Extended Deadline to Participate in USC Summer Excavation

Extended Deadline: Mon, March 23!

Participate in USC Summer Excavation, Ostia/Rome, Italy: June 8 – July 19, 2015
AHIS 325 (4 Units):”Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome, 5 weeks of excavating at Ostia

(Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome)

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary: All instruction in English

For those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, Department of Art History, USC: pollini@usc.edu

Maymester: AMST 499- Tourism in the City of Angeles: Past, Present, Future

Maymester 2015 flyer Pulido

Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present and Future
May 19-June 10, 2015
Section: 10447R
Days/Times: TuWTh, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuition: $6408 (part of Spring Load)

Click here to view syllabus.

For more information, please contact Professor Pulido at lpulido@usc.edu

Extended Deadline for the Rome Program

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is still accepting applications for this summer!
The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is extended to March 13, 2015.

Applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall.
Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).

For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/USCRomeSummerSession.

PWP to Dakar, Senegal — deadline Feb 20!

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches… experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499 (4 units), invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.


Please see attached info flyer for more information or email Dr. Julie Van Dam (Nack Ngue): nackngue@usc.edu.

PWP Medellín Deadline: February 20

The deadline to apply for the Medellín PWP is this Friday, 20 February 2015.  This program will start in Bogotá and go on to Medellín to study at the EAFIT university.  In addition to visits to local sites, monuments, and museums, we will take a several-day trip to Cartagena to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Students take two courses during the seven-week program.  The course taught in Spanish (USC faculty) is based on a Colombian high school civics text and requires a Spanish 220 (or equivalent) level. The second course is taught in English, by Colombian faculty, and focuses on the factors that led to the state of conflict in Medellín and its subsequent resolution.

Applications go directly to Gayle Vierma <vierma@usc.edu>, THH 343D.​

Maymester 2015 Course Opportunity! SWMS 499, Food Culture and Food Politics in the Land of Plenty

Explore the dynamic relationships between food, politics, and gender in Los Angeles and the U.S. Pacific Northwest during a Maymester in Spring 2015. Offered through the Gender Studies Program, students taking SWMS 499 will closely examine interactions with food while in the field: in farms, restaurants, and in eateries long-established, as well as transient and mobile. Join Professor Karen Tongson as she navigates this unique experience for USC undergraduate students.

SWMS 499 beings May 18, 2005 and ends June 12, 2015.
Enroll in SWMS 499, 34971, for Spring 2015

For more information about this Maymester and for D-clearnace, please call the Gender Studies Program at 213 740-8286 or email gender@usc.edu

Maymester Spring 2015 – AMST 499: Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present, Future

Maymester Summer 2015Maymester: Spring 2015
May 19 – June 10
AMST 499: Tourism in the City: Past, Present, Future

Beaches, Hollywood, Disneyland…these are some of the icons of Los Angeles tourism. Tourism not only represents one of the largest industries in Los Angeles, but it has played a key role in shaping the region. In this Maymester class students will be introduced to Critical Tourism Studies. We will examine how and why global tourism is exploding and look critically at Los Angeles tourism, focusing no its economic and spatial impacts, its implications for racial and economic inequality, its environmental consequences, and alternatives to conventional tourism. We will visit and study major tourist attractions such as Universal Studios, and lesser known ones, including a Toxic Tour.

Instructor: Professor Laura Pulido
Enroll in AMST 499, 10447, for Spring 2015

Class will generally meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am – 1 pm but there are some all-day field trips and one Saturday fieldtrip.


For more information, please contact Prof. Pulido at lpullido@usc.edu

Informational Meeting:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
12:30 – 1:30 pm
KAP 460