Field Course, Malaysia 2011
During the summer Dr. Irvine and Dr. Stephen Vermette took three undergraduates to Malaysia for a field course that was conducted jointly with Dr. Firuza Mustafa and 30 Geography majors from the University of Malaya and this provided a wonderful introduction for our students to a predominantly Muslim culture. The course focused on collaboration research experiences in the rural Kuala Selangor area, specifically looking at nature preserves and tourism opportunities, agricultural practices, wild catch and aquaculture fisheries, and water quality issues. The group also spent several days exploring the landscape of the world class city of Kuala Lumpur.
Photos of the field experience.