2008-2009 Environmental Studies Courses

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101

Introduction to Environmental Studies

(4)

Interdisciplinary exploration of the fundamental principles of Environmental Studies. Students will consider influential approaches to understanding nature, and investigate local environmental issues. This course draws on ideas from the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.

 

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300

Special Topics in Environmental Studies

(1–4)

A changing topics course that addresses specific issues, ideas, practices, and solutions for Environmental Studies. Possible topics are activism, computer modeling, meteorology, adventure sports, endangered species, etc.

 

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401

Directed Studies

(1–4)

A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive study of topics not otherwise offered in the Environmental Studies Program. Hours are arranged. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.

 

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405

Senior Seminar

(4)

A capstone course for Environmental Studies majors ordinarily taken during one of the last two semesters of undergraduate study. The Senior Seminar will take different shapes for students from the different concentrations, and will give students the chance to develop their ability to grapple with complex environmental issues and conduct advanced research in preparation for graduate school or careers.

 

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440

Internship

(1–4)

Students receive credit for meeting pre-arranged learning objectives while working for a business, a non-profit, a government program or some other organization that engages the environment. Hands-on experience is especially important to Environmental Studies students, and the faculty will work to support internship opportunities for all students. Students must have junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster or permission of instructor), minimum 2.5 GPA, completion of the Career Resource Center Workshop, and consent of Program Chair and Career Center Internship Coordinator.