BIOL 498 A: Biology of Eco-Health
|Programs Dates||Credits||Course Prerequisite|
|mid May - mid June 2015||3||
BIOL 110 or one other life science course
This 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.
|0.5 credit||3 credits|
|Tuition + Fees (estimate)||$408||$2,337|
*The program fee covers in-country expenses (housing, meals, in-country transportation, course materials, and field trips).
^This estimate is for an in-state student. 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
**2015 applications will open in fall 2014**
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