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Oaxaca Summer Program

Interested in studying or researching abroad this summer? Check out the Social and Environmental Justice in Oaxaca program. In addition to seminars, guest lectures, and field visits in the city of Oaxaca, participants visit a number of communities throughout the state, engaging with critical issues including: “green” energy, alternative education, extractivism, migration, resistance, eco-techniques, comparative politics, territoriality, community based technology and communication, and more.

The program is a great choice for Environmental Studies, International Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Spanish, and Geography majors and minors, or anyone seeking to gain Spanish language skills, research experience, or elective credits. If you are interested in learning more about the program, stop by the Orientation to Oaxaca at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 in Patterson Office Tower 843 or contact the faculty director Oliver Froehling at orfroe01@uky.edu.

There are a number of scholarships available for summer programs! Apply early to take advantage of scholarships available through the EA Office and  other external sources.

Students may receive anthropology or geography credits!!

Geography Students will enroll in  GEO 365: Special Topics in Regional Geography: Society and Environment in Oaxaca, Mexico (3 credit hours); GEO 431: Political Ecology (3 credit hours); and GEO 406: Field Studies in Geography: Undergraduate Field Research Experience, Oaxaca, Mexico (3 credit hours).

Note: GEO 406 is a lab course which fulfills the A&S College Laboratory or Field Experience Requirement.

Students who have already taken GEO 431 may take GEO 316: Environment and Development (3 credit hours) instead. GEO 316 fulfills the UK Core: Global Dynamics requirement.

For Anthropology credit, students will enroll in ANT 352: Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Society and Environment in Oaxaca (3 credit hours) and ANT 399: Field-based/Community-based Education in Anthropology (3 credit hours)

All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour)



Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 1:40pm
Room 843 Patterson Office Tower

75th Anniversary

Our department (founded in 1944) turns 75 in the summer of 2019! To celebrate this milestone in our departmental history we have organized a number of events this year. Please check back for updates on this page, and please don't hesitate to contact us for more information (Geography@uky.edu)  We hope to see you at one or more of our events this year!

4th Annual Bailey Alumni Lecture "The crisis of belonging in contemporary Europe"

The 'migration crisis' in contemporary Europe has received substantial attention from academics, policy makers and the general public. In this talk, I argue that the interest in numbers, flows and routes of people seeking sanctuary in Europe has diverted attention from another, substantial crisis: the crisis of belonging. By focusing on the practices and experiences of belonging, I show how formal belonging is being undermined in contemporary Europe and discuss the broader implications for this for people who seek to call Europe home.
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
WT Young Library, UKAA Auditorium
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A&S Offers Online Master's Degree in Digital Mapping

By Lindsey Piercy

Students at the University of Kentucky can obtain a Master of Science (MS) in digital mapping. The 30-credit online degree is designed for those seeking advanced technical and theoretical training in mapping.


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