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This course will explore the forces and processes of social change in Costa Rican communities given the rise of nature based travel to this Central American destination. We will consider the processes of how communities involved in service sector enterprises relate to the general concepts of sustainability, including environmental, social and economic impacts. From a conceptual and operational point of view, we will explore the concept of sustainability/sustainable development (development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs), with an emphasis on community-based sustainable development.
Winter Session Travel Course; 12/26/16-1/13/17; Travel dates to Costa Rica: 12/26/16 - 1/8/17; Program fee: $1,990.00; Airfare is additional; 3 TBD pre-trip meetings and 1 post-trip meeting, Contact faculty for times & locations; Cross listed with ENVS 150 WW1 and NR 195 WW2; Open to both CDE and Degree students; Instructor permission required
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