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CCS300: Central America: The Cultural Perspective of Sustainability in Costa Rica
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica (Carroll Courses Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring
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Program Advisor: Lezlie Weber Program Type: Faculty-Led Programs
Total CCE Cost: 2600.00 Deposit Amount: 250.00
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The goal of the class is to expose the student to different conservation strategies utilized in Costa Rica to promote sustainability of natural resources. During the class, we visit different eco-sustainable projects run by governmental agencies and private organizations (i.e. National parks, eco-lodges, animal sanctuaries, etc.). Projects and activities may vary depending on current research and ongoing ecological efforts of the areas we visit.
In previous years, we visit; a 100% self-sufficient village that produce everything they consume (food, electricity, water, etc.) through sustainable methods (organic farming, vermiculture, permaculture, etc.), a private eco-sustainable reserve neighboring Corcovado national park, and Tortuguero national park in the Caribbean coast.
In each place we participate in ongoing conservation projects, such as animal sanctuaries, sea turtle projects and other conservation community efforts. As part of the class, we visit the University of Costa Rica where we meet with Costa Rican biology students to share our experiences, and new learned points of view in conservation, sustainable resources and ecotourism.  


Instructor:  Roberto Brenes
Location(s):  San Jose, Central Pacific (Uvita-Dominical), and Osa Peninsula (Drake Bay), Costa Rica
Tentative Travel Dates:  May 2019

Course Meeting Times:(tentative)
Friday February 22nd; 5:00 to 7:50pm 
Friday March 15th; 5:00 to 7:50pm
Friday March 29th; 5:00 to 7:50pm
Friday April 19th; 5:00 to 7:50pm

Estimated Price Range: TBA
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Course Credits: 2 

Course admission decisions will be sent out within the first two weeks of October 2018.

Students requesting accommodations for their CCE should contact The Office for Students with Disabilities at the Walter Young Center by calling 262-524-7335 to set up an appointment with Marty Bledsoe.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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