Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
The Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies (BITS) Field Semester is offered jointly by McGill University and the University of the West Indies (UWI). It is an activity-filled, hands-on experience for students with an interest in international studies with a Caribbean flavour. The focus is on sustainable agri-food and energy production and nutrition on a tropical coral island with a tourist-based economy. It is offered annually (in the summer). It consists of two 2-hour orientation sessions conducted on the McGill campus followed by three 3-credit and one 6-credit project course at Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados. This program integrates intensive coursework with group project work of national importance in Barbados. It contributes to the formation of professionals with planning, managing, decision-making, and communication skills. The program addresses a global need for experienced professionals capable of interacting with various levels of government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
|Required Courses (15 credits)|
|AEBI 421||(3)||Tropical Horticultural Ecology|
|AEBI 423||(3)||Sustainable Land Use|
|AEBI 425||(3)||Tropical Energy and Food|
|AEBI 427||(6)||Barbados Interdisciplinary Project|
For more information, visit the BITS website at www.mcgill.ca/bits or contact Dr. Julie Major by telephone (514-398-8380) or email (julie [dot] major [at] mcgill [dot] ca).