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    approaches to food production and distribution in Costa Rica ENV 4040 Environmental Awareness and Sustainable Development 4 credits 60 hours This course is an introduction to current world problems related to natural resource management and conservation and their effects on sustainable development efforts in tropical countries Current issues that impact the possibility for development such as poverty global warming deforestation and access to potable water will be analyzed ENV 3740 Climate Change and Renewable Energies 4 credits 60 hours This course is an introduction to renewable energies and their impact on the current development and future needs of our planet Mankind is facing the threat of serious natural disasters and events caused by global warming and climate change These phenomena are linked to population growth and the increased use of fossil fuels particularly after the industrial revolution There is a general interest among societies to gradually move toward renewable energies to meet future human needs The course will also focus on Costa Rica s potential for renewable energies POL 3420 Costa Rican Environmental Policy A History of Policy Politics and Action 4 credits 60 hours In this course we will explore the dynamics of environmental management history policy politics and ACTION in Costa Rica and beyond We will study environmental history and policy at a regional and national level and will explore the emergence of Costa Rica s cutting edge environmental politics and government commitments the greening of the public sector carbon neutrality and others We will look back at Costa Rica s conservation history and critically review its sustainable development model and will explore the state of the nation and region in regard to environmental indicators land use methods and statistics deforestation and reforestation data contamination and waste indicators We will identify the individuals and organizations taking authentic action in environmental protection and will take a close look at how government policy translates into practice by reviewing case studies of community and grassroots action in forestry organic farming recycling cooperatives and women s environmental groups Lastly we will address some of central issues and challenges facing these activities and the resulting environmental conflicts ART AND HUMANITIES ARCH 3112 History of Latin American Architecture and Art 3 credits 48 hours This course provides a chronological overview of the main inventions and other factors that influenced past and present architecture in Latin America and analyzes the resulting artistic manifestations ARCH 3200 Tropical Architecture and Design 4 credits 60 hours In this course students will develop the skills needed to analyze a particular architectural problem and offer adequate design solutions that guarantee a high quality environment It is offered to all students who wish to learn about tropical design Previous knowledge of architecture design projection and graphic expression is not required ART 2100 Art Fundamentals Theory and Practice 3 credits 48 hours This course is designed to help the beginner student discover personal meaning in works of art and develop a better understanding of the nature and validity of art as a visual and spatial language line shape volume light space time motion color and texture Students will learn about the essential principles of art through experience and experimentation If determined and open minded students will increase their creativity and discover more interesting ways to understand and evaluate the visual arts Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of form and content in artwork With the right attitude class experiences will be positive and memorable By the end of the course students should feel comfortable with the art materials used and have a basic overview of the history of art and how it represents its society particularly in Latin America ART 2130 Mural Painting and Public Art 4credits 60 hours This studio art course introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of large scale painting murals and public art The course includes a practicum using large scale media Students will also experiment with early and contemporary techniques such as drawings fresco paints aerosol and various industrial materials Students will develop an understanding of the social roles of art and the impact of murals to communities based on both historical and contemporary applications Students will learn to control scale color specific techniques and safety measures in public spaces A Service Learning component will be incorporated either by facilitating a workshop for children in a rural community or painting a collective mural as a donation to a community A fine arts background will help students grasp the complexity of the final project however no previous painting experience is required ART 1301 Basic Principles of Drawing 3 credits 48 hours This studio art course introduces the basic principles of drawing Students will sketch models and landscapes and experiment with abstract techniques The focus of this course is on the development of expression and observational drawing from still lifes live models and landscapes ART 3200 Liturgical Art and Architecture 3 credits 48 hours This course aims to provide students with an introduction and basic aesthetic and conceptual knowledge of the historical and sociological aspects of Christian art It will also give students the contextual framework needed to better understand the social representations and ideologies of art history in general The focus of the course is an understanding of art as a social practice and a vital part of a web of symbolical and cultural phenomena that has been woven throughout western history CTV 3400 Documentary Appreciation 3 credits 48 hours In this course students will critically analyze audiovisual documentaries