Learning Goals & Outcomes

Upon completion of the E&S major, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast multiple perspectives on the sustainability of human-environment relationships, including implications for food, land, air, water, energy, climate, and biodiversity.
  2. Evaluate claims about sustainability using approaches and perspectives from the biophysical sciences, humanities and social sciences.
  3. Apply diverse scholarly approaches to critically evaluate information and build knowledge about how the environment influences human resource use.
  4. Work collaboratively and across disciplines to formulate approaches to environmental challenges that could help build sustainable human-ecological systems.
  5. Communicate and collaborate across disciplines, and demonstrate the capacity to enter the public dialogue regarding complex environmental issues using a variety of communication strategies.