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Required courses

There are three required courses for a total of 9 credits that provide formal training: BIOL 553 and 2 other courses which are offered in alternate years.  Field trips and transdisciplinary approaches are structuring elements of these courses.

Hands-on experience in an internship setting is gained through the "Research in Panama" course ENVR 451 (6 credits).  It consists of an independent studies project organized around multidisciplinary environmental issues. The nature of the project centres on practical environmental problems and questions important for Panama. Students form teams that work with Panamanian institutions (NGO, governmental or research).

Please note that the courses differ slightly from year to year.

Courses offered each year (9 credits)

  • BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Courses offered in alternate years (6 credits)

Winter 2018

  • AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Winter 2019

  • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • HIST 510 Enviro. Hist. of L. Am (Field) 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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