Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for prior approval (before departure).
All students must enroll in 6 credits .
ENWC267-070 - Environmental Science in the Rain Forest (3 cr.)
A hands-on field course focused on plant and animal sampling techniques, methods of estimating population size and distribution patterns in the Caribbean National Rain Forest. Comparisons will be made of the community organization, diversity, species richness, and environmental parameters between Sierra Palm and Tabanuco forests.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts & Sciences Group D
The science education faculty approved this course as a science course for students in the middle school science concentration.
ENWC267-071 - Environmental Sociology in the Tropics (3 cr.)
This course will focus on the relationship between humans and the environment with emphasis on the social, politico-economic and cultural factors of environmental conservation and degradation. The course will cover topics such as social construction of nature, environmental justice and environmental movements, to contextualize decision-making processes (at the state, organization, community, and individual levels) with respect to the management of natural resources.
UNIV370-059 - Study Abroad - Puerto Rico ENWC (0 cr.) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.