Learning Objectives

The Earth and Environment in Italy program is designed for students with majors or significant interest in earth system science and an enthusiasm for field-based learning. Specific learning goals are:

  • To deepen knowledge in the earth sciences through the use of hands-on field-based activities and collaborative small group projects.
  • To experience the nature of scientific research and to develop skills in designing and carrying out independent, in-depth research.
  • To develop skills in the visual communication of scientific ideas and increase understanding of human perception and sense of the aesthetic.
  • To attain working knowledge of the Italian language and culture to help facilitate field research and interactions with local people.