Course

Tourism and Island Systems: Assessment of Sustainable Practices

SFS 3000

Tourism and Island Systems: Assessment of Sustainable Practices

4 credits

This course introduces students to the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Bocas del Toro and the challenges presented by a growing reliance on tourism for economic development in this part of the Caribbean. Students evaluate the impact of tourism on the natural environment and engage with local stakeholders to determine how the tourist industry affects—positively or negatively—social, cultural, and political dynamics within the archipelago. Sustainable practice is a major lens of inquiry during this course. Students will assess the balance between the conservation of the region’s natural resources and economic opportunities for local communities.

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Summer Session 1

Tropical Island Ecosystems: The Human Impact

Panama
4 Weeks
4 Credits
Summer 2024
Jun 3 - Jul 2
Closed