description This one-week course will explore themes relevant to the understanding of present-day Latin America through a visit to Puebla, the fourth largest city in Mexico. The course will introduce students to the history of Mexico from the vantage point of a beautiful city that has important historical sites related to virtually every main episode of the history of the country, from its pre-Hispanic and colonial periods to its contemporary role as a vibrant commercial center. Moreover, Poblanos have a particularly strong representation among Mexican immigrants in New York City. The study tour will include lectures on history and contemporary issues as well as visits to sites important to the history and culture of the city.
The tour will include visits to the pre-Hispanic pyramids of Cholula, churches that are considered prime examples of the colonial baroque, and service-learning projects in nearby towns that participate in the Puebla-New York migration flows.
Since the lectures will be given by faculty of the Universidad Iberoamericana, a Jesuit university, and will be attended by Iberoamericana students, the tour will strengthen Fordham´s ties to an important Jesuit university in Latin America. The course will explore topics discussed in LALS´s introductory courses in a live setting representative of Latin American urban culture. Students enrolled in this seminar will receive one college credit. They will be connected during the semester with students of the Universidad Iberoamericana through additional readings and fora on Blackboard and will be expected to make presentations on their experience upon their return.
The course will be lead by Dr. Héctor Lindo-Fuentes of the Department of History. As part of the course, Dr. Lindo-Fuentes and Dr. Hugo Benavides will participate in a colloquium with colleagues at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
||dates03/10/2013 — 03/16/2013
costs$1,450 + Tuition
Includes Roundtrip air, housing, most meals, course activities, supplementary insurance
housing Students live with host families.
apply Please visit our Short-Term page for more information about our online application.
Non-Fordham applicants must include an official transcript from all colleges or universities to date and a institutional approval form.
deadlinesJanurary 15th at 5pm
Applications will not be reviewed until all supporting submissions have been received.