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Programs Going Abroad (Summer and Early Fall 2016)
Tanzania: Critical Perspectives on Ecotourism in Tanzania
This Exploration Seminar is an interdisciplinary program designed to introduce students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds to the social, political, and ecological context of ecotourism and global conservation in Tanzania.
Lessons from the Japanese Experience with Sustainable Energy
Students will explore lessons learned from the Japanese experience with sustainable energy. This course also incorporates the cultural and social implications of sustainable power in Japan, as well as in the Pacific Northwest.
Scientific Explorations of Art and Architecture in Italy and France
This program will explore three topics of mathematics and physical sciences: measurement, light, and the physics of architecture. The course will study the intertwining relationships between these three topics as students make observations, take measurements, and examine the impacts of physics in the real world. Students should expect hands-on and brains-on work as they discover the beauty of physics in art, architecture, and history of France and Italy.
Andes to Amazon: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Sustainability in Peru
We will explore the fascinating diversity of this region, while studying the conservation challenges confronting it. Through surveys of the biodiversity, and meetings with indigenous people, land-use managers, conservationists, and other stakeholders, we will analyze sustainable alternatives for the conservation of this world biodiversity hotspot.
CHID Sardinia: Island Migrations, Health, and Social Justice
We will ask how migration, displacement, and marginalization impact dimensions of health and resilience among immigrant and Romani communities, (commonly and pejoratively known as Gypsies). We will collaborate with Italian and Romani scholars, artists, NGOs, and families living in Alghero to critically explore these topics.
Italy: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture
This program will give students from all majors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the experience of Rome creatively and adventurously through the lens of visual art and the culture of the city, as well as each student's own unique backgrounds, disciplines, research, and interests.
Leon, Spain: Americans in Europe (Exile and Belonging)
Explore the meanings and practices of gender, race, (trans)nationalism, empire, and belonging that emerge in encounters between “Americans” and “Europe.” Participants in this program will be asked to think critically about identity, diversity, location, and belonging; to situate themselves as embodied agents and learners.
“Dance as Social Technology”: Dance, Healing and Community in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Explore dance by daily embodied practices, participation in community dance settings, an academic seminar introducing several key theoretical frameworks for considering dance as an expression of identity, cultural resilience and political resistance; healing from trauma personal and historical; and a means of cultivating joy and wellbeing in public spaces.
Guatemala: Global Health Promotion: Health Services Delivery in Resource-poor Settings
This 12 credit hybrid service-learning course is designed to expose students to the policy contexts in which health care is delivered in resource-poor settings with particular emphasis on Guatemala. The course utilizes the community as the pedagogical platform and challenges students to view global health care issues holistically in order to understand how in-country health policies are influenced by local and global determinants or factors.