FEATURED COURSES · SUMMER 2018

Botswana: Ecology and Environment (July 16-Aug 9)

Envir St 400/900 Sec 004


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MON/WED/THUR
1:30 – 3:30 PM
2 credits

4-week session • July 16-Aug 9


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Theme
UW Designations
Biological Science Intermediate

Instructor

Cooper Rosin
Cooper Rosin
Lecturer
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Botswana is a developing nation in southern Africa, known for its impressive wildlife and vast savanna landscape, encompassing most of the Kalahari Desert and the biologically rich Okavango Delta. Though the nation boasts a stable democracy, it faces many environmental problems stemming from developmental needs and a changing climate. In light of recent collaboration between The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the government of Botswana, this discussion-based seminar course will introduce students both to the nation’s ecology, as well as to its persistent and emerging environmental challenges. Through readings, case studies, and guest lectures, students will explore the ecological and socio-political contexts of Botswana’s major environmental issues, including the depletion of water and wood resources, savanna degradation and desertification, industrial/urban pollution, and wildlife management and conservation.


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