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Domestic Destinations 2015

  • It's All About the Bike

    flag Travel Dates: TBA
    Instructor: S. Brown
    Location: Kentucky

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    Course Description

    Communities and universities across the country are investing in creating bike-friendly communities to support active transport as a means to improved health and to reduce our carbon footprint. We will examine the physiological adaptations and health benefits of cycling, how cycling contributes to our efforts to create more sustainable sources of energy and the impact the bike is making on improved access to health care, opportunities for employment and increased gender equity for millions of people in the developing world.

  • Fundamentals of Travel and Tourism

    flag Travel Dates: TBA
    Instructor: J. Poynter
    Location: Chicago, Illinois

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  • Ape Sapiens

    flag Travel Dates: TBA
    Instructor: J. Furlong
    Location: Louisville, KY & Nicholasville, KY

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    Course Description

    We will explore two questions and their interrelation: what is the extent of primate cognitive capacity? And what kind of ethical call should they elicit from humans? Here we rely on an evolutionary and comparative approach to non-human primate cognition. Emphasizing how differences in evolutionary pressures across species lead to differences in cognitive capacities allows us to explore the specific psychological needs of each species. Primate minds are shaped for the wild, but those we will study are captive. That disconnect between wild minds and their captivity generates our major ethical question: how is it possible to treat such complex minds with the appropriate dignity while in captivity? We will spend several days at the Louisville Zoo and the Primate Rescue Center, working with chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, siamang, several species of monkeys, and lemurs, designing cognitively appropriate enrichment items for these species and conducting research to explore the effectiveness of our enrichment items. Might such enrichments be a way to treat these wild minds with dignity? This course will be team-taught across two campuses, ours and Transylvania University's, and is especially recommended for psychology, biology, pre-vet, and philosophy majors. Travel to Louisville Zoo and Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, KY

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