SUS 398 Global Sustainability and Environment
Students will be studying the unique ecology of the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. With it’s marine habitat,towering mountain ranges and northwest temperate rainforests, it offers a unique environment and contrasts. Ecotourism has taken a sustainable path and instead of construction of large hotels, locals have invested in building a wide range of tiny houses for rent. Students will be staying in a total of 26 different tiny houses, including a tiny houses on wheels, a treehouse, a converted school bus and a shipping container. They will interview builders, developers and property owners about the trend and analyze the buildings for practicality and sustainability.
SOC 459 Comparative Policy Analysis
In this course students will engage in the process of comparative social, political and cultural analysis by comparing and contrasting Danish society with that of the United States. We will conduct empirical social science inquiries into social and environmental policies that shape life in both countries, and will examine how and why each society chooses to structure themselves accordingly. We pay particular attention to how state policies differentially impact the lived realities of both citizens and their environments.
Planned for May/June 2024
hrough the use of multimedia, experiences, readings, research and fieldwork in 冰岛, students will obtain a global perspective on the impacts of environmental change. They will examine the impact of centuries long soil degradation and deforestation, learn about the development of geothermal energy and study the long term the social impact of environmental change. 宝盈bbin官方登录 students will develop a more personal connection to environmental issues in other nations and broaden their understanding of the interaction of humans and their environment.
Why study abroad?
构建 tolerance and understanding in students and faculty through cultural immersion in/with different peoples in different cultural settings.
Integrate international experience into a student’s field of study
Improve global awareness in students (issues, history, governance)
Identify key global issues and their influence on humanity
Recognize the complexity of global issues and its potential impact on regional and national issues
Transfer tolerance and global awareness into our own institution and student body.
Courses range from 10 days to a semester in length
Typical group sizes of 5 to 12 students
Locations have included Russia, Ethiopia, Italy, Nepal, Uganda and more