Global Diversity General Education Requirement

Participation in programs listed with a (G) designation below will automatically fulfill the Global Diversity general education requirement.  Students participating in a program that does not have a (G) designation below can use the regular petition process to have a particular course taken in their program to fulfill the Global Diversity requirement.  Students who wish to have their off-campus programs work applied toward general education requirements in a particular way should petition the Faculty Subcommittee on Administration with support from the relevant academic department before participation in the program.

Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica (G)

Costa Rica -

Tags: Latin American Studies Biology Economics Environmental Studies Government Global Studies

This program is offered at a field station in the community of Atenas, located along the Rio Grande River in the Central Valley. Students enroll in four courses, each of which includes extensive field study and makes use of guest lecturers and opportunities to interact with the host community. The program provides environmental studies majors who wish to focus on policy issues with an opportunity to study the challenges that developing countries face as they attempt to increase prosperity while striving for levels of sustainable development that preserve natural resources.

Satisfies Requirement(s):
Diversity-Global GER (01cr)

No previous language study required. At least one college-level course in ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science required.

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Important Details

Duration and Application Information:
Offering Duration: Semester

Direct admission is not available for this program.

Language(s) of Coursework:
Primary: English
Secondary: Spanish