|Class hours: 2|
|Semesters Available: Fall and Spring|
Years Available: All
|This is 1 of two courses in the Environmental Science and Sustainable Development Concentration. Participants in this concentration explore the natural sciences in a tropical setting and study their influence on the process of sustainability. Students are immersed in a variety of ecosystems: dry forests, lowland rain forests, mountain cloud forests, volcanic regions and beautiful reefs. Costa Rica serves as a natural laboratory. Students of the Environmental Science Concentration will: (1) aid in longitudinal research projects ranging from ecology to ecotourism; (2) examine sustainable development and management of Costa Rica’s protected natural areas; (3) investigate the general ecology of several tropical biomes, including highland cloud forests, mangrove forests, coral reefs, lowland rain forests and dry forests; and (4) study from the perspective of an informed Christian steward of the Creation.|
No programs require this course.
No courses require this as a prerequisite or corequisite.