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Southwest Studies

Taos, New MexicoDates and Location

Summer 2018

Program Semester Dates: Summer Term, June 1, 2020 - July 2, 2020

Program Travel Dates: June 23, 2020 - July 3, 2020

Location: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona USA

Pre-trip Orientation Meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos during the spring 2020 semester.

Program Objectives and Details

Spend four weeks touring the American Southwest while reading the classic works of Cormac McCarthy, Gloria Anzaldua, Rudolfo Anaya, and Louis L’Amour. Earn credits in English as you hike hills, canyons, mesas, and explore ancient ruins and cliff dwellings.

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Tuition and Additional Program Fees

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit: TBD
Tuition for six hours of undergraduate university credit: TD

Program Fees: TBD

Important Note: Personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee.

Course tuition and the Program Fee will be billed to your regular Texas State account and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

American Southwest

Course Options

ENG 3345 - Southwest Studies I Defining the Region

ENG 3346 - Southwest Studies II Consequences of the Region

Applying to the Program

Important:  To ensure your place in this course/program you must have received approval from Dr. Dutton and submitted the application and documents below.

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Important:  In addition to the completed online application (link above), the following documents must also be submitted.  You will be asked to attach them electronically to your application.

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Health Information Form

General Release Form

Insurance Verification Form

Registering for Course

You must register for your academic course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular university registration period.

Program Director

For more information about the content of this program, please contact

Dr. Geneva M. Gano

William Jensen

Images of the American Southwest