This two-week tour of the American Southwest and US-Mexico borderlands will allow students to learn about Native culture and history in the region by actually visiting the communities and listening to Native voices. Students will be encouraged to think critically and reflectively about the continued presence of Native people in a country that tried to exterminate them.
To achieve these goals, the course will begin with several presentations that offer an overview of Native-Mexican-Anglo relations; Indian policy; and the peculiar impact of an international border on the lives of Native people. Then, the course will tour the region by visiting several communities and landmarks, including the Tohono O'odham reservation near Tucson, Arizona, Ak-Chin Cultural Museum, the Heard Museum in Phoenix Arizona, Montezuma's Well and Castle, the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Ysleta del Sur (Tigua) Community near the Texas-Mexico border, as well as other sites of topical interest.
December 28-January 13, 2005
FACULTY: Jeffrey P. Shepherd, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Texas at El Paso
The program is open to non-George Mason University students of all levels, staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as the general public. A minimum 2.25 GPA is required in order to receive credit.
Program Fee: $2430
This fee includes:
Round-trip airfare from Washington, DC to El Paso, Texas
Double-occupancy rooms in tourist-class hotel
Welcome and farewell dinners
Tuition for 3 undergraduate/graduate credits
Transport to/from the airport
Transportation to/from academic-related sites
Admission fees for academic-related site visits
The fee does not include:
Personal expenses of any nature
Mandatory health insurance that will cover you while abroad
Alcoholic beverages during any planned group meal
Anything not specifically mentioned above
Financial aid may apply. CGE Scholarships available. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at your home university as soon as possible. You are responsible for making all timely payments to George Mason University.
Deadline: October 15, 2004
This program has a minimum enrollment of 15.
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