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Event Series Event Series: Guatemala Global Seminar Info Session

Guatemala Global Seminar Info Session

November 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Learn more about our upcoming Global Seminar taking place in Guatemala!

Philosophy 335 and Sociology 430 begin together by examining classical theories of oppressive power and civil society offered by European theorists struggling to understand the complexities of emerging modern industrial society (De Las Casas, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx and Mill, Arendt and Marcuse), with some consideration of the consequences of colonial conquest. Our encounter with the colonial experience as narrated from the perspective of the dominated re-situates and problematizes this narrative: the impacts of globalization on a developing country highlight new questions about structural oppression (the focus of Phil 335) and the potential for civil society resistance (the focus of Soci 430). More recent theorists of power, oppression and civil society, including both Western and Indigenous scholars focusing on the Guatemalan case, complement and illuminate the particular instances we encounter in‐country of groups confronting gender and ethnic oppression, systemic violence and the oppressive nature of extreme poverty. Students research topics of their choice relating the course themes to the local environment.

Arts Research Abroad funding is available for this program. 70%-100% of program fees and flight costs will be covered for qualifying Arts students from the Vancouver campus.

Info Sessions will be happening on:

  • Monday, November 7 at 10AM  in BUCH D 324
  • Monday, November 7 at12PM on Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 8 at 2PM in ANSO 2107