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*J-Term Neah Bay, Washington | Makah Culture Past & Present (ANTH 190, FYEP / 192 A, SO / 491) - OPEN
Neah Bay, United States; Tacoma, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: J-Term
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Restrictions: PLU applicants only
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Housing Option: Cabin Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
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Language Prerequisite:
None Class Eligibility: 1.First-Year, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Anthropology Language Courses Offered: No
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Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective, General Education (A), General Education (FYEP), General Education (SO) Program Advisor: Megan Grover
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Jordan Levy
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PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Yes Program may include: Service Learning/Volunteer
Program Description:
Program Description:
J-Term BannerNeah BayProgram Overview:
Makah Culture Past and Present examines the archaeology and history of this Native American Tribe and then spends almost 2 weeks on their reservation experiencing contemporary and traditional Makah Culture. Mornings are spent in a variety of volunteer placements in the community ranging from Head Start to the Senior Center. Afternoons and evenings focus on traditional and contemporary culture. Each year is a little different but past classes have included traditional stories by a Makah storytellers, a Makah language class, basket weaving and carving, local foods, hikes in the rain forest and on the beach, tribal government, and the relationship between environmental protection legislation and the Makah Culture. The results is immersion in Makah Culture.

Why Study Anthropology in Neah Bay?
Neah Bay is the heart of the Makah Reservation. Learning about Makah Culture from Makah people where those people live gives students first hand experience with the culture they are studying. The cultural immersion experience of Makah Culture is not possible anywhere else.

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Tentative Program Dates:
January 2-30, 2019
7-8 days, on-campus instruction
12 days at Neah Bay
3 days, on-campus instruction

Health & Safety Considerations:
Two group hikes are included in the program itinerary, which are weather dependent. One is a short hike to Cape Flattery and the other is a longer hike to the Ozette archaeological site. Hiking to Cape Flattery is first in the program itinerary to give students a sense of the hiking and trail conditions, which provides an opportunity for any program participant to opt out of the longer hike to the Ozette archaeological site and to make this decision in advance. Any student who is unable to participate in one or both hikes is invited to participate in an alternative activity. The hikes are not particularly difficult, but the weather is usually cold and wet, and some participants may not have hiking experience, or in these weather conditions. All regular precautions are taken, including using hiking crampons. 


Maximum capacity is 12 students.
Applicants will be invited for an interview by the faculty leader, occuring in October. 

Final Program Fee: 

Cost Includes:
  • Lodging
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2019 01/30/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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