The purpose of the Academic Year lecture series is to give AY students some experience with a typical university classroom situation. The students listen to a powerpoint presentation on a variety of diverse topics. They are expected to take notes, and then write a summary report about the main points of the lecture and their reaction to it.
The latest lecture series was about American Football. EC San Diego instructor, Jerrod Heiser, gave a 45 minute presentation about the origins of the game, the rules and strategies, the local team, some famous football players, and the controversies concerning injuries.