GOVT 3613

GOVT 3613

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

In recent decades the Andean region of Latin America has become a focal point of international debate over alternative models of economic development and their environmental consequences. Windfall revenues from oil, gas, and mineral extraction have stimulated economic growth in the region, but they have also sparked opposition from environmental organizations and indigenous communities concerned about the effects on land and water resources and community livelihoods. This engaged learning course explores the political ecology of development in Ecuador, focusing on the tensions between extractive models of development and more environmentally-sustainable alternatives. The course will count for four credit hours spread across three modules in the fall, January, and spring semesters. The fall module provides an introduction to Ecuador's political and economic development as well as its racial and ethnic cultural diversity. It will also include background material on theoretical debates over sustainable development and the methods and purpose of community-based engaged learning. This will be followed by an intensive, two-week field trip to Ecuador in January to work on group projects with community partners, and a wrap-up module in the spring semester to complete and present final group projects.

When Offered Multi-semester course: Fall.

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Comments Students must complete GOVT 3613, GOVT 3614 (Winter), and GOVT 3623 (Spring) for a final grade and Arts and Sciences distribution.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: LATA 3612

  • 1 Credit Multi-Term

  • 12756 GOVT 3613   SEM 101

    • W White Hall 114
    • Oct 11 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Roberts, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course is first part of a multi-term sequence.