AR 3883 Art Survey:  Maine to Manhattan 3 credits

Instructor: Deanna Witman

Dates: May 16-May 29, 2020

Travel Dates: May 19-May 25

On-Campus Dates: May 16-18; May 25-29

Cap: 12

Description

This course will introduce students to the rich artistic resources of the northeast, from Maine to Manhattan. Students will directly experience local and internationally renowned art, artists and art institutions. This course will provide a survey of art and architecture through experience, reading, films, and writing. From the Renaissance to Post-Modernism, students will become familiar with major movements in art through research and site visits with travel to New York City, the Hudson Valley, NY and Maine. While in NYC, students will visit major institutions and the surrounding area such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art and surrounding High Line and Chelsea art galleries, the Brooklyn Museum of Art & Brooklyn Botanic Garden and surrounding galleries, as well as Dia Beacon in the Hudson Valley. Trips to galleries, museums and alternative art spaces in Portland and Rockland Maine and studio visits with artists will provide a regional contrast and context.

Tuition: $1770.00

On-Campus Room & Board: $600.00

Fee: $475.00

Non-refundable deposit of $250.00 due on January 17, 2020

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by May 1, 2020

 

BI 3263 Special Topics in Biology: The Ecology of Curacao Coral Reefs and Mangroves (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Emma Perry and Randy Colvin

Pre-requisites: BI 1114 Diversity of Life & Concurrent Enrollment with BI 3883 Coral Reef Diversity

Dates: May 14th – 15th on campus, May 16th – 30th travel, June 1st – 3rd  on campus

Cap 12

Description: Students will study the marine biology and ecology of the fringing reefs and mangroves of Curacao. Curacao is a dry tropical island in the southern Caribbean and as such its ecology is very different to that of Maine. Students will visit Curacao for two weeks during the course, snorkeling to examining coral reefs, mangrove forests, and National Parks to study the different habitats within the island. This course counts as an Academic Field Experience.

 

BI 3883: Coral Reef Diversity (3 Credits)

Instructor: Dr. Emma Perry and Randy Colvin

Pre-requisites: BI 1114 Diversity of Life & Concurrent Enrollment with BI 3263 The Ecology of Curacao Coral Reefs and Mangroves

Dates: May 16-29th, 2020

Cap 12

Description: Students will study the role of fish and the biodiversity of coral reefs in and among the coral reefs of Curacao. They will conduct reef surveys in different areas of the island and compare the relative abundance of fish species to those in other Caribbean Islands. The potential effects of the recent influx of immigrants/refugees from Venezuela upon fish populations will be examined along with local fish practices in general.

 

Tuition (BI 3263 and BI 3883): $3540.00

Fee $1000 (Non-refundable deposit of $700 and a copy of your passport due by January 17th, 2020).

Tuition and Fee due in full by February 3, 2020

 

CL 2883- Exploring National Parks/Refuges/Forest in Alaska (3 Credits)

Instructor: Lori Perez

Pre-requisites –  None

Dates: May 14th-15th remote, May 16th – 22nd Travel, May 23rd – June 3rd remote.

Cap 12

Description: This travel course will visit Denali National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park and Chugach National Forest in Alaska to explore the differences between the agencies and how they operate.  Students will have an opportunity to meet with employees, biologist, rangers and law enforcement officers to understand the different positions that work together to achieve their mission. Students will have an opportunity to explore the federal lands by hiking in Chugach National Forest, wildlife viewing in Kenai NWR, view glaciers by boat in Kenai Fjords National Park and view wildlife waking up from a long winter in Denali National Park.

Tuition: $1770

Fee $1700 (Non-refundable deposit of $700 due by January 17th, 2020)

Tuition and Fee due in full by February 3, 2020

 

 

ES 3883 Sustainable Ecotourism and Ecosystems of Ecuador.  (3 credits)

Instructor: Tom Mullin

Co-Requisite: HU 3883

Dates: May 14-June 5, 2020

Travel Dates: May 14-May 24

On-Campus Dates: May 25-29

Cap: 12

 

Description

Students will travel to the capital city of Quito and the rain forests of Ecuador to explore the interwoven nature of the fragile ecological resources and the evolving sustainable tourism industry.  Students will develop individualized projects that focus on the field excursions and explorations of this developing country’s urban and rainforest environs.  The capital city of Quito will serve as the initial base of exploration followed by an extended site visit at the Otonga Foundation’s Research Preserve located just about 2 hours NW of the city

 

HU 3883 Conversational Spanish for the City Traveler and Rainforest Explorer.  (3 credits)

Instructor: Paul Guernsey

Co-Requisite: ES 3883

Dates: May 14-June 5, 2020

Travel Dates: May 14-May 24

On-Campus Dates: May 25-29

Cap: 12

 

Description

Students will learn the foundations of conversational Spanish appropriate for travel abroad.  Included in this will be an exploration of Latin American literature useful for understanding Latin American culture.

 

Tuition (ES 3883 and HU 3883): $3540.00

On-Campus Room & Board: $375.00

Fee: $1000.00

Non-refundable deposit of $500.00 and copy of passport due on January 17, 2020

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by Feb 3, 2020