US/Mexico Border

Focus on the border/frontera: a scar, a divide, a wall between friendly nations, a challenge for policy-makers, a line of demarcation for human rights abuses, a law enforcement nightmare, a pass-through for trade and NAFTA, a net for the poor. Know where you stand along this deadly line in the sand. Students will engage in a service-learning project related to immigrant laborers and will conduct this work in coordination with a local group such as Student Action with Farmworkers or El Centro Hispano.

Human Rights Activism

Introduction to the foundations and development of the human rights movement. Explore themes related to mass violence and social conflict, U.S. foreign policy and international humanitarian law, and the challenges of justice and reconciliation around the world.

Archaeological Field School in Crete

Practicum in archaeological fieldwork and finds processing. Introduces students to archaeological excavation in Greece through “hands-on” experience. Students assist field archaeologists and various specialists (e.g., surveyors, palaeoethnobotanists, conservators, etc.). Required service work alongside local villagers, members of local and regional cultural groups, and researchers on conservation and field preservation activities.