utm290H5 Across the Atlantic and Back: A History and Ecology of Exploration, Conquest, and Exchange from 1492 to Now Application

The Course

utm290, Across the Atlantic and Back: A History and Ecology of Exploration, Conquest, and Exchange from 1492 to Now is open to students are currently enrolled in or have completed a utmONE Scholars course. (utm195H5, utm196H5, utm197H5, utm191H5, utm192H5, utm193H5)

This 200-level utmONE Scholars seminar offers an engaging and interactive way to build upon the research skills developed in a first-year utmONE Scholars seminar. You will gain hands-on experience collecting and analyzing data, while also earning a 0.5 credit that counts towards your distribution requirements. There is also an opportunity to participate in an international field-study experience during the February reading week.

The course includes an optional field-study experience to sites of historical and ecological interest in the Dominican Republic. The international field-study experience will occur during the 2019 February Reading Week. There will be an additional fee for this experience. The fee includes flight, room and board, required in-country travel expenses, and insurance. We estimate this cost to range from about $2,500-$3,000 (cost will be finalized by September). Please note, bursaries exist to help alleviate some of the overall expenses.  

*As an integral learning experience, this field-study trip is highly recommended.

To learn more about the international component of this course, visit http://uoft.me/utmabroaddominican. To apply, you must also submit another application at http://www.uoft.me/utmabroadapply.

Applications are open from January 22 to February 16 for both the course and the voluntary international component in the Dominican Republic. Selection will be made by March 11.


Essay Question
Historians study the human past, and ecologists study how organisms interact with their environment and each other. How do you think that the field of history can be enriched when historians cooperate with ecologists, and how do you think that the field of ecology can be enriched when ecologists cooperate with historians? Build your answer around real examples, either famous or from your own life.
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