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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 5-17,2017 
Location: Kenya
Instructor: Robert Uttaro
Registration Deadline: Nov 1st or when course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED)


This interterm course is designed to explore our perceptions and beliefs as to what conservation should entail. 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 will ask if current conservation efforts are driven by a concern for saving species for some people while also designed to save them from others. Therefore, this course is more about the politics of conservation than about conservation strategies alone. We ask the political question: "Who benefits and who does not?" Taking this course will challenge our thinking, possibly expose our own exclusionary precepts, but most certainly ask us to consider other possibilities that may be available.

Open to ALL Majors and NO PRE-REQS!

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Airfare $1400-$1600 (Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.)
Program Fee:  $1200 (Fee covers ALL meals, accommodations, and excursions.  Program fees are non-refundable.)
Cancellation Fee: $1200 (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, Riley Blackwell

Apply/Register: Complete the application packet and return to Shannon Jahn, Interterm Manager.

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