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Voyage Label: Fall 2013

  • Geography of Wine

    Analysis of physical and cultural forces which shape the production, consumption and great variety of wine in the world.  This complex commodity will be examined through its economic, social, political and ideological […]

  • Cross Cultural Psychology (field lab in Rio de Janeiro, day 1)

    This course provides an overview of the field of cross-cultural psychology. It will review contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of culture and psychology, with a particular emphasis on evolutionary […]

  • Human Sexuality

    This course has been designed to present a sampling of critical topics relevant to human sexuality, meant to highlight issues of both theoretical and social significance. Debate is warranted and […]

  • Geohazards and Natural Disasters

    This course focuses on understanding natural phenomena that we perceive as hazardous or disastrous. We will consider the science that governs these phenomena using case studies from countries that we […]

  • Environmental Geology

    This course builds on a basic understanding of earth processes to explore what we perceive as natural hazards. We will use case studies from countries visited to consider how we […]

  • Energy in this World and Elsewhere

    Rising global demand for energy (especially in developing countries), political instability in energy-producing regions like the Middle East, and a growing awareness of the impact of fossil fuel use on […]

  • Forensic Science and the Criminal Justice System

    As societies developed it was recognized that protection of the individual’s life and property required a system of laws, enforcement, and punishment.  As the methods of defining criminal acts evolved, […]

  • Water for the World

    This course will examine complex issues associated with providing potable water to the world’s population. Topics will include the use of surface and ground water as potable water supplies, fundamentals […]

  • Introduction to Environmental Public Health

    This course examines interdisciplinary approaches to understanding, assessing, and controlling environmental factors that impact public health. Topics include the assessment of environmental factors that potentially affect health. Practical examples are […]

  • Global Music (field lab in Accra, day 1)

    This course presents an introduction to the study of the world’s music through close examination of various music traditions found in the port countries of our itinerary.  Our investigation will […]

  • Popular Music in World Cultures

     This course will cover select popular music genres, generally defined as music produced for commercial purposes and transmitted through mass media to a wide audience, from ports on our itinerary.  […]

  • International Economics

    This course combines both international trade and finance, using graphical presentation of economic models to analyze trade policies and international financial arrangements. The primary topics of international trade are how […]

  • Global Economic Issues

    In this course the students will learn fundamental economic principles such as supply and demand analysis, comparative advantage, opportunity cost, basics of fiscal and monetary policy, and models of economic […]

  • America in the World

    Every time that I spend a significant amount of time outside of the United States I find that I gain  perspective on what being an American means and how America […]

  • Organizational Behavior

    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to concepts relevant to understanding and predicting human behavior in organizations. Topics include personality, motivation, leadership, group […]


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