graduate Conceptualizing Our Regional Environment

Fall 2018
Class Size: 55
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

history of science and technology
Shawn Hazboun
environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods
Smith square
environmental studies, public policy

The first program in the core sequence provides an interdisciplinary framework for understanding Pacific Northwest ecosystems, environmental history, and regional identity. In addition to developing a foundation in the methodologies and perspectives of core environmental disciplines, students will assess the value of particular disciplines for framing and solving environmental problems. We will focus on a few major environmental challenges, such as salmon recovery and forest management, through readings, lectures, workshops, seminar discussions, writing assignments, and field trips. A central part of this quarter's work is an interdisciplinary group project, which assumes that many critical environmental issues cannot be solved by individuals working alone or even by teams from a single discipline. This project provides an opportunity for students to develop their research, writing, presentation, and collaborative problem-solving skills.


Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.

$200 for an overnight field trip.

Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 55

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:00 pm
SEM 2 C1105 - Lecture

Advertised schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursday 6-10pm

Located in: Olympia