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The School for Field Studies - Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems: Biodiversity, Conservation, Development
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer A
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Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
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Areas of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Arab Studies, Arabic, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Botany, Business, Business: Fashion and Textiles, Chinese Culture and Cuisine, Communication, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Culture, Destination Marketing, Earth Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Forestry, French, Gender Studies, Geography, German, Government, Health and Human Services, Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, History, Honors, Hospitality, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Rights, Independent Studies, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mathematics, McNair, Minority Studies, Multi-Discipline, Nursing, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Religion/Theology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theater, Tourism, Visual Arts, Women's Studies, Zoology Housing Options: On-Campus Housing
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English
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SUSTAINING TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS:
BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, & DEVELOPMENT,
COSTA RICA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students explore and address key features of sustainable development strategies including the most pressing challenges occurring at the intersection of conservation and economic progress. Through coursework, students gain an understanding of the complex interrelations between economic development, land-use, the provision of ecosystem services, and global climate change from socioeconomic, ecological and natural resources management perspectives
  • Explore the biological diversity of the rainforests of Braulio Carrillo National Park in the Volcanic Cordillera Conservation Area
  • Compare and contrast biodiversity protection in examples of conventional and organic agriculture
  • Study water and waste management approaches on the Tárcoles River
  • Evaluate tourism services and park management practices in Poás Volcano National Park
  • Apply the fundamentals of the scientific method by designing and conducting a practical field project oriented toward the achievement of conservation goals
  • Learn about climate change mitigation and adaptation in Central America, as well as strategies in the context of international policy frameworks


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