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.