About ENVS 50
Students working together in groups will formulate and justify policy measures that they think would be appropriate to deal with a local environmental problem. The purposes of this coordinating course are to:
- Give students an opportunity to see how the disciplinary knowledge acquired in their various courses and departmental major programs can be integrated in a synthetic manner;
- Provide a forum for an in-depth evaluation of a significant environmental policy problem; and
- Give students the experience of working as a project team toward the solution of a real-world problem.
Considerable field work may be involved, and the final examination will consist of a public presentation and defense of student-generated policy recommendations.