Summer Abroad Peru, "Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture" - Info Session Monday, January 29, 2018, 12 – 1pm
Summer Abroad Peru, "Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture" - Info Session
Campus Location:International Center
Room:3119
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Contact Phone #:530-752-5763
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions
Presented by:Study Abroad

Based in Cuzco, Peru, this interdisciplinary program explores the environmental history and culture of the Andean region from pre-Hispanic time to the present. Readings and lectures will be complemented by frequent field trips, including trips to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Housing with a local NGO, immersive cultural experiences, and lectures by leading specialists will shed light on the changing relations between humans and nature in the Andes. How did the Inca harness the Andean environment to rule the greatest empire in the world by 1492? How did the Atlantic exchange of peoples, plants, animals, and disease unleashed by the Spanish conquest alter life in the Andes? What can Andean societies teach us about global climate change today? Optional Spanish and Quechua lessons will be available.

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