Environmental Studies Major

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. breadth of knowledge expressed in the comprehension of the relationships between humans and the environment.
    • the ability to recognize conceptions of nature as cultural phenomena through comparative study of different philosophical, spiritual, literary and artistic traditions;
    • the ability to formulate and analyze hypotheses and arguments based on one’s findings;
    • the ability to interpret qualitative and quantitative data, the latter including: maps, imagery, charts, graphs, equations, and models;
    • the ability to understand and to use empirical methodology to investigate the environment and its relationship to human experience, behavior and institutions.
  2. the ability to identify, access, and evaluate environmental information from scholarly and other peer-reviewed sources.
  3. the ability to integrate different ways of knowing in order to understand human-environment interrelationships.
  4. the ability to apply environmental knowledge to problems and settings, and to one’s own perspectives.
Indicates the ILO developed from or inspired by the AAC&U Integrative and Applied Learning Value Rubric.   



August 2018