2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Environmental Studies with L. Nelson

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Lin Nelson sociology
Fields of Study
community studies, environmental studies and health

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills - all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Lin Nelsonstudies and is involved with advocacy efforts on the linkages between environment, health, community and social justice.  Students can become involved in researching environmental health in Northwest communities and Washington policy on phasing out persistent, bio-accumulative toxins.  One major project students can work on is the impact of the Asarco smelter in Tacoma, examining public policy and regional health.

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