Spring Break in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Travel Dates: Friday, March 11, 2016 - Friday, March 18, 2016
Class Meeting Times: See dates below, 35 College Avenue Room 102, College Avenue Campus
Course Number: 01:090:230:01, 1 credit
Program Cost: $1,495
The field experience will take students to visit ancient ruins, swimming in underground lakes, hiking a rainforest, sleeping in cities, and meeting with local people in the Yucatan peninsula. Learn applications of history, archaeology, anthropology, and ecological science from local guides. Students will visit Mayan sites such as Chichen Itza and Izamal, key Spanish colonial cities including Mérida, mangroves, and the Kaxil Kiuic Ecological Reserve in the jungle outside Merida. Be prepared to climb pyramids, eat like a local, and snorkel in tropical seas.
Readings: Posted on Sakai
Film Screening: Cracking the Maya Code - NOVA (2008)
Requirements: Participation in the eight day field experience to the Yucatan. Three short response (250 words) one on Mayan site, one on a colonial city, one on ecological preserve. A final group presentation on the ideas encountered in the readings, film and field experience.
- Friday February 12, 2015 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Overview and frame work of field experience
- Friday March 4, 2015, at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Film screening
- Friday, March 25 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Discussion on field experience
- Friday April 1, 2015 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | The “best ideas” from the field trip presented by students, in a modified version of the international Pecha Kucha standard: (see http://www.pecha-kucha.org/).
* There are 15 available spaces! Please apply early.
Check out our photo montage from the SASHP Global Experience Trip to Yucatan during Spring 2014!
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