In this combined course and immersion trip, students experience the richness of Peruvian culture, from the beginning of its history as the oldest civilization in the Americas to its modern-day reputation for world-renowned cuisine. The evolution of Peruvian culture reflects its vast geographic diversity: “la sierra,” “la selva,” y “la costa.” The course includes a historical overview, the study of indigenous communities, Peruvian literature, contemporary culture, environmental issues, and the development of sociocultural competence in preparation for a meaningful in-country immersion experience. This course meets for one arrangement in Term 7 and is followed by a trip to Peru in June.
Students earn 1 credit in language. This course is cross-listed as SPA820P (Language). A travel-abroad course, it requires parental consent.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0