Penn Global Seminars offering PSCI 313: People of the Land in Spring 2021

The Political Science department is offering a new Penn Global Seminar in the spring focused on Indigenous communities in Latin America despite COVID-19 restrictions canceling the travel component of the course.

Penn Global Seminars traditionally combine semester-long study on campus with a short-term travel component to another country to deepen students’ understanding of course concepts. Instead of traveling to Argentina and Chile, students who enroll in PSCI 313: People of the Land: Indigeneity and Politics in Argentina and Chile will conduct a series of Zoom interviews with experts in the field to learn about the Mapuche people in the Patagonia region.

Professor Tulia G. Falleti, who will be teaching the course, said students will study the relationship between Indigenous communities and local government in the Americas, with a focus on the Mapuche people. When she was planning the course in 2019, Falleti planned for students to visit Mapuche communities in Argentina during spring break which is no longer possible.

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