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EVSP498 - Senior Seminar in Environmental Science

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP498 Course ID: 4867 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

As a senior seminar, this course will provide a review of core program content and a springboard for more advanced discussion on topics covered throughout the degree program. Students will review and analyze the environmental problem solving process with consideration for the social, environmental, and economic components. This capstone course will provide students with the opportunity to reflect on the course work and demonstrate knowledge of their selected concentration field of study. This is a capstone course to be taken after the environmental science courses have been satisfactorily completed.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Analyze fundamental theories and philosophies of environmental science and policy.

LO-2 Examine the role of environmental activism and its relationship to environmental policy at the national and global levels.

LO-3 Explain the evolution of nonprofit and stakeholder participation and litigation as means to effect change in the field of environmental science.

LO-4 Analyze political influences on environmental policy and law.

LO-5 Formulate strategies to address contemporary issues in environmental science.

LO-6 Interpret current scientific literature.

LO-7 Demonstrate proficiency in conducting on-line research.

NameGrade %
Forum 1 1.00 %
Forum 1 1.00 %
Forums 2-4 15.00 %
Forum 2 5.00 %
Forum 3 5.00 %
Forum 4 5.00 %
Forum 5 4.00 %
Forum 5 4.00 %
Professional Interview 15.00 %
Professional Interview 15.00 %
Science in the Books 20.00 %
Book Selection 1.00 %
Science in the Books 19.00 %
Comprehensive Review 25.00 %
Environmental Science Review 25.00 %
Presentation 20.00 %
Presentation 20.00 %

Required Readings

See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.