Professor Tom Kemple brings students to Guatemala every other summer for a six-credit Go Global learning experience. His course is co-taught with Professor Barryman (Philosophy).
This group study Global Seminar, taught on location in Guatemala in coordination with Phil 335A — Power and Oppression, examines major ideas concerning the nature and role of civil society in an era when there has been great optimism about its potential to oppose the oppressive power of states and markets. Drawing on experiential learning participant observations of a society heavily dependent on transnational nongovernmental organizations, the course aims to provide students with knowledge of sociological methods and theories for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of civil society organizations and the challenges of social transformation. Details on applying will be made available on the Go Global website.