MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
STUDY ABROAD
“MATHEMATICS IN NON-EUROPEAN CULTURES”
MATH102
Summer 2008

 

Join Dr. Ximena Catepillán (mathematician), Dr. Ed Barnhart (archaeologist), and Chris Powell (archaeologist) on this study abroad course and learn about ancient Maya History, Culture, and Mathematics as we travel through the ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

Credits

3-credits G2
This course counts towards the required G2 mathematics course for non-mathematics and science majors

Dates

May 12 – 16 classes at Millersville University
  A survey of mathematical ideas developed by non-European cultures
May 17 – 23 Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  A study of ancient Maya history, culture, and mathematics
May 27 at Millersville University
Final projects

 

Cost

 

$ 1,100 plus air and tuition

Contact

 Dr. Ximena Catepillán
Office:   Room 211-C1, Wickersham Hall
Phone:  717-872-3993
E-mail:  ximena.catepillan@millersville.edu
Web site: http://www.millersville.edu/~xcatepil/#travelsabroad

For more information visit the Maya Exploration Center at http://www.mayaexploration.org/study_millersville_may08.php

 

 

Trip Highlights

The highest pyramid in Mexico, Coba
Mysterious ancient roads
The White Reading House Temple with tunnels inside leading to tombs at – Ek-Balam
El Castillo, a time temple in Chichen Itza
El Caracol, a Maya observatory
Sacred wells
Ancient ball courts
Lectures in Playa del Carmen a beautiful beach resort