A signature education initiative of Duke University
Each Duke Immerse Program Consists of:
- A cluster of four seminars focused around a central theme or global challenge (offered spring or fall semester)
- An integrated curriculum reflecting the professors’ research and expertise
- Two or more faculty members, within or across disciplines
- Frequent and meaningful faculty-student interaction
- Classroom learning connected with hands-on experience in the context of faculty research interests
- Small enrollments (18 or fewer students)
- Supplemental funding to support student research, fieldwork and experiential learning
Propose a New Duke Immerse
All Duke faculty are invited to submit a Letter of Intent to propose a new Duke Immerse. For new Fall 2022 Immerse programs, submit a Letter of Intent by October 15, 2021. For new Spring 2023 programs, submit a Letter of Intent by March 15, 2022. Successful proposals are clearly articulated and build on the faculty team's expertise; these may include proposals that are fully disciplinary or interdisciplinary, incorporate Service-Learning or complement an existing Bass Connections project or DukeEngage program.
Proposals that diversify existing Duke Immerse opportunities and reflect the expertise of Duke faculty receive priority.
- Overall concept and theme
- Who will be involved (instructors, staff)
- The four courses, title and brief description (may include new and existing courses)
- Target student audience (from which majors, minors, and certificate programs)
- Field-based experience or travel
- Collaboration with community partner(s), if applicable
Duke Immerse is a semester-long program for undergraduates conceived of by Duke faculty. It resembles the first-year Focus program, except in Duke Immerse, students take all courses together, not just a subset. Individual themes are research-intensive and may include off-campus experiences to enhance the curriculum. Themes involving travel are expected to follow related university policies and meet with the Duke Immerse Director to develop a risk management plan prior to the program offering.
Contact Duke Immerse Director Morgan Barlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Undergraduate Education.