|Wheat fields and Mount Hood, Oregon. |
Photo by E. Zeitler.
In Oregon, students will spend time in Portland, Bend, Eugene, Tillamook, Salem, and Astoria traveling between the coast and the interior, visiting the Hood & Columbia Rivers, Crater Lake, Mt. Saint Helens. They will examine and learn about a wide array of cultural and environmental landscapes -- from indigenous to urban, agricultural to electrical, touristic to gentrified, and sandy to igneous. The comparison to the upper Midwest will be rich.
To learn more, or if you are interested in participating in the Fall 2014 Field Seminar to Oregon, please see Dr. Ezra Zeitler.
|The Sultan Ahmet Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, where the |
Bosphorus Strait meets the Marmara Sea.
Photo by P. Kaldjian.
The field component will be a largely urban experience, and we will spend time examining various elements of the region's physical geography, Istanbul's food systems, rural-to-urban migration, Turkey's various ethnic subgroups, the city and region's long history, intersections with globalization, political-economic change, and ongoing and dynamic human-environment interactions. We will also travel into Turkey's interior, up to the Black Sea, and into the former Ottoman region of northern Greece.
To learn more, or if you are interested in participating in the Spring/Summer 2015 Field Seminar to Turkey, please see me (Dr. Paul Kaldjian). Course fees for this program should be estimated by the end of the summer.