LATA 3623

LATA 3623

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, its cultural diversity, theories of sustainable development, and 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. The wrap-up module in the spring semester will give students an opportunity to write their final research papers and complete their group projects based on engaged learning experiences with community partners.

When Offered Multi-semester course: Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (GLC-AS, SBA-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments Students must complete LATA 3612,LATA 3614, and LATA 3623 for a final grade and Arts and Sciences distribution.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: GOVT 3623

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 17622 LATA 3623   LEC 001

    • W McGraw Hall 145
    • Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2024
    • Roberts, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Multi-semester course: Students must complete GOVT 3613, GOVT 3614, and GOVT 3623 for a final grade and Arts and Sciences distribution.