Description: Formally Titled: International Field Course:Ecology and Sustainability in Costa Rica Advanced study, through thorough literature review and direct field observation, of the theory and principles of ecology as these apply to sustainable development in tropical environments, specifically in Costa Rica. Students Expectation in Costa Rica: 4-6 hours per day hiking in the rain forest, some days maybe longer hours, at times in steep and/or rough terrain, including, sometimes, slippery slopes covered in mud, while it is raining. Hiking boots along with some outdoor experience, or at least a degree of physical and psychological stamina, will be required. The reason for these relatively long walks is to observe natural ecosystems that have evolved away from urban areas. Note: This course is only open to students who are selected to participate in International Field work. Course credit exclusion: ES/ENVS 3810A 3.00.
Programs: Sustainable Environmental Management