There’s a new course in the ENVS major effective spring 2017: it’s called Environmental Engagement (ENVS 295)—read the About page on our new site, ds.lclark.edu/envs295/, for an overview. When I reflected at the start of spring semester on what environmental engagement means, I looked at the etymology of engagement to suggest three key features: Here is one rather […]
ENVS Student Projects Portal
The ENVX posts below summarize and point to a number of projects by environmental studies majors and minors on a variety of DS sites.
Environmental Engagement (ENVS 295) is the newest required course for all environmental studies majors, beginning with the class of 2020, offered every semester. Students are offered the hands-on space to develop and complete an individual or collaborative engagement project, in light of the course goal to bridge scholarship and people through communication; here is a summary of all projects from spring 2017. […]
In ENVS 220 (Environmental Analysis), the sophomore-level ENVS class, students learn several different methods they can use in their research. After developing these skills, they put them to work in a situated research project, done in small groups. This project is one of the first times ENVS students tackle the situated approach, one they will need to use throughout their […]
By the time senior year rolls around and we graduate from Lewis and Clark’s Environmental Studies Program, we are expected to be capable of carrying out analytical research. This entails approaching an issue in a way that incorporates synthesis of multiple views and a full understanding of what is actually happening before asking what can be done. […]
When you hear the word “environment,” what do you think of? For environmental studies scholars this question can get complicated, but many people picture beautiful green landscapes. Even a quick Google search for “environment” mostly turns up pictures of forests and fields. The only trace of human beings in these images comes from the occasional […]
Most students enter the ENVS Program because they are genuinely passionate about environmental concerns. Our interests and backgrounds are incredibly varied, and everyone has a unique repertoire of projects and interests. As the program website describes, this major is characterized by an emphasis on “cutting-edge scholarship on environmental issues” that requires “new approaches and fresh […]