Course: SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology (three credits) or SOC 325, Sex and Gender (three credits). This course will be added to your Spring 2013 schedule and will meet as a regular class for the first half of the semester.
Instructor: Dr. Denise Kall, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Dates: March 8-17, 2013
Primary Location: Cuenca, Ecuador
Price: $3,181 (tentative)
Your sociology coursework in the United States will give you the tools to understand and appreciate cultural and gender differences in the United States and around the world.
The sociological perspective will help you gain an understanding of the way of life of people in a small but diverse country. In a land of astonishing natural beauty, we will visit urban and rural sites - from Guayaquil to Cuenca to an organic farm to Inca Ruins. We'll learn about traditional ways of life, including natural medicine, traditional food, and craft traditions. We'll also learn about ways of life today and current social issues by visiting social institutions, such as a school and a women's jail.
Staying with host families will give you a glimpse into how people live in Ecuador, the family structure, gender differences, and the socialization process. We'll have a chance to hike the breathtaking Andes, learning about the biodiversity of the region and its impact on the environment.
And we'll read and reflect, making sense, as we go along, of the impressive and varied lives of Ecuadorian men and women. First‐hand experience in another culture will allow students to truly understand the relationship between the larger social context and individual and group life.
Complete the online application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education by November 1st, 2012.