Whether we realize it or not, environmental studies (ENVS) seems to infiltrate every aspect of our lives by drastically altering the way we think. Even after taking one introductory level class we bristle at ‘big words’ like sustainability, and start to question commonly accepted bodies of thought. A goal is that students will be able to move past […]
ENVS Student Posts Portal
The ENVX posts below summarize and point to a number of posts by environmental studies majors and minors on a variety of DS sites.
As we advance towards the end of the semester, the weather has been gradually getting warmer, leading students to drag their books and laptops outside so they can work while lounging in the sun. I too have been enjoying the beautiful sunshine; however, I can’t help but think about how strange it is that the […]
As many environmental studies students come to know as they go through the program, the “s” of our acronym is often mistaken to mean “sciences.” No, we are not environmental science majors and minors–however, we do study sciences. It’s one of the many different perspectives incorporated into the interdisciplinary approach characteristic of the Lewis & […]
Whenever I tell people outside of Lewis & Clark that I’m majoring in environmental studies, I typically get a reaction along the lines of, “Great! We need people like you to help the planet!” or the slightly more critical, “Wow, you’re so idealistic!” These responses are interesting because they both assume (to a certain degree […]
Any student who has taken an environmental studies course at Lewis & Clark can attest that we love to discuss the different dimensions associated with each specific place. Whether we are studying abroad or doing research here in Portland, we aim to complicate our understanding of the place by bringing in various dimensions of scale […]
Last night I was looking through the different nominated content for the ENVX page (don’t forget that you can nominate your own Digital Scholarship content to be featured by following the instructions on this page) and I had the pleasure of reading content by students in this semester’s course ENVS 350 – Environmental Theory, a […]