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Social Sciences Fieldschool in Bolivia


 

  • This program is a good fit for any student interested in anthropology, Latin America, or international studies.

  • Some Spanish knowledge is required.

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This is a six-week program in La Paz, Bolivia, offering two integrated courses: (1) politics and culture of the Andes and (2) multidisciplinary social science methods. The field school nature of this course will be emphasized as the curriculum is integrated and predicated on active, experiential learning in multiple sites in La Paz. For instance, while discussing the social impact of the 1952 Revolution in the first course, we will visit the National Archives to search for relevant documents as well as seek out Bolivians for oral histories as assignments in the second course.

 

This program will also include study on Ecuador and Peru through the lens of the politics and culture of the Andes. The methods course focuses on research design, as well as a selection of qualitative and some quantitative research techniques. The program will use Bolivia as a “field case” in which to put the research methods into practice, with the understanding that students can later apply these methods to other cases. Research methods will be taught in a hands-on manner, with frequent assignments requiring students to implement certain techniques.

 

The program will be taught primarily in English, though participants are expected to have at least a working proficiency in Spanish (since a number our primary documents and other materials will be in Spanish).

Program cost

June 29 - August 1

Dates of program

TBA

Location

La Paz, Bolivia

Course credit

6 hrs of INST 381/ANTH 393 & INST 413/ANTH 392

Prerequisites

Successful completion of SPAN 201 with a grade of "C" or better

Grading system

ABCDF scale

Program type

faculty-led

Housing

hotel

Faculty members

Katherine Centellas

Qualifications

18 years old, minimum GPA of 2.5, and good academic and disciplinary standing at UM

Program price includes

Tuition, housing, program-sponsored excursions, some meals, and international health insurance

Program prices DOES NOT include

UM Study Abroad Application Fee, airfare, personal spending money, and passport and visa fees

Study Abroad Advisor

Brad Noel

Application

To apply for this program students must submit the following:
Faculty-led Application
Current Unofficial Transcript

Application deadline

March 5, 2014

 

 

 

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