North America & Latin America

2018 Summer Programs in North America and Latin America


Drug Policy and Harm Reduction in Global Perspective

The current addiction crisis calls for reconsideration and re-envisioning of drug policies from public health and harm reduction perspectives. You’ll attend the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy conference in Vancouver, engage with international drug policy experts, and participate in site visits to model harm reduction programs. (3 credits; HTW 400/600)


Guatemala: Pre-Colombian to Post-Colonial Architecture

Explore diverse issues of regional urbanism, historical architectural typologies, and their effect on contemporary practice in Central America. You’ll focus first on the evolution of architectural expression between the Mayan era and contemporary times across the country, and second, on a more detailed study of transit-based urbanism in Guatemala City. (6 credits; ARC 500)


Global Cities and Transnational Identities

Check out the website Professor Perez made about the course!

The course will be based in Mexico City and will include trips to the states of Hidalgo and Yucatan to explore how migration is reshaping local, regional, and global institutions. You will learn about Mexico’s history, culture, and current economic system in order to understand how political and social borders are created on a global scale. (3 credits; EDU/GEO 300/CFE 600)