Category Archives: New Courses

Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Panama Avian Field Ecology 2018

This 4-credit course will provide students with an immersive study of Tropical Ecology with a focus on bird ecology and conservation of coastal and mangrove ecosystems. While in Panama, students will visit and learn about four major ecosystems important to migratory birds including Panama Bay, coastal mangrove wetlands, tropical rainforest, and tropical cloud forest.

A unique blend of rigorous science and community engagement in both Panama and Richmond, participants will have opportunities work with local biologists, conservationists, and collaborators from other Universities as part of an international team of researchers.

Program dates: January 2 – January 15, 2018


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Spit4Science Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed

Study Abroad Spring Fair

Panama Avian Field Ecology


Phage Discovery Lab

Phage Discovery Lab

ENGR 291 Computational Thinking

The School of Engineering is offering a course in the basics of computer programming for non-engineering and non-computer science students.  The course assumes no prior background in coding or programming and is meant to give interested students a basis for understanding of technological programming.

Click here to view a video on the course.

The course, ENGR 291, is available to all non-engineering students.

New Course – Science Journalism


Course #: MASC 491-005

CRN: 34606