- Environmental Studies (Minor)
Environmental Studies Students will be able to:
Identify, comprehend, and utilize existing information relevant to environmenal issues.
Design and implement pocesses for obtaining new information relevant to important environmental issues.
Integrate knowledge streams from different disciplinary approaches, including being able to differentiate what is important and recognize biases.
Interpret and appropriately apply qualitative and quantitative data (including spatial relationships and conceptual models to the analysis of important environmental problems, with appreciation for the uncertainty and limitations of the data.
Critically examine the connection between personal value systems and the ethical aspects associated with important envionmenal issues.
Evaluate a range of alternative approaches to environmental problem-solving, through the application of integrated knowledge.
Develop and communicate well-reasoned claims supported with evidence, in writing, in oral presentation, and through visual media, to a range of audiences including the public, interested lay people, policy makers, scientists and other environmental experts.
Demonstrate knowledge of the important scientific and policy concepts underlying these foundational knowledge content areas:
- Global Climate Change
- Energy Resources
- Pollution of Air, Water, and Soil
- Ecology and BioDiversity
- Resource Depletion (Waer, Soil, Minerals)
- Governance Structures
- Political Economy of Environmental Issues
- Policy-Making/Decision-Making Processes
- Environmental Psychology/Human Behavior
- Environmental Ethics
- Natural Resource Management
- Environmental Art and Literature
Meet the standards of conduct expected of environmental professionals.