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OTS Semester Programs in Costa Rica

Tropical Biology

This is an integrated, rigorous program of tropical biology studies located at OTS's three biological field stations in Costa Rica. Students learn about science by doing science. Students are introduced to the key questions in modern tropical biology and are provided with language skills and cultural orientation, as well as knowledge of the Costa Rican and Central American environmental dilemma. Students live dormitory-style.

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COURSES

BIOLOGY 280A - Fundamentals of Tropical Biology (NS)

BIOLOGY 281LA - Research Methods in Tropical Biology (NS, R, W)

ENVIRON 282A - Environmental Science and Policy of the Tropics (EI, NS, SS, STS)

SPANISH 92A - Culture and Language in Costa Rica (CZ)

For more information about the OTS Tropical Biology program in Costa Rica, please visit the website (external link) at:

OTS Tropical Biology Semester Program

Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health

This program emphasizes both the biological nature of tropical diseases and the ecological and human health outcomes resulting from changes to ecosystem structure and functions. Instruction is based on the strengths and experience of the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and our staff, and focuses on the highly respected OTS method of field-based, experiential learning.

COURSES

BIOLOGY 283A Tropical Medicine, Environmental Change and Human Health (NS, STS)

BIOLOGY 281LA - Research Methods in Tropical Biology (NS, R, W)

BIOLOGY 282LA - Introduction to Field Ethnobiology (NS, R, W)

SPANISH 92A - Culture and Language in Costa Rica (CZ)

For more information about the OTS Tropical Tropical Diseases, Envirnomental Change and Human Health program in Costa Rica, please visit the website (external link) at:

OTS Tropical Diseases, Evironmental Change and Human Health Semester Program

ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES
Box 90633 Durham, NC 27708-0633
Phone: (919) 684-5774
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    • Preparing leaf specimens
    • Preparing leaf specimens

    • Students in Costa Rica
    • Students in Costa Rica

    • Tropical Disease Lab in Costa Rica
    • Tropical Disease Lab in Costa Rica

    • Collecting moths at La Selva
    • Collecting moths at La Selva

  • Bromiliad in Costa Rica