May 20 – June 15, 2011 Central America Caribbean
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Feb. 25, 2011 shipboard and field-practice curriculum University of Virginia
"A lot of good engineering projects have failed because they didn’t consider issues such as religion, the role of women, or the way land is understood," Berne said. "Practically speaking, it’s more likely that engineering projects will be successful if they have the perspective of other ways of understanding. Semester at Sea provides the learning environment for accomplishing this."
May 20 through June 15
MV Explorer Port of Spain, Trinidad Panama Puerto Limon Costa Rica Puerto Cortes Honduras Puerto Barrios Guatemala Belize Belize
"You have faculty, all expert in their given areas, who can speak to all the problems that are the theme and focus of the U.N.’s New Millennium Development Goals," Elzey added. "I can’t imagine a greater purpose for teaching, or a greater opportunity for learning and scholarship."
Core courses (three credits) will be taught by engineering faculty with the support of faculty from the humanities and social sciences. Additional contextual courses (three credits) will explore and develop the context of the core.
Trinidad Costa Rica
J.P. Mohsen University of Louisville
"What Semester at Sea brings to life is a first-hand exposure to what needs to be done in other countries to introduce sustainable design," said Mohsen, a member of the voyage planning committee. "In this very short period of time, students will learn lessons that they can extend to the rest of their lives–both professionally and personally."
Colorado School of Mines University of Louisville University of Pittsburgh
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