Semester

Conservation, Ethics, and Environmental Change

Cambodia

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Students in this program learn about the complexity of Cambodia’s struggle to balance biodiversity conservation and development by studying the interface between livelihoods and the environment, assessing biodiversity and ecology, and exploring ethical issues around natural resource use and environmental governance.

The program has a particular emphasis on qualitative field research methods. Students meet and interview a wide variety of villagers and the members of various local and international conservation and development programs.

In addition, students explore a variety of regional development and conservation challenges and community-based solutions during travel across rural and urban Cambodia and Vietnam. Students visit key sites along the Mekong River, explore the biodiverse forests of Mondulkiri, gain appreciation for Cambodia’s recent history in Phnom Penh, and discover coastal ecosystems in Kampot prior to heading to Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.
 

Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
18
Prerequisites:
One semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science; 18 years of age

Semester


Location

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia


Fall 2017

August 28 - December 6

Closed

Spring 2018

January 29 - May 9

Open

Fall 2018

August 27 - December 5

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$16,950

Room & Board:

$5,000


?   Total Cost:

$21,950

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Academics

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What You'll Study


  • Aquatic ecology & conservation
  • Terrestrial ecology & conservation
  • Traditional livelihoods
  • Sustainable tourism development
  • Community-based conservation strategies
  • Environmental ethics & justice
  • Good governance of natural resources

What You'll Practice


  • Research design and presentation
  • Species identification techniques
  • Biodiversity assessment methods
  • Interviewing and qualitative research methods
  • Statistical analysis and scientific writing
  • Language (Khmer)

Student Research Projects


  • Economic viability of fish and crocodile aquaculture on the Tonlé Sap
  • Connections between traditional monks and sacred forests in Phnom Kulen
  • Range of medicinal plant usage in rural communities
  • Governance of common-pool resources
  • Assessment of environmental education initiatives in Prek Toal
  • Reproductive strategies of tropical catfish in the Tonlé Sap Lake


LEARN MORE

Center for Conservation and Development Studies


Cambodia

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Conservation and Development Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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