"The link between China’s booming economy and vanishing ecosystems
makes it the perfect place for students to learn firsthand what it really
means to be a citizen of the world."

Using a course model of pre-trip, field-trip (practicum; hands-on research in China), and post-trip activities, American and Chinese students will gain an interdisciplinary and international understanding of the correlation between global economic growth and its impact on the environment. This course can be considered a powerful tool for effectively understanding and promoting global environmental sustainability and stewardship, especially in the area of water conservation.