Special Courses in The College of Arts and Sciences

Island Ecology Program 2014

St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia

Environmental Studies 240
Following a readings seminar (Environmental Studies 140) in the spring semester, students spend five weeks in the field studying geology, hydrology, marine and invertebrate biology, soils, plant communities, land-use and wildlife ecology on St. Catherine’s Island, a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. The experience emphasizes the interdependence of these disciplines by exploring how the island ecosystem functions.

Costs are similar to other summer school programs and financial aid is available to aided students. Prerequisite readings and demand for a limited number of spaces have prevented opening the program to students not affiliated with the University. For further information, contact program Co-Directors Dr. Ken Smith and Dr. Kirk Zigler at The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000.