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Natural Resources: Reg Enviros: US China Exchange

NR 085 Z2 (CRN: 60959)

1 to 6 Credit Hours

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About NR 085 Z2

Chinese and American Students will study regional natural history and natural resource management in a Vermont centered program at the University of Vermont. This program will contribute to current policy debate by requiring students to engage in specific and current hot topics in environmental policy and share their work with those in a position to establish policy. This independent, student driven work will be embedded in the context of a broad overview of the region's natural history, economy and politics.

Instructor

Peter Lynch ()

Notes

Dates: July 14 - August 8th July 14 - Aug 1 course will run Mon-Fri from 8-4:30; Aug 4 - Aug 8th post work. Instructor perm required; This course can be taken for 1-3 credits only For additional information or to register please contact Green Across the Pacific at http://gatp.org

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Section Description

This field course develops environmental leadership in the context of a three-week overview of the natural history, and regional economic and political interests that contribute to natural resource management policy in Vermont. Twelve North American students will be selected to work with twelve Chinese students from The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University (Hua Shi Fu Zhong- HSFZ) Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Students are asked to address a current regional environmental challenge or opportunity in this context. Intercultural awareness and competence will be important as Chinese and North American students work with each other. Extensive field study includes visits to: -Farms, Factories, and Businesses -Natural sites with professional Scientists and State Biologists and Game Wardens -The State House with State Representatives and authors of legislation -Museums and Science Centers with Artists and Resource specialists -Cultural experiences include arrangements made by host families for participants. Approximately two half days per week will be dedicated to guided research on campus.

Section Expectation

Students are expected to participate in program activities five days a week (approximately 8:00-4:30 each day) for three weeks, and several evening events. In addition to active participation, student teams (Chinese and North American) are expected to prepare a visual display representing background and recommendations addressing a current regional environmental challenge for public presentation. Students electing to study for 3.0 credits will also be expected to prepare an annotated project bibliography. Well crafted final papers submitted during the fall will be considered for publication in The Green Dragon. Students will read from: Hands on the Land, Jan Albers, 2000. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA and London. (Text provided by GATP)

Evaluation

Students enrolled for 3.0 credits will be evaluated based on an annotated bibliography (a rubric will be shared in advance) and both of the following: Students enrolled for 2.0 credits will be evaluated based on presentation and quality of a project visual display (a rubric will be shared in advance) and the following: Students enrolled for 1.0 credits will be evaluated based on program participation. In addition to daily attendance, the instructor will note active engagement at each site.

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Location

Mann Hall - Trinity 102c (View Campus Map)

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