Environmental Studies (EV)

EV 0298 Internship1-3 Credits

Attributes: EVCA Environmental Studies: Capstone, EVPE Environmental Studies Elective

Prerequisites: Completion of three environmental studies courses; program approval.

Environmental studies minors gain firsthand experience working off campus in fields related to environment science, policy, economics, education, and other issues. Typically, an internship requires 8 to 12 hours per week on site and a journal or summary report for credit. An on-site supervisor and an environmental studies professor evaluate student work. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

EV 0299 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Attributes: EVCA Environmental Studies: Capstone, EVPE Environmental Studies Elective

Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, three environmental studies program courses, and program approval.

A student may conduct a one-semester independent study on a defined research topic or field of study under the supervision of a professor in the Environmental Studies Program. Credit requires prior approval by the Professor which whom the student will work as well as the Director of the Environmental Studies Program. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

EV 0301 Environment Workshop3 Credits

Attributes: EVCA Environmental Studies: Capstone, EVPE Environmental Studies Elective

The Environment Workshop is a capstone course for students in the Environmental Studies Program but is also open to all juniors and seniors at the University. This course centers on a semester long, interdisciplinary project that examines a particular environment-related issue and proposes practical solutions.

EV 0303 Campus Sustainability3 Credits

Attributes: EVME Environmental Studies Major Elective, EVPE Environmental Studies Elective, EVSS Environmental Studies: Social Science

Sustainability has become a nearly unassailable catchphrase for the 21st century. But what does it really mean? Not in a book but in practice? This course uses the Fairfield University campus and the expanding literature on best practices to explore key sustainability issues facing colleges, corporations, small towns, cities, and private citizens. The class will include off-campus site visits, guest speakers, and free ranging discussions of cutting edge readings. Students will also conduct semester-long individual or group interdisciplinary projects that analyze specific sustainability issues.