and explore film and photography mediums in both traditional and new media Class time will include academic learning viewing and discussion of material practical exercises and written assignments DNCE 2500 Introduction to Latin American Tropical Dance 3 credits 48 hours This course explores the technique rhythm and movement of Latin American tropical dance History anthropology folklore videos and songs will all play a role in this experiential course Students will come away with a general understanding of the history and folklore of Latin American dance and will become familiar with the basic rhythms of various Latin American countries HUM 3513 Costa Rica Colloquium History and Culture 3 credits 48 hours This course provides general survey of the complex heritage and social evolution of Costa Rica using a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach and focusing on the historical development and present day dynamics of economy society politics natural resources and culture Emphasis will be placed upon different topics throughout the course based on participating students diverse backgrounds and expectations ETH 3100 Selected Topics in Afro Caribbean Studies 3 credits 48 hours This course will examine a specific topic theme or issue related to ethnically black communities in Costa Rica and Central America Examples include Central America and ethnic politics in history and culture Blacks in Central American governments Contemporary black literature History of the black experience in Costa Rica PHIL 3100 Comparative Classical Philosophy 3 credits 48 hours This course provides an overview of the history and selected concepts of major eastern and western philosophical movements from ancient times to the middle ages Students will reflect on topics such as the mind body experience the concept of God knowledge of self and others predestination versus free will cause and effect and other fundamental ideas found in classical knowledge PHOT 2100 Ecological Photography 4 credits 60 hours In this course students will gain a general understanding of the possibilities and stages of digital photography as applied to ecological exploration Through practical exercises and field trips students will gain the basic skills needed to consciously create and manipulate digital photographic images while exploring Costa Rican ecological systems PHOT 2130 Cultural Photography 3 credits 48 hours This course covers basic photography as a means of cultural exploration Through practical exercises that apply the information covered in lectures students can consciously explore Costa Rican culture through the creation of photographic images and essays documenting aspects of Costa Rican Culture through portraiture and landscapes PHOT 2600 Digital Photography 3 credits 48 hours In this course students will gain the technical knowledge and skills to capture and manipulate digital photographic images Students must have a digital point and shoot or SLR camera and a basic understanding of Mac and Windows operating systems Students will consciously apply the information provided in lectures through the creation and manipulation of digital photographic images SPAN 3010 Latin American Literature in Translation 3 credits 48 hours This course introduces students to the richness variety and ideology of Latin American literature using a historical perspective to examine the social cultural and political contexts reflected in each work We will begin with older texts moving toward the most contemporary authors in order to provide a sound chronological backdrop for discussion and argumentation Because the literary movements covered in this class are so closely tied to developments in other areas of artistic endeavor we will also link the readings to additional art forms particularly film BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND COMMUNICATIONS COMM 3070 Creative Conflict Resolution 4 credits 60 hours This multicultural gender sensitive course is designed for students who wish to learn strategies and techniques for transforming thought and behavior for the purpose of resolving conflict The course focuses on techniques that bring about positively focused changes through consistent experiences in community building and self improvement The curriculum is based on the Alternatives to Violence Project which began in New York State in the 1970s For more than 20 years CEPPA Foundation s Center for Peace Studies has implemented this program in Switzerland Costa Rica and other Latin American countries Using an interactive participatory methodology we will focus on themes such as self esteem and self care communication skills cooperation community building and conflict resolution including mediation bias awareness and cultural diversity Mandatory fieldwork sessions will be held at a local school a communal group or penal institution COMM 3200 Intercultural Communication 3 credits 48 hours This course addresses issues related to diversity and commonalities amongst human beings and the implications and applications of each situation or professional context Students will develop the skills needed for intercultural competence ECON 3403 Introduction to International Economics in Latin America 3 credits 48 hours Prerequisite ECON 1000 or ECON 2010 and 2020 In this course students will examine Latin American policies that affect the international economy focusing on trade barriers economic nationalism and regionalism the international political economy exchange market intervention and the international transmission of economic perturbations GEB 3350 Introduction to International Business 3 credits 48 hours This course provides an overview of the cultural environment of international business and the institutions that affect business in the modern world We will examine business from the perspective of Latin America with regard to its interaction with the U S Asia and Europe including NAFTA Merco Sur the EC and other common market