University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences University of Colorado Denver

CLAS TANZANIA FIELD SCHOOL: human origins, climate change & adaptability

Dates: July 10 – August 10, 2010

Cost for 2010:

Paleoanthropology Track:
      $6,325 (UC Denver & CO public students)  
      $6,950 (Non-UC Denver students)
Health, Environment and Society Track:
      $6,750 (UC Denver & CO public students)
      $7,375 (Non-UC Denver students

Course: ANTH 4995/5995 (6 credits); GEOG 4995/5995 (6 credits)

This course provides students the opportunity to participate in an intense four week field-based learning experience that focuses on human origin, climate change and adaptability with special emphasis in paleoanthropology, health geography, medical anthropology, GIS, and culture of the Maasai of the Ngorongoro Highlands in northern Tanzania.  The field school is a collaborative effort of several academic institutions; including the University of Colorado Denver, University of Calgary, and  Bugando University College of Health Sciences in Mwanza, Tanzania, as well as Endulen Hospital in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Endowed with some of the most spectacular and world famous archaeological and paleoanthropological sites, Tanzania presents focused, self-driven students with an opportunity to become
deeply immersed and engaged in the beauty and splendor of a unique cultural and prehistoric tour de force. The field school will offer students a memorable, yet academically challenging, chance to:

  • walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, a journey which began a mere 3.56 million years ago;
  • explore unique insights on health through the connection to Endulen Hospital and in Mwanza on Lake Victorial;
  • discover the beauty and wonders that one of Africa's most peaceful countries, Tanzania has to offer; and
  • make lifelong, meaningful connections with cultures
    rich in diversity.