The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World (July 14 - 28, 2016)

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NCLC 398/595, EVPP 495/505, BIOL 440: The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World
(3 credits)
July 14 - 28, 2016
Instructors: German Perilla and Kristen Wolf

This fifteen-day course will explore how the exceptional diversity of the Amazon River Basin effects the way human communities interact with their environment.  In this course, beekeeping, ecotourism and community driven development will be covered. Other topics include the effects of globalization on the landscape and peoples of the Amazon.

Course registration is through Patriot Web.

Course fee is $1,600 plus tuition and airfare.  Course fee includes all in country events, transportation, lodging and meals.

Space is limited! To reserve a spot in this course, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required and can be paid either by personal check (made payable to "George Mason University") or cash to the Field Studies office at 433 Enterprise Hall.

This course is also open to non-Mason students and members of the community.  Non-Mason students should contact Greg Justice at or call 703-993-1740 for more information on registration.

For information about course content, contact German Perilla at

For questions about course enrollment, please contact Greg Justice at or 703-993-1740 Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:30pm.

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