2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Advanced Research in Environmental Studies with L. Nelson

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Lin Nelson sociology
Fields of Study
community studies, environmental studies and health
Preparatory for studies or careers in
environmental health and community advocacy.
Description

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills - all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Lin Nelson studies and is involved with advocacy efforts on the linkages between environment, health, community and social justice. Students can become involved in researching environmental health in Northwest communities and Washington policy on phasing out persistent, bio-accumulative toxins. One major project students can work on is the impact of the Asarco smelter in Tacoma, examining public policy and regional health.

Location
Olympia
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day