Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Curt Holder
Associate Professor
Geography and Environmental Studies
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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:

GES 446 Field Studies in Geography: Guatemala is a two week summer field course offered annually. The class is designed as an experiential learning course in which students are immersed in Guatemalan culture and study contemporary environmental and cultural issues within the country. Participants travel to three major regions of Guatemala: the eastern highlands, the northern Petén, and the western highlands. Each region has unique environmental and cultural issues related to sustainable development, including deforestation, indigenous rights, water resource problems, economic development of export agriculture, transnational migration, etc. Students are provided with opportunities to explore selected issues on an individual basis.

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