Peru

Academic Courses

CHM 110    The Chemical World

CHM 481    Advanced Topic in Chemistry

SPN 353S

Cultural understanding and excellent communication between Mercer On Mission program members and communities are essential in order to ensure both the success and sustainability of a project.

Spanish students will be prepared through class work prior to travel for both communication and translation. In addition, this year Spanish students will be required to conduct interviews to get a first hand understanding of the people living in Huancavelica. Documentation through e-portfolios will give students the necessary tools to create undergraduate research, and possibly publication.

FLL195

In this 3 credit hour course, that satisfies the Western Heritage block from GenEd, students will be required to read two pieces of literature written by Latin American authors that depict life in the Peruvian Andes. Students will acquire first hand experience in understanding Latin American Culture, and Indigenous Latin American Culture, as well as Colonial History in Perú. Students will have field experience interacting with NGEOS officials and governmental agencies working in the area. 

***Students will take one course from each faculty.

Faculty

Alana Alvarez, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages

Jeffery Hugdahl, Professor and Chair of Chemistry Department, College of Liberal Arts

Program Highlights

Location: Perú (Huancavelica)

Spanish Highlights

Cultural understanding and excellent communication between Mercer On Mission program members and communities are essential in order to ensure both the success and sustainability of a project.

Spanish students (SPN 353S) will be prepared through class work prior to travel for both communication and translation. In addition, this year Spanish students will be required to conduct interviews to get a first hand understanding of the people living in Huancavelica. Documentation through e-portfolios will give students the necessary tools to create undergraduate research, and possibly publication.

Students will be required to read two pieces of literature written by Latin American authors that depict life in the Peruvian Andes (FLL 195). The aim is to acquire first hand experience in understanding Latin American Culture, and Indigenous Latin American Culture, as well as Colonial History in Perú. Students will have field experience interacting with NGEOS officials and governmental agencies working in the area. 

Tentative Travel dates:  

 

Contact Information

For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.