Environmental Analysis
Student Learning Outcomes in Environmental Analysis 2012-13

Student Learning Outcomes for All Majors in Environmental Analysis:

  • 1. Understand and describe the complex social, scientific and humanistic aspects of environmental issues
  • 2. Understand and apply both disciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis to environmental issues
  • 3. Critically analyze, evaluate, and interpret scholarly arguments and popular discourse and be able to communicate this analysis to a variety of communities
  • 4. Develop well-reasoned solutions to environmental predicaments, testing them against relevant criteria and standards
  • 5. Be able to craft well-researched, informative and effective scholarly presentations
  • 6. Contribute knowledge and action regarding environmental issues to the public through service learning, internships, community-based-research, and other activities

Additional Specific Student Learning Outcomes for the Separate Tracks within the major of Environmental Analysis:

Environment and Society Track

  • 1. Understand and describe different cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender perspectives on the environment
  • 2. Understand, describe, and conduct research on where social justice and environmental issues intersect

Environmental Policy Track

  • 1.  Acquire a working knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of environmental policy, law, and politics
  • 2.  Engage in critical thinking about issues and concepts in environmental policy and politics
  • 3.  Locate and analyze research and reports in the field of environmental policy and politics

Sustainability and the Built Environment Track

  • 1. Understand and analyze sustainable design in a holistic manner.
  • 2. Develop conceptual frameworks for critical inquiry and environmental problem solving.
  • 3. Apply design concepts and skills for a sustainability and resilience.
  • 4. Integrate scholarship and analyses to test spatial ideas.

Environmental Science Track

  • 1. Design and execute experiments using the scientific method
  • 2. Be able to utilize field and laboratory techniques and skills