|Winter Term 2020 Field Experience in Development - 1172 - ECON 206
Prerequisites/Notes: at least one of GOVT 245, GOVT 248, GOVT 340, GOVT 500, I-E 295 (Topics: Sports Entrepreneurship)
Catalog Description : Students engaged in this course will have the opportunity to do field research in a developing country. Each student will develop and implement a project that concerns a political, economic, social, or environmental issues that is important in the country visited. Past Field Experiences have taken place in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Jamaica, and Morocco. Students will also have the opportunity to learn from both national and local leaders in the country of research, and to participate in community engaged learning through volunteer activities. Class members will actually travel during either winter or spring break. Students should register for GOVT 401 in the term prior to the planned travel. They should also register in the subsequent term, when they will present their research to the wider Lawrence community. [ Note: two terms of GOVT 401 are considered the equivalent of a six unit 400-level GOVT course].
Location for 2019-20: Jamaica during spring break 2020. Admission is by application; contact Prof. Skran for more information about the application process.
Planned Location for 2020-21: West Africa (Sierra Leone and Gambia)
Attributes: Social Science Div GER (01cr), Diversity-Global GER (01cr), BM Social Science (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course