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BIOL 498 A: Biology of Eco-Health

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Northern Tanzania

 

Programs DatesCreditsCourse Prerequisite
20 May - 11 June 2014 0.5 / 3

BIOL 110 or at least one other life science course

 

BIOL498_WPSUlinkThis three-week summer session course is taught entirely in Tanzania during the first summer session at Penn State. Students will examine the regional ecology, human-environment interactions, and conservation of natural resources. In addition to lectures and discussions, this exceptional opportunity allows students to participate in guided walking and driving safaris, participate in guided field research contributing to long term datasets and research projects in both pastoral and agricultural ecosystems.

Students will complete course readings and have the opportunity to select a theme which they will investigate for a final paper. The course is limited to 12 participants, allowing instructors to tailor discussions and will include guest lectures by local experts in biology, conservation, and health as well as visits to research institutions, national parks and a medical clinic/lab.

 

COSTS:


0.5 credit 3 credits
Program Fee* $3,500 $3,500
Airfare (estimate) $1,700 $1,700
Tuition + Fees (estimate) $408 $2,337
Visa $100 $100
Medical Insurance $22 $22
Personal Expenses $300 $300
TOTAL^ $6,030 $7,959

*The program fee covers in-country expenses (housing, meals, in-country transportation, course materials, and field trips).

^Students are under no financial obligation until after they have been accepted and agreed to commit to participate.


SCHOLARSHIPS:

Students are eligible to apply for:

 

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR SUMMER 2014Click Here to Apply

INSTRUCTORS:

Anna Estes, Research Coordinator, Tanzania Programs, Huck Institute of Life Sciences, Penn State

Paul Shaffner, Director, Career & International Education, Eberly College of Science, Penn State

Douglas Cavener,  Professor and Head of Biology, Penn State & Adjunct Professor of the Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology

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