Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Havlick
Asst Professor/ Director Sustainable Development Minor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

GES 4460 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.

Another section of the GES4460, Field Studies in Geography, that is offered every January is a week-long immersive course based in Silverton, Colorado.

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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