Learning Goals

By the end of each year of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss and apply the principles of collaborative and participatory research, subjective and objective methods of inquiry, qualitative and quantitative approaches, and ethical issues relevant to environmental research and design.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the empirical findings and theories of the reciprocal influence of people and their environments.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of MLA (Year 1) and APA (Year 2) research writing formats.
  4. Identify the behavioral and psychological components of environmental problems.
  5. Compare personal attitudes and behaviors with those necessary for sustaining the ecosystem.
  6. Identify and apply strategies necessary for changing beliefs and behavior to maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem.
  7. Identify and apply sustainability, conservation, and environmental research and design concepts to everyday life.
  8. Demonstrate personal and professional leadership skills.
  9. Identify and apply strategies necessary for changing societal structure to maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem.
  10. Connect and create interdisciplinary solutions via research collaborations, shared projects, and reciprocal relationships/partnerships with the local-global community, institutions, colleges, organizations, and corporations.

 

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