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International Sustainable Development in Nicaragua

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Fall 2009
Public Health 198
1 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

This decal is an introductory course that focuses on international sustainable development, particularly in the Central American continent. Advocating sustainable development is a growing cause, both internationally and within the United States. We have chosen to focus on the region of Nicaragua. The goal of this course is to encourage students to question their impact and critically think about sustainable development in a particular country. We will be concentrating on microfinance and business development in this region. Furthermore, by investigating a certain region, students will be able to gain exposure to the language, culture, social, and political aspect of this particular region.

 As part of this course, people will be expected to come along on a two week trip to volunteer in Nicaragua. More information on the trip will be given once enrolled in the class.

This course shall be an interactive one, offering a sense of community amongst the students for an entire semester before traveling to this Central American country during Winter Break 2009. Students shall gain knowledge from us, as course facilitators, and each other.  Students will be able to put the skills acquired through class lessons to practical use; they will be able to speak to natives, live with a host family, and test our individual and group service project ideas they came up with during the semester.

How to Enroll:

The class is capped at a maximum of 18 students. It is based on an application. We will be having an infosession in 175 Dwinelle on Friday, September 4th at 6:00 pm. There is an application process, and the CCN will be given once the students have been admitted to the class. 

 There will be 8 two-hour sessions of the class throughout the semester on Tuesdays from 6-8 PM.

Course Contact: fsdnicaragua2009 AT gmail.com

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Malcolm Potts and The Foundation for Sustainable Development

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