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Course Option: Conservation - Study Abroad in Peru

You have a variety of courses you can choose from during your Summer Study and Service in Peru

Courses Description

The course available in the Conservation Track are listed below:

Peru’s Biodiversity
Area of study: Biodiversity, Biology, Environmental Studies
3 credits / 48 contact hours
Taught in: English
The Earth’s biodiversity is composed of many millions of biological species which are the product of four billion years of evolution. Peru is one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries. The extraordinary biodiversity of Peru means that students are able to observe many of these teeming life forms for themselves and gain a deeper appreciation of the life that exists all around us.

Environmental Sciences
Areas of study: Biodiversity, Biology, Environmental Studies
3 credits / 48 contact hours
Taught in: English
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies to understand the interrelationships that take place in the natural world.

Gestión Ambiental – Environmental Management
Areas of study: environment, green enterprise, corporate responsibility
4 credits / 64 contact hours
Taught in: Spanish
The course starts with the analysis of the main environmental problems at a global and national level, developing the components of the environmental management, up to certifications, eco-business and corporate social responsibility strategies.

Socio-environmental Conflicts
Areas of study: environment, sociology, 
3 credits / 48 contact hours
Taught in: English
This theoretical and practical course has as its main purpose to develop competencies in the management of socio-environmental conflicts in their relationship with the state and public policies.