GBL 245 IS BARBADOS: CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY 4 S.H.
This interdisciplinary course examines the culture, society and people of present day Barbados. Course content focuses on Barbados’ politics, its post-colonial history, education, tourism and its economy. Please note that this course requires extensive use of public transportation in the completion of required course activities. Such activities include frequent walking and hiking in a tropical climate. Application and acceptance required. Additional travel fee is required. Counts toward Civilization or Society requirements, and satisfies one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Counts toward minors in Women's/Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, and African and African-American Studies.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar: GBL 145
This course helps prepare students academically, inter-culturally, linguistically and logistically for their short-term global experience. The seminar is offered on campus in the semester prior to the 4 sh global engagement experience. Completion of the prerequisite preparatory seminar is required for participation in GBL 245. BARBADOS: CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY. Prerequisite: Acceptance into GBL 245. Offered: Offered fall.
This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the prerequisite preparatory seminar course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.
It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for Winter Term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of Winter Term tuition will not be collected.
Fall Course Meeting Information
The fall pre-departure course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-07:10 PM. Location TBD.
Activity Level: Demanding
Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as demanding, which means you should be prepared to push yourself and to keep a steady pace on rugged and steep terrain. You'll find that you are living outside your comfort zone with your program's intense outdoor activity.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.
January 3 - January 21, 2020
Group departure/return point is Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.
There will be opportunities to visit a variety of media, educational, historic, ecological, and cultural sites such as:
- Barbados Parliament
- Bathsheba "Soup Bowl" International Surfing Location
- University of the West Indies
- Welchman Hall Gully
- Harrison's Caves
- St. John's Parish Church
- Codrington College
- Barbados Wildlife Reserve
- St. Nicholas Abbey
- North Point/Animal Flower Cave
- Oistins Fishing Village
- Arlington House Museum
- Nidhe Isreal Museum
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
Students will be housed in shared accommodations.
Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet.
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your program.
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Program Leader 1: Dr. Joyce Davis
Professor of Exercise Science
Koury Center (Athletics) 237
2525 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
Program Leader 2: Damion Blake
professor in political science and policy studies
Gray Pavilion - Pol. Science 210H
2333 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
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If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.
See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter||2019||09/03/2018 **||Rolling Admission||01/03/2019||01/22/2019|
|Winter||2020||09/02/2019 **||Rolling Admission||01/03/2020||01/21/2020|
NOTE: Please view the deadlines page for full application, payment and cancellation deadlines.
The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.
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