Participants will learn about the history, culture, politics and development of Guatemala. In August 2014, we will do this through pre-trip readings and a 1-week immersion in the life and culture of Guatemala. We will have conversations with a wide range of people that will help us to understand Guatemala.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to

  • Be conversant with concern to the history, culture, politics and development of Guatemala
  • Investigate possible intersections between sustainable development and their own conceptions of working toward the common good
  • Examine their relationships with and to citizens of developing countries
  • Apply their knowledge of development and human rights to the case study of Guatemala
  • Understand CILSA's role within the mission of Saint Mary's College of California
Main Reading

rigoberta menchu

as well as excerpts from The Guatemala Reader, History, Culture, Politics. (excerpts will be provided)