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Learning Outcomes

  1. Attain the fundamental knowledge of environmental science and/or sustainability to understand the nature of these disciplines and the complex problems they investigate.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the terminology used in environmental science and/or sustainability.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles, and theories of environmental science and/or sustainability.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methods of research and/or scientific inquiry appropriate to environmental science and/or sustainability.
  2. Attain the fundamental intellectual, professional, and practical skills and abilities needed in environmental science and/or sustainability.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills used in the professions.
    • Analyze problems to identify the key facets, including causes, potential consequences, and stakeholders.
    • Objectively and thoroughly analyze and/or evaluate data or information to assess a hypothesis, to propose options that address a problem, or to implement a solution to a problem.
  3. Attain the fundamental interdisciplinary and integrative knowledge and skills needed in environmental science and/or sustainability.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the linkages between the natural sciences and other disciplines or knowledge areas regarding holistic or integrative problem solving.
    • Understand how holistic or integrative approaches are designed and conducted for addressing contemporary problems.
    • Incorporate or integrate concepts, theories, and/or methods from two or more disciplines to design a study, analyze data, and/or address a current interdisciplinary problem.