SOCD02H3: Global Field School: Indigenous Costa Rica

The intensive international field school course is an experiential and land-based learning trip to Indigenous territories in Costa Rica, in order to learn about settler colonialism, Indigenous communities, and UNDRIP (the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). Students will learn with Indigenous Costa Rican university students and community partners in order to draw links between policy frameworks (UNDRIP), ideologies (colonialism) and the impacts on Indigenous communities (e.g. education, health, food security, language retention, land rights). The course involves 14-16 days of in-country travel. This course has been designated as a Research Skills course.

[10.0 credits, including SOCC61H3] and [1.0 credit from the following: SOCB30H3, SOCB42H3, SOCB43H3, or SOCB47H3]
Social and Behavioural Sciences
Partnership-Based Experience
Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Major or Specialist Programs in Sociology. Additional students will be admitted as space permits. This course requires students to register and fill out an application form. To request a SOCD02H3 course application form, please contact This form is due one week after students enroll in the course.
Enrolment Control: A
Restricted to students in the sociology programs.
Step 1: Request the course on ACORN. Your status will be INT. You will not be officially enrolled until you complete the remaining steps (below).
Step 2: Request an application form from the program advisor at Step 3: Submit the application form by email to the program advisor at
If you are approved for enrolment the department will arrange to have your course status on ACORN changed from interim (INT) to approved (APP).  P = Priority, R = Restricted, A = Approval , E = Enrolment on ACORN is disabled