Morven Summer Institute




The Morven Summer Institute is an innovative summer program hosted at Morven Farm, an emerging landscape for interdisciplinary learning for the University of Virginia. At the Morven Summer Institute, undergraduate and graduate students with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology have the opportunity to escape traditional confines of the classroom while working on projects with real-world applications.

The Morven Summer Institute 2016
Students participating in the 2016 Summer Institute can select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks (Block A: May 16-May 27 & Block B: May 31-June 11). In conjunction with time spent in the classroom at Morven, this interdisciplinary program features guest speakers, field trips, active group discussions, and hands-on projects to ignite creative collaboration among students and faculty. Students from all years, departments, and outside Universities are welcome to join the Morven community for this unique program.

Detailed information about course offerings for the 2016 Morven Summer Institute can also be seen on the Summer Programs website (updates still to come for 2016!): Office of Summer Programs

For a glimpse at all you'll learn and do during the Morven Summer Institute experience, check out the MSI Blog!

To speak with a member of the Morven Programs staff, contact Danielle Loleng, Program Assistant: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Tessa Crews, Morven Summer Institute Student Coordinator: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

2016 COURSE DATES:
Morven Institute Block A: May 16-May 27
Morven Institute Block B: May 31-June 11

Course descriptions along with schedule within blocks will be listed soon! Stay tuned! Below are the courses being offered

1. Phoebe Crisman: GSVS 3500/ARCH 3500: Sustainable Communities

2. Paul Freedman: PLAP 3160: Politics of Food

3. Willis Jenkins: RELG/GSVS 3559: Food, Farming, and the Good Life: Agrarianism in Thought and Practice

4. Lisa Russ Spaar: ENLT 2555: Ecosystems and Egosystems: Contemporary American Environmental Autobiographies

COSTS PER COURSE
UNDERGRADUATE VIRGINIA RESIDENT
Tuition (3 credits @ $334/credit): $1,002
Comprehensive Fee: $354
Morven Institute Fee: $450
Total: $1,806

GRADUATE VIRGINIA RESIDENT
Tuition (3 credits @ $380/credit): $1,140
Comprehensive Fee: $354
Morven Institute Fee: $450
Total: $1,944

UNDERGRADUATE OUT-OF-STATE
Tuition (3 credits @ $1,176/credit): $3,528
Comprehensive Fee: $413
Morven Institute Fee: $450
Total: $4,391

GRADUATE OUT-OF-STATE
Tuition (3 credits @ $770 credit): $2,310
Comprehensive Fee: $413
Morven Institute Fee: $450
Total: $3,173

The Morven Summer Institute 2014