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Students interested in a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to travel the length of the Mississippi River as part of a full semester of courses should check out Augsburg’s River Semester program for Fall 2018.
Students in the program will spend 100 days paddling from the Twin Cities, to St. Louis, Memphis, and beyond, before returning to the Twin Cities in December. Courses offered include:
POL 241 Environmental and River Politics (meets Liberal Arts Foundation for Social and Behavioral Sciences)
ENV 310 Environmental Studies Field Seminar. Study grassroots organizing and meeting with stakeholders throughout the watershed.
ENV 120: Environmental Science (Lab Science)
BIO 495: Topics: Field Research Methods (focus on aquatic ecosystems)
BIO 495 Topics: Ecology of Rivers, Streams, and Estuaries (with lab)
POL/ENV/BIO 499 Directed Research Project (possible Keystone credit)
POL/ENV 399 Internship (with a river-related organization; some internships are paid)
Other courses and specialized curriculum available by special arrangement
The deadline for early registration is Dec. 15, 2017, which qualifies you for a $500 discount on the program fee.