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The Natural History of the Galápagos Islands & Ecuador

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Dates for the up-coming Faculty-Led Program:  May 22 to June 5, 2015

Note:  Applications for the Spring 2015 faculty-led program were due April 1, 2014. Enrollment in the  program is limited to 18 students. For more information, please contact the course director, Dr. Donald Lovett, Department of Biology, at lovett@tcnj.edu.  The next offering of this program will be in Spring 2017.

Also note: Students who will graduate in May 2015 ARE  eligible to participate in the trip, even though it occurs after Commencement.

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The Natural History of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador is a full course divided into two parts. The course descriptions for the two half-courses are as follows:

    • BIO 365/ HON 365/ IDS 365 The Natural History of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador I:
      An introduction to the natural history (including ecology of plants and animals, geology, and climate) of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador, with a reflection on interactions between these and the history, culture and economics of the Islands and Ecuador from pre-colonial to modern times.  Offered during spring semester.  (Students must also enroll in BIO 366/ HON 366/IDS 366, which will be offered during Maymester of the same year.) This course will be offered in Spring Semester, 2015.
    • BIO 366/ HON 366/ IDS 366 The Natural History of the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador II:
      An immersion experience to develop a deep understanding of the natural history (including geology, climate, and ecology of plants and animals) of the Galápagos Islands and mainland Ecuador, with a reflection on interactions between these and the history, culture and economics of the Islands and Ecuador from pre-colonial to modern times.  Offered during Maymester.  (Limited to students who will participate in the faculty-led abroad experience—a two-week, intensive trip to the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador.) The dates for the up-coming trip are May 22 to June 5, 2015.

Links for Other Information:

Trip Itinerary

Application form

Costs associated with the 2015 trip (payment schedule, financial aid, and scholarships)

Syllabus for BIO/HON/IDS 365

Syllabus for BIO/HON/IDS 366

Academic requirements that can be fulfilled with BIO/HON/IDS 365-366

For addition information regarding the course or the faculty-led program, please contact:
Dr. Donald Lovett, Dept. of Biology, lovett@tcnj.edu.

Photo2c.2013 Group with TortoiseTCNJ 2013 Galápagos Class

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