areas GEB 3500 Ecotourism The Costa Rica Case 4 credits 60 hours This course provides students with an opportunity to analyze the dynamic process of ecotourism in Costa Rica from various socioeconomic perspectives It will discuss the economic importance of ecotourism for the national economy the stimulation of grassroots community ecotourism projects and the role of ecotourism in securing environmental protection The advancements and limitations of ecotourism will also be explored GEB 3120 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 credits 48 hours In this course students will gain an understanding of the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on global and local economies as well as the patterns of innovation and their impact on cultures and business environments Classes will also include discussions and investigations around key elements of entrepreneurship such as the stages of a business funding sources exit strategies and crucial skills for entrepreneurs MGMT 3030 Creative Leadership Skills 3 credits 48 hours This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice the skills required for managerial excellence These include leadership negotiation conducting performance appraisals delegation effective communication interviewing making hiring decisions and effective human resource management MKTG 3010 International Marketing Management 3 credits 48 hours This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of international marketing both its challenges and opportunities Students enrolling in this course should be familiar with basic marketing terminology and have a basic intermediate understanding of marketing concepts We will examine the concepts of international marketing through the analysis of case studies and will propose ideas through class assignments MKTG 3150 Sustainable Consumption Production 3 credits 48 hours Sustainable consumption SC and production is a holistic approach to minimizing the negative environmental impacts from consumption and production systems while promoting quality of life for all This course will help students acquire the knowledge capacities and values to help them contribute to shaping a better tomorrow as more responsible consumers It will trace the history and the justification for the focus on sustainable consumption The educational content will be provided through an examination of value systems and the life cycle assessment of selected consumer items involving their economic environmental and social aspects the latter involving an introduction to product responsibility labor practices human rights and societal perspectives These items will be chosen for their social environmental and economic relevance and potential for critical reflection at different levels using an integrated holistic framework to facilitate a clear understanding of impacts at local and global levels PSY 3050 Cultural Psychology 3 credits 48 hours This course introduces students to the field of psychology and examines the influence of culture on human behavior and cognitive processes Culture is defined as the shared norms values and behaviors of groups and of the individuals within those groups We will focus on such topics as cultural factors in self concept gender roles motivation cognition emotions relationships and social values Our exploration will be based on psychological theories research guest lecturers and field experiences HISTORY POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HIS 3290 Costa Rican Economic Human Development 3 credits 48 hours This course introduces the principal socio economic and political features that have shaped and defined the history and development of Costa Rica HIS 2302 Contemporary Latin American History 3 credits 48 hours This course provides a survey of the main events in Latin American history after its independence Topics include the historical causes and effects of independence social economic and political issues and key historical leaders in modern day Latin America POL 2500 Human Rights in Latin America 3 credits 48 hours This course will focus on the case of Costa Rica giving students an opportunity to explore the development of human rights in the following areas women s rights children s rights HIV AIDS the CAFTA agreement and labor rights indigenous groups and human rights disability and age issues and the prison environment POL 3100 Costa Rican Tradition Peace and Democracy 3 credits 48 hours The objective of this course is to discuss with students the social economic and political issues of the process of building peace and democracy in Costa Rica and Central America 1948 2005 POL 3220 Migration Issues The Costa Rica Case 3 credits 48 hours This class explores the construction of immigrants as others the management of their image by the media and elements pertaining to human rights and citizenship of immigrants in Costa Rica with the possibility of comparison with the United States as a host country The objective is to visualize the construction of cultural identity its effects on intergroup encounters and societal perspectives on immigration issues POL 3450 International Relations in Latin America 3 credits 48 hours The course will analyze aspects of economic integration globalization and conditions needed for successful integration between economies and the effects of free trade and protectionism in the region Special focus will be given to foreign investments and joint ventures in Latin America POL 3420 Costa Rican Environmental Policy A History of Policy Politics and Action 4 credits 60 hours In this course we will explore the dynamics of environmental management history policy politics and ACTION in Costa Rica and beyond We will study environmental history and policy at a regional and national level and will explore the emergence of Costa Rica s cutting edge environmental politics and government commitments the greening of the public sector carbon neutrality and others We will