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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2019 will run from December 26, 2018 to January 19, 2019, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2019. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Registration for this program is closed.

Global Capitalism in One Community

January 3–21, 2017


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.

Tuition and fees

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