WGS 3360: Fieldwork in the Southwestern U.S.
Have you wanted to go somewhere so different?
- Meet people from another culture
- See and experience nature and art so diverse and awe inspiring
- Be under the stars (where you can really see them)
- Visit Southwestern Indian Pueblos and Dine’ (Navajo) Nation
- Listen to a Native American activist and writer speak about Native American Spirituality and Creativity
- Travel on Historic Route 66 on highways where you may be the only car!
- Visit the chili capital of the World
- Savor delicious Mexican and American Indian food
- See more hand-made turquoise jewelry than you can imagine
- Attend American Indian dances
- Learn from Native American, Chicana, and other local Southwestern artists and writers who will teach you their crafts and let you try different art and writing forms
- Visit Pueblo cultural centers and amazing diverse landscapes
- See the magic of desert Eco-systems and unique animals
- Stay at a working ranch and hear story-telling by local ranching women and cowgirls
- Stay in a unique historical hotel (filled with art and unique architecture) built to house the movie stars that acted in the Western films
- Hang out with fun folks
- See amazing light and Endless Sky
Experience a land and people so rich in diversity that you will feel forever changed by this journey.
7-10 day field trip to New Mexico (in May after graduation). We will meet once a week to prepare for the trip. The $1,800.00 fee will cover all of your expenses- including airfare, lodging, food, transportation, honorarium for artists, fees at pueblos, galleries, and nature preserves. The fee does not cover alcohol or souvenirs.
The trip will be facilitated by: Gordene MacKenzie from Women’s and Gender Studies, Kevin Salemme from the Media Center; and Elena Ortiz a Native American storyteller, writer and activist from New Mexico.
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