Georgetown announces open registration for in-person public community classes

The program will run October 24, 2021, to November 17, 2021, and offers 14 different courses to choose from, in both Arabic and English

  
Georgetown announces open registration for in-person public community classes

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), a QF partner, has announced registration for their Fall 2021 Community Classes, offering the public a chance to attend personal enrichment classes at the Education City campus in a range of topics taught by leading experts and Georgetown scholars. 

Registration for Community Classes is open to anyone who is interested. Designed to fit the needs and schedules of working professionals, classes will be held for two hours, one night per week, during a four-week period, and are conveniently scheduled from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm in the evening. The program will run October 24, 2021, to November 17, 2021, and offers 14 different courses to choose from, in both Arabic and English.

Rodolph Boughaba, the Associate Dean for Executive Education at GU-Q, said: “At GU-Q, we are looking forward to welcoming the public back to our campus for the Community Classes, which supports the university's aim of providing lifelong learning opportunities for personal or professional enrichment. This year's wonderful course titles provide in-depth understanding of several local and global issues and provide participants learning opportunities that advance their knowledge and refine their skills in an engaging, small class environment." 

This year’s range of topics includes a course on “Politics of the Pandemic” taught by Dr. Uday Chandra, Assistant Professor of Government at GU-Q, who will take participants on an exploration of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and how pandemics change politics and society. 

Other topics include the global financial system, the impact of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 on Qatari society, the role of religion in diplomacy, emergency and disaster management, creative writing, and understanding of how to use Google more effectively to advertise or promote a business or personal brand.

Community Classes are open to any participants over the age of 18, and no previous qualification or degree is required. Certificates of completion will be given for course enrollment and attendance. More information about the Community Classes is available online on the university’s website at: www.qatar.georgetown.edu/cc 

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About Georgetown University in Qatar

Established in 1789 in Washington, DC, Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), founded in 2005 in partnership with Qatar Foundation, seeks to build upon the world-class reputation of the university through education, research, and service. Inspired by the university’s mission of promoting intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding, GU-Q aims to advance knowledge and provide students and the community with a holistic educational experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humankind.

Located in Doha’s Education City, GU-Q offers the same internationally recognized Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree as Georgetown’s Capitol Campus in Washington, DC. This unique, interdisciplinary program prepares students to tackle the most important and pressing global issues by helping them develop critical thinking, analytic, and communication skills within an international context. GU-Q alumni work in leading local and international organizations across industries ranging from finance to energy, education, and media. The Qatar campus also serves as a residency and delivery location for the Executive Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management along with the Executive Master’s in Leadership.

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