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Established 1969
Type Private
Endowment $19,500,000
President David Hales
Faculty 25
Undergraduates 280
Postgraduates 7
Location Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Campus Rural
Avg. Class Size 12
Website www.coa.edu

The College of the Atlantic, founded in 1969, is an alternative liberal-arts college located on Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor, Maine. It awards a bachelor's degree and a master's degree solely in the field of human ecology, though with a variety of emphases. The college is extremely small, with approximately 280 students and a full-time faculty of 25. Its curriculum emphasizes student-directed projects and community service, with an environmental core. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... 1936 photo of the wharf Bar Harbor is a town located in Hancock County, Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Mount Desert Island, in Hancock County, Maine, is one of the larger islands in the United States, being the third largest in the East after Long Island and Marthas Vineyard. ... 1936 photo of the wharf Bar Harbor is a town located in Hancock County, Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Human ecology is an academic discipline that deals with the relationship between humans and their natural, social and created environments. ...

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Curriculum

The school's curriculum is based on human ecology, and every freshman is required to take an introductory core course in human ecology during their first term. Other requirements include two courses in each focus area(Environmental Studies, Arts and Design, Human Studies), one quantitative reasoning course, one history course, and one writing course. The intention is for students to explore and consolidate ideas from different disciplines and to construct their own understanding of human ecology.


College of the Atlantic does not have departments and all faculty members consider themselves human ecologists in addition to their formal specialization. Currently, there are professors of anthropology, English, political science and peace studies, economics, ecology, biology, botany, environmental science, law, environmental studies, languages, philosophy, history, education, and music. Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Peace and conflict studies can be defined as the inter-disciplinary inquiry into war as human condition and peace as human potential, as an alternative to the traditional Polemology (War Studies) and the strategies taught at Military academies. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... Pinguicula grandiflora Example of a Cross Section of a Stem [1] Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... History studies time in human terms. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...


In addition, each student must complete a final project in their last term of enrollment, in addition to a mandatory internship. Methods and content are decided by the student, and projects have included computer programs, scientific papers, ethnographic research, and compilations of music.


Students

Students come from 48 states and 40 foreign countries. College of the Atlantic has the second highest percentage of international students of any college in the country, having an international population of 17%. These students primarily graduate from United World Colleges and are awarded full tuition scholarships through the Shelby Davis Scholarship.


History

College of the Atlantic was started by Mount Desert Island residents that wanted to stabilize the island economy by forming a year round institution bringing educational opportunities, jobs, activities and culture to the island during the seasons when tourist visitation was slim. First, the Acadia Peace College had been proposed, but the idea was quickly dropped and COA was granted temporary approval on June 23, 1969, by the Maine State Board of Education. The campus was purchased for $1 from the Oblate Fathers of Mary Immaculate Seminary, who used the site as a monastery. Mount Desert Island, in Hancock County, Maine, is one of the larger islands in the United States, being the third largest in the East after Long Island and Marthas Vineyard. ...


Sustainability at COA

In 2004, COA was the first campus to make a multi-year commitment to be entirely powered by renewable energy, signing a 10-year contract with Endless Energy Corporation. In 2005 it was the first school to hold a zero-waste graduation. In 2007, COA became Carbon-Neutral, pledging to offset all of its carbon emissions, including those created by visiting students. New student housing will also be some of the most sustainable in the northeast.


See also

See Maine state entry. ...

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