graduate Conceptualizing Our Regional Environment (gCORE)

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Fall 2017
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

history of science and technology
environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods
chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, freshwater ecology

The first program in the core sequence provides an interdisciplinary framework for understanding Pacific Northwest ecosystems, environmental history, and regional identity. In addition to developing a foundation in the methodologies and perspectives of core environmental disciplines, students will assess the value of particular disciplines for framing and solving environmental problems. We will focus on a few major environmental challenges, such as salmon recovery and forest management, through readings, lectures, workshops, seminar discussions, writing assignments, and field trips. A central part of this quarter's work is an interdisciplinary group project, which assumes that many critical environmental issues cannot be solved by individuals working alone or even by teams from a single discipline. This project provides an opportunity for students to develop their research, writing, presentation, and collaborative problem-solving skills.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Student fee for multiple-day field trip--details to be announced.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

6-10p Tue/Thu