Guyana: Exploring Art & Science of Bio Diversity in Guyana
6 credits (LAS-W717/SCI-W097) | Jan 4 - Jan 11 RISD / Jan 12 - Feb 2 Guyana
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 12:00 PM in College Building 410
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 PM in College Building 410
In this course students will explore the artistic, cultural, economic, and scientific role of biodiversity in today's society. Using Guyana, a biodiverse English-speaking Caribbean nation, located along the northeastern coastline of South America as an example, students will approach the topic of biodiversity from multiple perspectives including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and visual arts. More specifically, this course offers RISD students the opportunity to visit a biological hotspot and consider its role in society; participate in conservation science field research; interact cross-culturally;
and develop their communication skills. Taught collaboratively, this course emphasizes the importance of connecting ideas, information, and methodologies across the arts, humanities, and sciences, with an
emphasis on biology.
Faculty's approval required to participate. Open to all RISD students (Freshmen with approval from the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies).
Estimated Travel Cost: $4,254.00 (includes tuition, airfare, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance).
Final costs will be available in late September.