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|LAS 250 - Environmental Policy and History: South American Rain Forest|
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or Area of Knowledge I and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V Learning Community. Fulfills 6 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group D.
Course Description: This course combines travel and environmental service learning with classroom seminars at Pace's New York campus. Includes a detailed survey of Brazil's history, culture and economic development, with special reference to issues that have influenced its approaches to environmental problems and indigenous populations living in protected natural areas. Recent conflicts over protection of Brazil's environment will also be examined; in particular the Rain Forest and Pantanal regions. To relate theory with practice and develop concepts of civic competency, a 1-2 week travel/service trip to the Rain Forest region will follow the in-class seminar component. The service segment will provide assistance in a community social service or environmental project.
Course Rotation: NYC: TBA