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Peru, From Incas to the 21st Century: Culture, Arts, and Media
Conducted in English

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This course fulfills Perspective Goals in the Area of Culture and Values and the Queens College Core Area of World Cultures and Global Issues (WGGI). Students will explore the questions of how historical and philosophical discourses, the arts, and media function in society, transmitting and/or questioning cultural and social values and ideals. The role of a liberal arts education in shaping such values has been a key battleground in the US culture wars of the past two decades. Three of the most prominent developments have been a reconsideration of the definition and issues of truth in the humanities and social sciences, an emphasis on the ideological implications of studying cultures and values, and the role that race, ethnicity, class, gender, language, sexual orientation, belief, play in shaping social values. This course will employ the new model of cultural studies at it introduces students to the pre-colonial, colonial, and modern cultures of the southern Andean region, with emphasis on what is today Peru. European, Latin American, and indigenous American perspective are presented through primary and secondary material, allowing students to examine the formation and evolution of cultural and political institutions in Peru within international and global contexts. Through a final essay, students will demonstrate their understanding of historical, economic, and social factors influencing this relationship.
Location: Lima and Cuzco
NY departure and return dates: January 02-24, 2016
Arrive in Lima: January 2nd
Course: Span 45 (3 credits)
Faculty: Professor Beatriz Carolina Peña

                                                                   Program Costs:
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3400
              CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $825
              Travel insurance: $45
             Consolidated fee (housing, tours, excursions, welcome and farewell dinner): $ 2530

Not included in the above cost:

Airfare: $1000 - $1400 (estimate)

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $25 to $30 per day.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2015
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

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Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
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