While fulfilling their program requirements as outlined above, Masters Degree Program in Environmental Studies students also may pursue their particular study interests. For further information, contact the faculty member indicated.
Students choose from courses offered in environmental and science education. Initially, students may take Foundations in Environmental Education, a review and exploration of the field. Also offered are environmental education curriculum development and methods courses and field-oriented science courses. Faculty contact: Fletcher Brown
Environmental Justice offers related opportunities for coursework, internships, and community-based participatory research in environmental health, community empowerment, and tribal environmental issues, including tribal sovereignty, sacred areas, and treaty rights struggles. Faculty contact: Robin Saha
The joint degree program in Environmental Studies and Law allows qualified students to obtain an M.S. in Environmental Studies and a J.D. from the Law School. Students earn EVST credit for Law School courses in public land and natural resources law, water law, environmental law, and land use law. EVST courses on environmental law and policy introduce students to environmental and legal issues. Faculty contact: Robin Saha
Students can work with science faculty from across campus (e.g., chemistry, forestry, geology). Within EVST, science courses emphasize ecosystem conservation, preservation and restoration; watershed protection; and conservation biology. Historically, EVST classes and students working on individual projects had access to the Clancy Gordon Environmental Science Laboratory, a regentially approved research and teaching facility, established almost 50 years ago by Clancy Gordon, one of EVST's founders. Students can also work with the UM Watershed Health Clinic. Faculty contact: Vicki Watson
Students focus on environmental writing in three annual Program courses, Environmental Writing, The Literature of Nature Writing, and Environmental Writing with the EVST Visiting Writer; as well as in courses in History, Philosophy, Journalism, and Creative Writing, as available. Related opportunities include Camas Magazine, The Environmental Writing Institute, and the Wild Mercy Reading Series. Faculty contact: Phil Condon
Students have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary studies of our food system and participate in community-based action research projects. In addition, through the Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society (PEAS) students gain hands-on experience growing organic food for low-income people at an urban, community farm. Faculty contact: Neva Hassanein
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