Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Oling- Sisay
Vice Provost
Academic Affairs
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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:

HSU offers a summer immersive program titled Costa Rica Field Course: International Environmental Issues and Globalization. In Summer 2020, it the program will run from May 26, 2020 to June 6, 2020.

Program Overview:
This course is an interdisciplinary synthesis of environmental issues within the broader context of globalization. The emphasis of the curriculum is on local sustainability efforts in Costa Rica/Central America, and associated global-local connections. Specific topics include: sustainable community development, free-trade, agriculture & land use, renewable energy, biological conservation and restoration of tropical ecosystems.

The course includes lectures, discussion, group activities, volunteer service-learning work, and associated field trips to sustainable businesses, organic farms, watershed conservation sites, renewable energy projects, private reserves, national parks, and/or community ecotourism projects.

No prerequisite is required, but successful completion of an introductory Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Global Systems, or related course is highly recommended.

Course Description:
Students who successfully complete this course will receive 3 units of academic credit as ESM/GEOG 301: ‘International Environmental Issues & Globalization' (undergraduate credit) from Humboldt State University. This course fulfills upper division General Education requirement in Area D for California State University campuses, as well as a major requirement for Geography and all Environmental Science options at Humboldt State University.

For more information, visit program website: https://humboldt-international.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=32559


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