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May Experience China

Environmental Issues in China

This travel study course will focus on the environmental challenges associated with modern day China. We will examine environmental issues such as habitat loss and degradation of the environment, effects of rapid urbanization, food security, and resource scarcity and allocation from both scientific and humanistic perspectives.

Taught on site by a Biologist (Dennis Haney) and a China expert (Dongming Zhang), the program will include learning about panda conservation efforts at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, working with faculty and students from Yunnan Minority University on environmental issues and a  collaborative learning project specific to the Yunnan Province. The program will also include discussions contrasting these areas with the highly urbanized Beijing region.

To learn more about the program, please contact Dr. Zhang