Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Cornell University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mark Lawrence
Communications Mgr
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Cornell University offers several sustainability- focused, immersive educational study programs locally and all over the world.

For example, DSOC 4500: Bridges to Community (community development in Nicaragua)Prepares students for experiencing a 10-day spring break service-learning trip to Nicaragua to work with communities there. Students are introduced to historical and cultural perspectives on Nicaragua and to general international development concepts and practices. Upon their return, students receive further instruction on Central and South America and perform debriefings from the cultural experiences. Several Cornell professors present guest lectures on their specialty. Offered every year. Students write a reflection paper, which constitutes part of their grade. Three seniors who have taken the course/trip previously work as TAs.

Cornell also offers the following immersive service-learning courses, among others:
- ALS 2000: Leadership for Sustainability
- BIOEE 3611: Field Ecology
- COML 2021: Humans and Climate Change
- CRP 3072/5072: Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design Workshop
- CRP 5460: Introduction to Community and Environment Dispute Resolution
- CRP 5660: Planning and Preservation Practice: Urban Field Trip
- DSOC 3400: Agriculture, Food, Sustainability, and Social Justice
- ENTOM 3350: Naturalist Outreach Practicum
- HADM 6500: Sustainable Development
- LAW 7872: Land Use, Development, and Natural Resource Protection Clinic
- PLHRT 2400: Exploring the Small Farm Dream
- PLHRT 3200: Experiential Garden-Based Learning in Belize
- NTRES 3260: Applied Conservation Ecology
- IARD 6010: Experience Latin America II (Chiapa Edition)
- AquaClara Project Team
Additional service-learning courses can be found here: http://courses.cornell.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=28&poid=13966


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