This tour, led by Dr. Giddings, explores the unique cultural history of Guyana, South America, a former British colony and now a developing nation.
This experiential study abroad course explores select fundamental features of Caribbean cultural History as manifested in Guyana, South America and from an interdisciplinary perspective. Inquiries and methods from History, Africana Studies, Political Science, Fine & Performing Arts, Geography, and Linguistics will aid and guide our exploration and interrogation of Guyanese institutions, cultures, and physical structures through tours, observation-participation, interviews, literature, lectures, archival data, documentaries, online discussion forums will culminate in a case study report paper wherein students will evince the course’s learning outcomes.
The interdisciplinary course intends to broaden and deepen the student’s understanding of various subject areas, and from multiple, interlocking perspectives. Through field experiences and lecture on location in history, culture, politics, science, social science, education, economics, and technology, the course provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to participate substantively in global conversations.