Patagonia, Argentina contains one of the most diverse and interesting geographical areas of the world. Patagonia comprises a fragile ecosystem that is subject to increasing environmental stresses, especially from tourists. This January Term trip to Patagonia and Argentina will explore the political, economic, social and ecological importance of Patagonia for the people of Argentina and the world. As one of the last remaining areas of the world with an advancing glacier, Patagonia demonstrates the difficulties of balancing nature, economics, and the rights of tourists to explore this area.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Roberg
Department of Political Science
Carthage College
Dr. William Miller
Department of Sociology
Carthage College