The Amazon Basin is in the news a lot these days. Whether for its remarkable biodiversity, culture, and beauty OR for the fires, deforestation, and corporate interests impacting the region; the Amazon is a hot topic. While we do our best to introduce complex socioenvironmental issues in the classroom, we also want to provide opportunities to explore these places first-hand. We invite you, regardless of your major, to join us for an exciting 11-day journey to Ecuador! The course will focus on the impacts of tourism and development on the culture and environment of Ecuador. The course will be taught on the SOU campus, online, and during the 11-day trip. The course is offered for both undergraduate and graduate students and includes 6-credits of upper-division coursework. We will work as a team to better understand the changes going on in this remarkable part of the world.
Sustainable Development and Tourism
Ecoadventure: Andes to Amazon
(ES 408/508, 6 credits)
Faculty: Dr. Vincent Smith (email@example.com, 541.552.6802) Emphasis: Sustainable Development, Tropical Biology, Tourism Who: Course and 11-day adventure open to SOU Students When: Summer Term 2021 Where: Places visited during the 11-day trip to Ecuador include: Quito, Mindo, Tena, Banos, Otavalo Course Structure: Enrolled students will attend 2 hours of on-campus orientation. Orientation will cover both trip logistics as well as specific environmental coursework. Students will also be asked to utilize provided online resources to prepare for the topics that will be covered in the course. The course will then culminate with 12 days in Ecuador. Cost: The combined cost of the trip is approximately $5,000 (course trip fee: $3,900), six credits of resident tuition ($1,100).