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Cornell University    
  Nov 17, 2017
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ALS 3600 - Community Engagement, Climate Change in the Mekong Delta: Insights into Vietnam

(crosslisted) ASIAN 3360  
Spring (weeks 1-7). 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required. This course includes a January in-country two-week service-learning experience.

T. Tranviet.

The combination of seminar and international service-learning course provides a unique opportunity to connect classroom instruction with experiential learning while gaining a broad understanding of the impacts resulting from climate change. In addition, the course includes background on Vietnamese history and culture. A two-week field trip in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam offers students opportunity to experience firsthand the dire situation in the region and gain a deeper and more personalized understanding of these pressing issues due to a rapidly changing climate.

Outcome 1: Respect and appreciate the culture, history and resilience of Vietnam and its people.

Outcome 2: Comprehend what climate change means to an agrarian country like Vietnam and implications for the global food system.

Outcome 3: Formulate solutions to the challenges posed by climate change to the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and beyond.

Outcome 4: Assess what was gained from the course and integrate this into their personal and professional life-path.

Outcome 5: Realize the importance of sharing the climate change story with others.

Outcome 6: Gain practical and meaningful international experience and leadership skills.

Outcome 7: Enhance the sense of worldview and civic engagement and social responsibility.

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