Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Bruce Bongarten
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost/Academic Affairs
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

FOR 496: Sustaining Human Societies & the Natural Environment- New Zealand

This is a 4 credit course that is offered by ESF in conjunction with American Universities International Programs (AUIP). The course explores the south island of New Zealand and introduces students to the social and environmental issues of the unique area. Students spend some time in lectures learning about the country and then spend approximately 2.5 weeks visiting and experiencing New Zealand's tremendous diversity. The instructor for the course is an ESF faculty member, and lectures are provided by native experts. The course is open to all ESF students and can be used in many departments to satisfy field experience requirements.

BPE 498: Sustainable Environmental Management in Sichuan, China

This 10-credit summer program features an 8-week experience in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The courses are delivered by Sichuan University faculty based on an ESF exchange agreement with Sichuan University. Courses include: Non-Intensive Chinese Language, Hydraulic Engineering in China- 2000 years of Water Resource Management and Sustainable Development and Environment in Sichuan.

The website URL where information about the immersive experience is available:

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