Sociology and Anthropology

Development Studies Program, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Calvin College) (Open to Sociology and Anthropology majors only) (Fall only)

The Development Studies Program is a program of Calvin College based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Students study development by living with Honduran families, traveling to urban squatter’s camps, remote rural villages, and tropical rain forests, and talking with national leaders about Honduras’ problems and its future. It is an opportunity to experience hands-on the issues surrounding poverty, development, and living in the Third World. COURSES: Exploring a Third World Society (3), The Problem of Poverty (3), Development Theory in Practice (3), Spanish Language Study (3). This program is open to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA.Tegucigalpa Homepage

Houghton in Tanzania, Iringa, Tanzania (Houghton College) (Open to all majors) (Spring only)

Houghton-in-Tanzania is a program of Houghton College set in East Africa offering junior and senior students an opportunity to experience life as most Africans themselves experience it and to be exposed to Africa on a broad front including history, anthropology, environment, languages, politics, and religion. Extended trips away from the campus site include visits to nearby game reserves and Wahehe and Maasai tribal villages. Elective course options vary from year to year but the following three core courses are required: East African Culture (3), East African History (3), Wildlife Behavior (3/4). (A minimum 2.75 GPA is required.) Houghton in Tanzania Homepage