2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 346 - The Resource Curse: Conservation and Economics in the Amazon


3 credits Crosslisted With: ECON 346  
This class is offered in conjunction with study abroad in Ecuador and focuses on the importance of the Amazon rainforest as an ecosystem and as a contributor to economic growth. Students will gain an understanding of tropical ecology, conservation biology, and environmental economics as they apply to the Amazon environment and communities, with a basis of scientific reasoning to develop an informed perspective on civic and global issues. A particular topic of interest will be the decision to drill for oil in the Amazon and the impacts on biological, sociological, and economic systems. The course will highlight the integration of both conservation and economics, while exploring the tradeoffs associated with drilling

Prerequisite(s): Completion of FHBS and FSRC Pillars
Corequisite(s): None

*Fulfills Civitate Core PSRC
*Fulfills General Education Goal 9

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