Doyle Seminars are small (15 students maximum) upper-level classes that foster deepened student learning about diversity and difference through research and dialogue. The seminars provide curricular resources that enrich faculty-student research collaboration and support dialogue between students, faculty, other scholars, and policy experts. Students complete a sustained research project to develop their research, analytic, and writing skills. Doyle Seminar faculty structure classroom opportunities to critically engage complex problems and dialogue with others in a free and candid exchange of ideas from a variety of perspectives.
The Doyle Seminars focus on a range of topics that address questions of national, social, cultural, religious, moral, and other forms of difference. Previous seminars have addressed topics ranging from globalization and foreign policy to same-sex marriage and interfaith dialogue.