Program Dates: TBA, 2019
Course: GEOG 355 or I/ST 355: International Environmental Issues
(GE, D2, Writing Intensive, Global Issues)
Travel Costs: $TBA
CSULB Tuition: $945
Course Description: Participation in this program allows students to experience life in a living ecosystem and community ‘laboratory’ outside a traditional classroom. Clayoquot Sound is a unique region on the west coast of Vancouver Island defined by a rich history and a strong presence of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, a diverse and complex natural landscape, and a potent environmental movement marked by decades of environmental battles. The region is home to some of the last remaining tracts of old-growth temperate rainforest in the world, and supports a thriving community of front-line activists working to uphold the natural integrity of the region, from Nuu-chah-nulth Guardians to scientists, educators, and community members. It is also the birthplace of the comptemprary Canadian environmental movement, which spawned creative reponses to environmental, economic, social and political challenges. The course will involve a sequence of interrelated team taught modules with members of First Nations, environmental activists, Canadian Environmental Science leaders, and local Tofino political officials to promote deeper understandings of cultural and environmental processes, and the complex relationships between humans and the environment, Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and the human and non-human communities in Clayoquot Sound.
For a flyer with more information, click here: FLYER.Hytrek.pdf
For a draft syllabus with course details, click here: Syllabus draft.doc
For an itinerary, click here: Itinerary weekly.docx
This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Gary Hytrek
for more information at
Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 11, 2019