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Environmental Study
Environmental Study

Extended JBS Program Option

Duration: June 1 through Dec. 16, 2010
Potential Credits Earned: 20

Enroll in the summer JBS program and then continue your work through a 13-week eight-credit fall full-time ENVS 89aj internship (at least 275 hours) and ENVS 98aj.

The full-time fall internship gives students an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the summer JBS program with an appropriate organization or agency anywhere in the United States or abroad. (In most cases, these internships would need to be established before the summer JBS begins.) 

Students enroll in the four-credit ENVS 89aj Environmental Internship Seminar and participate with the instructor and other students in online weekly seminars and discussion groups via LATTE postings, forums and blogs.

Students submit their final paper during the fall, and can present at the Environmental Internship Symposium upon their return to campus. (This online model has been working very successfully for several years for the ENVS89a summer internship course.)

Students would also enroll in a four-credit ENVS 98aj independent study, during which they would explore in depth a topic directly related to their internship work. In collaboration with the instructor, students would develop a reading list and research questions, and write a series of short papers as well and a final paper.

The extended JBS program is projected to cost 100 percent of the fall 2010 semester tuition. For many students, participating in this program will actually save money, as it may enable them to graduate early.

Listed below, courses one through two will run concurrently throughout the summer and courses three through four will run in the fall.

  1. AMST 102aj  Environment, Social Justice, and Empowerment (Six credits)
  2. BISC 6bj  Environmental Health (Six credits)
  3. ENVS 89aj  Environmental Internship (Four credits)
  4. ENVS 98aj  Independent Study (Four credits)
3. ENVS 89aj  Environmental Internship

Taught by Professor Laura Goldin

JBS students may do a fall internship related to the issues addressed in the JBS. The environmental studies internship provides the opportunity for students to experience firsthand actual environmental challenges in government, industry, public interest organizations and scientific research institutions.

Students tackle current environmental issues alongside professionals in the environmental field, experiencing the real-life context and application of their course work. Weekly on-line discussion forums will provide perspective and a substantive basis for the internship experience, and students will present their work at the semi-annual Environmental Internship Symposium.

Internship placements are individually tailored to support each student's academic goals and experience. Four credits.

Attributes: Oral Communication

4. ENVS 98aj  Independent Study

Taught by Professor Laura Goldin

Students explore in depth a topic directly related to their internship. In collaboration with the instructor, students develop a reading list and research questions, and write a series of short papers as well as a final paper. Four credits.

Attributes: N/A