ES 302 - The Environmental Diversity of Ecuador

This course provides a general introduction to the rich Ecuador´s environmental diversity and its main associated problems. It explores Ecuador´s ecological regions, gives an introduction to the major groups of plants and animals of the region, explores biodiversity and conservation issues, and addresses natural resources management and environmental policies. Special importance is given to human impacts in the different ecological regions and how this is affecting the socio-political environment. The course includes field trips to the Amazon and Galápagos regions, and visits a local Zoo in Guayllabamba and a Botanical Garden in Quito.

Course Information

Discipline(s):

Environmental Studies

Term(s) Offered:

Fall
Spring

Credits:

3

Language of instruction:

Spanish

Contact Hours:

45

Prerequisites:

None

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