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International Studies 239: Roatan: Ethical Engagement in a Changing World
Roatan, Honduras; Utila, Honduras (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: J-Term
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Prerequisites: Consent of Instructors Program Type: J-Term 2
Max. Enrollment: 16 Academic Dept: International Studies
No. of Credits: 4 All College Req(s): Intcl-Intercultural
Immersion: IS-Internatonal Studies
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INSTRUCTORS:
Jon Jensen (Environmental Studies); Scott Carlson (Biology)
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Classroom in Roatan
 
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This course uses the island of Roatan as a case study to examine how individuals can engage ethically with social and environmental challenges in the developing world. Roatan, Honduras is home to the world’s second largest coral reef and the tourist industry it supports, as well as a long history of colonialism that has left the island with an ethnically and linguistically divided population, widespread poverty and environmental degradation. During their month on the island, students will examine the ways in which the people, culture, and ecosystems of Roatan are responding to changing social, economic, political, technological, and environmental factors. Working closely with local health, education, and conservation centers, we will observe the individual loci of change, and explore the systemic forces that are helping to shape the island. Daily presentations, excursions, and group reflection time will lay the foundation for students to understand the rich history and culture of the island. Each student will also undertake an internship with a local NGO, such as a private medical clinic, bilingual school, or marine conservation institute. The course is valuable for students of all majors and is ideal for students who dream about a life of meaningful engagement in a much larger world. 
 
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Estimated Cost: $3100 - $3600
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: $200
Recommended Travel-Specific Immunizations:
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Snorkeling on Roatan


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