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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2020 will run from December 26, 2019 to January 18, 2020, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2020. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an email when this happens, please join our email list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.


HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community

Course description

Students will learn about the history and culture of one Jamaican community and its changing historical relationship to the world economy through a three-week trip to Petersfield Jamaica. While there, they will attend class sessions, participate in service activities determined by the community, study local sugar production and labor and their relationship to the global economy on the ground, and conduct oral history interviews with local residents. They will live in homestays, work closely with a local community partner, attend community self-governance meetings, and the oral history texts they generate will be curated fro a local archive, This course will be structured according to the principles of fair trade service learning.


The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time. Find similar upcoming programs by tag: culture, history, international, politics, sustainability

Tuition and fees

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