|Selected Topics in Field Studies: Sustainability in the Amazon
May 22-June 4, 2013; 1 credit
This program is part of a Spring semester course that ends with a capstone international experience. The course is a highly interdisciplinary look at the intersection between human societies and the environment. The on-campus portion of the class will provide the students with an in-depth background on the Amazon Basin from the perspectives of ecology and cultural preservation through sustainability, and the abroad portion will further investigate these themes while immersed in the culture of the Amazon.
Contact Susan Allen-Gil at email@example.com
|Healthcare & Culture: An International Field Experience
July 22-August 4, 2013; 1 credit
Students on this program will investigate sociocultural factors in the delivery of health care and rehabilitation services in an international context. Students examine, through experiential learning, discussion, and lectures, the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socioeconomic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals in Ecuador. The program will include guest speakers, visits to selected health-related facilities (including clinics, special schools and programs, orphanages, disability related organizations, etc.), an exploration of living and working environments.
Contact Lynn Gitlow at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Contemporary Cultures in Latin America
May 29-July 5, 2013; 3 credits
The goal of this program is to expose and get students acquainted with contemporary Latin American cultures and practices. The course presents six major analytical categories – race; gender; globalization; mass media and representation; the life of Latin Americans and Latinos in the United States; and Ecuadorian culture – that will help students navigate contemporary Latin America, both as a practice as well as a concept. The course will take students to two locations in Ecuador: Quito and Bahía de Caráquez. Student should have intermediate-advanced Spanish language ability in order to enroll in this course. For questions about requirements, contact the instructor.
Contact Jorge García at email@example.com