2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IPHOT 2321 Documenting Village Life: Mexico

Students will document contemporary life in Oaxaca Mexico through a twelve-day immersive experience. Topics for exploration include Oaxaca's accolades as international culinary hotspot and the robust markets that support authentic farm-to-table dining; related sustainability concerns for lack of water and its impact on daily life in the region and beyond; gender, sexuality, and the Muxe community; the experiences of returning migrants, and more. The focus is building bridges (vs. walls) and local translators assist to provide collaborative experiences. Images will be posted to Instagram accompanied by short captions to frame context to viewers. The course is open to any students with curiosity about worlds outside their own, and research can be presented through visual and written observation and interpretation.