OFFP/OFFS/OFFR-GLPGOS GalápaGOs: Sustainable Truth or Fiction
GalápaGOs: Sustainable Truth or Fiction is an interdisciplinary, collaborative course designed to familiarize students with methods, theories, approaches and histories necessary for understanding biological and cultural diversity in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador. The course pays close attention to the intersections, and potential conflicts, of social and natural science. Theories of evolution—biological and cultural—are one primary focus, as are understandings of difference and power; historical imagination; gender, sexuality and identity politics; and nationalism, citizenship and globalization. Coursework, travel and fieldwork, and reflective components will pay careful attention to contemporary issues of development, environment, tourism and community to look carefully at relationship(s) between localities, national histories and controls, and the demands and effects of tourism. 2 SH. CC: Cross-Cultural.