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SPA 196C Topic: Field Study: Panama

Course Description: Sustainable Panama will offer students a unique field-based, research-oriented learning experience in a dynamic, developing Latin American culture historically tied to world maritime commerce. Subjects to be studied will include biodiversity and natural-cultural heritage, housing and urban design, tourism, sustainable building design and landscape planning, and projects involving water, land use, infrastructure and energy and renewable resources. The one-week travel component of the course, too be held in Panama during Spring Break Session March 2008, will address issues concerning urbanization and conservation of the Panama Canal metropolitan landscape. Instruction will be conducted in English.

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