Indonesia: Community Nature Conservation in Bali

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Indonesia: Community Nature Conservation in Bali

Please visit our website for more information. Explore the chal­lenges of nature conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse and heavily populated countries: Indonesia. From a base on the beautiful island of Bali, discover how resource-use patterns in Indonesia are threatening the future sustainability of Bali’s globally significant natural resources—above all, its rainfor­est and coral reef ecosystems—as well as the viability of its human communities. You will spend extensive time learning in the field: snorkeling, hiking in tropical forest reserves, and exploring human-dominated tropical ecosystems.

Subjects

  • Environmental Risk
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Biology (General)
  • Ecology

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Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century

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Key Topics of Study
  • The ways in which Africa is represented in mainstream discourse
  • New and emerging technologies in Ghana and how they are impacting Ghana’s social landscapes
  • Technologies such as social media and money apps, solar energy, and rural and urban water supply systems
  • The impact of new technologies on livelihoods in rural vs. urban Ghana
  • Processes that are simultaneously facilitating and inhibiting technological application
  • How class structure in Ghana is changing and the processes that are driving this change
  • How changing class structure is transforming Accra’s spatial formations and use of public space
  • Changing gender relations and the status of women
  • The ways in which contemporary global power relations are implicated in constructing discourses of despair about Africa and elsewhere

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Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

Examine public health within the context of both official national healthcare policies and intercultural and alternative healing practices in urban and rural Chile. Over the course of the semester, you will consider different conceptions of health, disease, and wellness, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous peoples. The program will give you the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers as well as direct dialogues with biomedical and ethnomedical practitioners. Please visit our website for more information.

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