NEW PWP to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, SUMMER 2016

Information session is Dec. 2, KAP 352, Noon to 1, free food

Showing part of film:  “Six Ways to Santiago” and discussing the trip.

This is a medical anthropology class (Anthropology 301: The Global Performance in Healing) about pilgrimage, healing, and conducting anthropological fieldwork.  The class can receive credit in the Spanish department and possibly Religious Studies as well.  The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage route that traverses northwestern Europe and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where the remains of the apostle Saint James are interred. The pilgrimage route follows ancient Roman trade roads and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The class will spend two weeks in the classroom and then, true to anthropology, we will walk a portion (211 miles) of the medieval pilgrimage route interviewing pilgrims and hospitaleros (inn-keepers) along the Camino, record research in blog posts and compose a final research paper on healing.  The trip will be in Spain from approximately May 22-June 12th.

Contact:  Erin P. Moore, Department of Anthropology,


GESM 130g Seminar: Music and Class in American Society

Spring 2016 POSC Courses!

Maymester – Cultures of Brazil & Lusophone Africa

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announces its Maymester course, Cultures of Brazil and Lusophone Africa, PORT 250g, to be taught at USC and Brazil (Salvador & Rio de Janeiro) in the Spring 2016. Students in the program will attend lectures, and visit several sites of interst to the course Corcovado, Rio’s Municipal Theater, Projac, Santa Marta, Fundação Casa Jorge Amado, Balé Folclórico da Bahia, among others. While in Salvador students will live with a Brazilian host family.

FREN 403: Studies in Colonialism and Postcolonialism

ENST 499: The Science of Sustainable Food

Check out this new 2 unit field course open to all majors!

Italian Courses Offered Spring 2016