look back at Costa Rica s conservation history and critically review its sustainable development model and will explore the state of the nation and region in regard to environmental indicators land use methods and statistics deforestation and reforestation data contamination and waste indicators We will identify the individuals and organizations taking authentic action in environmental protection and will take a close look at how government policy translates into practice by reviewing case studies of community and grassroots action in forestry organic farming recycling cooperatives and women s environmental groups Lastly we will address some of central issues and challenges facing these activities and the resulting environmental conflicts SUSD 3100 Gender and Sustainable Development 4 credits 60 hours This course will study the intersection between gender socio economic discrimination and sustainable development We will discuss numerous topics including women and natural resources women and forests women s role in conservation women and land use agriculture rural women women and the built environment women and environmental policy women in relation to poverty disaster risk and mitigation adaption for climate change female civil society and political actors pushing for change women in the environment and sustainable innovations These issues will be explored in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean with special emphasis on the Costa Rican context where possible Students will be encouraged to compare the region with experiences in their home land and will be strongly encouraged to critically assess advancements and challenges and propose solutions We will work with local women in the community and gain hand on practical experience during farm and forest project work Student s will conduct surveys develop in research projects and participate in two field trips to help them better understand the dynamics and complexities of gender and sustainable development The issue of gender will be thoroughly introduced including gender dynamics and gender related

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    took a trip to Nigeria and my mother died soon afterwards in December 2012 My father buried her there and he stayed there Now it s just me and my siblings Aideyan shares the family home with two adult sisters both college graduates and a brother who is still in college From afar their father helps pay their living costs But all my expenses I pretty much have to handle myself Aideyan said It s not all bad because mentally I m a stronger person I ve grown to be really independent and self sufficient I really needed the help to pay for this study abroad thing I needed the support of the Gilman scholarship she said The school gave me 500 but if I only got that I wouldn t have been able to study abroad Aideyan is only the second SUNY Cortland student to earn this award which covers up to 5 000 in international studies expenses and is named after the former 30 year congressman from Greenville N Y who chaired the House International Relations Committee She is one of 800 students nationwide selected to study or intern abroad during the spring 2015 academic term by the U S Department of State s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs The Institute of International Education administers the program The College is fortunate to have Esosa serve as a Gilman scholar ambassador to our partners at Universidad Veritas in Costa Rica said Mary Schlarb who directs SUNY Cortland s International Programs We expect her success will encourage other students to apply in the future The Gilman program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures countries languages and economies making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector I ve always been interested in Spanish since high school and I figured it would fulfill me to learn the language and also make me more competitive in the job market Aideyan said during an early December interview My father was from Nigeria but he never taught us the language because my mother was not Nigerian she was American Aideyan said So I always wanted to learn another language I didn t grow up around people who spoke Spanish she explained It might sound weird but it s just the feel of the language I just liked the sound of it I originally wanted to go to Spain but then I realized I was more interested in the Latin American version of Spanish than Castilian she said That s why I chose Costa Rica I ll be living with a host family and they can t speak English so my Spanish is going to improve very very much La Universidad Veritas is a popular student choice offered through SUNY Cortland s International Programs Staff there encouraged her to apply for the Gilman Scholarship

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    Programs Gap Year Courses English Taught Courses Spanish Learning Courses Spanish Taught Courses Study with locals International Workshops Certificate Program Internships Student Life Accomodations Extracurricular activities Excursions Events Calendar Tuition Fees DELE Exam Order Transcripts Student Log In Partner Log In Apply Now Have any questions nbsp CR 506 2246 4865 USA 585 735 4300 internationalprograms veritas cr Links Toggle navigation Home About Us Admission Process FAQs Contact Us Staff

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    Summer Programs Short Term Programs Gap Year Courses English Taught Courses Spanish Learning Courses Spanish Taught Courses Study with locals International Workshops Certificate Program Internships Student Life Accomodations Extracurricular activities Excursions Events Calendar Tuition Fees DELE Exam Order Transcripts Student Log In Partner Log In Apply Now Have any questions nbsp CR 506 2246 4865 USA 585 735 4300 internationalprograms veritas cr Links Toggle navigation Home About Us Admission Process

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