Villarrica (spring semester)

During the spring semester, students may choose to participate in the Sustainability and Society track at the Villarrica Campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Villarrica. This spring semester program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the interconnected challenges of building resilience and generating sustainable societies through a holistic appreciation of social-ecological systems and by going beyond individual disciplines to gain a broader understanding of the world. This program offers a preset number of courses, the majority of which include field pratica, in which students and lecturers will bring together different perspectives in order to generate research questions and propose innovative solutions to complex problems surrounding sustainability today.

Students in this program will select four out of five courses offered as a part of the Minor in Sustainable Development, all of which utilize the social and ecological environment of the Araucanía Region to provide students with the opportunity to understand sustainability challenges in southern Chile first hand.

Courses Currently Offered:

  • Sustainable Development Theory and Policy
  • Human and Terrain Ecology
  • Interculturality, Development, and Education
  • Methodology for the Study of Socio-Environmental Systems
  • Sustainable Development Planning Workshop

Students in this track will also take the Middlebury Writing and Culture course.