BIOL 498 A: Biology of Eco-Health
|Programs Dates||Credits||Course Prerequisite|
|TBD May/June 2014||0.5 / 3||BIOL 110: Basic Concepts & Biodiversity
This three-week summer session course is taught entirely in Tanzania during the first summer session at Penn State. Students will examine topics related to human health, human-environment interactions, and conservation of natural resources. In addition to lectures and discussions, this exceptional opportunity allows students to participate in guided field studies contributing to long term datasets and research projects in both pastoral and agricultural ecosystems. The course 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.
|0.5 credit||3 credits|
|Tuition + Fees (estimate)||$408||$2,337|
*The program fee covers all 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.
Students are eligible to apply for:
- Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship ($1,000) from the Penn State Office of Global Programs
- Science Travel Grant (variable) from the Science Career & International Education Office.
- Schreyer Travel Grant (variable) for students in the Schreyer Honors College
**2014 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN LATE FALL 2013**
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