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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GDS 395-02 - Advanced Special Topic: Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

4 credits (Spring)
The goal of this course is to gain a better understanding of the theory and application of sustainable development, with a particular emphasis on grassroots rural development and the case of Costa Rica. Each student will develop an independent research project on a relevant theme (e.g. tourism, agriculture, health, education, etc.). Students registering for section 01 will travel to Costa Rica over spring break to conduct research in and around a rural agricultural cooperative on the west coast. Students traveling to Costa Rica will be required to pay a $400 deposit to register for the course. Funding is available to cover the deposit for students with financial need. Most other required expenses will be covered.

Prerequisite: GDS 111  and ANT 238 , ECN 230 , ECN 233 , ECN 240 , EDU 217 , POL 251 , POL 257 , POL 259 , SOC 220 , SOC 240 , or SST 230 .
Instructor: Roper