Summer field courses are run annually by Center faculty and staff. Currently, offerings are available which explore the peoples and places of Southwestern British Columbia (particularly the Salish Sea) and Montréal, Québec.
STUDY CANADA Summer Institute – C/AM 410 (3)
2016 Theme – Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest
Program and Travel Dates: June 27-July 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education designated Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada. For more than 35 years, teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.
French Language and Culture in Montréal – FREN 337A (4) & FREN 337B (4)
Campus course equivalents: 301 and 385 respectively
Pre-requisite: FREN 203 or equivalent (contact instructor if unsure)
Program dates: July 3 – July 30, 2016
Travel dates: July 2 – July 31, 2016
4 weeks of French immersion! Obtain 8 required credits for a French major/minor (the equivalents of FREN 301 and FREN 385) in Montréal, Québec, the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world. Language classes are held in the morning followed by daily group activities in the afternoons and evenings. Classes are conducted in French with a focus on Canadian French and culture (language, food, ideology, summer events, etc.). Hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with weekend excursions. Students will create a ‘virtual scrapbook’ or blog (in French) documenting their experiences abroad as part of their course work for FR 337B.
Redfish School of Change – ENVS 482 (5), ENVS 498C (3) & ENVS 498D (4)
Program Dates: June 26 – August 6, 2016
Travel Dates: July 5 – August 6, 2016
The Redfish School of Change: Sustainability in the Salish Sea will bring together nine Canadian and nine American students in a learning experience unlike any other. Join us for an extraordinary six-week field course as we cycle, kayak, boat and walk, visiting the coastal communities of the Salish Sea in British Columbia and Washington State. Explore strategies for creating ecological sustainability and social equity with passionate educators and other inspiring change-makers on both sides of the international border. Then get ready to take effective action in your community.