DSOC 4500

DSOC 4500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Prepares students for experiencing a 10-day spring break service-learning trip to Nicaragua to work with communities there. Students are introduced to historical and cultural perspectives on Nicaragua and to general international development concepts and practices. Upon their return, students receive further instruction on Central and South America and perform debriefings from the cultural experiences. Several Cornell professors present guest lectures on their specialty. Offered every year. Students write a reflection paper, which constitutes part of their grade. Three seniors who have taken the course/trip previously work as TAs.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

  • Describe their encounters with a new culture.
  • Describe what was learned from local inhabitants with whom they worked regarding their cultural values, ways of living, attitudes towards the global North, and their humanity.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3405 DSOC 4500   LEC 001