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Winter Interterm Courses

INTS 3708: Conservation, Community and Culture: Kenya

kenya coastConservation, Community and Culture: Kenya

INTS 3708- 4 credits

Course Dates: Dec 1-13, 2018 
Location: Kenya
Instructor: Robert Uttaro
Registration Deadline: October 19, 8:00am (MST) or when course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED).


Conservation may be slowing down the decline, but not reversing it. Definitely a sobering fact. However, it also compels us to ask two questions: a) What explains this? and b) What can we do about it? This interterm course explores the intersection of conservation, community, and culture. It is designed to challenge our perceptions and beliefs as to what conservation is as well as what it is not. We will first look at the ethics of conservation and compare that to the ethic of preservation, questioning from the outset their similarities and the differences. Fundamentally, we ask what drives current conservation efforts? Is it a concern with saving species for some people while also designed to save them from others? Therefore, this course is more about the politics of conservation asking the political question: "Who benefits and who does not?" Taking this course should challenge our thinking about conservation, possibly expose our own exclusionary precepts, but most certainly ask us to consider other possibilities that may be available.

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Airfare $1400-$1600 (Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.)
Program Fee:  $1400 (Fee covers ALL meals, accommodations, and excursions.  Program fees are non-refundable.)
Cancellation Fee: $1400 (Billed to student account in the event the student drops the course.)

*These expenses are estimates subject to change. Cost of tuition is additional.

For more course information, contact Bob Uttaro


Apply/Register: Complete the Interterm Student Registration Form.

Apply for financial aid: Complete the Interterm Financial Aid Application (offered first-come, first-serve).