MESĀ 604. Fieldwork in Coastal Management: Tourism, Conservation, and Development. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will select a coastal research site and explore its physical geography, culture, legal framework and institutions, and tourist development/conservation conflicts. In addition, we will examine different methodologies for diagnosing the site's socioeconomic, governance, and environmental characteristics. Participants will meet weekly throughout the semester in Miami to discuss background readings and develop a group research field project that course participants will carry out during a Spring Break trip to the research site. Upon return to the University of Miami, theclass will prepare manuscripts and presentations based on the field data that course participants have collected during the trip.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.