Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
AC-5: Immersive Experience

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joanna Shields
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

1. BIO 2859: Island Biogeography (3 credits)

Course Overview: Known for their array of endemic species, the islands today remain an exceptional site for observing and understanding evolutionary biology. What a treat it is, then, for budding biologists to study evolution and ecology on a series of islands along the equator with such an impressive collection of wildlife! The island portion of the program will be complemented with visits to sites in the subtropical Andes mountains, including the rainforest and cloudforest, in order to help illustrate the broad overlap between evolution and ecology. And participants will have the opportunity to (literally) stand with one foot on each side of the equator!
Course Excursion Itinerary: http://www.stjohns.edu/sites/default/files/global/galapagos_itinerary.pdf

2. HSC 1060: Methods and Social Policy in Human Services (3 credits)

Course Overview: Investigate the social services and community development of The Bahamas – a country known for its luxurious vacations spots, but still in its early stages of independent existence. Spend one week exploring the island’s beautiful scenery while you meet with locals to study the programs in place that aim at helping the nation’s socially vulnerable population.
http://www.stjohns.edu/sites/default/files/global/parent_info_session_online_pdf_042915.pdf

3. St. John's also tries to immerse their students into their education by providing outlets for real world experience on campus. Many future sustainable leaders have begun their journey into this field under the guidance of professionals on campus. Thomas Goldsmith acts as a mentor to many students who wish to gain practical experience in sustainability. This partnership was recently featured on the St. John's website. To view more, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/announcement/providing-job-opportunities-students-win-win.


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