Temples and Tropical Forest Field Studies in Belize
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
- 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
- Complete field assignments directly related to coursework
- Hands-on learning through cultural interaction
- Interview local Belizians
- St. Herman’s Cave
- Medicinal plant hike
- Cacao 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 (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.
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 .
- Lodging: Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge-Belize