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Environmental Sciences (EVS)

Chairperson: Professor McWilliams (Natural Resources Science)

366 Communicating Environmental Research and Outreach (2)

Value and techniques of communicating scientific research and outreach efforts. Focus on technical and communication skill development. Student must be engaged in a personal research or outreach experience. (Seminar) Pre: permission of instructor; by override only.

484 Environmental Hydrogeology

See Geosciences 484.

501 Development of Learning Outcomes for MESM (1)

Formulate learning outcomes and develop professional internships for new MESM students through interaction with URI faculty involved in the MESM tracks, develop skills in environmental communication, leadership, and ethics. (Seminar). Pre: enrollment in MESM graduate program.

502 Seminar in Environmental Science and Management (1)

Presentation of proposed, ongoing and completed major projects by MESM graduate students. Discussion among graduate students, faculty, and other mentors on project design, methods, analysis, and presentation (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in MESM graduate program.

582 Innovative Subsurface Remediation Technologies

See Geosciences 582.

584 Environmental Hydrogeology

See Geosciences 584.

597 Professional Internship in Environmental Science and Management (1-3)

Supervised work performed with an environmental agency, nongovernmental organization, or private firm as part of the requirements of the Master of Environmental Science and Management degree program. (Practicum) Pre: enrollment in M.E.S.M. degree program.

598 Professional Master’s Research (3)

Independent investigation to satisfy the research requirement for the Master of Environmental Science and Management degree. Substantial paper required. (Independent Study). Pre: enrollment in M.E.S.M. degree program.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

To be taken by students in the Master of Science in environmental sciences degree program. Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

610 Multidisciplinary Problem Solving in Coastal Ecosystems (3)

Focus on integrated research/policy in estuarine, watershed, and fisheries research through case studies emphasizing the integration of policy and science in coastal management. Methodology will stress work in multidisciplinary teams framed in humanities perspectives. (Lec./Lab.). May be repeated for credit twice. Pre: permission of instructor.

612 Leadership and Communication in Coastal Ecosystem and Management (1-3)

Weeklong workshop for development of skills and/or knowledge in the areas of social equity, ethics, human values, communication, and leadership for application in bridging science and policy in coastal stewardship. Pre: 610. May be repeated for up to 5 credits. S/U credit only.

614 White Papers in Integrated Coastal Science (6)

Preparation of a written synthesis of environmental, economic, social, and ethical dimensions of current issues in coastal ecosystem management. Project completed in collaboration with a nonacademic partner institution. (Independent Study). Pre: 610, 612.

616 Field Practicum in Coastal Science (6)

Science field practicum using array of investigative methods; insight into nature and scale, analytical and interpretative approaches applied to data; approaches to describe uncertainty; and ways research can inform policymakers. (Practicum)

618 Internship in Coastal Management (9-12)

Supervised internship in an approved work setting to provide students with experience relevant to their career goals. Students work with advisors to secure internship positions and design learning contract. Pre: permission of instructor.

699 Doctoral Dissertation Research

To be taken by students in the Ph.D. in environmental sciences degree program. Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.


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