- Schedule of Classes - June 15, 2016 6:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - June 9, 2016 6:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.
This is the second part of the course (IARD 4011 or LATA 4011 is first taken in the fall) taken on return from Ecuador. Partners students with community practitioners in a rural region of Ecuador after preparing them during the IARD 4011 or LATA 4011 fall course 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.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- WPlant Science Building G37
Prerequisites: Junior, Senior or Graduate students. International Experience and some conversational Spanish preferred. Students have to take IARD4011 as a pre-requisite to taking 6011.
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