Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to offer students the opportunity to study in Trinidad and Tobago, the home of Carnival, calypso, steelband, chutney and Hosay, during the summer of 2004. Students will have a unique opportunity to observe and study the music, cultural performances, and art of this twin-island English-speaking Caribbean state. Guest lectures by local specialists in conjunction with visits to historical sites and art galleries will enhance the course offerings, which include classes in visual culture, performance, and the cross-cultural influences of African Caribbean music. University students interested in applying must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Non-Tulane students are welcome. Although designed as an undergraduate experience, seriously interested graduate students may be considered. Classes will be held and students will be housed at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, which is a fifteen-minute ride from downtown Port-of-Spain. Pamela Franco, Assistant Professor of Art History at Tulane University, will lead the program. Prof. Franco, a native of Trinidad & Tobago, teaches various courses in the Art History Department and also is part of the Core Faculty of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane. The 2004 program is scheduled to take place July 11 - August 7.
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