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Environmental Studies Theses

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 of Senior Thesis

ENVS 190 is designed to achieve, or assist students in achieving, the following program learning obbjectives. 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 effecrively in both written and oral presentations and discussion
  5. Integrate knowledge, research, and interpretation with substantially greater sophistication than commonly expected.


Revised November, 2020:

To request enrollment in Thesis for Spring 2021 please email the Faculty of Record, Dr. Julian Fulton

It is recommended that you have recently met with your ENVS Academic Advisor prior to requesting enrollment in ENVS 190 to confirm your readiness for Thesis.

Additional instructions regarding Thesis will be sent via SacSend messages at a later time.

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Spring 2019 Theses

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