OTS Costa Rica

Semester Programs

Program Alert

Following the spring 2018 term, Duke University will no longer operate this program. For more information, visit the Organization for Tropical Studies.

OTS Tropical Biology

Semester Program in Costa Rica

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.

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)

OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change, and Human Health

Semester Program in Costa Rica

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 Disease, Environmental Change, and Human Health (NS, STS)
  • BIOLOGY 281LA - Research Methods in Tropical Biology (NS, R, W)
  • BIOLOGY 282LA - Introduction to Field Ethnobiology (NS, STS)
  • SPANISH 92A - Culture and Language in Costa Rica (CZ)

CONTACT

For all inquiries about OTS programs, please contact:

Organization for Tropical Studies
Box 90633 Durham, NC 27708-0633
Phone: (919) 684-5774
Fax: (919) 684-5661
Email: undergraduate@tropicalstudies.org