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Environmental Studies: Oil and Biodiversity in Yasuni

ENVS 150 WW4 (CRN: 14011)

3 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: GEOG 190 WW1

ENVS 150 WW4 is a travel-study program.

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About ENVS 150 WW4

During this field course in Ecuador's Amazon, students will learn from guest lectures, goverment officials, indigenous leaders, and world-prominent scholars regarding tropical ecology, altitudinal zonation and biodiversity, and the politics of oil and energy. Students will have the opportunity to examine complex questions such as: Where is the line between corporate and human rights lie? How important is biodiversity to the survival of humans? Why doesn't modern economic theory incorporate the value of ecosystem services provided by the natural world? To what extent can carbon credit markets be utilized to mitigate global warming? What are the socioeconomic factors preventing a swift transition to post-economy? Are there viable economic options to non-renewable resource extraction?

Notes

Winter Session Travel Course dates: 12/26/16-1/13/17; Destination: Yasuni, Ecuador Travel dates: 1/3/17-1/15/17; Program Fee: $1,690.00; Airfare is additional; Instructor permission required; Open to both CDE and degree students; Pre & Post work requirements,cross listed with GEOG 190 WW1; Prereqs enforced by the system: ENVS 001 or 002 or NR 001 or 002 or ENSC 001

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During this field course in Ecuador's Amazon, students will learn from guest lectures, goverment officials, indigenous leaders, and world-prominent scholars regarding tropical ecology, altitudinal zonation and biodiversity, and the politics of oil and energy. Students will have the opportunity to examine complex questions such as: Where is the line between corporate and human rights lie? How important is biodiversity to the survival of humans? Why doesn't modern economic theory incorporate the value of ecosystem services provided by the natural world? To what extent can carbon credit markets be utilized to mitigate global warming? What are the socioeconomic factors preventing a swift transition to post-economy? Are there viable economic options to non-renewable resource extraction?

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