Anthropology: Colonial Frontiers (New York and French Canada)
On this trip we explored 400 years of history in New York and French Canada, from the first Native American-European contact through the American Revolution.
Destinations highlighted life on the 'multicultural' colonial frontier and relations between native Iroquois peoples, French, Dutch, English and American societies in the context of trade, conflict and imperial rivalries. During the trip, students learned from archaeologists and historians with expertise in the region as we traveled along three major corridors of settlement, trade and conflict: the Great Lakes from Niagara Falls to the Mohawk Valley; the Champlain corridor north to Montréal, Canada; and the down the historic Hudson Valley and West Point to New York City, where we spent three days exploring the rich history of the city’s contribution to the American story.
Sociology: China and Tibet
The Sociology/Chinese Language 2018 China/Tibet Study Abroad group visited Chengdu, Tibet, Xi'an, Beijing and Shanghai. Besides visiting the famous historical and cultural sites and museums, they also went to Sichuan University and Shanghai Normal University to mingle with Chinese college students and interviewed them about their lives, education, and other issues.