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ESF 109 Honors Seminar in Environmental Science and Forestry

This required seminar course introduces honors students to the various academic disciplines at ESF. Each academic unit (Faculty/department) leads students to explore science, engineering, design, management and social science and its application to regional, national and global issues. During the semester, students may submit written reports and make presentations on an aspect of the annual theme. After completing this course students should be able to:

  1. Recognize multidisciplinary dimensions of science, engineering, design, management, and policy;
  2. Understand the value of literature review to identify a topic associated with current or previous investigations;
  3. Discuss scholarship of previous and concurrent academic experience to critically evaluate issues;
  4. Participate in meetings with other researchers and critically evaluate the research approaches and presentations of their peers; and
  5. Identify appropriate laboratory, library, or field research necessary to answer questions of importance in scholarly inquiry.

ESF 209 Honors Seminar in Environmental Science and Forestry

This elective seminar is designed to provide readings in environmental topics as the basis for weekly discussions of natural science, engineering, design, management and social science as applied to local, regional, national, and global environmental issues. After completing this course students should continue to develop their ability to:

  1. Recognize multidisciplinary dimensions of science, engineering, design, management, and policy;
  2. Understand the value of literature review to identify a topic associated with current or previous investigations;
  3. Discuss scholarship of previous and concurrent academic experience to critically evaluate issues;
  4. Participate in meetings with other researchers and critically evaluate the research approaches and presentations of their peers; and
  5. Identify appropriate laboratory, library, or field research necessary to answer questions of importance in scholarly inquiry.

ESF 499 Honors Thesis/Project

ESF 499 is a required course for students who are working on the thesis or project. Students complete 3-5 credits of ESF 499 that are typically completed over two or three sequential semesters to provide continuity for the research project. Each section of ESF 499 is completed through guided independent study with the honors thesis advisor. After completing at least 3 credits of ESF 499, students should be able to:

  1. Conduct independent research;
  2. Produce a thesis or project that is representative of excellent independent research; and present the results of the independent study in an oral or poster presentation (e.g. at Spotlight on Student Research)

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