Study Abroad Program to Mexico
The Latin American Experience: Cultural Diversity and Intangible Heritage in Mexico is a three-credit Summer 1 course that has both on-campus and overseas components. The course introduces students to a wide range of topics including the history and diversity of Mexican communities and the complex relationship that they historically had/have, race politics and debates over national belonging and concert of cultural heritage. They will also explore the benefits and challenges associated with the recent promotion of cultural heritage and diversity by NGOs, grassroots organizations, the government, and international cultural policy entities as a potential engine for economic development. The trip includes visits to historical and cultural sites, academic institutions, NGOs, and interactions with local musicians, dancers, artisans, and craftspeople.
Students will be encouraged to do preliminary study in Spanish through the Rosetta Stone program online.
Course Credit: 3 credits (LTAM-L210)