Temples and Tropical Forest Field Studies in Belize
[Field Study Onsite in Belize: December 13-18, 2014]
In Fall 2014, experience a new kind of learning through a combination of technology and in-person study. Temples and Tropical Forest Field Studies in Belize is a new, eight-week online course that interconnects anthropology and biology, bringing learning to life.
About the Course
- 3-credit hour course
- 8-week online format (begins in October)
- Combines two disciplines (anthropology and biology) to help students make stronger connections and conclusions
- Two instructors co-teaching the course (Dr. Judi Cameron, Anthropology; Dr. Bev Dow, Biology)
- Instructors accompany students onsite during field study in Belize
- Hands-on learning through cultural interaction
- Complete field assignments directly related to coursework
- Interview local Belizians, and experience:
- St. Herman’s Cave
- Medicinal plant hike
- Cacao and citrus plantation
- Baboon (howler monkey) sanctuary
- Mayan Ruins
- Iguana conservation
- Cave tubing
Who Should Register
- Anyone who has completed at least 12 college credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (requirement)
- Credit students who are interested in anthropology or life science
- Credit students who are interested in Belize and its culture
- Community members who are willing to participate in all group activities and excursions related to coursework
- Those individuals who are 18 years of age by the first date of the field study portion (December 13, 2014) (requirement - a valid passport must be presented at time of departure)
How to Register
In order to register for this course, you must request a field studies program application from Lindsay Carson, Chair of International Studies, (815) 479-7723, or in A118. Upon acceptance to the program, you can register for the course with Instructor Consent.
Tuition, plus $1,899 - per student
Field study cost includes: airfare, lodging (shared room), transfers, most meals, field trips and excursions, faculty guides. Pricing subject to change.
Need financial assistance? MCC has an abundance of scholarships available for the fall semester. Inquire with Lindsay Carson at (815) 479-7723.
Important Travel Information
- Belize is an English-speaking country.
- Must present a valid passport at time of departure.
- Must be 18 years of age at time of departure (December 13, 2014).
- Lodging: Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge-Belize