HON 298B

Honors Colloquium:
Sustainable Ecotourism in Berkshire County
3 Credits ■ ES

An interdisciplinary honors colloquium that focuses on the development of a plan for sustainable ecotourism in the Berkshire region . Students will work in small groups to gather and analyze data for a preliminary plan to be submitted at the end of the semester . Topics will include the natural, historic, scenic, and economic resources/potential of the region within the context of sustainability . Analysis of the current array of Berkshire ecotourism enterprises will set the stage to identify future ecotourism possibilities . Students will also investigate the role Berkshire's natural resources play in advertising . A high level of participation and initiative is expected from each student . Course format in- cludes classroom seminars, report critiques, and off-campus field experience (i .e .,, a weekend trip to Cape Cod) . Some readings are required before the course begins, and students may be required to attend a regional conference on ecotourism .

Prerequisites: ENG 101, and membership in the Berkshire Honors Scholar Program.