Environmental Studies majors should be able to :
ENVI 320 Methods of Environmental Research
All ENVI majors are required to take ENVI 320. In the course, students are required to complete an extensive research proposal that reviews the literature for their research question and described an appropriate methodological approach to collecting data to address their question. Students give oral presentations describing their proposed research at the end of the semester. Furthermore, students carry out multiple lab activities involving exposure to relevant background research, data collection, data organization, basic statistics, and presentation of results in formal lab write-ups.
ENVI 150H Honors Introduction to Environmental Systems and ENVI 152H Environmental Resources: Science and Management
All ENVI majors are required to take ENVI 150H. In the course, students are required to complete a group environmental research project that involves finding relevant scholarly articles, developing a research questions, designing a methodological approach, collecting data, organizing data, and presenting results in a formal write-up as well as an oral presentation. Both courses provide opportunities for students to organize and present environmental data.
Students in ENVI 320 submit research proposals which demonstrate their ability to frame questions, identify knowledge gaps, design a study, find scholarly articles, organize and discuss knowledge and gaps in knowledge in a subject area, appropriately cite sources, and give an oral presentation. Students in ENVI 150H and 152H submit assignments requiring them to organize and present data, follow established protocols and design appropriate methodological approaches, collaborate with others, and make oral presentations.