New England American Ethnic Studies

This trip has been cancelled for the 2024 year. Please contact Dr. Summerlin if you would be interested in attending in a future year.
Experience historic New England and beautiful Martha’s Vineyard while immersing yourself in Wampanoag history and culture. Walk the Freedom Trail and canoe to the Old North Bridge where the “shot heard round the world” was fired. Visit the homes of writers like Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other historic and literary sites. This trip takes place over four weeks during the May summer session. Classes meet on campus for two weeks, followed by a week of cultural immersion at Mashpee and Aquinnah, Wampanoag tribal communities, and a week in Boston with day trips to Lexington, Concord, Salem, New Bedford, and Amherst.
Trip Dates:05/16/2024-05/28/2024
Pre-Travel on-Campus Dates: 05/07/2023-05/15/2024
Post-Travel On-Campus Dates:05/29/2024-05/31/2024
Application Deadline:01/31/2024
Deposit Deadline: 02/23/2024
Location(s): United States - Amherst, Aquinnah, Boston, Concord, Derry, Falmouth, Lexington, Mashpee, New Bradford, Plymouth, Salem
Price: $5,320
Program Term: Summer Session 1
Length of Trip: 13 days
Inclusion of Core Credits: Yes
Reoccurring: Annual
Trip Director(s) Name: Dr. Donna Summerlin and Dr. Randy Wood
Trip Director(s) Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
Trip Director(s) Office: DXC101D and HUM105B
Trip Director(s) Contact Number: 423-614-8210 and 423-614-8115
Total Credit Hours Received: 4
Health Clearance: New England American Ethnic Studies Health Clearance Information*
Courses Offered:
1. GNST 251 Cross-Culture Experience, Randy Wood and Donna Summerlin -1 credit hour.
2. ENGL 326 Multi-Ethnic United States Literature, Dr. Donna Summerlin- 3 credit hours.
3. HIST 490 Puritans, Patriots, and First Peoples, Randy Wood- 3 credit hours.

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