Learning Outcomes

The Environmental Studies curriculum is designed so that our students will achieve the following objectives:

Knowledge:

To investigate environmental issues from a rigorous interdisciplinary perspective by integrating insights and information from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  Our students will:

  • Demonstrate a scientific understanding of the physical and biological dynamics of  global ecologies  including  first-hand knowledge of local and regional ecosystems
  • Analyze the social, economic, and political and policy dynamics involved in both the emergence and the resolution of environmental problems
  • Explain and analyze the historical development, ethical implications, and religious dimensions of the human relationship with the nonhuman world

Skills:

To use quantitative, research, and communication skills effectively for analyzing and addressing environmental problems, issues, or concerns.  Our students will:

  • Produce a professionally competent empirical research report using statistical and quantitative methods
  • Produce a major capstone research paper that demonstrates disciplinary expertise and professional standards in student's area of specialization

 

Contact Us

Tanya Hayes
Director
Casey 212
206.296.5485
hayest@seattleu.edu

Kimberly Gawlik
Senior Administrative Assistant
Casey 2W
206.296.5440
gawlikk@seattleu.edu