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The Human-Primate Interface

Conducted in English

This course explores the interface between humans and nonhuman primates and, more broadly, between humans and nature. Through readings, discussion, field trips, and written assignments, we will explore the relationship between humans and nonhuman primates from a variety or perspectives, including anthropology, biology, conservation science, economics, environmental science, history, linguistics, paleoanthropology, philosophy, and women's studies. This course is intended to help students recall and informally integrate ideas and concepts from a variety of fields of study across the Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Humanities. Students will also develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the biology of nonhuman primates, their various roles in human society, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. This course will involve experiential learning in and around Cape Town, South Africa.

Watch a documentary made by the students who traveled to South Africa during the January 2012 Intersession



Location: Cape Town, South Africa

NY departure and return dates: January 1-25, 2014

Arrive in Cape Town: January 2nd

Course: 4 credits total: 3 credits- ANTH 375 and 1 credit- HIST 200

Faculty: Dr. Larissa Swedell

Housing: University of Cape Town residence halls

Program Costs:

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): 3497

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $980

Travel insurance: $37

Consolidated Fee (includes housing, tuition differential, field trips and excursions) : $2480

Total cost with airfare: $4997

Airfare: $1500 (estimate)

Additional costs

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)

Application Deadline: November 4, 2013

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.

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​​

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