • Multicolored mural by Odili Donald Odita, celebrating the Duke architectural contributions of Julian Abele
    'Race', Science & Power: Contextualizing Durham's Hidden Histories

    Researching 'race' through the intersection of biology, anthropology, education, and history.  ‘Race’, Science and Power is a signature educational initiative of the... read more »