INTS 295: Field-Based Work

INTS 295-I01: Biodiversity & Sustainability
(Summer 2014)

09:00 AM to 05:00 PM MTWRF

Off-Campus Location OCL

Section Information for Summer 2014

In this course, students make explicit connections to content regarding species and habitat conservation and climate change. Students will acquire first-hand exposure to field work in conservation and how conservation professionals use the scientific method to contribute to the long-term survival of species in natural habitats. Students will understand conservation as a value-based discipline which emphasizes documenting species distribution and abundance, investigating human impacts, and mitigating those impacts. The course emphasizes developing observational skills, defining research questions and interpreting results in the context of species and habitat conservation, while exploring the natural history of Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. 

This course serves as the lab portion of Mason Cornerstones's NCLC 103: Human Creativity - Art & Science.

This is a five day, Monday through Friday, residential course taught at the Mason-Smithsonian School of Conservation. Students will stay in the residence hall and eat in the dining hall for the duration of the course. The course fee (in addition to tuition) is $431 and covers double room, board/meals, and supplies.

Addtional Information from the University Catalog

NCLC 295-I01 meets 6/23-6/27 at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, room 102, in Front Royal, VA. Course fee $431 (in addition to tuition, which covers room and board, supplies, and transportation). Contact Stephanie Lessard-Pilon at with questions.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Notes: Topics vary, but entire course or significant component is located off campus. In addition to fieldwork, course may also include reading assignments, tutorials, lectures, papers, presentations, portfolios, journals, and exams. Students bear costs of required field trips and should consult the Center for Social Action and Integrative Learning for more information. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Internship
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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