Guyana: Exploring Art & Science of Bio Diversity in Guyana
6 credits (LAS-W717/SCI-W097)
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.
Permission of Instructor required. Open to first year students with approval from the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies.
2019WS Estimated Travel Cost: $4,254.00 - airfare not included. Updated costs will be available in October prior to the travel semester.