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BIOL 498 A: Biology of Eco-Health

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Northern Tanzania


Programs DatesCreditsCourse Prerequisite
May/June 2017 3

BIOL 110 or 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, development of zoonotic diseases, 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 ecology, conservation, and health as well as visits to national parks and medical facilities.



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Please apply on the Education Abroad website here.


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

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

Douglas Cavener,  Dean, Eberly College of Science, Penn State & Adjunct Professor, Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology