2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Research Methods in Environmental Studies


Summer 2012 quarter

Martha Henderson geography, political ecology, science, nature and religion, eastern Mediterranean region
Fields of Study
environmental studies and geography

Research at the graduate level in environmental studies is an important step for students working towards undergraduate and masters degrees. The sum total of the research work requires thoughtful definition of a problem, identification of theoretical and appropriate methods for data collection, use of standard tools of data analysis, and a desired logical conclusion. This class will help students articulate good research questions, determine methods of analysis with special emphasis on qualitative methods, and assist students in developing a reasonable research agenda. Students engaged in individual research projects or beginning work on their masters’ theses are welcome. We will collaborate and develop research strategies that will be effective in the pursuit of major individual research projects.

The class will be a one week intensive class meeting in the evenings from 6-10pm. We will also meet on the last Saturday of the week. Reading materials will be assigned at the beginning of the second summer session by email. Assignments will be due at the end of the second summer session.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri (Aug. 20-24) and 9a-5p Sat (Aug. 25)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 4th, 2012 Corrected session information to indicate that this offering is in second session.