Academic Administration

Environmental Studies B.A. Program Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the environmental studies program is the preparation of effective future environmental problem solvers.  The program strives to teach: 1. Key environmental concepts from a wide variety of academic disciplines;  2. How these concepts interact and manifest themselves in our most critical modern day environmental problems ;  3.  The root causes of these problems as well as potential solutions; and 4.  Key strategies and considerations for effective implementation of these solutions

Program Learning Outcomes:

The Environmental Studies Program Advisory Board has identified the following 6 learning outcomes for students in its undergraduate programThese outcomes include cognitive outcomes, or what we expect students to know when they have completed our program.  They also include behavioral outcomes, or what we expect students to be able to demonstrate once they leave the program.  Finally, they include affective outcomes, or what we consider critical values for any environmental studies program graduate.

Cognitive Outcomes

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies will have:

1.  Knowledge of Key Concepts.  Graduates will have the ability to understand and use key environmental concepts (ecosystem structure/function, environmental policy making, environmental advocacy, economic growth vs sustainable development, globalization, resource depletion/pollution etc..) from numerous academic disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Environmental Education and History).

2. Knowledge of concept integration.  Graduates will have the ability to integrate the above key concepts into a comprehensive understanding of environmental problems, their root causes and potential solutions.

Behavioral Outcomes

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies will demonstrate the following skills:

 

Affective outcomes

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies will value: