Central America

Society and religion: Joined at the hip

During winter term 2009-10, seven students will earn Art History/CF credit studying ancient archaeological sites, Colonial art and architecture, folk art and religious fiestas in the Valley of Oaxaca, the Sierra Norte, Sierra Madre del Sur and on the Pacific Coast as part of SMU-in-Oaxaca. Continue reading

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Arrival in Oaxaca

Kate, a senior psychology major, is participating in SMU-in-Oaxaca during Winter Term. The group will spend two weeks in Oaxaca, Mexico, and then travel to the Sierra Madre mountains for a week. While in Oaxaca, the group will take classes on ceramics, weaving and painting with talented craftsmen. The students also will engage in a service learning project, will enjoy Mexican traditions related to the holiday season and will collect oral histories. Continue reading

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Monte Alban

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Backstrap Weaving

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Tule Tree

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New Year in the Zocalo

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Tlacochahuaya and Teotitlan Del Valle

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Hierve El Agua and Mitla

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The wood carvers

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The pottery workshop

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