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URI FLP - Boston Harbor National Park
Boston, United States (Outgoing Program)
Students will travel to and research various social and environmental issues regarding the Boston Harbor Islands National Park system. This course will be held partially at the URI Kingston campus with select excursions to Boston. The course is designed to be truly interdisciplinary. It is designed to provide students a first-hand experience to study complex. real-world, environmental, and social issues. To accomplish this, students will:
(a) Develop an understanding of scientific story telling that is accurate, objective, engaging, and thought provoking.
(b) Use still cameras and video production equipment as tools to investigate themes of environmental and economic sustainability.
This program is open to all students. Students will earn 3 URI credits for FLM 491: Directed Study, COM 310: Topics in Commuciation, or NRS 397: Natural Resources Internship
Students will stay in double-occupancy dormitories while in Boston.
Breakfast, lunch and, dinner will be provided.
Program Fee: $2,000
Program Fee Includes:
- 3 URI Credits
- Accommodations in Boston
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner
PROGRAM DIRECTORRoy Bergstrom, M.A. Education, M.A. Marine Affairs
(401) 874-4269 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy Bergstrom is a Lead Information Technologist in the University of Rhode Island’s Media and Technology Services Department (MTS). He administers and maintains the Student Technology Assistant Program which provides student help to faculty who are increasing or enhancing the use of film/videos, 3D animations and simulations, 3D games, and interactive websites in their curriculum and/or classroom. The program includes the Student Technology Assistants who provide support for the creation of digital materials to be used within the curriculum. He is also in charge of the Digital Production Resource Center which is comprehensive production center designed to meet the need for creation of digital instructional materials for the classroom. Roy has taught Study Abroad Film/Media courses in Italy and Cape Verde, Africa. Students enrolled in these FLM445 Advanced Topics in Documentary Film Making use digital video and audio equipment to document their experience of such diverse settings as tropical rainforests, ancient Maya or Greco Roman ruins, snorkeling on the Earth’s second largest coral barrier reef, fishing communities, the colonial slave trade, and a wide variety of cultural settings. The course emphasizes developing documentary filmmaking skills through researching themes relating to environmental/economic sustainability, ecotourism, and a wide range of social/political issues.
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