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Spring 2019 Research Courses

Scroll down to learn more about the many options you have for your Spring 2019 research course. After learning more about the course offerings at the Spring Research Fair on Saturday, September 29th, you will receive an email from AU Scholars with a form where you can rank your choices. 

 

Check back after September 21 to see what Prof. Bates has planned!

Check back after September 21 to see what Prof. Dibinga has planned!

Check back after September 21 to see what Prof. Kerr has planned!

This spring we will investigate where and how food is grown in Costa Rica, comparisons of agroecological practices to industrial- and small-scale conventional farming practices, and the effects of food production on the health of the natural environment including coastal (i.e., reef) and forest (i.e. canopy) ecosystems. Students will work in small research teams to develop and carry out projects that will lead to web-based outcomes (i.e., some combination of videos, photographs, text, reports, or infographics) that tell stories about sustainable farming in Costa Rica. A key feature of this course will be a week-long field research trip to Costa Rica during AU’s spring break. Leading up to the trip, we will meet weekly to examine the recent history of Costa Rica and Costa Rica's natural resources, current environmental concerns and sustainability goals. Students will also acquire relevant tools of research and hear from experts to aid in project development. Upon return, the students will complete their projects for presentation at the AU Scholars Symposium.

Check back after September 21st to see what Prof. Middents has planned!

Check back after September 21st to see what Prof. Oliver has planned!