Occidental College is proud to launch the Oxy Immersive Semester!
As the name suggests, Oxy Immersive Semester programs are immersive educational experiences that include a cluster of coursework and community-based/internship components, all focused around a specific topic of study.
Students enrolled in Oxy Immersive Semester programs will have the opportunity to dedicate a semester to a focused, multidisciplinary engagement with a topic. Because of the small class sizes, they will build a robust, close-knit intellectual community with peers and with Oxy faculty in their program. And they will pair academic study with action in the world, exemplifying the vitality and promise of liberal arts.
Each program is taught by a team of Oxy faculty and meets multiple graduation and core requirements. For Fall 2020, we offered the following four programs:
This fall, enrollment in Oxy Immersive programs is open to all first-year Oxy students, with enrollment preference given to students who are unable to reside on/near campus. Stay tuned for Fall 2021 course offerings!