Study Abroad: Guatemala Courses

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The Guatemala EFS is summer school, research “boot-camp ” and travel adventure all rolled into one amazing 7-week program!

ANT 375 Ethnographic Field School (Methodologies & Technology): This is a three-credit file methods course emphasizing practical training in ethnographic fieldwork and ethics. Applied research methods such as rapid appraisal will also be demonstrated. Students learn research design, systematic observation, interviewing, field note-taking, coding, ethics, and how to use laptop computers in ethnographic research, data analysis and report writing.

ANT 334 Mesoamerica: Past and Present: Explores historical and contemporary trends among the diverse cultures of Mexico and Central America from Pre-Columbian era to today. Focus on indigenous peoples and relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

Excursions and Activities: While students spend lots of time working intensely on their projects, we also get out to see what the region has to offer. This includes zip-lining at a local nature reserve, a 4-day R&R trip to Antigua, and learning about the history of this part of the Maya world at two important archaeological sites. Check out our Facebook (CSUDH Ethnographic Field School, Guatemala) or Instagram (@csudh_ethno_fieldschool) for pictures of the adventures in store for you!