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HIS 243 - Service and Study in Latin America

Satisfies 3 credits in History and 3 credits in Latin American Studies (Group D) certificate program.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I (Service Learning Component). or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Updated Course Description: This course combines academic study of the history, politics, social structure and economic development of Venezuela with travel and a communitarian service learning experience. Reading, discussions, films and guest speakers will be followed by 1 to 2 weeks of travel and voluntary labor in Venezuela. The venue of service learning will be a public educational, health, nutrition or multi-service agency.

Travel Course Description: This course combines travel and service learning with weekly seminars at Pace’s Downtown campus. Seminar study will examine Venezuela from a multi-disciplinary perspective, including history, ethnic makeup and culture, economic development and social issues. Guest experts will explore pertinent social, economic and cultural issues. Hands-on workshops will prepare the class for culture shock, team building and civic engagement. During the inter-cession (May) period, the class travels to Venezuela. The travel experience will include visits to cultural and historical sites together with several days of service consisting of teaching basic English to primary school children in one of Caracas' poorest neighborhoods. Spanish is not required, but knowledge of it will enhance your experience.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial, Video Conference

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge I, Area of Knowledge III, Inquiry and Exploration

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate