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GEOG 295 - Study Tour: Geography of Coffee

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: Approved application through Study Abroad Office
This course is a study tour that examines the human, physical and environmental geography of coffee production and trade. The tour includes direct involvement with coffee-growing communities, including meals and overnight stays with farm families. Participants have direct experience with fair-trade and organic models of commerce and production, with an emphasis on long-term sustainability for coffee-growing communities. The role of cacao and local food crops is also examined as a way to reduce risks from climate change. Group meetings and student writing are used to integrate the lessons about geography that arise from readings and the travel experience. Repeatable for different itineraries: may earn a maximum of six credits. Offered intersession, usually in Nicaragua.