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Geography: Oil and Biodiversity in Yasuni

GEOG 190 WW1 (CRN: 15144)

3 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: ENVS 150 WW4

GEOG 190 WW1 is a travel-study program.

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About GEOG 190 WW1

During this field course in Ecuador's Amazon, students will learn from guest lectures, government 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 does 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: 01/03/17-01/15/17 Program Fee: $1,690.00; Airfare is additional; Cross Listed with ENVS 150 WW4; Instructor permission required; Open to both CDE and degree students; Pre & Post work requirements

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