The course explores cultural changes that resulted from contact among peoples of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from 1492 to the present. As a study abroad course, we will examine these issues while traveling first to Mexico City and its surroundings. We will visit many of the cultural areas that were affected by the conquest. Students will take courses at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros [National Autonomous University of Mexico, Center of Teaching for Foreigners] in Mexico City. The courses will be in History, Political Economy, Culture and Language, while also visiting and learning about the civilizations in local regions that were affected by colonization. The primary goal of the course will be to connect theory and practice for the student to develop a critical understanding of how historical, social, political, and economic forces affect Mexico’s and Mexicans’ development after the conquest. The course will also examine contemporary issues related to the U.S. Chicano/Latino population, its interdependent relationship to their countries of origin in the Western Hemisphere, and familiarize the student with their contributions.
Most importantly, the course will offer the student a 3 week study abroad experience that will include 65 hours of intensive classroom instruction (about 6 hours per day) on the above topics and a full-immersion learning experience of Spanish and Mexican Culture through lodging and meals to enhance the “full-immersion” language skills development and living experience, and several evening and weekend excursions.
3-week Mexico City Study
What we'll be learning
(1.5 hrs each class)
Excursions in Mexico City:
APROXIMATE Cost: Direct
Cost: Indirect (approximately)
For more information Contact Dr. Alfredo Carlos at