DA Seminar Program

Every semester, Durham Academy offers an ungraded, interdisciplinary, one- or two-day learning experience on a topic of current interest.  It offers students a chance to

  • interact with acknowledged experts in a given field
  • explore a topic outside the school’s formal curriculum
  • fulfill curiosity and engage in learning for its own sake

The topic for each semester is announced 4-6 weeks ahead of time, and students apply to participate.  They are excused from classes and arrange with their teachers a schedule for making up missed work.

Seminars present and past

The World in a Frame: Documentary Film, spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

China: Land of Opportunity? fall 2016

Doing Good Work Well: A Seminar on Humanitarianism, fall 2015

Durham: Food Capital of the South, fall 2014

Issues & Careers in College Athletics, fall 2012

Play or Be Played, spring 2012

The Other Side of the Fence, fall 2011



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