social world

Political Economic and Ecological Processes is the first core requirement of the MES program. Its role is to provide students with a broad framework for understanding environmental issues. The focus of the class is twofold. One focus is on systems and processes, to build an understanding of how social and natural systems interact to produce environmental problems and affect solutions. The other focus is on environmental studies methodology, to lay the groundwork for first-year graduate students to make the transition from consumers of information to producers of knowledge about environmental problems and solutions. Our principal goal is to develop a contextual framework for analysis that allows for a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of the challenges of environmental problem solving.

Meeting Times and Locations: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

6:00 – 8:00 lecture (Seminar II, E-1105)
8:00 – 10:00 seminars in Seminar II, A-2105 (Frederica) & C-2107 (Ted)

Ted Whitesell Lab I, 3017 867-6768 whiteset@evergreen.edu
Frederica Bowcutt Lab II, 3272 867-6744 bowcuttf@evergreen.edu