Ethnographic Field Schools

Salavador and São Paolo, Brazil

Exploring Identity through Difference: An Immersive Experience of Race and Class in Brazil

This course will provide students an experiential journey to understand how race and class construct Brazilian identity. The Brazilian patterns of these social systems are remarkable similar to those of America, yet manifest themselves very differently in national discourse. In order to analyze these similarities and differences, students will engage on a three-week experience of Brazilian society. Students will learn the ethnic history of Brazil through the legacy of slavery and the intersection of race and class through service in the communities of Salvador and São Paulo; and understand community efforts of resistance through the eyes of leader, activists, and artists across Brazil.

Minimum Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be officially majoring in a College of Humanities and Social Sciences discipline

Contact:
Dr. Francois Dengah (francois.dengah@usu.edu)

Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru

The USU Ethnographic Field School has provided students with classroom instruction and hands-on experience/training in ethnographic methods since 2002. Designed and coordinated by USU Professor of Anthropology Bonnie Glass-Coffin, the field school  provides students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn credit as participants in an ethnographic field school for anthropological research.

Ethnographic Field School 2002-2004

Ethnographic Field School 2006


Prerequisites:
ANTH 1010 Cultural Anthropology
Minimum age of 18
Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

Contact:
Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin (bonnie.glasscoffin@usu.edu

Prerequisits:
ANTH 1010 Cultural Anthropology
Minimum age of 18
Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA