Learning Outcomes — Sustainability and Environmental Management

Upon successful completion of the major in Sustainability and Environmental Management, students will:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills as evidenced by reading, speaking, and writing about the relationship among literature, ethics and the natural world;
  • Effectively communicate the relationship between the environment and the development and maintenance of human civilizations in order to promote citizenship;
  • Provide an understanding of natural processes and ecosystems and how they are affected by human decisions;
  • Gather and organize empirical information and to propose realistic solutions to problems with “on the ground” process of planning and managing natural resources and environmental systems;
  • Use the technology and techniques for managing and conserving natural resources in terms of both quantity and quality and its relation to sustainable development;
  • Investigate the responsibility and failures toward the environment and how society/governments are involved in environmental policy-making;
  • Sample, test and analyze basic chemical properties in air, water and soil;
  • Identify and analyze the social/economical, legal, and political aspects of natural resources;
  • Understand fundraising and grant writing processes;
  • Critique research problems related to natural resources and the environment.
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Monday, February 16, 2015