Highlights of this Course
This seminar plus field work in Costa Rica is designed to give students with an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and conservation biology. More specifically it provides students the opportunity to (1) read the original literature, (2) give oral presentations, (3) design and write a research proposal, and (4) gain hands-on research experience in Costa Rica.
The course is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students from
different disciplines, i.e., Agriculture, Food and Environment (Friedman School
of Nutrition), Biology, Environmental Studies, Fletcher School of Law
and Diplomacy, and Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning). The course
meets twice a week during the Fall semester and is followed by 2 weeks
of intensive fieldwork in Costa Rica (Dec. 29-Jan 13). The writing
workshop (ww) designation means that the course emphasizes writing as a
way of learning. In science, writing involves both text and
graphical presentation, and this course focuses on both aspects.
Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.