The study tour of Mexico, organized by the Department of Geography and Latin American Studies, is a three week tour (generally undertaken during the month of May) surveying the wide variety of landscapes, economies and cultures of Mexico. Students are introduced to urban geography, rural landscapes, the natural setting and the historical / archaeological context of Mexico.
The tour is demanding in that each day is structured and travel is frequent. Immersion in the culture and landscape, as well as the ongoing interdisciplinary dialogue are the rewards of an intensive introduction to Mexcio and the Mesoamerican world. Interest in Latin America is assumed but no background in Spanish is required.
Requirements: Students admitted to the study tour are required to enroll in at least two courses (a minimum of nine credits, a maximum of thirteen).
Courses will require varying amounts of work before departure, an interdiscplinary seminar and journal while in Mexico as well as a presentation based on research done before the study tour. Coursework must be completed within a thirteen week period.
typically a maximum of 18 students may enroll in each study tour.
FACULTY AND COURSES:
David Gibson (Geography / LAS)
Stephen Piper (Sociology / LAS)
Geography: Geog 140: Human Geography, Geog 233: Selected Regions, Geog 443: Comparative Cultural Geography, Geog 433A: Latin America, Geog 470: Field studies, Geog 482-4: Directed Studies (cultural or urban topics).
Sociology / Anthropology: Soc 205: Comparative Societies: Canada and Mexico, SCMS 310A: Regional Studies: Mexico, SCMS 440A: Religion in Latin America
Latin American Studies: LAS 102: Study Tour, LAS 201: Artistic Expression in Latin America
Typical Costs: The tour, including all transportation, hotels and guidance, will cost (cost set each year). Hotels are of good quality, three jet flights within Mexico allow a wide variety of sites to be visited. A daily continental breakfast is included in the tour fee. In addition, students will be required to enroll in at least two courses. The cost of meals and personal expenses will vary but $25.00 per day is a general guideline. Students enrolling in at least nine credits are eligible for student loans.
Activities: Each day will begin with a group meeting and continental breakfast between 7:30 and 9:00 AM. Scheduled activities will vary. Some days will be very intensive, others will have free time or self - guided activities. A review session, or seminar, will be held before dinner most evenings. A general guide to the study tour follows but the actual schedule will vary depending on circumstances and student interest.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Garry Fehr by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-504-7441 ext. 1674
David Gibson by email email@example.com or by phoen at 604-504-7441 ext. c/o 4568
Stephen Piper by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-504-7441 etx. 4689