Summer course to feature trip to New Brunswick in July

The Educational Studies Department’s International Global Studies initiative will offer students the opportunity to study in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada from July 10-18.

The trip is part of the course “The Social Construction of Teenagers in Young Adult Literature” (SED 580). Three graduate credits are available. Initial course meetings will take place at RIC on July 6 and 8. Upon return from St. Andrews, there will be online work from July 20 to August 6, with a wrap-up meeting on campus on August 10.

Course brochure

The course’s international context will offer the opportunity for participants to step outside of their familiar worlds and develop a literary community that hopefully will sustain itself once they come back to the U.S.

Student will read classic and contemporary texts about young adults from a range of backgrounds, including Canada.

For more information contact Gerri August, assistant professor of educational studies, at or (401) 456-8830. Visit the website at

International Global Studies is an initiative of the Department of Educational Studies at Rhode Island College in partnership with the St. Andrews Arts Council. St. Andrews, a charming seaside village on the Bay of Fundy, has many historic, cultural and tourist attractions, including whale watching, art galleries, concerts, scuba diving, hiking and a shopping district.