A four-semester seminar, conducted both fall and spring semesters, for the sophomores, juniors and seniors participating in the certificate program, it is designed to help prepare students for their junior-year internships and senior integrative projects (SIP).
This course is also specifically designed to foster a peer-to-peer learning situation in which students who have gained expertise in their chosen area of environmental interest share their knowledge with the class. Senior students provide a significant portion of the course content. Students from each of the classes benefit from their interactions at different stages of their certificate program and from their participation as a member of a team with shared experiences over a three-year period.
There are three main goals for the seminar:
- to explore a contemporary environmental theme in depth, with theme changing each semester
- to provide practical assistance in the planning and presentation of internships and projects
- to provide opportunities for in-depth discussion of current environmental issues and sharing of information among students with diverse interests
Some recent seminar themes:
Smart Growth, Sustainability and Connecticut College
Food, the Environment and American Culture
Water Scarcity and Conflict
Restoring Natural Habitats
Nature in Mind: Concepts and Perspectives in Environmental Psychology
Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy
F.W. Olin Science Center, Room 109
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320