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Course Description

BIO 180A
Community-based conversation in a biodiversity hotspot: Ecuador
Spring

This course will focus on the ecology and conversation of the Ecuadorian cloudforests, of the most diverse areas in the world. Topics include tropical ecology, reserve design, and the economics and ethics of ecotourism. This immersive course based in Ecuador will be a combination of discussion, experiential learning in the field, and service work with members of a community conservation consortium. Students will apply an understanding of tropical ecology to the challenges of conservation and take an interdisciplinary approach to evaluating the success of such programs.

Course Credit:
3-3

Instructor(s):
Sarah Swope

Prerequisite:
BIO 002

Note(s):
In some cases, sophomores will have the relevant background for this course and may register with consent of the instructor. Students must be able to travel internationally and be comfortable working or hiking outside in nature reserves for 6 – 8 hours per day. No Spanish language skills are required.
Limit twelve students.
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Natural Sciences, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Community Engagement, Critical Analysis, Scientific Inquiry

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P: 510.430.3274
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E: biology@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17