College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Field Schools

Arizona Archaeology Field School
​Led by Dr. Robert Hard



Ethnoprimatology in St. Kitts
​Led by Drs. Michael Muehlenbein, Kerry Dore, and Christa Gallagher, in preparation (previously offered in 2015)
Students will work on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies to understand the complex interactions of humans and vervet (Africa green) monkeys. Students will speak with farmers, tourism professionals, other local residents, and tourists to understand how humans and monkeys negotiate overlap in limited space in these and other locations globally.


Global Health and Environment in Guadalajara, Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio
​Led by Drs. Michael Muehlenbein and Jill Fleuriet, offered Summer 2017
This experience immerses students in research and service-based learning around the topics of human-wildlife interactions (and zoonotic infection risk) and perceived risk of infectious diseases, comparably across three regions. Students will work with three zoos (Gladys Porter, Guadalajara, and another to be determined) to survey visitors on these topics, as well as volunteer time with three organizations (Primarily Primates in San Antonio, Sea Turtle Rescue in South Padre Island, and another to be determined) that specialize in animal conservation. 

Belize Archaeological Field School
​Led by Drs. M. Kathryn Brown and Jason Yaeger
Each summer, UTSA students spend a month in central Belize learning archaeological field methods and exploring Maya civilization at sites like Xunantunich and Buenavista.  Students learn basic archaeological field techniques of surveying and mapping, excavation, and artifact analysis as they participate in our on-going scientific studies of Maya civilization in the Mopan valley of western Belize. They also visit other major sites like Caracol and Actun Tunichil Mucnal.

One Health in South Africa
​Led by Dr. Michael Muehlenbein, in preparation (previously offered in 2015)
Students travel throughout South Africa, learning about how the health of humans, wildlife, livestock, and other domestic animals are all interrelated. Students conduct research by interviewing visitors to several different wildlife sanctuaries, volunteer in the local township by organizing children’s activities relating to wildlife awareness, and visit a number of leading institutions in infectious disease work.


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