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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: ENVS 390
Course Title: Environmental Studies Project
Number of:
Credit Hours 1
Lecture Hours 1
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Final culminating project for the Environmental Science minor arranged in conjunction with one or more of the Environmental Studies faculty. This project may take the form of library or lab research, a field experience or internship, or a creative project. The project should demonstrate a synthesis of ideas from the ENVS minor. The course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: Completed at least 12 hours toward the Environmental Science minor.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Completed at least 12 hours toward the Environmental Science minor.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Course Objectives
  • To conduct a project that synthesizes several aspects of environmental studies.
  • To comprehensively understand science consistent with the field of study.
    Measurable Learning
  • Conduct a literature search on a specific topic.
  • Participate in a research or creative project that encompasses several aspects of environmental studies.
  • Integrate the above activities into an effective written report.
    Topical Outline:
  • Accessing literature
  • Formats for written and oral reports
  • Student preparation of seminars and papers

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at You may access them from off-campus using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Julie Estabrooks Date: November 12, 2008
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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