Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies (3) Writing-intensive study of a specified topic in environmental studies integrating approaches and research from a variety of disciplines.
ENVST 400W ENVST 400W Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies (3)
A writing-intensive, interdisciplinary study of a specified topic in environmental studies (examples: Mountains, Water, Forest, Endangered Species), integrating approaches and research from a variety of academic disciplines, including literature, history, geography, biology, geology, microbiology, meteorology, economics, political science. Students will develop a major project in consultation with a participating faculty member. This project will include a research question, a research design, and a final project, which will be presented to the class with commentaries from other students. Focusing on a specific issue or concern in environmental studies, students will apply research methods covered in earlier coursework, to their extended project or paper. This project will require students to delve deeply into one aspect of the topic, but they will be expected to draw on information and expertise from a variety of disciplines to support their findings. This course, part of the required core for the B. A. in Environmental Studies, serves as the senior capstone course for the major, reinforcing its interdisciplinary focus.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.