IARD 4011

IARD 4011

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Partners students with community practitioners in a rural region of Ecuador and prepares them for a service trip to Ecuador during Winter break. The class will expose students to a community that has rejected the prospect of open-pit mining, and instead attempted to create an alternative model of development focusing on artisan cooperatives, conservation initiatives, and sustainable agriculture. A series of guest lecturers from a wide range of disciplines will contextualize the case-study by addressing issues of sustainable development, community-based conservation, and resistance to extractive industries.  Students will communicate directly with practitioners in Ecuador during the Fall semester and develop projects with their practitioners. Students will be able to choose between three topics: Design and Marketing for Artisanal Women's Groups, Agroforestry and Ecoagriculture for a Shade-Grown Coffee Cooperative, and Ecological Conservation and Reserve Management for a local conservation.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: juniors, seniors, or graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: International Experience and some conversational Spanish preferred.

Satisfies Requirement Taking both IARD 4011 and IARD 6011 satifies diversity requirement for CALS.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: LATA 4011

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17050IARD 4011  LEC 001

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    Prerequisites: Junior, Senior or Graduate students. International Experience and some conversational Spanish preferred.

  • 17051IARD 4011  LAB 401

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