Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Dec. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

James Madison University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Coffman
Associate Executive Director
Office of International Programs
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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:

International immersive experience opportunities related to sustainability occur regularly and vary each year. Multiple programs have an explicit focus on sustainability, and/or include modules dedicated to the topic. For example, immersive courses regularly offered in Costa Rica, Germany, and Tanzania by faculty members from the College of Integrated Science and Engineering explicitly focus on human-environment interactions and conceptualizations of sustainability/appropriate technology. These programs promote place-based learning to explore dimensions of rural life, impacts of major cities, varied land uses and pressures on the land, and use and potential of renewable resources, among other things.

Examples of programs:
Multiple Areas, Tanzania, ANTH 391 / HIST 391 / GEOG 491 / ISAT 480 / SOCI 391 Tanzania: Human-Environment Interactions and Perspectives on Development, Part I &
ANTH 391 / HIST 391 / GEOG 491 / ISAT 480 / SOCI 391: Tanzania: Human-Environment Interactions and Perspectives on Development, Part II, Summer 2018, http://www.jmu.edu/international/abroad/programs/jmu-east-africa-field-school.shtml

Saarbrücken, Germany, ISAT 416, 426, 428 & 480: Environmental and Energy Sustainability in Germany, Summer 2018, http://www.jmu.edu/international/abroad/programs/jmu-germany-isat.shtml

Punta Leona, Costa Rica, ISAT 416 & 480: Costa Rica Energy, Summer 2017, http://www.jmu.edu/international/abroad/programs/jmu-costa-rica-energy.shtml


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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