Prerequisite: Senior major status, or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits)
This multidisciplinary course introduces advanced students to the natural and social science methodologies used when preparing environmental impact assessments. Students will then apply those techniques in the analysis of a contemporary environmental situation. They will analyze and interpret scientific, economic, social and political data, and collaboratively develop and evaluate alternative courses of action. Finally, they will make a formal presentation of the seminar’s findings to a knowledgeable audience.