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Senior Thesis, ENVS 190

Breeding Bluegill

Students in ENVS 190 develop a report that explores an environmental problem or issue in great depth. It includes a detailed review of the scientific literature and evaluation of the information leading to conclusions and recommendations that address the problem or issue. Thesis subjects are chosen by the student, approved by the instructor, and can be from myriad perspectives addressed in the ENVS curriculum including scientific, social, political, economic, and cultural.

Learning objectives: ENVS 190 is designed to achieve, or assist students in achieving, the following program learning objectives. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Assess environmental problems and solutions by applying scientific concepts
  2. Identify, understand, and critically evaluate competing perspectives on environmental issues
  3. Develop research, writing, and critical thinking skills and the ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively
  4. Build a persuasive argument and present it effectively in both written and oral presentations and discussion
  5. Integrate knowledge, research, and interpretation with substantially greater sophistication than commonly expected.

The catalog of the Thesis Library for 1990 - 2002 is available here.

The catalog of the Thesis Library for 2003 - 2017 is available here.

All theses are available through the department office.

PDFs of selected Spring 2017 Theses are available here:

PDFs of selected Fall 2016 Theses are available here:

PDFs of selected Spring 2016 Theses are available here:

 PDFs of selected Fall 2015 Theses are available here:

PDFs of selected Spring 2015 Theses are available here:

PDFs of selected Fall 2014 Theses are available here:

PDFs of Spring 2014 theses are available here: