Ethnographic Field School in Belize

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Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy Director, Center for Applied Anthropology Associate Professor of Anthropology

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Ethnographic Field School in Belize

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Course Description:
Immerse yourself in Belize as you practice field research with an experienced faculty member from Northern Kentucky University. Gain valuable skills such as ethnographic interviewing to develop an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity. The ethnographic field school is partnering with Belizean institutes and associations in order to contribute to an understanding of the culture of sugar cane farmers in Orange Walk District village communities. Our community partners will use our results and recommendations to develop and conduct workshops for farmers on agricultural techniques, economics, health, and other community development topics.

One course in anthropology or sociology

Physical Activity Requirements:
Walk on average 5 miles a day, up to a maximum of 10 miles, on uneven dirt roads.

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