Drawing on the themes and scholarly approaches of the Environmental Studies Program, students and faculty wove together a powerful keynote event for the Environmental Studies Symposium. The Symposium’s title this year, “Environmental Engagement in Tough Times,” illustrates the central goal of the symposium – fostering genuine, productive engagement during a time of significant conflict. The […]
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.
The Environmental Studies Program challenges students to situate their research, bringing abstract concepts about environmental studies down to earth in observable contexts. After creating a broad foundation of scholarship that inform our overall framing questions, we focus on places where these interdisciplinary forces touch down, looking at the impacts where many dimensions intersect. Over the […]
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 […]
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 […]